Ask any Malaysian and it is not hard to see why Genting Highlands is a haven and second home for locals, old-timers and international travelers who keep the fun going up in the hills.
Furthermore, Resorts World Genting (RWG) are revamping the popular destination with world-renowned clubs, themed bars, and food joints that stay open till late.
So here is an updated list (for 2019) of how to have fun from sunset till sunrise – all within walking distance at Genting SkyAvenue.
7PM: Fortify yourself at Beauty In The Pot
Craving for something warm and substantial to start the night? Find Beauty In The Pot at the rooftop of SkyAvenue, one of the must-visits for the world’s first health and beauty hotpot in the sky.
Enjoy the cool crisp Genting Highlands air while working your way through the combination of steaming soups, a bountiful array of meats and vegetables, and a rowdy group of diners.
Dig into juicy meat platters, fried beancurd skin or their homemade fish tofu; and make sure to dunk, stew and dip into a communal pots of collagen-rich broth.
You’re going to need some fortifying before heading out into the night.
8PM: Start off slow at Nicsmann 1940s by Lewre
If you’re more into quiet conversations over great drinks, Nicsmann should be at the top of the list.
Here you’ll find among the best selection of beers and the most detailed-oriented cocktails and liquor.
Grab a seat at this Kingsman-inspired alfresco dining spot and watch them work their magic with your drinking preferences.
Features like its elevated fire pits at the patio, dart machines at its plush bar, and an open balcony, along with soulful music, combine to create a relaxing ambiance.
8.45PM: Get into your groove at Rockafellers Kitchen + Bar
With everything from sentimental oldies to stirring rock tunes on the offer, true 90’s pop fans should find Rockafellers right up their alley.
Get into the rhythm of the night thanks to live bands playing local hits from the 80s and 90s on the low stage, with a DJ off to the side.
Nibble on an array of bar bites while keeping an eye on the giant TV screens streaming sports or play some pool or foosball with your mates.
9:30PM: Cheers at High Line
Just a stone’s throw away is High Line which has a curated collection of seven distinct dining options under one roof; from American-style deli to Asian-style seafood and mains.
Lay out your own buffet picnics in an eclectic, communal dining area and savor a tipple (or two) from Brooklyn Brewery on tap while you’re at it.
As you celebrate the best of the night with fine food and well-poured craft brews, catch live screenings of all major football games over the weekends, enjoy the live band rocking out, or the DJ spinning the latest hits.
Also, take a moment to raise your pints to its industrial design at the confluence of copper and brass nest of brewing tubes and funnels.
10.30PM: Get boozy at Powerplant
From fusion drinks to buzzy dive pubs, if casual dives are more your gig, then make Powerplant your next pit stop.
This chill-out Korean bar is extremely cozy, with both indoor and alfresco seating options.
Go down for a warm treat of mod-Korean fares made for easy pickings if you want to satisfy yourself with some bulgogi or army stew.
Or snack on plenty of classic Western and Korean bar bites to keep you fueled.
You might even find yourself grooving to live tunes in the bar’s dark, speakeasy vibe as you knock back its signature soju cocktails or somaek – the bar’s version of a beer and soju mixer.
11.30PM: Ready your vocals at RedTail Karaoke
As far as dinner and bar hopping plans go, at some point during the night your mates may be saying (or rather, shouting over the music) that they’re ready to spice things up before hitting the club.
Get to RedTail Karaoke at midnight to get the party started by belting out some bangers.
Coupled with an impressive sound system and the latest state-of-the-art karaoke equipment, this spot has a modernist facade with glowing crimson lights and different genre themed-rooms.
1AM: Pre-game at RedTail By Zouk
You could also head to RedTail by Zouk for the perfect pre-game spot to gear up for the night.
When it comes to party nights, pre-drinking must include drinking games to set the mood.
RedTail by Zouk jazzes up the night with its play zone by transforming the traditional drinking hole into a social gaming lounge.
In the spirit of life-sized drinking games, attempt a game of Battle Shots or Giant Jenga as you chill out with low pallet furniture on artificial turf, or hang around at the bar space for some live music over classic beer pong and pool.
Continue the atmosphere of fun with no shortage of drinks here while you grab some photo ops at the brightly coloured Insta-worthy graffiti wall as you build up to a big night.
2AM: Party hard at Empire by Zouk
Now is probably the best time to hit one of Genting’s most anticipated nightlife hotspots.
Since everyone will be past chit-chat, there’s no better place to focus solely on busting moves than Empire by Zouk to fill the night’s bucket list.
Run by the team behind world-renowned Zouk Singapore, this is one high-class party where you can groove to critically-approved selections of hip-hop sets by resident and guest DJs alike.
Expect an elevated clubbing experience surrounded by sensory impacting audio and visually spectacular lighting which illuminates the club with rhythmic lasers and strobes to keep you entertained for an exciting night out.
6AM: Breakfast at The Food Factory
After a night of hypnotic sets at Empire, congratulations, you’ve made it through the night to see the new day dawn, with or without a hangover.
That familiar stomach growl lets you know it is time to eat something, and getting your breakfast fix at The Food Factory should be on your list.
This expansive space featuring an open kitchen concept exudes cafe-style brunch vibes where you can enjoy some peace and quiet before the rest of the world wakes up.
Tuck in buffet-style and choose from Asian and Western breakfast spreads across four different food counters to recover from last night’s shenanigans.
BONUS: Vibe dine at FUHU Restaurant & Bar
If you find yourself wanting something a little different before midnight, get into FUHU Restaurant & Bar to soak up the best vibe dining experience.
Located in between RedTail and Empire at the Zouk Atrium, FUHU is known for their aesthetic interior that plays on traditional Chinese apothecary elements; artful lighting and pop art graffiti fusing experiential dining with a mix of club and entertainment.
Here you’ll find modern, distinctly Asian dishes with a touch of Western flair coupled with its range of signature cocktails created purely to enhance the flavours of the food.
A night at FUHU is a sensory-heightening affair with sophisticated fusion dinner flowing into line-ups of the freshest beats to take it to the dance floor.