Spanning 2.8km upwards above the 130-million-year-old
rainforest mountain, the Awana Skyway begins at the new Awana Transportation
Hub and ends at the SkyAvenue Station.
CATCHING a glimpse of the magnificent mountain view and fog on
the way up to Resorts World Genting via Genting Skyway is surely a memorable
Now, thanks to the newly opened state-of-the-art cable car
system Awana Skyway, everyone can experience more than just a ride up.
Spanning 2.8km upwards above the 130-million-year-old rainforest
mountain, the Awana Skyway begins at the new Awana Transportation Hub and ends
at the SkyAvenue Station that is connected to the SkyAvenue shopping mall at
the peak, stopping at Chin Swee Station on the way.
Glass-floor gondola offers a more spectacular experience
As you enjoy the crisp mountain air on the ride up in the new
and improved 2.1m-high gondola, the 10-minute journey will captivate you with its
bird’s eye view of the breathtaking flora and fauna surrounding the trail.
Starting from the ascent of 620m, passengers will also see the
magnificent Chin Swee Temple as the gondola glides over the key attractions.
For a more spectacular experience, try the glass-floor gondola
as it will surely astound you with more to see below your feet.
In case your electronic devices need a quick charge from
taking too many photos of the stunning scenery, each gondola comes equipped
with two USB charging ports so that you can continue to snap
The new and improved 2.1m-high gondola will captivate
visitors with its clearer and wider bird’s eye view of the flora and fauna
surrounding the trail during their 10-minute journey.
To ensure you and your family get to the city of entertainment
swiftly, Awana Skyway functions at a maximum speed of 6m per second and can
carry up to 10 people per gondola, compared with the speed of 5m per second and
only eight passengers per unit with the Genting Skyway.
This means the new French-made skyway is able to transport 3,000
passengers one way every hour with its 89 standard and 10 glass-floor gondolas
fitted with special windows and louvres for better ventilation.
Passenger Wafa Ahmed Abdulla from Bahrain said she had a
pleasant experience with Awana Skyway.
“This is my third visit to Malaysia and the second to Resorts
“Compared with my first trip here via Genting Skyway, this new
system is very comfortable and spacious.
“With the fantastic view, and the smooth and quiet ride up, my
journey was made even more enjoyable,” she said.
Awana Skyway gondolas passing through the Chin Swee Station.
Genting Malaysia Berhad Theme Park and Tenancy senior
vice-president Thomas Ng Seng Siew (pic) said Awana Skyway,
the fourth cable car system at Resorts World Genting, was part of the resort’s
commitment to stay current and relevant.
“Resorts World Genting has a long history of operating cable car
systems to provide visitors with a unique vantage point as they make their way
up the mountain to the resort.
“The new cable car system is part of the 10-year Genting
Integrated Tourism Plan (GITP) to transform Resorts World Genting to provide
world-class, unique entertainment options for visitors.
“We have received great response from the public since the
opening on Dec 22, with an average of 30% increase in passengers compared to
“On average, we are
transporting about 10,000 to 20,000 passengers per day. During this year’s
Chinese New Year period, we broke our previous record of slightly over 30,000
passengers with 42,000 passengers on one of the days.
Ng (front) and Theme Park assistant vice president Francis Lee
Kong Keng (left) exiting the new Awana Skyway gondola.
“This shows that the number of passengers per day is
seasonal,” said Ng, adding that the new skyway cost close to RM200mil to build.
“For the convenience of our visitors, there are about 4,500
parking bays at the Awana Transportation Hub,” he added.
Ng also said they were exploring alternative transportation
modes other than by road, to connect visitors from Kuala Lumpur to the nearest point
on the mountain,
“This is part of the infrastructure work under the GITP with the
total capital investment of RM10.38bil, aimed at pushing our number of visitors
to Resorts World Genting to 30 million by 2020.
“When everything is complete, we are confident that the number
of passengers will increase,” he said.
Genting Skyway is now temporarily closed while Awana Skyway is
operating daily from 7am to midnight.
Passengers can buy tickets at the self-service ticketing kiosks
or ticketing counters at RM8 per pax for the standard gondola, RM40 per pax for
the express boarding lane on the standard gondola and RM50 per pax for the
As for Genting Rewards Card holders, members can buy a standard
gondola ticket with point deduction system of 5GP (Genting Points) and the glass-floor
gondola ticket for 40GP while only gold and platinum card members get the
privilege to board via the express lane for 5GP.
Visitors are also allowed to take cabin-sized luggage on board
the gondola while larger luggage can be stored at the new Awana Bus Terminal
for RM5 for 24 hours.
To ensure safety on the skyway system, several measures have
been implemented such as a security checkpoint, revised operation and technical
emergency evacuation plans and daily maintenance.
For details, call 03-6101 1118 or visit www.rwgenting.com
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