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Malaysia’s shopping mall in the sky, Genting Highlands Premium Outlets is one of the best shopping centres in Kuala Lumpur in a very unique setting.
With around 150 designer outlet stores and big brands like Nike, Adidas and Tommy Hilfiger at big discounts, it is also one of the best things to do in Genting Highlands and easily combined with a day-trip to Genting World or the new Genting Skyworlds Theme Park.
Popular with both locals and overseas tourists and attracting over 20 million shoppers annually, here is our ultimate guide to visiting Genting Highlands Premium Outlets near Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
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Where is the Genting Highlands Premium Outlet in Malaysia?
Kuala Lumpur’s premier retail outlet mall, the Genting Highlands Premium Outlet is located just over 50 kms outside of the city and takes around 1 hour to get there (depending on traffic).
It is also within a 1.5 to 2 hour drive of Ipoh, Kuantan and Seremban.
This Genting Highlands shopping mall is known for discounted premium brands and is located immediately next door to Awana Skyway and Genting Highlands Awana bus station (the walk from the bus station to the shopping outlet is literally 30 seconds).
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How to get to Genting Highlands Premium Outlets from Kuala Lumpur
There are three main ways to get to Genting Highlands Premium Outlets from Kuala Lumpur:
1. By Bus
Buses for Genting Highlands depart from several bus stations in Kuala Lumpur but the most popular are KL Sentral, TBS and Pudu Sentral.
Buses to Genting Highlands Premium Outlets start from 10 MYR one way and arrive at Awana Bus Terminal (literally right next door to the outlet). Prices correct as of December 2023.
Note if you are travelling by bus to Genting Highlands Premium Outlets, we strongly recommend booking your bus tickets in advance as many buses sell out early (some even days before, especially at weekends and during public holidays).
For more details, check out our Kuala Lumpur to Genting Highlands Bus Guide >
2. By Taxi or Car
The drive to Genting Highlands Premium Outlets from Kuala Lumpur takes around 1 hour – there is ample parking on site.
A Grab taxi from downtown KL to Genting Highlands Premium Outlets costs approximately 70 to 100 MYR.
There are also lots of taxi ‘touts’ at KL Sentral by the bus ticket desk offering rides from 80 MYR to 100 MYR (but make sure to agree a price first).
3. Genting Highlands Tours
There are several tour companies which offer day trips to Genting Highlands (often accompanied with Batu Caves).
Whilst a little more expensive than public bus, this is a great way to get to Genting Highlands if you are short on time and want to combine it with other sites.
Flagship stores and brands at Genting Highlands Premium Outlets
There are lots of big brands and famous fashion retailers to shop in at Gentings Highlands with over 150 stores, cafes and concessions onsite.
Most of the shops are famous international brands you’ll recognise (and possibly some you will not).
Some of the biggest and best shops at Genting Highlands Premium Outlets include:
This reflects just a small number of the discount brands and designer outlets available at Genting Highlands Premium Outlets. Check out the full list here >
Please note these Genting Highlands shops were all open when we visited in December 2023
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Typical discounts and bargains
There are many bargains and discounts to be had at Genting Highlands Premium Outlets, with savings of up to 70%.
As sales and savings change often, it is best to check this latest savings page on the official Genting Highlands Premium Outlets page.
Most stores have savings messages in the windows – for example on our visit in December 2023, Coach had a weekend special sale offering up to 65% off and MaxMara had up to 70% off.
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Just Do It!
Our best bargain at Genting Highlands Premium Outlets was from the Nike Outlet. We got a pair of Nike Revolution trainers reduced to 169 MYR (around £28 / $36 USD) which then had a further 30% off to become 118 MYR.
This also included some free gift wrapping – a nice Nike bargain!
Queuing at popular stores
A word of caution – we visited the Genting premium outlet and designer village both at opening time (10am) and mid afternoon. Some of the most popular stores (like Nike and Kate Spade) had queues either first thing (e.g there were about 20 people outside Nike when we visited just before opening) or in the afternoon when it gets busy.
So be prepared to queue both to get in plus once inside – if you have travelled here by a pre-booked Genting Highlands tour or bus, do keep an eye on the time so you don’t miss your bus back!
Food and drink at Genting Highlands Premium Outlets
There are lots of food and drink options whilst shopping in Genting Highlands. In fact, several of the restaurants even have balconies overlooking the Highlands with views towards downtown KL – so you really can dine in the clouds
The most popular place for dining is the Genting Highlands Premium Outlets food court which has around 8 stalls selling delicious Malaysian food like Nasi Ayam chicken rice, Nasi Campur & Lauk Lauk, plus Malaysian fast food chain Marrybrown. Most dishes retail for the 8 to 15 MYR mark.
Other restaurants at Genting Highlands Premium Outlets include Coffee Bean, The Chicken Rice Shop, Baskin Robbins, and Dome Cafe.
Coffee shops include Starbucks, Oldtown White Coffee and two Coffee Bean Tea Leaf locations.
There are also various food and drink concession stalls dotted around like Boost Juice and Famous Amos.
Finally, if you are looking for a quick bite or cheap eat in between bargain hunting, even the Burger King here has an excellent valley view from its balcony.
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Getting around Genting Highlands Premium Outlets
The fashion mall is split across several levels, including the Main High Street (where most of the big brands are), West Court, East Court and Middle Street.
There are multiple lifts, escalators and stairs to access the various levels and everything is within easy walking distance (plus the Awana SkyWay and Awana bus terminal is only a few steps away). Wheelchair and stroller hire is available onsite.
For kids, the best way to get around Genting Highlands Premium Outlets is to hire a children’s buggy which look like cool cabriolet sports cars. Found outside the main food court, the kid’s cars cost from 30 MYR to hire (plus 100 MYR refundable deposit).
On the top level of the outlet mall, there is also a skyway which leads directly to the Awana Skyway boarding area plus multiple other shops and restaurants across the road).
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Photo spots at the Outlet Mall
Given the location, unsurprisingly the views at this Genting Highlands shopping mall / center are great (although the mountain mist can sometimes put pay to that.
Two of the most popular photo spots are the fountains (towards the centre of the complex) plus the balcony / decking area looking out towards the bottom of the valley and towards Kuala Lumpur.
It looks fantastic when you have clouds of mist sweeping in too – shopping in the clouds is quite the unique experience!
Genting Highlands Premium Outlets practical tips
- This Malaysian outlet mall is spread over several levels with around 150 designer shops and brands so allow plenty of time to explore (at least a couple of hours; more if you want to eat here as well).
- There are multiple free toilet facilities to use in and around the shopping mall.
- ATMs are available onsite as is foreign currency exchange
- Lockers are also available to rent should be bringing suitcases or large bags
Genting Highlands Premium Outlets opening times
The Genting Highlands Premium Outlets shopping mall is open daily from 10am to 10pm – expect queues for certain stores (like Nike) at opening time.
Genting Highlands Premium Outlets, KM13, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
Things to do near Genting Highlands Premium Outlets
If you don’t just want to shop until you drop, there are lots of other things to do in Genting Highlands very near to Genting Highlands Premium Outlets including
You can actually see the Awana Skyway cable cars go up the hill from the outlet mall, such is its close proximity.
The most fun way to reach Genting Resorts and get incredible views of the valley, the Awana Skyway takes about 10 minutes to reach the top.
As it is subsidized and owned by Genting Resorts, the Awana Skyway only costs 10 MYR one way or 18 MYR return (the return ticket is valid for up to 72 hours). For a little extra, you can even treat yourself to a glass bottom gondola – eek!
Genting Highlands Chin Swee Caves Temple
Easily accessible via the Awana Skyway (it is a ‘free’ stop), the Chin Swee Caves Temple and pagoda have to be seen to be believed.
Boasting incredible views and several religious shrines (including a HUGE Buddha), Chin Swee Caves Temple was built in the 1970s and funded primarily by Tan Sri (Dr) Lim Goh Wong, the then founder of Resorts World Genting.
Be sure to visit the 9 storey pagoda that has over 10,000 blessing lamps plus the best views of the valley (free to enter and climb the stairs up). The ‘10 Chambers of Hell’ cave sculpture trail is also pretty unique (and very bloody!)
Genting Skyworld Theme Park
One of the newest theme parks in Malaysia located 6,000 feet above sea level, Genting Skyworld Theme park opened in 2022 and has over 25 rides and 9 themed zones.
There are several movie rides and attractions like Robot Rivets Town, Rio and Ice Age plus live music, parades and character meets every day.
Open from 11am to 6pm Wednesday to Monday, you can also visit the Gohtong Way section of the theme park for free from 6pm onwards when the rest of the park has closed.
Genting Resorts World Complex
At the top of the Awana Skyway and above the clouds, perhaps the area is best known for the Genting Resorts World Complex, which houses several casinos, multiple shopping centres and amusements galore including the Skytropolis indoor theme park.
If you are still in the mood for shopping after the premium outlet mall, there are lots of shops at SkyAvenue in Genting Resorts World Complex including big brands like H&M, Coach and Adidas.
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