Gohtong Jaya is the main town in Genting Highlands, Pahang. This town was names after the late Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong, the chairman of Genting Group. Some of the famous tourist attraction spots you can find here includes Mini Cameron Highlands Garden, Happy Bee Farm, Strawberry Farm, Premium Outlets and Awana Skyway. Also don’t forget to check out the amazing Gohtong Jaya hotels for you to spend the night in.
Gohtong Jaya is a small township located in Genting Highlands and placed under the administration of the Bentong municipality, Pahang, Malaysia. The township was built and named in honour of the late Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong, which is the the founder of the Genting Group. It is situated 50 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur and bordered by Selangor and Negeri Sembilan. According to the old folklore story, Bentong and Genting Highlands in a whole was previously known as Kapong. The name change to Bentong happened prior to World War I. At the time, Kapong gained prominence due to the discovery of tin ore in its two major rivers, Repas and Perting. People knowing about the discovery would call the event as “Ban Untung”. Over time, “Ban Untung” is used more than Kapong and the Bentong name is derived from this “Ban Untung” term. Another theory is originated by Pak Zek is that the Bentong name is derived from “Bapong” which meant float. Dato Bahaman used Bentong once as a fort against the British army. British army later sent an army of Gurkha soldiers to defeat Dato Bahaman, but then they got ambushed by Dato Bahaman along their way. The killed soldiers’ bodies were thrown into river, their bodies floating. The site is then named Bapong before being changed into Bentong. It is in Gohtong Jaya where the burial site for the late Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong is located, as well as the Genting Skyway station, which is the lower station for the cable car going up to the Genting Highlands.
People driving from Kuala Lumpur may drive via Kuala Lumpur-Gua Musang Highway/E8 for immediate access to the township of Gohtong Jaya. The journey could take up to an hour depending on the traffic situation.
There is no major bus terminal, instead guests can opt to stop by the lower station of Genting Skyway station. Take the trip directly to Genting Skyway from KL Sentral terminal using express bus services such as Aerobus before opting for taxi to go to the township and the areas nearby.
Resorts World Genting or more famously known as Genting Highlands is a hill resort developed by the Genting Group. It is at an elevation of 1,740 metres within the Titiwangsa Mountains and is bordered between the states of Pahang and Selangor. The idea to construct the resort came into the late Lim Goh Tong during his business trip to Cameron Highlands back in 1964. A year later, road constructions begun to pave ways and build foundation to the resort. Great care has been taken to ensure the natural beauty around the highlands is not disturbed any further. In present, it houses five hotels of exclusive statuses with one of the hotels, the First World Hotel is granted status as the largest hotel in the world. Aside from that, an extensive indoor and outdoor theme park are available to visitors for day full of fun and adventure.
Located inside the township of Gohtong Jaya, the Genting Strawberry Leisure Farms is a picturesque strawberry farm with wonderful decorations and layout. Visitors can look forward to pluck fresh strawberries and enjoy the serene atmosphere of the farm with friends and family. There is also a café nearby for visitors to enjoy more strawberry goodness. Aside from strawberries, there are also fields of lavender, mushroom, herbs and other hydroponic vegetables. Admissions are free, nonetheless every strawberry plucked costs around eight ringgit for every hundred grams.
This is a hotel resort situated in Jalan Jati Satu. A three-star hotel with slightly premium rates, this hotel offers elegant stay with a luxurious feeling and features such as restaurant, ballroom, conference room and many more.