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Genting Highland

The Main Range – also known poetically as Banjaran Titiwangsa in Malay – is a ridge of granite mountains that forms Peninsula Malaysia’s north-south backbone. Many of the range’s peaks reach above 6,000 feet and this is where the cool hill stations of Cameron Highlands, Fraser’s Hill and Genting Highlands lie. Genting is acknowledged as Malaysia’s premier hillside station; this Kuala Lumpur mountain peak getaway is Malaysia’s Asian-style Las Vegas. Renowned for its casino, nightlife and luxury hotels, it features the First World Hotel – which was listed as the world’s largest hotel in 2006 by the Guinness World Book of Records. Dubbed the City of Entertainment, this breezy resort-town is especially popular with locals and weekend warriors from Singapore. Dotted with touristy hotels, it has more than a few attractions – namely cave temples erected in honour of important figures – and frequently plays host to a slew of international acts that range from Boyz II Men to Leona Lewis at the Arena of Stars.

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Putrajaya

Putrajaya, officially the Federal Territory of Putrajaya (Malay: Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya), is a planned city and the federal administrative centre of Malaysia. The seat of government was shifted in 1999 from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya because of overcrowding and congestion in the former. Kuala Lumpur remains Malaysia’s national capital and is the seat of the King, the Parliament, and all the foreign embassies, and the country’s commercial and financial centre. Putrajaya was the idea of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. It became Malaysia’s third Federal Territory, after Kuala Lumpur and Labuan, in 2001.

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