A NEW development is scheduled to open at Genting Highlands in 2026.
King’s Park will have accommodation and entertainment facilities at the heart of Highlands Park City.
The development was launched at Singapore’s Suntec Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Among the Highlands Park City’s management team at the launch were chief executive officer Jayandren Subramaniam, executive director Thanesh Jayandren and theme park and entertainment director Francis Wong.
The King’s Park project will be developed in partnership with Yuk Tung Group.
Located next to the Awana Golf Course, King’s Park will be surrounded by numerous luxurious residences, golf courses and the Genting Premium Outlet.
It is at the mid-way point towards the peak of Genting Highlands.
Thanesh said, “King’s Park is the next crown jewel of Genting Highlands. It is the heart of Highlands Park City’s integrated entertainment hub where people will come to play, stay and enjoy.
“Highlands Park City is a project of RM10bil gross development value that will attract even more visitors.
“Genting Highlands is projected to have 53 million visitors annually by 2026.
“This project will not only elevate tourism in Pahang but also for the whole of Malaysia.”
The project, that spans nearly 61ha of freehold land, is a joint venture between Highlands Park City and Association for the Promotion of Higher Education in Malaysia.
King’s Park will feature a 2km stretch of 360 pedestrian mall shops with colonial and vintage designs.
There will be 12 blocks of retail shops, each block with its own identity, design and freehold stratified titles.
Each unit is an average of 7m by 23m. Some units on the ground floor have high ceilings reaching 6.5m.
These blocks of retail shops are designed to face the river, have alfresco terraces and dual entrances to allow easy access to the shops.
What distinguishes King’s Park from the rest of the retail outlets in Genting Highlands is its proximity to the integrated entertainment hub.
Wong said, “We are excited to be working with internationally acclaimed brands and entertainment experts to bring new experiences that are not yet available in Malaysia.
“The massive outdoor space will provide many outdoor activities such as eco-sports and mountain biking.”
Highlands Park City will also have the world’s largest terrarium.
This new element will be integrated with a 2km pedestrian walk and an illuminated riverbed with waterfalls, as well as a stretch of alfresco dining outlets.
At King’s Park, there will also be 18,580sq m of “Truly Asia Cultural Streets”, inspired by the busy cities of Osaka and Hong Kong.
King’s Park will also feature an international halal retail hub and a halal luxury boutique hotel.
This will be an attraction for Muslim tourists from around the world.
It will tap into the rapidly growing market for halal-friendly travel and dining options.