How does it feel like to sip on a cup of perfectly roasted coffee at 4,600 feet above sea level?
To find out, you’ll have to be in the Genting Highlands. To be more specific, you’ll have to be at the Starbucks outlet there, which can be found inside the compounds of Chin Swee Caves Temple.
The magnificent temple was built without the aid of modern machinery from the 1970s to the time of its completion, in the 1994. The man who commissioned the building of Chin Swee Caves Temple was none other than Genting founder Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong.
The Starbucks situated in the 28-acre temple grounds, was built only in late 2019. The temple is about 5 – 10 away by car from Resorts World Genting.
Today, if you pay a visit to Chin Swee Caves Temple, you can get up there via cable car.
There’s plenty to see, from the towering statue of Buddha that overlooks the area, to the Pagoda Tower and the Sky Terrace. The 10 Chambers of Hell may be of particular interest to Singaporeans, especially those that have been to Haw Par Villa.
After you’re done gallivanting about, head on over to Starbucks.
Take your time and ponder what to order while you take in the natural beauty of the area.
A warm drink would be a great choice; temperatures average between 10 to 25 degrees Celsius here. Perhaps you could also have a warmed-up banana muffin?
Whatever your choice, you’re bound to have a memorable time whether you’re by your own or with friends and family.
Chin Swee Caves Temple is accessible by the Genting Express Bus Service as well as the shuttle bus that loops from First World Hotel back to Chin Swee Caves Temple.
If your transport of choice is cable car, hop on an Awana SkyWay car for just 8 RM ($2.63 SGD).
Tickets for glass floor cable cars, which offer unparalleled views, can be purchased for 50 RM ($16.44).
The best thing about the cable cars? They operate seven days a week, from 7am to midnight!