Genting Sempah – Genting Highlands Highway

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Federal Route --
Genting Sempah-Genting Highlands Highway
Route information
Length: 25 km (16 mi)
Existed: 1965 – present
History: Access road completed in 1969, with further construction during 2001-2005
Major junctions
Summit end: Genting Highlands
  E8 Jkr-ft2.png Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway
Jkr-ft68.png Federal Route 68
Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Batang Kali-Genting Highlands
Jkr-ft433.png Jalan Gunung Ulu Kali
Downhill end: Genting Sempah
Location
Primary
destinations:
Genting Highlands
Gohtong Jaya
Institut Aminuddin Baki
Genting Sempah
Batang Kali
Ulu Yam
Highway system

The Genting Sempah-Genting Highlands Highway is a main highway from Genting Sempah to Genting Highlands, Malaysia's famous mountain resort and entertainment parks. This is a private highway owned by Genting Berhad. The speed limit of the highway is 50 km/h (31 mph).

Route background[edit]

The Genting Sempah-Genting Highlands Highway begins at the downhill Genting Sempah. Its terminus (Kilometre Zero) is at Genting Highlands summit.[1]

History[edit]

The Genting Sempah-Genting Highlands Highway was used to be a private highway owned by Genting Highlands Resort. Construction of the access road to Genting Highlands began on 18 August 1965 and would take four years to complete the access road from Genting Sempah to the peak of Mount Ulu Kali. The access road finally opened on 31 March 1969 in conjunction with the official laying of the foundation stone for the Genting Hotel (the then Highlands Hotel) by the then first Malaysian Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj. In the year 2001, a new bypass Chin Swee Bypass which was designed as a downhill route from the summit to the downhill Chin Swee Temple was constructed and was completed in 2005. The construction of the new bypass was regarded as one of the most astonishing engineering project in Malaysia. Since 1989, there are many serious accidents are rare on the relatively well-maintained roads leading to the area's main resorts.

Notable events[edit]

  • 18 August 1965 – Construction of the access road to Genting Highlands began.
  • 31 March 1969 – The access road to Genting Highlands was opened.
  • 30 June 1995 – 20 people were killed in the landslide at Genting Highlands slip road near Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway.
  • 16 July 1996 – A bus, ferrying a group of factory workers and their families on a holiday excursion, plunged into a 120m-deep ravine at Km 1 of the Genting Sempah-Genting Highlands Highway near the Genting Highlands Resort, killing 17 of them. Six were children.
  • 5 June 2004 – A retired businessman was killed when the bus he was skidded overturned and crashed at Km 16 Genting Sempah-Genting Highlands Highway near Sri Layang roundabout.
  • 31 March 2005 – A bus negotiating the sharp corner at Km 18 of the Genting Sempah-Genting Highlands Highway at Gohtong Jaya roundabout skidded, hit the divider and landed on its side while coming down Genting Highlands. Fifteen passengers were injured.
  • 13 April 2006 – A landslide occurred at 11 p.m. at Km 3.8 of the Genting Sempah-Genting Highlands Highway. The landslide at the new Chin Swee Bypass to Genting Highlands two days ago caused soil and boulders to cover the road, making it inaccessible to traffic. No one was apparently hurt.
  • 22 September 2009 – Genting Malaysia Berhad has announced that soil erosion occurred at Km 3.3 of a downhill road at the Genting Highlands Resort at 3.20am today. No one was apparently hurt.
  • 29 October 2010 – Seven people were killed and more than 20 injured when the bus they were travelling in crashed at the Genting Sempah-Genting Highlands Highway slip roads of the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway near Genting Sempah.
  • 21 October 2011 – A man suffered light injuries when the front of his car was hit by a landslide at Km 13.9 of the Genting Sempah-Genting Highlands Highway near Genting Highlands
  • 21 August 2013 – At least 37 people were killed and 16 others injured when the bus carrying 53 passengers crashed into ravine at Km 3.5 of the Genting Sempah-Genting Highlands Highway near Chin Swee Temple, Genting Highlands, Pahang. It was the worst road disasters in Malaysian history.
  • 18 November 2014 – A landslide, caused by heavy rain, forced the closure of the Km 4.2 of the Genting Sempah-Genting Highlands Highway heading towards Genting Highlands.

Features[edit]

Dangerous curves[edit]

At least six spots along the 18 km road leading down from Genting Highlands have recorded horrific accident area involving buses and other heavy vehicles since 1989. 10% steep gradients, sharp bends and less-than-ideal road conditions can make it difficult for heavy vehicles to manoeuvre, and odds of losing control, skidding off the road and crashing, are high. (Source: New Straits Times, 23 August 2013)

Separated one-way roads[edit]

The one-way road (formerly original dual-carriageway highway) from Chin Swee Temple designed for climbing route to the summit, while the other one-way road from the summit designed for downhill route to Chin Swee Temple.

Emergency escape ramp[edit]

The emergency escape ramp are also provided here especially on the one way downhill Genting Sempah bound. This emergency escape ramp that enables vehicles that are having braking problems to safely stop. It is typically a long, sand or gravel-filled lane adjacent to a road with a steep grade, and is designed to accommodate large heavy vehicles. The deep gravel allows the heavy vehicles momentum to be dissipated in a controlled and relatively harmless way, allowing the operator to stop it safely.

Viaducts at Chin Swee Bypass[edit]

Viaducts at downhill road of Chin Swee Bypass leading Genting Sempah bound.

Le Tour de Langkawi[edit]

Genting Highlands serve as the finish point of a stage in the Tour de Langkawi cycling race. It is one of the longest (30 km) climbs featured in a cycling event.

List of junctions[edit]

Original route[edit]

Km Exit Interchange To Remarks
EXIT 1 Genting Sempah
Genting Sempah A Roundabout
600m above sea level
East
To/from Federal Route Jkr-ft68.png
Jkr-ft68.png Bukit Tinggi
Jkr-ft68.png Janda Baik
R&R logo.jpg Genting Sempah Rest and Service Area
Parking (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg Food court (malaysia).jpg Surau (malaysia).jpg Wakaf.jpg Telephone (malaysia).jpg ATM (malaysia).jpg Petrol station (malaysia).jpg Petronas McDonald's V



E8 Jkr-ft2.png Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway
(TnG and TAG ETC only)

West
E33 Jkr-ft2.png Kuala Lumpur
Jkr-ft2.png Jkr-ft28.png Gombak
E1 Ipoh
E2 Seremban
E2 Johor Bahru

East
E8 Kuala Terengganu
E8 Jkr-ft2.png Kuantan
Jkr-ft8.png Bentong
E8 Jkr-ft2.png Bukit Tinggi
Roundabout
ANIH Berhad Genting Sempah Tunnel Monitoring and Maintenance Centre
645m above sea level
ANIH Berhad Genting Sempah Tunnel Monitoring and Maintenance Centre Authorized personnel only
Kampung Genting Sempah
647m above sea level
Kampung Genting Sempah
Remember 126 Chinese Seafood Restaurant
Parking (malaysia).jpg Food court (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg V
Genting Sempah bound
Engage lower gear
Genting Sempah-Genting Highlands Highway
JKR border limit
E8 Jkr-ft2.png Kuala Lumpur-karak Expressway
Start/End of expressway
(TnG and TAG ETC only)
ANIH Berhad border limit
EXIT 2 Genting Sempah
Genting Sempah B Interchange
648m above sea level
Southwest
To/from Federal Route Jkr-ft68.png
Jkr-ft68.png Gombak
Jkr-ft68.png Hulu Gombak


To/from Expressway E8 Jkr-ft2.png
E8 Jkr-ft2.png Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway
(TnG and TAG ETC only)

West
E33 Jkr-ft2.png Kuala Lumpur
Jkr-ft2.png Jkr-ft28.png Gombak
E1 Ipoh
E2 Seremban
E2 Johor Bahru
Interchange
West bound only
Engage lower gear
E8 Jkr-ft2.png Kuala Lumpur-karak Expressway
Start/End of expressway
(TnG and TAG ETC only)
ANIH Berhad border limit
Genting Sempah-Genting Highlands Highway
JKR and Genting Berhad border limit
Police post 1
---m above sea level
Parking (malaysia).jpg Information centre (malaysia).jpg Police checkpoint
Police post 1
Genting Highlands
---m above sea level Genting Sempah bound
Engage lower gear
Hydrophonic farm
---m above sea level
Genting Sempah bound
Engage lower gear
---m above sea level Genting Sempah bound
Engage lower gear
Roundabout
---m above sea level
Roundabout
Genting Sempah bound
Engage lower gear
---m above sea level Genting Sempah bound
Engage lower gear
Parking (malaysia).jpg V
---m above sea level
Parking (malaysia).jpg V
U-Turn
---m above sea level
U-Turn
EXIT 3 Gohtong Jaya
Gohtong Jaya South Interchange
---m above sea level
Northwest
Gohtong Jaya
Town Centre
Goh Tong's Villa (Lim Goh Tong's private residence)
Genting Skyway cable car stations
Parking (malaysia).jpg
Interchange with one ramp underpass to Gohtong Jaya from Genting Highlands
U-Turn
---m above sea level
U-Turn
Genting Permai Resort
---m above sea level
Genting Permai Resort
Highlands International Boarding
From Genting Highlands

18
EXIT 4 Gohtong Jaya
Gohtong Jaya Roundabout
1700m above sea level
West
Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Batang Kali-Genting Highlands
Jkr-ft--.png Batang Kali
Jkr-ft--.png Ulu Yam
Jkr-ft1.svg Ipoh
Genting Skyway cable car stations
Parking (malaysia).jpg

East
Jalan Sri Layang
Institut Aminuddin Baki University sign.jpg
Sekolah Kebangsaan Sri Layang
Roundabout
Genting Highlands main entrance
Police post 2
17.9 Genting Highlands main entrance
Police post 2
1701m above sea level
Parking (malaysia).jpg Information centre (malaysia).jpg Police checkpoint

17
---m above sea level
Gohtong Memorial Park
1702m above sea level
Gohtong Memorial Park
Lim Goh Tong's grave
Parking (malaysia).jpg

16
---m above sea level
15.3 EXIT 5 Sri Layang Roundabout
1703m above sea level
North
Sri Layang
Awana Skyway cable car stations
Parking (malaysia).jpg Toilet (malaysia).jpg Food court (malaysia).jpg V
Surau (malaysia).jpg Masjid Yayasan Mohammad Noah (Muslims only)
Parking (malaysia).jpg Surau (malaysia).jpg

South
Awana
Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort
Roundabout

15
---m above sea level Genting Sempah bound
Engage lower gear

14
---m above sea level Genting Sempah bound
Engage lower gear
13.9 ---m above sea level Genting Sempah bound
Engage lower gear

13
---m above sea level Genting Sempah bound
Engage lower gear
12.9 UPM Field Station
---m above sea level
Genting Sempah bound
Engage lower gear
Parking (malaysia).jpg V
---m above sea level
Parking (malaysia).jpg V Genting Sempah bound
Engage lower gear
Chin Swee Temple Separation
---m above sea level
Genting Highlands Summit Bound
Genting Highlands
(One-way Genting Highlands bound)
One-way separated carriageway

Genting Sempah bound
Engage lower gear

Genting Highlands Old Roads[edit]

(Climbing route, One-way Genting Highlands bound)

Km Exit Interchange To Remarks
4.2

4
Parking (malaysia).jpg V
---m above sea level
Parking (malaysia).jpg V Start of the one-way bound

3
EXIT 6A Chin Swee Temple Exit
---m above sea level
Chin Swee Temple
Lim Goh Tong's statue
Chin Swee Temple's Awana Skyway cable car stations
Parking (malaysia).jpg V
RIRO exit
Parking (malaysia).jpg V
---m above sea level
Parking (malaysia).jpg V

2
---m above sea level
Cradle Rock
---m above sea level
Cradle Rock
Parking (malaysia).jpg V
Heliport
---m above sea level
Heliport
Parking (malaysia).jpg Open car park

1
Parking (malaysia).jpg V
---m above sea level
Parking (malaysia).jpg V
Ria Apartments
1757m above sea level
Ria Apartments
Genting Highlands police stations
1758m above sea level
Genting Highlands police stations
Genting Sempah-Genting Highlands Highway
End of the one-way bound
0.1 Genting Highlands
Genting Highlands Summit
Kayangan Apartments junctions
1759m above sea level
Northwest One Way
Kayangan Apartments
Genting Highlands fire stations
Genting Highlands staff quarters
Parking (malaysia).jpg
End of the one-way bound
Junctions

0
Genting Highlands
Genting Highlands Summit
1760m above sea level
Genting Highlands
Genting Highlands Hotel
Casino de Genting
Genting Highlands International Convention Centre
First World Plaza
First World Hotel
Genting Theme Park
20th Century Fox World
Parking (malaysia).jpg

Chin Swee Bypass[edit]

(Downhill route, One-way Genting Sempah bound)

Km Exit Interchange To Remarks

0
Genting Highlands
Genting Highlands Summit
1760m above sea level
---m above sea level Start of the one-way bound
Genting Sempah-Genting Highlands Highway
Start of the one-way bound
Parking (malaysia).jpg Petrol station (malaysia).jpg Petron layby
---m above sea level
Parking (malaysia).jpg Petrol station (malaysia).jpg Petron
Pelangi Hotel one way
---m above sea level
West One Way
Pelangi Hotel
Genting Highlands Hotel
Casino de Genting
Genting Highlands International Convention Centre
First World Plaza
First World Hotel
Genting Theme Park
20th Century Fox World
Parking (malaysia).jpg
One way directional Y junctions
---m above sea level Start/End of the single carriageway
Heliport
---m above sea level
Heliport
Parking (malaysia).jpg Open car park
TNB substation
---m above sea level
TNB substation
---m above sea level Start/End of the single carriageway

1
EXIT 7 Mushroom Park Roundabout
---m above sea level
North
Jkr-ft433.png Jalan Gunung Ulu Kali
Gunung Ulu Kali
Mushroom Park
Batik Centre
Roundabout
1.6 Emergency escape ramp
---m above sea level
Emergency escape ramp Engage lower gear
Viaduct
---m above sea level
Engage lower gear

2
---m above sea level Engage lower gear
Emergency escape ramp
---m above sea level
Emergency escape ramp Engage lower gear
EXIT 6B Chin Swee Temple Exit
---m above sea level
Chin Swee Temple
Lim Goh Tong's statue
Chin Swee Temple's Awana Skyway cable car stations
Parking (malaysia).jpg V
RIRO exit
Engage lower gear
Viaduct
---m above sea level
Engage lower gear

3
---m above sea level Engage lower gear
3.4 Emergency escape ramp
---m above sea level
Emergency escape ramp Engage lower gear
3.5 ---m above sea level Engage lower gear
3.6 ---m above sea level Engage lower gear

4
Viaduct
---m above sea level
Engage lower gear
4.5 ---m above sea level Engage lower gear
Chin Swee Temple Separation
---m above sea level
Genting Highlands Summit Bound (Climbing Route)
Genting Highlands
(One-way Genting Highlands bound)

Genting Sempah Bound (Downhill Route)
Gohtong Jaya
Jkr-ft--.png Batang Kali
Genting Sempah
E8 Jkr-ft2.png Kuala Lumpur
E8 Jkr-ft2.png Kuantan
(Continued to the original route)
End of the one-way bound
One-way separated carriageway
Engage lower gear

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jalan Genting Sempah-Genting Highlands". Blog Jalan Raya Malaysia. 5 October 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2013.