Mushroom Farm

Genting Highlands

The mushroom farm occupies a hidden spot behind Genting Resort on the peak, located just before the exit to Kuala Lumpur at the traffic roundabout. Little has changed in terms of appearance over the years, but business remains brisk at this established tourist attraction. While the farm cultivates and sells mushrooms in shanty warehouses, it also has a very popular food court in the main building, housing several restaurants in a hawker stall (kopitiam) setting. On the farm grounds near the entrance, visitors can view a turtle pond, fountain and colourful statues depicting mythological creatures from Chinese and Western folklore.

Inside, narrow alleyways lead to warehouses that grow popular varieties of fungi and mushroom in cannister-like tubes, stacked horizontally on shelves. A small plot of land next door is also used for growing vegetables. A visit usually ends at the shop within the main building that sells traditional Chinese snacks, herbs, tea, souvenirs, handicrafts, jewelry and fashion apparel, along with the farm's fresh produce including mushrooms and greens. Finally, the restaurants at the food court inside provide some of the cheapest dining options at Genting, being some of the only non-resort owned establishments on the peak. The mushroom and vegetables farms are open daily from morning till evening, but the restaurants serve food till late night.