(This post was meant to be written yesterday but had to be cancelled due to a lab emergency... but who cares right? xD)
Once upon a time, I said I was gonna share my vacation trip destinations (pictures) with you (you who read my blog and the me from the future) but didn't... then we lived happily ever after. But now, am going to do so bit by bit (since there are hundreds of pictures) and am gonna divide it into segments depending on region... or mood :3 probably every Thursday just so I can say TBT! And I thought I should start with the best place I visited in Malaysia so far : Colmare tropicale!!! (yeah am a racist xD)
So Colmare tropicale, A.K.A Berjaya Hills resort, is a tourist destination in Bukit Tinggi Pahang (but it's not more than an hour distance from KL). It's basically a group of separated destinations in one area that you can visit by shuttle bus (even if you go by car): There's a French village, a japanese village, botanical garden, spas, animal park and many other activities (like horse riding and such). I only visited the French and Japanese village and they were amazing! Very small but very well made, especially the French village. The only thing missing was the French menu :/ (I nearly cried) I thought, finally I can eat the food I miss from back home but there was only western and Malay food, but the view was worth it. It's a secluded area so you can be assured you'll indulge in a serene environment. I'll let the pictures speak.
|my cute sister :3|
|She sang Adele, like we needed the feels -_-|
When you say 'French village" you'd expect something "French" but only the architecture pops up here, there's really nothing French about it. But you will enjoy the scenery for sure.
There's a Spa right in front that's build in the form of a castle, extremely fancy and very well built.Worth taking a look at but am not sure about the price.
When you walk out, you head to the right and take the shuttle bus for a tour of the place or you can head straight to the Japanese village. Note that there are specific hours for the shuttle bus, if you happen to miss them you're screwed xD There's about 1 hour to 1.30 between each bus arrival. You climb some stairs, walk into the forest a bit until you reach the place I was eager to visit! I was running impatient until I saw it... I couldn't believe my eyes. Two small Japanese houses where you get to try kimonos and take pictures in them (my favorite part) and walk around the ponds and all the Japanese instruments like the "Shishi Odoshi", it was really fun... except that I don't know where I put all the pictures and some of them even got ruined O-o (ghost photography) I managed to retrieve some of them only.
|my favourite picture, waiting for Kenshin... x3|
|this is a tea house/restaurant with actual Japanese menu|
|This way leads to the botanical garden|
On the way back, don't EVER think of returning without the shuttle bus or maybe say "why not walk there", there are monkeys: huge wild monkeys roaming around, one that could kill you with one punch... or stare, we saw one when we were on the shuttle bus so be careful not to get killed. Other than that, this trip is all worth it despite being tiring, you will head straight to bed after it and dream about visiting again... and again... and again...
So this was our Colmare tropicale story for the day, and they lived happily... ever after~
I'll see you in another lost adventure from my previous trips, until then... hmmm... I need to think of a catchy phrase... well, whatever, just go back to your boring life :)