It was the splendid time for us to break our weekend morning routine with loved ones. This time, our destination was a hill resort tucked cozy at 4,500 feet above sea level amongst emerald green hills, age old tropical jungle and amidst cool mountain air. The drive was pretty short and uneventful. In fact, the resort which is located 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur, is most accessible since two thirds of the journey was on the KL-Karak Highway and only a short distance involved careful maneuvering as the road snakes uphill. We did buying some lemang and rendang for our breakfast on the way to Bukit Tinggi. Fortunately, we managed to make our way to the resort without suffering from car and motion sickness. As for adults, we have to pay RM16 per person to enter the resort. Our first stop was the Bukit Tinggi Golf and Country Club. After a hearty breakfast in the car and a quick photo shoot, we made our way to the Botanical Garden. The Botanical Garden is a short but torturous 10 minutes uphill drive from the Bukit Tinggi Golf and Country Club and it is situated next to the Japanese Tea House. The route to the Botanical Garden is pretty steep. We had to leave our cars at a makeshift car park and take a walk a short distance before disembarking in front of a Japanese Souvenir Shop. We then went to a sheltered viewing area in the Botanical Garden where we planned to catch more pictures.
The track in the Botanical Garden is pretty interesting as we passed some native tropical plants, ferns and listened to the insistent cries of a group of orang utan chilling out nearby. After a short break, we made our way to the Japanese Tea House for a tour of the Japanese Garden. The scenery in the Japanese Gardens is well worth a visit. Here we can see a mini waterfalls and a pond of multicoloured Koi.Then we grab the opportunity to take more photo shoots at a charming French themed resort called Colmar Tropicale, which is a five minute drive from the Japanese Tea House. Currently, the only one of its kind in Malaysia, the Colmar Tropicale consists of quaint buildings reminiscent of 16th century French architecture, that houses 260 rooms, F&B outlets and theme shops. These building borders a cobble stone walkway which houses lively sidewalk cafes, galleries and live performances by resident clowns and mimes. At the end of the day, we had a great time together, experiences were shared and memories made. What more could we ask for..