Ben van Wijnen
|Bukit Tinggi is just over an hour's drive from Kuala Lumpur City centre and lies some 2,500 feet above sea level.
Colmar Tropicale, located in Bukit Tinggi, Pahang, is a replica of a collection of buildings from a north-eastern village in France dating back
to the 16th Century. It's just like a picture postcard. The French themed resort was opened in July 2000.
It's surrounded by lush tropical forest land.
Just RM 16 for adults and RM 8 for children below twelve, you can enjoy the various entertainment at Colmar Tropicale.
A clock tower at the entrance welcomes the visitors. You need to walk up (and down) curvy concrete staircases to view the entire development.
The theme hotel is made up of eight blocks of architectural wonder, each with its unique style, from its colourful roof tiles to cobblestone ground. The hotel has several outlets, where you can dine in the French way.
Central to the village is Colmar Square where the aroma of the blooms will tantalise your senses. There are fountains and park benches in the square for relaxation after a hard day's work browsing in the 17 theme shops, or
should one wish to take a breather from participating in the various activities. The drawbridge reminiscent of ancient castles, clock tower with an original cuckoo bird clock, and the viewing tower complements the ambience.
|Live bands and snake performances entertain the visitors on a stage. A clown juggles balls and pins, rides on his cycle, hops around playing tricks and acting merry.
Authentic French food is served from sidewalk cafes and restaurants. The tables are placed strategically around the square so you can enjoy a meal or glass of wine whilst taking in the ambience.
No expense was spared to import building materials like cobblestones and roof tiles from France. A 10km road connecting to the KL-Karak highway was built to transport these materials.
The children can play with the adorable furry beings at The Rabbit Park and
you can discover Japanese authenticity at the Japanese Village. The Japanese Village is located at 3,500 feet above sea level. The first of its kind
It encompasses a Japanese Tea House, Sakura and Ume Tatami Suites, and a Botanical Garden.
An hour long authentic
Japanese Tea Ceremony conducted by Kimono clad ladies can be observed at the Japanese Tea House located within a Japanese garden with mini waterfalls and a pond of multi-coloured Koi.
A one kilometre walk path built on four acres of virgin forest lies the Botanical Garden. Here amidst lush greenery, one can appreciate the sight of multi
coloured and multi shaped floral and fauna, hear the call of birds and monkeys, insects buzzing and the fragrance of the growing forest. Signs
with names and information snippets of trees, plants and flowers were put up for visitors.
The Bukit Tinggi Golf & Country Club with an 18-hole championship golf course offers conference facilities. Sports and recreational facilities such as a 12-lane bowling alley, snooker room, badminton, squash and basketball courts, a gymnasium and swimming pools.
A one kilometre walk path built on four acres of virgin forest lies the Botanical Garden. Here amidst lush greenery, one can appreciate the sight of multi coloured and multi shaped floral and fauna, hear the call of birds and
monkeys, insects buzzing and the fragrance of the growing forest. Signs with names and information snippets of trees, plants and flowers were put up for visitors.
| By Road ( Via Karak Highway
Kuala Lumpur - Bukit Tinggi approximately
| 40 mins
Genting Highlands - Bukit Tinggi approximately
| 40 mins
Taman Negara - Bukit Tinggi approximately
| 3 hours
Kuantan - Bukit Tinggi approximately
| 2 hours 30 mins
Klia - Bukit Tinggi approximately
| 1 hour 45 mins
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