Thursday, March 16, 2006

Colmar Tropicale, Bukit Tinggi, Pahang…another hill resort next to Genting Highland.

Colmar Tropicale, located in Bukit Tinggi, Pahang, near the famous hill resort of Genting Highland, is a replica of a collection of buildings from a northeastern village in France dating back to the 16th Century. These buildings form a range of hotels, restaurants and cafe for the tourist to enjoy their trip here. At the centre of the buildings, there is a place (stage), where special events or show will be taken place. The Colmar Tropicale Village is surrounded by lush tropical forest land. The accommodation is an artful combination of old style decor in warm pastel colours matched with modern amenities designed for maximum comfort. There are eight choices of dining outlets serving various specialties. So, you can choose which one do you like...Apart from the restaurants and cafe, there are also several shop that sell souvenior and gift, clothes, accessories, and etc. I love the beautiful landscape scenery and the cool whether here.

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.

Around that area can visit the wonderful Japanese Tea Garden, the largest Japanese Tea garden in the world, if I’m not mistaken, Rabbit Park and a golf resort. You can take a walk around the garden, it's a good exercise...while exploring the garden...You can taste the great Japanese tea served by beautiful lady with kimono in the Japanese tea house...
Continue your journey around the garden...till down the will reach a beautiful garden...full of flowers and plants...the plants here is not only for exhibition...but also for sale...Get your favourite plants and flowers here...


magix said...

Having stay one night at Bukit Tinggi's Colmar Tropicale recently, i must say that it is a totally boring place to visit.

- the french town is small and nothing much to see, mostly restaurants. 30min -1 hour is more than enough to see the whole french town.

- One small bottle of mineral water (revos brand) from Causeway (Belonged to Berjaya Group also) is selling around RM4.50 !!! If I buy directly from causeway itself, costs around less than RM1.00...sucking blood...I suggest you bring your own water there.

- Japanese Tea Garden/botanical garden also got nothing much to see. For Tatami Spa, you must book in advance at the hotel. Overall, it is boring too. I don't understand why it is so great.

- Rabbit Park... I don't understand what so great about this park. Many people stand/sit inside the small park area and play with those pityful rabbits.
there are 4 donkeys, and some deers,...again, it is boring.

- the colmar's resort room is also another disappointed one. With old, smelly, and dirty room with even blood stains on the bed sheet, you should ask to change to a "new" one right after you check in. In fact, a day trip is more than enough, and you don't have to stay over night.

- food and things are super-pricy there. one can of coke or other standard can-drinks cost you around RM7-8...hmm..another sucking blood

- the weather is not cold...quite hot actually...temparature is around 15-25 celcius.

- the green scenary is OK only, but really nothing much to see. I guess Cameron Highlands or Genting Highlands will be a better choice.
It will be more suitable for golf-lover

- I didn't try the horse riding, but I don't see any fun of it...poor horses, as well as donkey

I don't think I will go again there, unless there are much improvements, including introducing more exciting stuff.

For those who never been there, a day trip is highly recommended, and remember to bring a lot of your own water!!! :-)

Dalilawati Zainal said...

Yep, I just had a day trip there. Plan to stay a night there in the future...just to feel the different environment there...

But, now, I have to think twice...heheh...

Thanks for the comments. At least it will guide the readers...