Berjaya Hills, Bukit Tinggi, Pahang, Malaysia – It was my birthday weekend and as part of our yearly tradition, I got to choose where we wanted to spend this day. Well, I always wanted to spend it in Paris, France — why? it’s every girls dream and always been my dream destination! But, since me and my genie (Raphael) can’t make it come true this year (maybe next year? 🙂 ), we just settle to something-French at the moment and hence, we went to Colmar Tropicale Resort.
Situated one hour away from Kuala Lumpur, on top of Berjaya Hills, 2700 feet above sea level, this resort was inspired by the 16th century Colmar town, north east of Alsace, France. With it’s french village style (from the entrance, to the stores, hotel and restaurants) and the surrounding rain forest, it’s a perfect backdrop for a relaxing/romantic weekend getaway.
How to get there?
Colmar Tropicale offers a shuttle service to and from Berjaya Times Square Mall in Kuala Lumpur. You can purchase the ticket from their office, also located at the mall, at least one day prior to scheduled trip. If you don’t want to drive all the way up there, this is very convenient as the ticket cost 55RM / ~17USD (adult, 50RM/~16USD child) for a return journey including all the resort entrance fees. Going there took around 1 hr from KL. See below directions:
What to do?
Though the idea of being Malaysia’s little France is there, there is actually nothing much to do at Colmar Tropicale except taking pictures, thus we just only visited for a day trip.
They do have adventure park, botanical garden, animal park and entertainment shows but to be honest they left us a little disappointed. There’s nothing really special to try except their Japanese village. Considering the age of the resort, the management should be well aware of how much maintenance they need to keep visitors coming.
The foods are pricey. So if you’re on a tight budget, outside foods are allowed or just wait until you get back to the city.
Where to stay?
Well if you don’t care too much about the above and just want to stay away from the city for a weekend, you can stay at their hotel. Oh wait, I just checked the price, and wow! I’m taking back what I’ve said, do the day tour and stay somewhere else. 😀 See their hotel rooms here yourself: Colmar Tropical Hotel Rooms
Nevertheless, it was a fun day. I’ve experienced, somehow, a little bit of French vibes on my birthday wishing to experience the real one in the near future. For more details go visit their website: Colmar Tropicale Resort