Colmar Tropicale in Bukit Tinggi is one of the best places I have visited in Malaysia. It is in fact, an hotel from Berjaya Hotels and Resorts chain, situated within an hour drive from KL. My first sensation when I reached the Japanese Garden was the clean air, probably the cleanest air I breathed in the past few years. The way up to the Japanese Garden was very steep and I had to stop a few moments to catch my breath. We were told that there would be cables soon but for now, we needed to keep on walking, lol!!!
Following the Japanese Garden, I went to visit, yes, just visit, not stay, at the French themed village. I love its concept, Colmar tropicale, constructed as one French city from Haut-Rhin, namely Colmar, the third largest city after Strasbourg and Mulhouse in Alsace region. I was thrilled to literally see the storks (Cigogne), typical alsacienne timber-framed building (maisons à colombages) and the signage in Colmar Tropicale. The cold breeze and the greeneries could have persuaded anyone to stay for one night, but we were just appeased with this short visit as there was nothing much we could do except strolling around the resort, enjoy the cooling weather, stay in the room or dining at the restaurants.