Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Dropping by Colmar Tropicale, Bukit Tinggi

My husband's relatives from Singapore came down to Malaysia for the Good Friday's long weekend. Thanks to them, I got the chance to go for a local sightseeing experience again.

Last Saturday, we paid a visit to Colmar Tropicale in Bukit Tinggi, Pahang. I've been begging my husband to bring me there for the longest time and finally he took me there with the whole family. I saw the photos of this place before and was smitten with its picturesque and romantic medieval French village setting. Colmar Tropicale is also commonly known as French Village in Malaysia. Seemingly, the development of this  French-themed resort was inspired by the original Colmar Village in Alsace, France. It's about 45 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur by car. Entrance ticket is RM 12 for adult and RM 8 for children.

Me, just arrived!

After we stepped out from the Resort's Lobby, we all were greeted by a clown, the entertainer, who made cute arts from balloons in seconds. He pumped the balloons, created a shape for the balloons in seconds and gave them away to the kids for free. My nieces got a heart shape balloon, a bear balloon and a cat balloon (which looked more like a tiger to me) from him. Adults and kids were amazed by his skill for balloon arts. This chap must have been practicing shaping balloons all day long for many years.

The clown and his balloons.

We walked around and climbed the tower in the village's square for a better view of the whole village. Thankfully, we didn't have to waste our breaths to get to the tower's top since there's a lift available for visitors.

A family picture from the Tower's top. 
外婆 wanted to take a photo with me.

View from the top: The French Village's Square - Facade in Bukit Tinggi.

Moving on, we had lunch at Le Poulet Roti. This restaurant serves food similar to Nando's peri-peri chicken's concept.

Not bad, but Nando's serves better food. Sorry.

There's not much activity for us to do around this French-Village so we all just loitered around the village and stroke poses with the unique architecture setting as the background. When we visited, it happened to be no scheduled attractions showing either at this place.

Silly pose with the clock tower.

Husband and I in front of the Wishing Well.
You don't want to look inside the well.

This place intrigued me to act as a Rapunzel.
In my imagination, the woman behind me was Rapunzel's Step Mother.
*joking*

Even the windows are good as photo backgrounds too.

Knights Armors like this one were everywhere inside the Resort.

Honestly, there were not much activities for us to do at Colmar Tropicale other than sightseeing and taking photos thus we were there for only about three hours. However, this place was quite interesting to explore as their French village's designs are quite charming and distinctive in Asia. This resort offers horse riding experience, Japanese Tea Ceremony and Rabbit Farm Visit too but we unfortunately we skipped these activities during our visit since we needed to pay extra money to enjoy all these.

2 comments:

  1. I'm actually going to this place tomorrow, and yes I heard that there's not much to do there except relaxing and taking pics. Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Beautiful place! Looking forward to my trip there! :)

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