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Bukit Tinggi – Where to Stay and What to Do

Colmar Tropicale

Resorts in Bukit Tinggi

Just an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur, several resorts atBukit Tinggi nestles amidst 16,000 acres of rugged hills surrounded by lush tropical rainforests. At Bukit Tinggi you will find some unique resorts that capture the essence of different cultures of the world in a single destination.

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In the vicinity are resorts such as the Selesa Hillhomes & Golf Resort and Janda Baik, a resort-cum-residential development. Be it the picturesque French styled Colmar Tropicale, a replica of the original 18th century Colmar Village in Alsace, France or the Zen inspired Japanese Village, you will enjoy the resorts at Bukit Tinggi interesting surroundings. Standing some 800 meters above sea level, Colmar Tropicale has retained the feel of its European counterpart in terms of building architecture.

Its tastefully decorated rooms are all clustered around Colmar Square, a cobblestone courtyard, where outdoor dining and street performances take place. Additional attractions such as a wishing well, a cuckoo clock tower and a viewing tower contribute a nice touch to the French flavor.

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Colmar Tropicale - Bukit Tinggi

Colmar Tropicale – Bukit Tinggi

French Style Attractions

A casual stroll along the same courtyard will see more French styled attractions. The La Cignone restaurant offering authentic French cuisine, the 24-hour coffee house Le Blason with its international buffet, the La Flamme Sidewalk Deli offering pizza and pasta, and the Le Poulet Roti with its roasted chicken delights, will definitely satisfy your appetite in the cool highland air.

On top of this, there are the La Boulengarie bakery, the Le Vin wine and cigar place, and the Haagen Dazs ice cream corner which adds up to the attractions. The Les Cadeaux French souvenir shop and La Lavande Creations craft center are popular shopping places for handicraft items. The Chateau De Colmar Hotel & Spa, a French themed boutique spa hotel modeled after an 18-th century medieval castle in France has just been completed and open to tourist in Bukit Tinggi.

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Colmar Tropicale - Bukit Tinggi

French theme resort at Bukit Tinggi

Japanese Style Attractions

Some 1,000 meters above sea level is a painstakingly conceived, environmentally friendly Japanese Village. The village setting consists of Japanese Tea House, Ryo Zan Tei Japanese Restaurant, Botanical Garden, Tatami Spa, Ume Tatami suites and a Japanese souvenir shop.

Here you can experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, feed the ‘Koi’ or Japanese carp thriving in the natural freshwater streams and pools, indulge in a luxuriating hot bath at the Tatami Spa, revel in the serenity of the exclusive Tatami suites, or stroll through the peaceful Botanical Gardens. The tranquility and sheer beauty of these settings will thoroughly invigorate and inspire you.

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Colmar Tropicale - Bukit Tinggi

Japanese Village at Colmar Tropicale, Bukit Tinggi, Malaysia

Playing Golf at Bukit Tinggi

The undulating terrain of the 18-hole golf course at Berjaya Hills Golf & Country Club, offers one of the most challenging and breathtaking golfing experiences in Malaysia. The golf club is equipped with luxuriously furnished suites, golfers’ rooms, a full-fledged sport and recreational facility, as well as a paintball tag range.

For Animals Lovers

The nearby Meranti Park Suites provides additional accommodation. At the resort’s Rabbit Park, there are over 200 furry rabbits which you can cuddle and feed. A deer sanctuary, donkey rides, and archery and painting sessions are sure to captivate the children.

Rabbit Park - Bukit Tinggi

Cute Bunny at Rabbit Park

Horse Riding at Bukit Tinggi

One of the highlights of this resort is its horse trail rides. Be it the adventurous Creek and River Rides or romantic Picnic Rides, a team of certified instructors and professional trainers will help in choosing the right horse and guide you on your trails. Choose from the resort’s majestic Quartar horses, Australian stock, Arab-Draft Cross, Appaloosa, tough Standard Bred or Palominos as you catch the stunning sunset amidst the serene surroundings of Bukit Tinggi.

Getting to Bukit Tinggi

Located 10 kilometers off the East-West Karak Highway, Bukit Tinggi is a mere 60-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur. The exit from the Karak Highway to Bukit Tinggi is a few kilometers down after the exit points to Janda Baik and the Selesa Hillhomes.

The drive up to Bukit Tinggi is a pleasant one with well-paved roads but watch out for sharp turns. Lush flora and fauna surround the route. Bukit Tinggi operates a shuttle services to ferry passengers between KL Plaza and Berjaya Times Square in the city, right up to Colmar Tropicale and back.

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