Tucked high up in the mountains, amidst the serenity of green hills and cool mountain air, lies the Berjaya Hills & Country Club, a massive but carefully planned hill resort...
Next, moved on to "Little France" - the Colmar Tropicale [N3 24.063 E101 50.365]. ... filled with fun and excitement for the whole family.
Colmar Tropicale is the unique French-themed attraction at Bukit Tinggi. It stands 900meter above sea level on 80 acres of natural forestland.
The first of its kind in Malaysia, it is modelled after the 16th Century Colmar Village in Alsace, France and has retained the authenticity and European feel of its counterpart.
Next, walked up to the summit of Bukit Tinggi to "Little Japan" where a small Japanese Village with a garden is located. [N3 25.122 E101 50.526]
Stepped through a winding Japanese footpath lead through a beautiful garden to a waterfall,
... over a bridge spanning a koi pond,
and up to a Japanese Tea House. Captured the spirit of Japanese craftsmanship at its most authentic.
Located 1000+ meters above the sea, the Japanese Village is the first and the largest of its kind outside Japan.
The garden was planned and designed by renowned Japanese architect, Mr Kaio Ariizumi and built by a team of 22 skilled craftsmen from Japan.
tapi rasa2nya ada kebarangkalian inilah tempat persembunyian askar2 Jepun semasa perang dunia II berakhir apabila Jepun mengaku kalah kot....
Not to forget that those beautiful places are actually surrounded by tropical rain forest of Malaysia, about 40km to the north-east of the capital city - Kuala Lumpur.
Walked some distance deep into the forest [around N3 25.237 E101 50.546] with Garmin Vista HCx hand-held GPS to assist getting out of the thick undergrowth beneath the canopy of the evergreen tropical rain forest at ease.