Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A French Themed Village in Pahang, Malaysia

Colmar Tropicale is inspired by the 16th Century Colmar Village in Alsace, France. It spans over 16,000 acres of rugged hills and mountains and located 3,000 feet above sea level. Being up that high, I really didn't feel cold when I was there. :(

I planned on going here days after my Laos trip after knowing from my travel-mate that there were public transport available to this place. I never knew about it. Haha. So I managed to lure a friend to follow me on a weekend trip to Bukit Tinggi and thus booked via booking.com a room at Colmar Tropicale for one night.

The thing that I love about booking.com is that I never need to pay money upfront. *smiles*

However, bus tickets were another matter. I thought I could book the bus tickets via online but when I called the ticket counter situated in Berjaya Times Square, they advised me to pay for the tickets a day or two in advance. Unfortunately their office opens at 9am until 5pm. There was no way I had time to go there to buy the tickets but determination got to me. Haha. I got out from my office during lunch hour on Friday, the day before our night in Tropicale and got myself two return bus tickets.

They almost had no seats at 10am but after they reconfirmed with the driver (his name is Rashid btw..), I finally got the tickets!

Shuttle Transfer Services Time Schedule

  • Daily departure from KL to Tropicale at 10:00am, 1:00pm & 5:00pm,
  • Daily departures Tropicale to KL at 11:3-am, 3:00pm & 6:30pm
1-way = RM25 nett/pax and 2-way = RM55 nett/pax

This is how the shuttle looks like. Guess seats are pretty limited. It takes only approximate an hour to get to Tropicale.