Friday, January 27, 2012

Bukit Tinggi

After a million and one years, I’m finally going to blog about my trip to Bukit Tinggi, which in a nutshell, is the place for people who want to relax and do absolutely nothing taxing or strenuous whilst breathing in fresh cool air. Or it’s the place for vain vain people to take lots and lots of pictures! :)

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Bukit Tinggi (which directly translates into High Hill?) is ridiculously beautiful!

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How is it that such a colourful wondrous place exists? And in Malaysia too!

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This picturesque town tends to become overlooked when compared to the likes of Genting Highlands or Cameron Highlands but it really is worth a visit!

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The more I look at the pictures I took, the more I wonder as to how our country can have a place like this.. and HOW COME I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF IT BEFORE!!?!?

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I went late December so that explains the Christmas tree.

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The buildings are all so gorgeous that I can snap anyhow cincai also and the picture still looks (sorta) cool and artistic!

We went to Bukit Tinggi for an overnight stay which is just the right amount of time to explore the whole area. There aren’t many things to do at the hill (besides taking pictures) so if you stay too long, you’d find yourself getting bored out of your mind. Plus, everything there has a ridiculously hiked up price.

A tourist trap, basically.

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BUT A PRETTY SUPER COLOURFUL TOURIST TRAP. Open-mouthed smile 

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It even came complete with a knight in shining armour!

Uhm.. without the knight.

Despite what the critics say, Bukit Tinggi isn’t only expense and scenery – there are other things to do as well!

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All you have to do is hop on the borderline dangerous tram that comes every hour, pray to God that you won’t fall off, and hold on tight as you’re brought from attraction to attraction.

If you’re an animal lover and the thought of cuddling a plethora of free roaming rabbits appeal to you, then the Petting Zoo is definitely where you’d want to go.

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They were so soft and fluffy that even a normally sullen teenage boy cracked a smile when cuddling the little balls of fluff!

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AND OMG SO EMBARASSING.

I was trying to hold a rabbit to take a picture with it but they kept hopping away from me. And they hop super super fast, okay! It’s as though all the rabbits were conspiring to not allow me near them but everyone else was alright.

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Even my GRANDMOTHER managed to lure a rabbit to her. And that random guy in the back! The rabbits looked so quiet and gentle and not hyperactive at all when everyone else went to them..

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See the rabbits are so still when my mother touches them!

But when I want to reach out to them..

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They all hop away.

Omg, rejected by bunnies. T.T

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But as you can tell from my super disgusting sweaty hair in the above photo, I did not give up and managed to hold onto a bunny!!!

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While my brother made it look like a piece of cake. ==’

To be honest, I was quite upset lor that my whole family found it so easy to take a decent picture with the rabbits (and there were SO MANY TOO!) and all I got was that ugly sweaty shot.

So I tried again.

And again.

And again.

AND FINALLY…

*drumroll please*

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SUCCESS!! DECENT PHOTO WITH RABBIT!

After that, taking photos with all the other animals were a piece of cake.

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Actually, it was easier than a piece of cake. The donkeys seemed to like me as much as the rabbits disliked me. They kept flocking to me! I felt like a donkey whisperer or something. –.-‘

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Ew my face.

But even though the donkeys liked me so much, I really really liked the deer!

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Look, it’s BAMBI! Open-mouthed smile 

Once you’re done with the Petting Zoo (which I think is RM3 per person for entry), you could head to the Japanese Tea Garden for a change of scenery. At the time I was there, there was construction going on at the area, forcing us to have to walk up the craziest slope in the entire universe.

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It was like a 60 degree slope! And I’m not even exaggerating.

Thankfully, the cool air of the hill makes everything much more bearable. In fact, if the air were to be like that down here, I wouldn’t mind going jogging every day. But here, not only do we sweat while/after we jog, we’re sweating already even before we start our first lap.

At the top after walking some ways into the forest-like garden, you’ll find this beauty of a place.

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For a fee, you could partake in the Japanese tea ceremony held at this tea house, complete with kimono and the works. On the day we were there however, the tea place was closed. Nonetheless, the sweet fragrance of tea was in the air.

In fact, as we’re walking through the forest itself, we could smell the tea. It was absolutely delightful because it was the sweet kind of tea, the one that smells really light and fresh and yummy and omg I would love to have perfume that smelt like sweet tea!

Ahem.

Anyway, we took opportunity of the more-or-less vacant tea house to take plenty of pictures!

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Nearby the Japanese garden, there was also a Botanical Garden. Unfortunately, due to poor planning, we didn’t have time to head there. :(

INSTEAD, we went to the arcade! Which was a total waste of money – I implore you, do not be like us. Resist the temptation and content yourselves with phone games.

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Another reason why an overnight stay is suitable is due to the performance. Every day, they hold a couple of performances. And by couple, I mean the exact same performance is repeated a few times in one day.

Daily.

Watching it once is entertaining, but I can’t imagine watching it more than once.

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Doesn’t the one in blue look like Cameron Diaz?

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At least a little bit?

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Pervy men in the front row!

Despite everything I’ve mentioned, we all know the real draw of Bukit Tinggi is its perfect environment for photographs!

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The pictures look as though they were taken in another country! I mean, look at those coniferous plants! Surprised smile

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So if you ever decide to come by Bukit Tinggi, dress for photographs because taking pictures is the absolute best thing to do there! The cool air also naturally makes everyone look better and smile a little brighter.

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Look, even this cute little girl is all accessorized for pictures! And yes, I noticed. Don’t say a word, you pedobears.

Oh, and pack a jacket along as it definitely gets cold!

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Pros: Gorgeous pictures, fresh air, super relaxing, amazing architecture

Cons: No wi-fi anywhere, not many attractions, hiked-up prices for food

11 comments:

  1. such beautiful scenery!! :)

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  2. nice pictures! how i wish i was there! :O

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  3. I MOST DEFINITELY MUST GO THERE SOMEDAY!

    I hear they employ only angmohs or half-europeans to work there to enhance the feel of being in an european country. is that true?

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    1. How strange! But noo they aren't! At least, I recall seeing Filipino workers. And Malaysians!

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  4. WOW! I never knew Malaysia had such a place! My siblings go there all the time but they never showed me pictures. i wonder why..Hmm.. I shall go there one day with ma fwens. And imo, your human shots look better than the other shots :)

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    1. Haha, human shots as in the shots I take of people? Haha, portrait lens maybe.

      Wah omg how can your siblings go there and you have no idea what the place looks like. -.- Haha, havent you ever wondered WHY they went? Tsk tsk

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  5. Hey Tif,

    Eu here. can't get to find your facebook though.

    If you don't mind adding me, my e-mail is as below:
    briansim1989@hotmail.com

    see ya again soon... :)

    -Eu-

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    1. Haha, ooh Hello! Alright alright. :) Shall add you! Haha, I think I'm unsearchable on Fb. :P

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