An entire month passed by without a post. Time to work on this backlog.
Bukittinggi? I thought that was somewhere in Indonesia. I would never have imagined that there would be a French-themed resort in the mountains outside of Kuala Lumpur. Just an hour's drive from the city is Berjaya Hills, home of the pretty but somewhat tacky Colmar Tropicale.
The place draws its fair share of daytrippers, but you can spend the night in peace here. There's not much to do but take pictures, buy souvenirs and play games.
Face to face with a black swan
Further up, it's much cooler at the Botanical Garden and the Japanese Village. A nice afternoon outside the city.
The drive is very pleasant, too. Smooth roads with a view of the limestone mountains.