Thursday, September 20, 2007

Lay off, Berjaya Hill Homes and Genting Highland, Malaysia

Looking on my previous post date... it was nearly half a month that no update on gossip with david...i understand that alot of my viewers happened to ask me... "David you give up your blog already ar??"... to clear all these doubt well i gossip with david blog is coming back again.
Well where have I been for the pass month... (i) been busy arrange for "indon maid", (ii) busy looking for baby sitter for baby Sara, (iii) busy gathering with friends, (iv) busy arrange holiday for 2 me and pauline and (v) busy with my current stuff

In fact, for the pass half month i really busy on all the above... finally, everything have been resolved and I really need a holiday with pauline (only for both of us after tired of taking care baby and lots of errand to run) i still recalled our last vacation were to Hong Kong during CNY... and that't it, we have never been organised any trip after we know about the arrival of baby Sara.

So, this time I'm the organiser for the trip to reward pauline after her delivery of baby sara... pretty much options to choose from Penang to Club Med and from Avillion to Redang Island...(we even think of flying to nearest city like Bangkok, Macau and etc but it's over our budget..) so after some indepth discussion we planned our trip locally... The itinery Berjaya Hill Homes (previously known as Bukit Tinggi Resorts) cum Genting Highlands.

People will think that why Berjaya Hill Homes and Genting Highland. Well to escape from city i prefer to get a short holiday to beach or island or some places that are cooling.. in order to keep our trip fun and enjoyable we picked Berjaya Hill Homes as we've never been there but hear about the places for years. In addition, Genting currently are running a few promotions for the low season and we get our Room + Fly show for only RM223.00. If you want to know more about the room rates check out at the Genting websites alot of options for you to pick from if you want to get yourself out from the city and a night in the cooling resorts.

A 1.5 hours journey from Kuala Lumpur will be the home of Berjaya Hill Homes, where the famous Hill Resorts located 2,700-3,500 feet above sea level, Pahang, Malaysia. What to expect if you never been to this place? It is great with no expectation as both of us have never in our life think of going to this Hill Resort and certainly the Berjaya Hill Resorts bring alot of excitement for us.. During our drive all the way up to the hill we were thinking of how the famous Japanese Village and French-themed Resort look like... Suprised!!!

Both the Japanese Village and French-themed Resort look gorgeous from far and when we drew closer the French-themed Resort also known as Colmar Village in France is a picture postcard come alive. After settled down we planned to have a lunch on this Colmar Village and later on heading towards the famously known "Gambling Haven" the Genting Highlands.

Here are some nice photos taken on the Berjaya Hill Homes:



On the way to the French-Themed Resorts at Berjaya Hill Homes


After some discussion with Pauline, we decided to go to the Japanese Village first then only headed to the French-Themed Resorts as the Japanese Village is located on top of the hill. This photo is the traditional Japanese Tea House. Guest is prohibited to go in unless you rented a Kimomo and take photo with the Tea Lady. (i feel a bit cheated... why??? because we travel all the way to discover this place then the catch is here... You need to pay to take photos... WTF!!)


I quickily take a few photos of this traditional Japanese Tea house, the entire garden and interior is designed renowned japanese architect Mr Kaio Ariizumi and 22 skilled craftman from Japan, pretty impressive right...


Another shot on this Japanese Tea House, where the hell is the photo lady suppose to be... don't see her around...


This is me, Gossip with David author, David.


The tour of Japanese Village is far from impressive and it is not finish yet, me and pauline take a walk across the lush green which directed us to a new place...



This is the place TaTami Spa a minute away from the Japanese Tea House, but prior appointment is needed if you want to try the Spa service.


A closer look on the Tatami Spa, the main door is clocked down to avoid patrons to walk across.


After visited the Japanese Tea House and Tatami Spa garden, both of us feel like heading back to our car and then go to the Colmar Village (the french village), a route that lead us about 300 meter away and we passed the Botanic Garden. (of course i'm not interested in gardening or flower so we just take a skip on this)


We are heading to the Colmar Village, this shot is taken from our car, the journey from Japanese Village to the Colmar Village takes less than 5 minutes. (i think i'm speeding, to show some drift to Pauline... muahahahahahahahahah)


Right before the entrance of the car park you could see this... I think is DUCK...what do you call it??


After i've parked my car in a decent carpark offer by the Colmar Village, here is the main street of the French-Themed Resorts. Everything seems so unreal but it is a nice place to hang out with close friends to take a few days off from work or the busy city lifestlye, there are pubs and golf course as well not too far from this place. Due to weekday you don't see the crowd. PS. I don't think the place will packed by crowded tourists during weekend as the place don't offer much entertainment compare to the nearest Genting Highland and Resorts.


Featuring David on the main street of Colmar Village, only few couples on the coffee shop and a group of people attending their company's training from Bayern Corp Malaysia. It seems like a dead town, but the place is so neat that i wish to come here again on weekend to lay off.


Finally, settled down for our lunch at La Flamme, opposite is a bookstore further down there are souvenir shops and foot massage centre.


The end of the main street and both sides are the different themed Resorts. Is time to leave the place and heading to Genting Highland.


A 30 minutes journey we have reached the Resort Hotel, both of us are pretty tired till then. Before we entered our hotel room we expect it to be a run down and average room because we booked from online. But this photo tells it all. The room is totally out of our expectation, if you were ask me to rate the Resort Hotel room i will give 9 out of 10.


A comfy king size bed for us to take a nap before heading for tonight's show, The FLY at First World, Pavilion.


This is the view from our hotel room, you can see the Outdoor Theme Park and the thrilling space shot, height at 185 feet and travel on the speed of 67km/hour. Must try if you have no heart problem!!!


Just able to catch a shot from our hotel to the Awana Genting, the scenery is beautiful and calm.


After the rain, the fog getting thinner and the entire environment and scene from the top of the resorts seems so comfortable that you could stay there for life.

This is it, a 2 Days 1 Night stay and lay off at peak of the Highland. A trip that is memorable for once and hope to get another one in the near future. So folks, if you really don't know where to break away from your work, Genting Highland might be a good place, don't associate with the gambling activities first but to relax and slow down your pace. Sometimes, you will look further and clearer when you get a brighter sight.

3 comments:

asiangirls said...

hey, gan, that is not DUCK!!!!! it is SWAN.. hahahhahaa...

gossip with david said...

yeah... muahahahahahhahah... is 2 swan? but why they put only 2? look so lonely.

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