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Posted: 27 Jan 2012 06:33 AM PST
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! :)
Bukit Tinggi (which directly translates into High Hill?) is ridiculously beautiful!
How is it that such a colourful wondrous place exists? And in Malaysia too!
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!
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!!?!?
I went late December so that explains the Christmas tree.
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.
BUT A PRETTY SUPER COLOURFUL TOURIST TRAP.
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!
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.
They were so soft and fluffy that even a normally sullen teenage boy cracked a smile when cuddling the little balls of fluff!
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.
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..
But when I want to reach out to them..
Omg, rejected by bunnies. T.T
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.
After that, taking photos with all the other animals were a piece of cake.
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. –.-'
But even though the donkeys liked me so much, I really really liked the deer!
Look, it's BAMBI!
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.
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.
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!
Anyway, we took opportunity of the more-or-less vacant tea house to take plenty of pictures!
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.
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.
Watching it once is entertaining, but I can't imagine watching it more than once.
Doesn't the one in blue look like Cameron Diaz?
At least a little bit?
Despite everything I've mentioned, we all know the real draw of Bukit Tinggi is its perfect environment for photographs!
The pictures look as though they were taken in another country! I mean, look at those coniferous plants!
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.
Oh, and pack a jacket along as it definitely gets cold!
Pros: Gorgeous pictures, fresh air, super relaxing, amazing architecture
Cons: No wi-fi anywhere, not many attractions, hiked-up prices for foodFull content generated by Get Full RSS.
Posted: 23 Jan 2012 11:36 PM PST
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We took a couple rides from Bukittinggi, one of Sumatra's most lively tourist hubs. On the first we searched for the lady Umul, locally famous for her dealings in the defecated beans known as kopi luwak, each and every bean lovingly picked from the excrement of the civet cats that hang around the plantations of Sumatra. We found her and bought some. On the second, we took most of the day to explore the dramatic Harau Valley, an idyllic stretch of rice paddies sandwiched between sheer vertical cliffs. Just as scenic was the afternoon ride back to Bukittinggi when the sun made its first showing.
Posted: 18 Jan 2012 01:28 AM PST
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