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Postby the lynx » Mon, 12 Aug 2013 4:59 pm

You can try Bukit Tinggi. It has French-themed resort up there. Went there when it first opened and it was really relaxing and romantic (keyword for your missus there!).

It has been years since it was opened. I wonder if it is still as good. Closer than Genting and Cameron.

http://www.colmartropicale.com.my/

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Postby Wd40 » Mon, 12 Aug 2013 5:04 pm

Go for Cameron. You will enjoy the drive over the slopes as well as a refreshing weather change :)

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Postby offshoreoildude » Mon, 12 Aug 2013 5:37 pm

the lynx wrote:You can try Bukit Tinggi. It has French-themed resort up there. Went there when it first opened and it was really relaxing and romantic (keyword for your missus there!).

It has been years since it was opened. I wonder if it is still as good. Closer than Genting and Cameron.

http://www.colmartropicale.com.my/


It's a lot of fun but I suspect very run down now. Try to find some a recent review on TripAdvisor etc
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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 12 Aug 2013 7:13 pm

offshoreoildude wrote:
the lynx wrote:You can try Bukit Tinggi. It has French-themed resort up there. Went there when it first opened and it was really relaxing and romantic (keyword for your missus there!).

It has been years since it was opened. I wonder if it is still as good. Closer than Genting and Cameron.

http://www.colmartropicale.com.my/


It's a lot of fun but I suspect very run down now. Try to find some a recent review on TripAdvisor etc


Wah lao, so which name is it eh?

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Postby PNGMK » Mon, 12 Aug 2013 7:21 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
offshoreoildude wrote:
the lynx wrote:You can try Bukit Tinggi. It has French-themed resort up there. Went there when it first opened and it was really relaxing and romantic (keyword for your missus there!).

It has been years since it was opened. I wonder if it is still as good. Closer than Genting and Cameron.

http://www.colmartropicale.com.my/


It's a lot of fun but I suspect very run down now. Try to find some a recent review on TripAdvisor etc


Wah lao, so which name is it eh?


http://www.tripadvisor.com.sg/Hotel_Rev ... ahang.html

Discount the 'whine' factor of Asian tourists who do reviews.... not a great set of reviews even so.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 12 Aug 2013 8:22 pm

OSOD! You remembered your password! :lol: So, like a couple of others here you can have a split personality!

I'm playing with google map and looking at sites. Appreciate all the suggestions.

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Postby PNGMK » Mon, 12 Aug 2013 8:39 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:OSOD! You remembered your password! :lol: So, like a couple of others here you can have a split personality!

I'm playing with google map and looking at sites. Appreciate all the suggestions.


No mate - it's worse than that. One of my devices (that I rarely use - a sony tablet) is logged in on OSOD I've discovered - and I'm loathe to logout of OSOD because of the stray PM that still comes through.

People - OSOD is in ISA lockup! - Cannot PM lah!

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Postby durain » Mon, 12 Aug 2013 9:12 pm

penang was a bit too far for me. after driving there, i was too knacked to do anything! cant be asked to drive to town for a few days! was staying at the rasa sayang.

defo check out cameron highland or even pangkor island. i stayed in strawberry farm in cameron and pangkor island beach resort in pangkor island. pangkor island beach resort is absolutely brilliant. private beach in it's own bay.

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 13 Aug 2013 8:26 am

PNGMK wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:OSOD! You remembered your password! :lol: So, like a couple of others here you can have a split personality!

I'm playing with google map and looking at sites. Appreciate all the suggestions.


No mate - it's worse than that. One of my devices (that I rarely use - a sony tablet) is logged in on OSOD I've discovered - and I'm loathe to logout of OSOD because of the stray PM that still comes through.

People - OSOD is in ISA lockup! - Cannot PM lah!


Ahh, thats what I meant by the name.

And you would normally be the person to show up and say we shouldn't joke about such things, and ask the mods to lock the topic :P

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 13 Aug 2013 8:28 am

PNGMK wrote:http://www.tripadvisor.com.sg/Hotel_Rev ... ahang.html

Discount the 'whine' factor of Asian tourists who do reviews.... not a great set of reviews even so.


Yeah, I never trust review sites without carefully scrutinizing reviews. Food sites are the worst. Yelp, or hungryGoWhere. You get a bunch of teenafger or early 20yr old girls complaining about what THEY think *insert non-local ethnic dish here* should taste like, and giving poor reviews to legit restaurants.

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 13 Aug 2013 9:11 am

I still trust Trip Advisor nonetheless, it is very handy when I go backpacking and I don't know any other 'more' reliable sites I can rely on. And I regularly posts over there too because I believe in returning the favour for having pre-emptive information before my trips.

Majority of Trip Advisor contributors are IMHO mature travellers but it sucks when you have all reviews for one legit location done by immature + Asian + luxury-traveller-wannabes, instead of the better bunch.

Like that Colmar Tropicale review page, you will notice that only Singaporeans and Malaysians gave reviews of that place, considering that not many other foreigners know of such place. And if you're French residing in Malaysia/Singapore, the last place you wanna go for a holiday is a French-themed resort, which probably can't match the real deal in France anyway.

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 13 Aug 2013 3:51 pm

the lynx wrote:I still trust Trip Advisor nonetheless, it is very handy when I go backpacking and I don't know any other 'more' reliable sites I can rely on. And I regularly posts over there too because I believe in returning the favour for having pre-emptive information before my trips.

Majority of Trip Advisor contributors are IMHO mature travellers but it sucks when you have all reviews for one legit location done by immature + Asian + luxury-traveller-wannabes, instead of the better bunch.

Like that Colmar Tropicale review page, you will notice that only Singaporeans and Malaysians gave reviews of that place, considering that not many other foreigners know of such place. And if you're French residing in Malaysia/Singapore, the last place you wanna go for a holiday is a French-themed resort, which probably can't match the real deal in France anyway.


I agree, still use it too, but try to figure out who the reviewer is and parse their review with that detail in mind.

Just the photos of that French place though , and the newest (atm at least) review are enough to let me know I don't want to go there.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 13 Aug 2013 4:49 pm

Yeah, It sounds like something you might want to "visit" for a couple of hours. I approached the other half last night and her first reaction to the whole thing was "What! Go up there just to get gunned down!" She's afraid of her own shadow at the best of times, so the local press hasn't helped matters at all by playing it up. (But she has no qualms about going to the US where the percentages are probably similar - I'll never understand 'em!) Maybe cause she's local. So will keep researching but do some alternate planning on a staycation instead. :-( I so wanted to escape the Red Dot for a while!

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 13 Aug 2013 5:18 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Yeah, It sounds like something you might want to "visit" for a couple of hours. I approached the other half last night and her first reaction to the whole thing was "What! Go up there just to get gunned down!" She's afraid of her own shadow at the best of times, so the local press hasn't helped matters at all by playing it up. (But she has no qualms about going to the US where the percentages are probably similar - I'll never understand 'em!) Maybe cause she's local. So will keep researching but do some alternate planning on a staycation instead. :-( I so wanted to escape the Red Dot for a while!


What about Batam/Bintan then?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 13 Aug 2013 5:40 pm

That is my next tack. :)


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