I'll never forget that day, March 17, I packed my bags and fly from Malaysia to India, then Dubai.

I was overly excited and very happy. But I also had this paranoia and fear when I thought of those stories about being held at the immigration, though I have the visa and all the valid documents that I needed. 

My flight took about 12 hours plus 11 hour layover in Mumbai, India. I was too exhausted when I arrived in Dubai. Then, I met an indian girl who I had a small chat with while queuing for the immigration check. She was also a little worried but confident so I felt better. 

When it was my turn, the officer just asked my hotel address and after I answered, he stamped my passport in no time. It was shockingly smooth for me! I smirked a little and told myself...This is it!
It's almost 2 years now since I left my country to work here in Malaysia. Four more months to be exact before my contract ends. I feel like counting the days now actually. And to be honest, I'm a little confused. Is it good bye Malaysia for me soon? Or should I stay one more year... years maybe? 

I know it's too early to sum up my almost 2 year stay here, but looking back, I could say this country gave me a lot of opportunities and memories even I feel overwhelmed every time I remember them all. 

Colmare Tropicale| Bukit Tinggi, Malaysia

I was in the pantry refilling my water bottle when a colleague asked where I'll be spending my long weekend. I said "Nah no plans yet. Maybe some place I've never been to." Then she started mentioning some places, most of them I've seen on my first few months in Malaysia. 

She mentioned "...Genting Highlands, Cameron, Penang and Bukit Tinggi. " I asked, "What's the last one?". I haven't heard of Bukit Tinggi before. She told me it's a good place for a day trip. I got curious so I did my research. Rowelito, my dear friend, helped me find some information on how to go there, what to do and so on.

I found out that it's easy as pie to reach Bukit Tinggi, if you have a car. But if not, you can ride a van from Berjaya Times Square in Kuala Lumpur. Roundtrip fare including 1 entrance to Japanese Village and Botanical garden is 60RM for adult and 55RM for child. For one way, 38RM (BTS to Colmar Tropicale) and 28RM (Colmar Tropicale to BTS).