Learn how to handle and ride a horse, experience a bit of Japanese culture at the Japanese Village, walk through the beautiful Botanical Garden, and play with the animals at the Mini Animal Park.
Go for a 30-minute lesson on horse riding led by a trainer who will teach you the basics. Learn how to saddle up and put on the bridle for your horse, as well as how to safely mount a horse. After that, you should learn how to walk and halt. If it is your first time riding a horse, it may seem daunting as first because the horse is a majestically strong and large creature, and sitting atop such a powerful beast puts you at quite a height above the ground. This riding lesson should have you familiarized with the feel of the horse’s muscles shifting around as it moves while walking.
The beautiful Japanese Village that sits prettily at 3,500 feet above sea level on Bukit Tinggi. The first of its kind outside of Japan, it was designed by a renowned Japanese architect and built by 22 Japanese craftsmen. It boasts a luxurious landscape of sloping hills, well-maintained green gardens and intricate Japanese rock gardens. Its other attractions are the Japanese Tea House, Tatami Spa, Botanical Garden, Ryo Zan Tei Japanese Restaurant and Ume Tatami Suite. At the Japanese Tea House, visitors can have a taste of the respected tea ceremony of the Japanese at one of the four sessions that are held daily.
Stroll through a well-kept rainforest on a concrete path that brings you through the Botanical Garden. The only additions to the rainforest are the concrete path and various plants, flowers and herbs. This way, visitors get to enjoy the experience of trekking leisurely through a rainforest on a safe path while being shaded by the thick canopies of trees. Here you will find the rare Tiger Orchid, a mesmerizingly beautiful flower that is also the largest orchid in Malaysia. Learn about the plants and their uses and benefits as you observe them.
While the Mini Animal Park was designed with children in mind, adults can nonetheless enjoy their time there, especially if they’re an animal lover! This park does not boast dozens of different species of animals, but what you will get here is some peaceful, up-close time with rabbits, deer and donkeys. You can feed the rabbits and deer with their feed purchased from the park, and pet their soft fur. There are also donkey rides offered at the park.