"Undiscovered Treasure Accommodation in Camerons 1" Bala's Holiday Chalet Tip by moomoos

Bala's Holiday Chalet, Cameron Highlands: 293 reviews and 11 photos

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by moomoos

Bala's Chalet is one of the oldest colonial buildings built during the pre-war era and preserved in its original structure to enhance its natural beauty. Opened as a boarding school 1934 for European expatriate children as a branch of the more famous Tanglin school in Singapore, it began with 150 pupils and 22 qualified teachers all recruited from England. Though now it is no more a school it still carries on this tradition in a different way. It's present owners, K. Balakrishnan, a local boy and Peter W. Blumbach, a German businessman residing in Singapore bought over the property which was left empty after the school closed down and turned it into a guesthouse which became a fine place to stay in years to come. Even the gardener, Mr. Kuppanan has stayed on for the past 47 years tending to his beloved flowers.

Unique Qualities: Today, Bala's chalet has 25 cottage style rooms offering good value for money to travelers. Spacious tastefully renovated rooms overlooking the forest and surrounding by a picturesque garden. Quiet and peaceful with some rooms capturing the sunrise.

Address: Lot 55, Tanah Rata, Pahang, 39000, Malaysia
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Only 10 minutes away from the 2 main towns - Tanah Rata & Brinchang. Easy and fast access to all tourist spots as well.
othercontact: balasch@hotmail.com (owner)
Phone: 605-491 1660 / 605-491 46
Theme: Pension/Guesthouse
Website: http://www.balaschalet.com/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 4, 2002
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