Monday, May 27, 2013

Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Brinchang Town, Cameron Highlands
Brinchang Town, Cameron Highlands

A little more than 130 miles north of Kuala Lumpur is the Cameron Highlands, an extensive hill station once favored by British colonials during the hot season. Development started shortly after the highlands were mapped in 1885, and these rolling, forested hills quickly became one of the finest getaways on peninsular Malaysia.

Tourists continue to come for an escape from life in the lowlands. Located on the Titiwangsa Range at about 1500 metres above sea-level, the temperature here can drop to 16 ˚C or lower at certain times. The cooler temperatures of the Cameron Highlands are ideal for growing tea, strawberries and roses, and there are beautiful gardens to explore here. Rustic hotels in the Cameron Highlands can arrange jungle walks and treks to local lookout points. Gunung Brinchang, the highest peak in the area, can be hiked with a guide or independently.

 1. Famous tea plantations
     - Boh Tea Plantation
     - Sungai Palas Tea Plantation
     - Cameron Valley Tea Plantation

2. Strawberry farms
    - Big Red Strawberry Farm
    - Healthy Strawberry Farm
    - Kasimani's Strawberry Farm
    - KHM Strawberry Farm
    - Raju's Hill Strawberry Farm

Cameron Highlands, Strawberry Farm.

Strawberry Farm Worker

3. Vegetable farms

4.  Markets
     - The main day market is located around Kea Farm but you can also find many of them all along the main road from Ringlet to Kg.Raja.
    - On Saturday nights, the weekly night market comes to life in Brinchang.

Kea Farm, Day Market
Kea Farm, Day Market

5. Time Tunnel Gallery - The Local Museum

6. Bee Farms
    - Ee Feng Gu Honey Bee Farm (near the Kea Farm area)
    - Highland Honey Bee Farm (along the road to the Boh Tea Plantation)
    - Cameron Tringkap Bee Farm (Tringkap)

7. Butterfly Centres
    - There are two butterfly farms in Cameron Highlands and the are both located around the Kea Farm area.

How to get there:
• If using your own transport, travel from Tapah or Simpang Pulai to Cameron Highlands takes about an hour and a half. You'll cross the town of Ringlet, Tanah Rata and Brinchang.• Cameron Highlands has three towns namely Ringlet, Tanah Rata and Brinchang. If Brinchang houses the tea plantations and strawberries, Tanah Rata focused on vegetable cultivation. Roses, orchids sun and other vegetables like cabbage and tomatoes are packed together in one pack can

be purchased at RM5.
• For fans of roses and exotic flowers, Rose Center in Brinchang offer roses of various colors. Here, you can get a combination of species of hibiscus, orchids, pitcher plants and wild plants.
• From the center rose, you have to drive several miles to get to the front to Cactus Valley, also in Brinchang.
• biggest cactus garden is home to over 1,000 species of cactus-like landscaped desert.

There are two butterfly farms in Cameron Highlands and the are both located around the Kea Farm area.

Kea Farm, Cameron Highlands
Kea Farm, Cameron Highlands Map


Brinchang, Cameron Highlands Map
Brinchang, Cameron Highlands Map


Tanah Rata, Cameroh Highlands Map
Tanah Rata, Cameroh Highlands Map

Budget Hotels
3 Stars

1. Country Lodge Resort
2 .Kowloon Hotel

   2 Stars

3. Jasmine Hotel
4. Kavy Hotel
5. Hotel Chua Gin
6. Hotel Remix
7. Rainbow Hotel
8. Hong Kong Hotel
9. Tudor Home Inn
10. Golden Wing Hotel

Tanah Rata
3 Stars

1. Planters Hotel

   2 Stars
2. Kang Travellers Hotel
3. Netasha Holiday Inn

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