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Cameron Highland (26-27/August/2006)

From a Malaysian point of view.

sunny 20 °C

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Orang Asli kid, Cameron Highland, Malaysia

Even as a Malaysian I'm still not so sure whether Cameron Highland is actually located in the state of Perak or Pahang. If i get questions regarding this from my Geography teacher, i will obviously fail.

Anyway, last summer was my first visit to Cameron Highland after 24 years being a Malaysian. We drove there and from what my dad told me, Cameron Highland can be reached from 2 different routes. The first option (from top downwards, the option we took) is from Simpang Pulai to Gunung Chabang and to Brinchang, the highest point of Cameron Highland said the Equatorial Hotel people. The other option (bottom to top) is from Tapah, then Ringlet, making your way up. The road is much wider (& safer) using the first option.

There are basically 3 main hill resorts in Malaysia, namely Genting Highlands, Fraser's Hill and obviously Cameron Highland. There are some new ones coming up such as Bukit Tinggi Resort and stuff. Cameron Highland is still the best among all these, with Genting being "too developed" and Fraser's being "too underdeveloped", gosh i would rather climb the hill behind my house than visit Fraser's Hill.

There are many places to stay in Cameron Highland, so regardless of the type of traveller that you are, accommodation won't be a problem, at all. I'm lucky to be a 24 year old baby boy who travels with my family all the time, so I got to stay at Equatorial Hotel Cameron Highland, the best hotel in Cameron Highland, said the Equatorial people (my dad joined this weird club where he gets discount on good hotels). It's a good place to stay, with huge spacious room and nice views. It's more like an apartment than an actual hotel room, so i would recommend it to those traveling with families.

Equatorial Cameron Highland
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Old house, Boh Tea Plantation, Cameron Highland
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Tea Plantation, Cameron Highland
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Things you should do while in Cameron Highland = take pictures,visit the vegetable farms, those shops selling flowers, the strawberry farm, those markets selling fresh vegetables and nice key chains, have a nice walk around the shops in Tanah Rata, visit the tea plantation, have some nice tea, see how teas are made, visit the Orang Asli (indigenous) people, take pictures of them or with them, go down, buy more vegetables or orchids and stop at Lata Iskandar Waterfall to chill out. Great place.

Boh Tea Centre, Cameron Highland
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Don't forget these cool mini cactus
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Tea Plantation, Cameron Highland
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Kasimanis Strawberry Farm, Cameron Highland
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Posted by phalinn 08:25 Archived in Malaysia Tagged family_travel

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i've been to cameron few times...and agreed; it is wonderful!

cameron's in Pahang, by the way. hehe

love the first pic!

by tenkostar

The last time I went to Cameron was almost 15 years ago. I'm 26 now. Anyways, I remembered eating lots of strawberry with whip cream. Good times. What camera you using by the way...?

by zanif

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