Trip - Cameron Highland 16/02-18/02/2012
For years, I've been traveling outside this country ( just Asian countries) i noticed that there a few interesting places in my own country that i never visit. The places I'm talking about is Cameron Highland, One of the wonders of Malaysia, it is the largest and most famous hill resort in the country. This highland paradise still retains much of the charm of an English village.
Being a primarily agricultural domain, you will find an abundance of vegetables and fruits farms here. Cameron Highlands is also the leading producer of flowers and tea in Malaysia. Be prepared for a lovely sight of extraordinary flowers you won’t see flourishing elsewhere in Malaysia! 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.
There so many Hotels, Resorts, Apartments, Chalet and Homestay in Cameron Highland. No need to worry about accommodations. As for me and my family, budget chalet will be enough.We booked a family room at Ros Chalet which located in Kg. Taman Sedia, Brinchang. The owner of the Chalet also got a strawberry farm opposite the Chalet named R.Z Enterprise Strawberry Farm. Opah Strawberry's Farm located beside R.z Enterprise Strawberry Farm .
For more info about Ros Chalet, kindly check my next post.
Strawberry farms can be found almost everywhere in Cameron Highlands. All offer locally grown strawberries and home made strawberry jams and a very cheap price. Some strawberry farms will let you pluck your own strawberries and charge you according to the weight.
About 1.5 kg strawberry + free plate for RM 30.
Boh Tea Plantatin Sg. Palas.
No trip to Cameron Highlands is complete without a trip to the tea plantations. This is one of the main attraction that's got to be in your "must see" list. You can visit the factories to learn about the tea making process and you can also sit down and enjoy a cup of tea at the cafe. The view overlooking the plantations is beautiful and perfect for the picture album.
Sg Palas Plantation is accessible from a small road turn a few kilometres north of Brinchang town. To be exact, as you head north, Kea's Farm to your right should be a good landmark to indicate that a left-turn into this tea estate is eminent. Of course, signboards are put along the way to guide you.
The trip don't cost much. We spend about RM 150 (Ron 97) for petrol + RM 52 return toll fares from Gurun-Spg. Pulai - Gurun and RM 300 for 2 nights accommodation.