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October 24, 2017
Cameron lost in time
 
Cameron lost in time.
                 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Image: Lunch with natives.


When travelling to Malaysia, one normally doesn’t think of tea plantations and mountain chalets. But when visiting the Cameron Highlands in the country’s interior, that is exactly what you will find. You not only find that in the mountains, but also native food to choose from.

   
Image :  Cameron Highlands mountain.

A former hill station for English settlers to escape the unbearable heat of Kuala Lumpur, this charming area is a must stop on anyone’s list when visiting Malaysia. Rich with lush jungle, rolling mountains, waterfalls and agriculture, one can lose themselves for days hiking its many trails and relaxing for afternoon tea and scones on a veranda overlooking breathtaking scenery.
   
Image: Road to Cameron Highlands.

The Cameron Highlands are a three-hour bus ride from Kuala Lumpur on a harrowing winding road. The trip can have hair-raising accidents happen though local people seem to be unfazed by the unpredictable driving.Sheer drops, narrow roads and a winding route will get your heart pumping. But you can take comfort in the fact that you are riding in luxury.
The views en-route are breathtaking. You are reminded of the rice terraces in Vietnam’s Sapa. Only instead of rice terraces, it is tea plantations. Mountainous terrain filled with trees full of vibrant green leaves blending together. Planted in neat rows, it is as if a giant knife has sliced lines through the solid canopy creating winding patterns in the rolling landscape.
 
   
Image: Scenery of tea plantation.

Upon arrival in the main town of Tana Rata, one has to check out the towns many cafes and restaurants. Sitting down with a book and drinking tea and dipping scones are a welcome change from the hustle and bustle of most of Malaysia. Dinner offers plenty of opportunities, but make sure not to miss out on the Steamboat dinners at one of the many restaurants offering them. The thinly sliced meat with vegetables and noodles cooked in a simmering pot at your table gives a welcome warmth to the cool highland evening.
 
Image: Steamboat in Cameron Highlands.
 
Dinner offers plenty of opportunities, but make sure not to miss out on the Steamboat dinners at one of the many restaurants offering them. The thinly sliced meat with vegetables and noodles cooked in a
simmering pot at your table gives a welcome warmth to the cool highland evening. Moreover night markets introduces a lot of fresh produce you can delight on.
 
  
Image: Night market in Cameron

It is the hiking and the jungle that brings one to the Cameron Highlands however, so make sure to grab a map and set out for one of the many trails in the area. A must do trail is Gunung Brinchang. It is the highest peak in Malaysia and starts from Sungai Palas. The 1-hour hike through the jungle trail takes you to a summit that offers spectacular panoramic views. Clouds sweep in and out over the mountains
changing the scenery with each passing second.


  
Image: Cloudy View of Cameron.
 

Once you have soaked in the sights, a gentle walk down the road takes you past the Sungai Palas tea estate, offering beautiful photo opportunities. Deep green lines are etched into the mountains where millions of tea plants neatly planted in rows and patterns. Catching a ride back to town is easy. Friendly people will offer a seat in the back of their truck and you can stop for fresh fruit en route.


Image: Robinson Falls
Cameron Highlands can be your next escape from the bustling cities and a perfect hideout from the noise. Don't miss out these wonderful amber on the month of November.


   
 
 
 


 
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