last Saturday, went up to Cameron Highland for a short retreat with my wife, it been quite some time since I went there , should be more than 15 years.. barely remember how Cameron Highland was like except the tea plantation. Here’s some photos from the trip 🙂
started the journey around 11am..
driving towards Cameron Highland..
Cameron Highlands is about 300km from Kuala Lumpur and it takes less than 3.5 hours to get here via the North-South Expressway (NSE). If you are driving from Kuala Lumpur, get find your way to the NSE by following the sign to Ipoh. Once you’re on the expressway, keep on driving north until you reach Tapah which will take about 1.5 hours.
reaching turn to Cameron highland… Watch out for the sign that indicates the Tapah and Cameron Highlands exit (Exit 132). Once you have passed the toll booth, turn left at the traffic lights. From here onwards you will be on the long winding road to Cameron Highlands which is about 60 km’s away. If you’re driving from the north just take Exit 132 at Tapah and follow the same direction. It takes an average of 1.5 hours to reach Tanah Rata from Tapah.
our first stop.. Hutan Lipur Lata Iskandar..
went down to check out the waterfalls 🙂
back on the road to Ringlet..
2nd stop for lunch at Ringlet.. had some chicken rice for lunch.. the place was full of flies 😛 something bout cameron, seems like the is flies everywhere 😮
After lunch, we head towards a Bee Farm nearby Tanah Rata..
the entrance to the bee farm..
lots of bee homes :o…
check out the bees !
we also got see lots of strawberries at the Be Farm 😀
looks yummy eh?
some fruits on sale 😛
next, we head towards the Boh Cameron Highlands Tea Plantation
very narrow and windy road .. wife wanna vomit 😛
wonderful tea plants all over the hills and beyond…
finally we reached the Boh TeaShop
shopping around for some tea stuff before the Boh Tea Factory tour..
got a packet of Peach tea 🙂
outside of Boh tea factory , waiting for the tour to start..
inside the factory..
various types of machine for processing the tea leaves..
the sorting room..
drying up the tea leaves..
end of tour 😛
after that, took a hike up to tea hill top before leaving..
a closer look at tea leaves ..
from top of the tea plantation hill..
awesome scenery 😀
the Boh tea factory from the hills..
after visiting the tea plantation, we headed to Berinchang for dinner..
charcoal steamboat dinner 😀
>> Part II Charcoal Steamboat at Brinchang, Cameron HighlandCameron Highlands Facts
Cameron Highlands is a highland region located about 121 km east of Ipoh and about 214 km north of Kuala Lumpur, in Pahang, Malaysia. At 5,000 ft (1,500 m) above sea level it is the highest area on the mainland, enjoys a cool climate, with temperatures no higher than 25 °C and rarely falls below 12°C year-round. Cameron Highlands is actually a district in the state of Pahang Darul Makmur although the road entrance is via Tapah and Simpang Pulai in the state of Perak Darul Ridzuan. Cameron Highlands district is bordered by Lipis district on the south-east, Kelantan on the north and Perak on the west. The size of the whole Cameron Highlands district is roughly two and a quarter times the size of Singapore.
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