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Exploring the Cameron Highlands

By on August 26, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Exploring the Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands were discovered by William Cameron (a government surveyor on) in 1885, and it was Sir George Maxwell, Chief Secretary during 1920-1926, “who was responsible for putting Cameron Highlands on the map of Malaysia”. Now that is what the information board at the BOH tea plantation. I’m not sure if “who was responsible for […]

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Eating out in the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

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As with everywhere in Malaysia I was spoilt for choice when it cam to eating out, and as usual I managed to get three excellent meals. On the first evening I ate at the Restoran Sri Brinchang,Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia, and had an excellent Tandoori set meal (tandoori chicken, plain naan, lentil curry, […]

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Boh Tea Plantations

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Boh Tea Plantations

As I was leaving the Cameron Highlands I thought I would visit another Boh Tea Plantation. Again I was impressed by the place and I found it strangely relaxing wandering around the tea bushes. The drive in to the plantation was interesting as I passed a lot of small local farms. There were some impressive […]

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Strawberries and the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

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Strawberries and the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

They really do have a thing for strawberries in the Cameron Highlands… everywhere you go there are poly-tunnels under which they are growing strawberries, and a number of which you can stop at to ‘pick your own’… Plus, there are the most amazing and quite frankly sometimes bizarre strawberry “sculptures” along the side of the […]

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Cameron Valley Tea House, and Cameron Bharat Tea Valley, Malaysia

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Cameron Valley Tea House, and Cameron Bharat Tea Valley, Malaysia

In the Cameron Highlands there are two tea companies – BOH tea and Cameron Tea, so for fairness and balance, and because I like tea, I decided I should also visit the Cameron Bharat Tea Valley, and have a nice cuppa. The tea houses (there are two) are located by the side of the road […]

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Cameron Lavender Garden, The Highlands, Malaysia

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Cameron Lavender Garden, The Highlands, Malaysia

They do have some odd tourist attractions in the Cameron Highlands, and one of them is the Cameron Lavender Garden, which in a weird way summed up my experience of the Highlands, and of tourist places in Malaysia in general. A lot of the Cameron Lavender Garden was closed when I visited, for example, you […]

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Hill Top Travel and Tour – Summary

By on August 25, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Hill Top Travel and Tour – Summary

I had a fun day with Hill Top Travel and Tour. The transport wasn’t the particularly comfortable, and bouncing around in the back (especially in the first hour en route to the plant – Rafflesia) was painful, and the noise was deafening (take ear plugs), but it got us where we wanted to go… The […]

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Hill Top Travel and Tour – Mossy Forest, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

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Hill Top Travel and Tour – Mossy Forest, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Now the Mossy Forest was quite special, and quite good fun, however, after the hard trek to see the Rafflesia it was hard on the legs. On the road down from Puncak Gunung Brinchang there are a number of hidden little paths up to the left that enter the Mossy Forest, which is essentially a […]

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Hill Top Travel and Tour – Puncak Gunung Brinchang and Watch Tower, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

By on August 25, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Hill Top Travel and Tour – Puncak Gunung Brinchang and Watch Tower, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

As part of the tour we also visited Puncak Gunung Brinchang and a nearby watch tower. Some interesting views of the highlands and it also gave me an interesting insight in to the environment of the ridge as we appeared to be in a surprisingly cool (it felt like some one had turned the aircon […]

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Hill Top Travel and Tour – BOH Sungei Palas Tea Centre

By on August 25, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Hill Top Travel and Tour – BOH Sungei Palas Tea Centre

As part or the Hill Top Travel Tour we visited the BOH Sungei Palas Tea Centre, and it was surprisingly interesting. I have been drinking tea for decades (well, I’m British), and in the last two and a half years I have been living in Malaysia I have drunk BOH tea, so it was nice […]

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