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Hill Top Travel and Tour – Hike to see Rafflesia

By on August 25, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Hill Top Travel and Tour – Hike to see Rafflesia

As part of the Hill Top Travel and Tour there was a hike in to see Rafflesia, which is a genus of plants that produces some of the largest flowers on the planet. The plant has no stems, leaves or true roots, and leads a parasitic lifestyle. For more information about the plant see Rafflesia […]

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Hill Top Travel and Tour, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

By on August 25, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments

Today I have decided to do something a little different (for me) and take a guided tour of the area with Hill Top Travel and Tour. The company offers 9 tours, and the one I decided to go for was the ‘Rafflesia and Mossy Forest Adventure’, which includes: Travel by 4×4 off-road drive vehicle Visit […]

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Cameron Highlands and Poly-tunnels

By on August 24, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Cameron Highlands and Poly-tunnels

The Cameron Highlands is noticeably a lot cooler and less humid than most of Malaysia, and therefore they can grow things which could not be grown in the more hot and humid regions of the country. As a result the Highlands are a big farming area, and not only do they grow tea, but they […]

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Land Rovers in the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

By on August 24, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Land Rovers in the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

What is it with Land Rovers in the Cameron Highlands? Did they buy a job lot? And now they have stopped making them what are they going to do? I have never seen so many Land Rovers in one place. In fact in the first two hours I was in the Cameron Highland I think […]

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Cameron Valley Tea House, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

By on August 24, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Cameron Valley Tea House, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

The Cameron Highlands is famous for a number of things (more on that later) and one of them is tea (I have been drinking Boh tea from the Highlands for the last two years and it makes a good cuppa – far better than that Lipton Yellow Label rubbish), and so I was looking forward […]

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Heritage Hotel, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

By on August 24, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Heritage Hotel, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

The Heritage Hotel Cameron Highlands is an interesting place that I would suggest had seen better days. There was no Wi-Fi ithe rooms, but it was available (I think) in the lobby. The room was adequate (reasonably clean), the bed was comfortable, and the TV worked. On thing that was odd for a Malaysian hotel […]

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Driving to the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

By on August 24, 2015 in Malaysia with 2 Comments
Driving to the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

The drive to the Cameron Highlands from KL was stunning, well, actually the first two hours weren’t as that was along boring motorways, but as soon as you turned off and started heading in to the Highlands it became one of those magical mountain drives along switch-back roads that seem to climb for ever and ever. […]

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Kuala Lumpur Airport – Looking for Avis and a possible rip off?

By on August 24, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments

If you are trying to rent at car at Kuala Lumpur Airport (KUL) then good luck as there are no obvious signposts showing you the way. I eventually found Avis by wandering around and asking people for directions. On several occasions people sent me the wrong way, and at one point I got very confused […]

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Tune Hotel, KLIA2, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

By on August 23, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments

On my way to the Cameron Highlands I needed to spend a night at Kuala Lumpur airport because by the time my flight from Langkawi had landed it was too late to drive to the Highlands (plus, I wanted to do the drive in daylight as I had heard the last hour or so in […]

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Next stop – Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

By on August 23, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments

Now the Cameron Highlands was an interesting choice on my list. Main reason for going was because I knew a number of people that had visited the Highlands and liked it, and I was intrigued to visit somewhere in Malaysia that had been described to me as having very cold weather, and for which when […]

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