Previously there is only one way to Cameron Highland and that's via Tapah through the narrow and winding road, but since 3 years ago there is another road via Simpang Pulai to Cameron Highlands in which you will see Kampong Raja first instead of Ringlet. This is also the road to link Perak and Gua Musang in Kelantan…Another link that connects the West Coast to the East Coast Of Peninsula Malaysia. But if you come from the south (eg. Johore or Singapore) and don't mind adding the extra mileage to your vehicle perhaps you can try the new route which is much wider and safer. We normally took the Simpang Pulai route on our journey home from Penang to Singapore if we want to stop over at Cameron highlands for a few days.
Fondest memory: The Nice Weather And The beautiful Panoramic View Of The Mountains: Banjaran Titiwangsa or The Titiwangsa Range !!!
If you are really crazy about flowers like my mum, you could also get it at the night market in Brincang Town at a much cheaper price. The night market is only on Saturday night but I don’t know if they have change their schedule because seems like it's also one of the tourist attraction. Semi dried flowers will cost around RM1.00 per packet and they will give you extra packet if you buy a lot…My cousin get 15 packet for RM10.00. Roses are also very cheap…Buy some for your love one the next time you are in Cameron!
Fondest memory: The Flowers And The Mesmerizing Panoramic View Of The Mountains!
Long time ago you can find the indigenous aboriginal people called 'Orang Asli' roam around at certain places like Brincang or Tanah Rata selling honey and herbs but now they just set up the stall at the roadside or nearby their own home. If you are the orchid enthusiastic…You might find some rare orchid species at their stall if you are in luck!
Fondest memory: The Nice Weather, The Flowers And Of Course The Beautiful Sceneries!!!
For me the nearby Lata Iskandar waterfall Is much more appealing for swimming than Parit Fall or Robinson Falls, maybe you can try to see it for Yourself !
Fondest memory: Nice Weather, The Flowers And The Mesmerizing Panoramic View Of The Mountains!
Normal banking hours are from 9.30am to 3.30pm on weekdays and froms 9.30am to 12.30pm on Saturday. Most banks offer traveller's cheque and currency exchange services.
Three post-offices, one each in Tanah Rata and the others in Brinchang and Ringlet opens daily between 8.00am to 4.30 pm. Closed on Sundays.
Foreign tourist are advised to note that the "Post Restante" services only available at the Tanah Rata post office.
Most shops are open between 9.00am to 9.00pm daily. Some are closed on Sundays.
Shopping for souvenirs in Cameron Highlands is interesting especially with many shops selling "Orang Asli" made handicrafts including blowpipes which has become very popular with tourist of all nationalities.
Would you believe that this was another type of ornamental chilli growing at the bungalow where I was renting while at Cameron Highlands? It's white and round, rather like tiny white rose buds. Imagine if you plucked them and served them to friends on a bowl of ice-cream...naughty, naughty!
However, if you want to know how they taste, don't ask me, because I didn't try them. : D
Favorite thing: with the high altitude, mother nature's works up here in the highlands is interestingly different from what we get in the lowlands.. keep an eye open and you'll find lots of fascinating things to see.. an example was we spotted an amazing spider web, along the road on the way, that spun in such a way that there are multiple webs supported by a big one.. unfortunately, the picture we took of it didn't really show.. anyway, have fun looking around..
You can get 2 dozens (or more) of roses for the price of RM10 (USD 2.50). Sometime the seller will include a bunch of forget-me-not or other tiny flowers free with your purchase.
You can negotiate prices will those aunts who are very kind with young guys like me. I didn't mean to take advantage, it's the offer & acceptance to seal the contract of selling.
Cactus Valley by far the largest cactus garden which exhibit & sell various cactus species. The size of these cactuses varies from the size of lemon (inclusive of pot) till the size of what-ever the mature cactus size should be.
We are making fun of this friend who is happened to gel his hair like cactus.
Take a look at this plant. It was growing at the garden of the bungalow where I was staying. It looks like a red flower, but is actually a unique shaped chilli! Isn't it great?
I have never seen a similar chilli plant outside of Camerons.
Favorite thing: Cameron Highlands is slightly colder than average Malaysian climate, due to its height & mountainous surrounding. Vegetables, fruits & flowers can be easy grown up there, because of thick fogs were covering the hills & make it a natural sprinkle system. These environment factors have somehow making agriculture as the main activity at Cameron Highlands.
In Cameron, there are 3 towns, Ringlet ( the lowest point of cameron), Tanah Rata ( the middle point of cameron and also the main town) and lastly Brinchang ( the highest point of cameron).
Most of the attractions are located in Tanah Rata and Brinchang, therefore if you want to find a accommadation, these 2 towns are the better choices.
Fondest memory: Try the mountain trekking is you have the time, it is very wonderful and also you can trekked up to the highest point and have a bird eye view of cameron. Also the waterfall, i missed the falls, the water is so cooling and clear.
Daffodils in Cameron Highland.
Few drives from Brinchang town, more farms can be found along the road. Plenty of stalls selling strawberries (but sour one).
Then we passed one of the hills which contained wild daffodils, im so excited and straight away jump in to the wild bush with the feeling like the children of the Sound of Music.
Favorite thing: It is always meaningful and memorable to send a post card to yourself at your home address, to a good friends or to VT friends while you are on holiday away from home. If you want to do this, the post office in Cameron Highlands can be found easily at the Tanah Rata town center. This post office provide all the services same with other post office throughout Malaysia, beside general postal services, its collect payment of electricity and telephone according to the bearers' bills. This post office is officiated by our 1st Prime Minister in year 1956.
Cameron Highlands is one the best place to grow strawberry beside in your greenhouse.
You can buy strawberry jams & fresh strawberry from farmers. Some of these sellers will include a small pack of sugar to go with your strawberry.