Cameron Highlands Off The Beaten Path

  • the waterfall ~ a closer view...
    the waterfall ~ a closer view...
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  • the waterfall...
    the waterfall...
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  • the stalls along the road...
    the stalls along the road...
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    See the Stick Insect

    by Wild_Orchid Updated May 3, 2005

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    stick insect

    When visiting the Butterfly farm, do look out for the stick insect. This insect is pretty unique - those from around Camerons and its surrounding jungles can grow to be quite large. Take a look at the picture: the stick insect is on the man's palm. It is thin and long, with six legs. Its brown/green colouring was created by nature so that it could camouflage itself when in the jungles.

    There is also the leaf insect, which resembles a dried leaf. I don't have a picture of it, but when you get to the butterfly farm, do look out for it.

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    Fresh Tomatoes anyone?

    by Wild_Orchid Written May 3, 2005

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    tomatoes on vines

    Visit the farms around Camerons Highlands and you may get to see tomatoes growing on on vines, like those shown in the picture here. They looked so ripe and juicy that my daughter was tempted to pick them off the vine. Of course if she had, we'd have undoubtedly incurred the wrath of the farmer...so we didn't.

    It's best that you just buy them at the numerous markets and road-side stalls that are found aplenty around Brinchang and Tanah Rata. Price is about RM1.00 per bag or you could also buy them by kilo and choose them yourself.

    My favourite from around here are the little ripe, red cherry tomatoes that are delicious in salads or when eaten on their own.

    Just remember to wash them first before you pop them into your mouth, to avoid swallowing any unnecessary pesticides.

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    Freshly steamed Sweet potatoes & Corn

    by Wild_Orchid Written Jul 28, 2004

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    yummy, can't wait to eat

    Buy some freshly steamed sweet potatoes and corn in a cup. Deliciously yummy when eaten plain or with sprinkling of salt and melted butter. Quite perfect for a little snack when you get tired of walking around at Camerons.

    The Cameron Highland home-grown sweet potatoes are really quite outstanding as they are very sweet and juicy. Or buy some, steam them when you get home!

    Certainly a healthy treat for young and old alike!

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    Cruise around!

    by sahlenare Written Jul 7, 2004

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    and take your time doing it!
    Cameron Highlands is amazing! It's beautiful, quite, it's flat, it has hills, the strawberries, the hiking, whatever you are in the mood for, you will find but then.. It takes that you take the time to explore it! You will not be sorry..

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    Jungle Tracking

    by wufei Written Apr 24, 2004

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    There are many interesting jungle walks in Cameron Highlands. Some are just a short gentle stroll and others a half-day stiff treck for the very fit. All are enjoyable and worth venturing on. If you need help to choose the walks best suited to your needs, most hotels and guest houses are very knowledgeable and helpful on the subject.

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    perfect view..

    by eelaine Written Feb 16, 2003

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    ..lovely view..

    this is the viewing point in the boh tea plantation.. it's amazing.. gorgeous view from up here.. perfect for picnics.. :) only thing is it's a looooooong way up.. most ppl never make it all the way up here.. so, if you get there, it's all nice, peaceful and quiet.. perfect place to spend the day just lazing around..

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    walk or drive around to see some resident houses

    by Pancake_my Written May 5, 2004

    I was pleased to see this Paradise Bird in a Malay house. It's about 6 feets height and I think it's not common in Malaysia.

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    Hike Bukit Jassar

    by yuet29 Updated Apr 9, 2004

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    View from Bukit Jassar

    It takes less than 1/2 hour walk from tanah rata terminal to reach the trail where leads you to the top of Bukit Jassar.

    It takes less than one hour to reach the top of Bukit Jassar.

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    Mountains

    by victorwkf Written Nov 24, 2002

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    There are some mountains where you can go all the way to the top by transportation. The highest mountains at the highlands are about 2000 metres.

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    Panorama Views

    by victorwkf Written Nov 23, 2002

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    Panorama view of Brinchang town

    If you want to have breathtaking panorama views of the mountains, then you have to be prepared to walk off the beaten path, but it is worth it.

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    Life in the mountains

    by victorwkf Written Nov 23, 2002

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    Cultivation on the slopes

    If you have time, take a walk to look around and experience life in the mountain areas of the highlands. It is generally safe in Cameron Highlands and there are some well marked hiking trails.

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    Flower plantations

    by victorwkf Written Sep 7, 2002

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    You should visit the flower plantations and rose garden when you are at Cameron Highlands. The flowers are extremely beautiful due to the cool weather.

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