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    Stop en-route at Lata Eskander falls

    by saleemg Written Jan 27, 2013

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    Lata Eskander waterfall

    A nice waterfall along the main road leading to the Cameron Highlands is too compelling not to stop by. The waterfall is easily accessible and apparently quite safe to take a refreshing shower underneath the falls or in the small pools (keep your bathing costumes ready if you do not wish to come later all the way down from your hotel). There is a small market next to the falls selling local souvenirs and fruits.

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    Visit the Strawberry farms

    by saleemg Updated Jan 23, 2013

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    Strawberry is a delight by itself, but when one hand-picks strawberry from the farm, the exprience is indeed thrilling and delightful. There are numerous strawberry farms around Cameron Highland, however, one that stood out was the " Big Red Strawberry" farm in Brinchang. Not only were the strawberries in abundance, the farm ambiennce is quite nice and the strawberry delights offered at the farm resturant will tempt the most discerning. The farm is 10 min drive from Equatorial hotel and 5 min from Brinchang town, near to the Police Station.

    The attached photographs speak for themselves.

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    Rose Centre / valley

    by saleemg Updated Jan 23, 2013

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    The name Rose Valley is quite misleading as the place is more of a rose nursery. However, it is worth the visit toexplore different varieties of rose flowers and some other flower species.

    Situated in Brinchang about 10 min scenic drive from the Equatorial Hotel.

    Take a look at the photo gallery.

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    Visit the tea plantations

    by saleemg Written Jan 23, 2013

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    There are various tea plantations within Cameron Highland, however, the one tha stands out is the Boh Tea plantation in Birchang...said to be the largest tea plantation in South East Asia. Not only is the drive breathtaking (you enter a different world all-together), the trip includes visit to the tea factory with a free guided tour and an opportunity to taste / buy tea at their terrace restaurant.

    Another plantation which I visited is the Bharat Tea plantation, which was on the way to our Hotel Equatorial from KUL. It is worth taking a brief stop-over and taste different types of teas in their tea plantation. Here too you can visit the factory as well as the plantation.

    To visit the Boh tea plantation, it is advisable to book a tour from the hotel as the road is quite tricky and trecherous for a stranger.

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    Hire a ranger for Jungle Trekking

    by DaHongHua Written Oct 20, 2012

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    In Tanah Rata town, there are travel agency who can organize a jungle trekking for you to explore the nature of Cameron Highlands, there are giant Raffresia, water falls and native people villages hidden in the natural rain forest. If you spare extra one or two days in Cameron Highglands, you can arrange for another amazing experience.
    From the poster I saw at their offices, the travel agency can help you to organize many continuous journey in Malaysia, including to Taman Negara.

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    Visit vegetable farm

    by DaHongHua Written Oct 20, 2012

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    Its a great experience to visit vegetable farm as they welcome tourists. Do not think you can get cheaper vegetable, you are tourist, you buy once, you buy what is ready packed but it is hard for you to compare and complaint. May be you are just like me to follow the crowd to have a look.

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    Visit strawberry farm

    by DaHongHua Written Oct 20, 2012

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    Strawberry farming in Cameron Highlands is rather a successful industry. Most of the farmer build their farm together with the fruits and its related products' sales center to promote the fruits and to let the visitors feel the farming environment and to have a close look at the plant. You can eat the strawberry fresh fruit, beside that strawberry are made into jam, juice, dried fruit and salad mix with other fresh vegetable.

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    Kea Farm

    by cal6060 Updated Sep 30, 2012

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    Kea Farm, Cameron Highlands
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    Kea Farm is not a farm, but a market with outdoor street vendors selling fresh produces, two line of shops selling souvenirs, flowers, and casual restaurants. It is 3KM away from Brinchang town. It is often called Kea Farm because most of its produces are freshly cultivated from the local farms nearby.

    We often stop by here to do our last minutes shopping before heading back to Kuala Lumpur. Strawberries, sweet corns, budded roses, fresh vegetables like tomato, asparagus, cauliflowers are commonly sold here.

    This is a famous market among Malaysians visiting Cameron Highlands.

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    Boh Tea Centre Sungai Palas

    by cal6060 Updated Sep 30, 2012

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    Boh Tea Centre Sungai Palas, Cameron Highlands
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    Boh Tea Centre Sungai Palas is one of the two Tea Gardens by the Boh Plantations Company. It is located slightly north of Brinchang town, look out for a signboard to exit left from the main road to a small road.

    This is a must-visit attraction in Cameron Highlands. Other than the magnificent views of the greenery hills from the Tea Cafe, the eco-friendly built architecture building is worth a visit. The Boh Tea Centre Sungai Palas is a glass building supported by steels with solid roofs. The entire building can get natural sunlight through the panel glass walls and windows and a huge open space balcony stick out from the edge of a hill. It is an unique structure that can hardly find in Malaysia.

    The modern cafe serves variety of foods including sandwiches, cheese cakes, and etc. It is a great place to enjoy a cup of Boh tea in the cool weather with stunning views.

    Along the pathway to the gift shop, there are displaying posters to tell the story of Boh Tea and the natural environment of Cameron Highlands. At the corner of the building, it has a display of an old machine used in tea making. They even have a video room where you can learn the process of making tea in Boh Plantations.

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    Highlands Apiary Farm

    by cal6060 Written Sep 30, 2012

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    Highlands Apiary Farm, Cameron Highlands
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    Highlands Apiary Farm is one of the three bee farms in Cameron Highlands. We visited here on the way out from Boh Tea Garden in Ringlet, located at the junction between the road to Boh Tea Garden and the main road.

    My colleagues recommend us to stop here to visit the bee farm. It comes to my surprise that it is more than just a bee farm. It has a garden full of yellow sunflowers, where bees love. We often worried to get sting by a bee, but as long as we did not bother to catch them they would not sting. I love those sunflowers, like faces full of smiles. It is also a nursery where you can find other plants and flowers.

    Highlands Apiary Farm has a love shape fountain. Many domestic tourists believe that love shape fountain will bring love to life, so it becomes a famous spot to take photos with the love one. The gold fish inside the fountain will bring luck and prosperity too.

    There is a shop in the farm selling its own cultivated honey, including raw honey and derivatives. Local apple cider vinegar and 3-in-1 package ginger drink are available here.

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    Tanah Rata

    by cal6060 Updated Sep 29, 2012

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    Tanah Rata, Cameron Hightlands

    Tanah Rata is the heart of Cameron Highlands. The town has developed as a tourist town where you can find long-distant bus station, taxi station, local restaurants or coffee shops (even a starbuck), accommodation from backpack inns to luxury resorts, travel agencies, gas stations, convenience shops and etc in here. This could be a great place to start if you do not have own transportation.

    We often stop by this town for lunch as it has variety of local restaurants to select. So far, we have not found any particular good restaurant to recommend, but we did not encounter any bad restaurant neither.

    Many Malaysians have built or owned properties in this part of the town for family retreat or renting out to tourists for short-term and long-term stay.

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    The Ye Olde Smokehouse

    by cal6060 Updated Sep 29, 2012

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    The Smokehouse, Cameron Highlands
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    The Ye Olde Smokehouse is one of the famous heritage buildings in Cameron Highlands. On Dec 1937, a English Family, Mr Douglas Warin's family moved into this house to celebrate their first Christmas in this English cottage house. During Japanese Occupation, this house was used as Imperial Japanese Army 's office. After the war, there were two European families have owned and stayed in this property, Mr. McDonald's family and Mr. Cowling's family. In 1977, a Malaysian, Mr. Peter K H Lee has bought this property from Mr. Cowling. Mr. Lee's family have lived here as their vacation home, and slowly turned it to an heritage hotel and a restaurant until today.

    The hotel and restaurant is surrounded by self manage gardens with many colorful plants and flowers. It is nearby a golf course with stunning views of mountains and a green golf course landscape.

    If you are keen to stay overnight, you can always check on its website!

    Don't miss this heritage building, staffs are friendly and welcoming!

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    Boh Tea Gardens & Tea Centre

    by cal6060 Updated Sep 29, 2012

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    Boh Tea Gardens & Tea Centre, Cameron Highlands
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    "Boh Tea Garden & Tea Centre" is one of the two Boh Plantation Company's visitor centres in Cameron Highlands. Boh Tea Plantation was founded by J. A Russell, a British who were business entrepreneur in trading, rubber industry, construction development, mining industry, and of course tea plantation. His discovery has created "Boh Tea" a well known brand no only in Malaysia, also throughout the globe.

    Boh Tea Garden comes with a short track up the hill to have a good views of lush greenery tea plantation landscape. During a sunny day, we could see blue sky with thin layer of cloud cover those pyramid shape mountains.

    The visitor centre has a small cafe looking out the greenery landscape. The cafe serves variety of Boh Tea with different favors. Traditionally, most teas are served in hot. Due to the liking of having Ice tea in Malaysia, the company has come out with "2 in 1" ice tea packages, allows consumers to blew their tea with Ice without adding any sugar. You can buy "2 in 1" boh ice tea at Tea Shop.

    Behind the cafe, there is a tea manufacture. They have free tours to show you the process of making tea, introduce their company, and explain the type of tea they are producing. It is worth spending time to learn more about The Ummph of BOH Tea!

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    Lata Iskandar Waterfall

    by gdilieto Updated Sep 29, 2012
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    For a break from tea, strawberries, vegetables and flowers, you may check the Lata Iskandar Waterfall, a small but picturesque waterfall on the way out the Cameron Highlands, past Ringlet in the direction of Tapah. It is a small waterfall and it takes little time to visit unless you want to indulge into taking a dip in the cool water, thing that appears to appeal to many, especially teens and children. It is a very busy spot and, on the Sunday we were there, it was crowded with families and kids.

    The Waterfall is a little out of way, ~25 Kms past Ringlet and if you plan arriving or leaving the Cameron Highlands by the Tapah route, you may want to take chance and stop by on your way in or out. Otherwise, if coming on purpose, it may take some 45 mins to 1+ hour drive, depending on where your base is in the Highlands.

    We stopped on our way out the Cameron Highlands to enjoy the scenery and snap a photo. As the waterfall is literally along the road, it takes no physical effort to get there.

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    Strawberry Farms

    by gdilieto Updated Sep 29, 2012
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    Second in popularity only to tea plantations come the strawberry farms. There is a large number of those farms in every corner of the Cameron Highlands, Big Red and Raaju Hill are amongst the most popular, or you may do like we did and visit one convenient with your location. We asked the taxi driver for advise and he took us to one close to our place.

    A visit to a strawberry farm is basically about walking around the plants and, if you want, plucking your own strawberries and paying by the weight. You will also certainly find a cafe serving strawberry-based snacks and selling strawberry-based food and souvenirs. It is a relaxing experience, however, if you have seen strawberry plants before, it is unlikely you will find the experience exciting or special.

    Cameron Highlands is the only place where strawberries are grown in Malaysia. The cool weather enables the planting, however the humid highland climate results in fruits that are soggy and sour unlike sweet and succulent strawberries from temperate climates.

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