There are a number of strawberry farms in Cameron Highlands as the climate here is suitable for its cultivation. A visit to one of the strawberry park will entail visitors not only to the opportunity to see how strawberries are cultivated but also offer the opportunity to purchase freshly picked strawberries at chep prices.
Raju Hill Strawberry Farm and EQ Strawberry Park are among the popular strawberry parks in Cameron Highlands. Both are located in Kea Farm area and close to each other.
A must visit in Cameron Highlands is one of its tea plantations. Tea planting is the main economic activity here with acres upon acres of land dedicated to its cultivation. There are several tea plantations scattered all around Cameron Highlands with Boh Tea Plantations alone has a total 8,000 acres of tea plantations in Sg Palas, Farlie, Bukit Cheeding and Ringlet. Bharat Tea Estate in Riglet also worth a visit for its view.
Most of the tea trees in the tea plantations here are the same that were planted during the early beginning of tea plantations here since the productive life of tea trees span over almost 100 years. In Cameron Highlands, tea leaves - about the size of an adult palm - are plucked by hand as well as using a specialised scissors-like equipment. Thus, tea trees here are trimmed to the height of 1-1.5m to enable the top layer of the tree to be pruned straight into a sack using the said equipmenet.
Once collected, the tea leaves are brought to a nearby factory to be processed.
The Honey Bee Farm (Ee Feng Gu Farm) is among the agro-tourism attractions in Cameron Highlands apart from the tea plantations. Located in the Kea Farm area, the farm is said to be one of the must visit in Cameron Highlands.
At the farm, visitors would be briefed on the benefits of honey, sampling of the honey and followed by a tour of the farm (unguided). Whats interesting here is the various large figurines of bee scattered all over the farm. Honey related products such as pure honey, royal jelly and pollen are also on sale here
Free entrance, open from 8am to 7pm daily.
Within Boh's Sg Palas tea plantation is its tea processing factory. A guided tour is conducted to visitors to the factory as wellas a short video presentation on tea making process.
In the factory, you can witness the whole tea making process that involves withering, rolling, fermenting, dryring, sorting, tasting and storing. Most of the machineries here have been used from the day the factory start its operations in 1930s.
Tanah Rata is one of the main town in Cameron Highlands. It is full of activities here in daytime but quite quiet in nighttime. Cameron Highlands bus station is located right in the heart of this town. There are also shops selling daily goods and souveniers in the town as well as banks branches here.
Goverment agencies such as police station and post office are also located here. The office of the Malaysian Agriculture Research Department (MARDI) is also located here, with a garden where visitors can walk around and take photos.
Boh Tea and Cameron Highlands are quite synonymous as it was here in 1929 that the country's first tea planttaion was established by J.A. Russel, the founder of Boh Tea. The name Boh was derived from a type of tea from China. Boh has several tea plantations scattered all around Cameron Highlands totaling 8,000 acres in Sg Palas, Farlie, Bukit Cheeding and Ringlet - producing approximately 4 million kg of tea a year or 5.5 million cups of tea a day.
Boh's Sg Palas tea plantation - said to be one of the most beautiful tea plantation in Cameron Highlands - is the most popular among visitors. Here, apart from the nice view of the tea plantations, visitors can also visit its tea factory and enjoy a cup of tea at its tea shop and souvenier centre. It is open everyday from 9am to 4.30pm except on Monday and public holiday.
The Cameron Highlands Butterfly Farm and Garden is located about 5 km north of Brinchang towards the Kea Farm area. There a various types of butterflies here flying freely among flowers in the farm with the sound of running water from an artificial pond in the background. The star attraction here is the well known Raja Brooke butterfly.
Apart from the free flying butterflies, the butterfly farm also has various insects on displays such as scorpions and tarantulas. The farm is open daily from 8am to 6pm and the entrance fee is RM3.00.
Brinchang is another main town of Cameron Highlands. The town has popular eateries and shops selling daily goods. The night market held every weekend here also a crowd puller for the town. Right in the heart of the town is Cameron Highlands Souvenier Centre that sells various type of souvenier.
Tea is a major product of the Cameron Highlands. Therefore it is essential to visit one of the tea plantations, e.g. BOH Tea, the biggest one. They show a film about the tea production and guide you around the factory. The views over the plantation are stunning.
If you want to go there on your own, ask in your guesthouse about transportation. You can take the Jungle Walk No. 9, but the last hop on the street is loooong, and if you are not as lucky as we were to meet a friendly farmer with a pickup, you might face some problems.
Ee Feng Gu is situated 5km from the central of Cameron Highlands. It is a must to visit when you are in Cameron Highlands because it is one of the best holiday destination.
Ee Feng Gu has already went through 3 generations, therefore it is very experienced in this field. In addition to that, many local and international bee farmer have came to gain more experience and also exchange opinions on how to look after the bees.
Furthermore, after years and years of hardship, Ee Feng Gu has now expanded the bee farm to a larger of space.Ee Feng Gu is open daily from 8 am to 7 pm. There is not a single entrance charges, every visit to the bee farm is free of charge.
There is an important note that we like to emphasize on is that although the bees have poisonous sting, but it is always under tight control and it would not simply sting anyone. Therefore, it is very save and encourageable to bring along children so that they can learn more about the nature of vees and honey.
Besides, workers of our farm are always very glad to guide you and explain every inquiries asked.
Ee Feng Gu has manufactured many products range from pure honey, royal jelly and pollen. Besides, we are also selling chinese tea leaves, Yi Xing Violet Sand Teapot Set, crystals, stonecarving souvenirs and others.
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Most visitors to Cameron Highlands are probably surprised to find a number of Strawberry farms thriving in the area. Not normally associated with South East Asia's tropical climate, strawberries have been successfully grown in the highlands for many years.
Although a number of farms produce the crop, the Healthy Strawberri Farm and Raju Strawberry Farm are the most popular ones to visit.
Initially the crop was grown in the ground in the traditional way, today many are grown hydroponically, a method of growing without soil on raised trays fed by water containing the essential nutrients for healthy growth. Highlands strawberries tend to be slightly smaller than those grown in Europe, probably due to a lack of long sunshine hours to promote growth, although they can be just as sweet and delicious.
Most strawberries are sold to visitors as fresh fruit or jam, with the rest exported down to the lowlands.
Roses and flowers lovers should love this place!
The Rose Valley boast of having 450 varieties of roses in all shapes and sizes - from the 'black' rose, 'green' rose, 'Iight blue' rose to thornless rose plant. There are also 30 fragant varieties of roses here as well as as a large collection of 'miniature' roses on displays.
Apart from roses, there are also other unique flowers available here such as Lily, Gerbera, Diamond, Lady Shoe, Honeysuckle, Camelia, Gipsy and many more. Rose Valley also has a selection of cactus free with the oldest cactus available here is about 40 year old. It also has the biggest flower vase in Malaysia.
Entrance fee RM4.00, open from 8am to 6pm.
The Bharat Tea Estate that produced the Cameron Valley tea is another name that is synonymous with Cameron Highlands. The estate was established in 1933 when its founder Shuparshad & Sons bought 50 acres of land from the British Government and planted it with tea.
The estate is located in Ringlet, just off the main road and offers a great view of the tea plantations. The view overlooking the plantations is beautiful, perfect for the picture album. There is also a tea and souvenier shop here over looking the plantations.
Cactus Valley is one of the biggest and most popular tourist destination located at the cool mountains of Brinchang, Cameron Highlands.
Cactus Valley boast of having one of the most variety of cactus plants, some as old as 60 years.
Hydroponics mehod of cultivating crops such as tomatoes, strawberry and others are being practiced.
Cactus Valley also have the most comprehensive variety of plants and foliage including roses, calla lily impatiens, fuchsia, ananas/vriesea, camellia, hibiscus, rhododendron, bird of paradise, glory bush, clivia miniata, peaches, hippeastrum, geranium, coleus, gerbera, oncidium and many other. 8 varieties of apple trees, passion fruit plants are also cultivated in Cactus Valley.
Cactus, fresh strawberry, potted plants, souvenir items and dried flowers are available for sale at Cactus Valley.
Your visit to Cactus Valley will be one of the most wonderful experience in your life.
Addmission fee : Adult RM4 Chiil RM2
Cameron Highlands Rose Centre has been established since 1989, before this it was just a vegetable farm. After a few years of hard work, this vegetable farm has been transformed into a scenic rose garden. In the beginning, it was free of charge for every entry.
But from the mid of 1993, Rose Centre has started to collect RM 1per person for entrance fees. Then in 1994, each entrance for adults was RM2 and RM 1 for kids. The price was increased to RM 1 each for adults and RM 0.50 for kids respectively from year 1993 - 1996. Until now the exact price is RM 4 for adults and RM 2 for kids.
The reason Rose Centre was set is to attract more tourists, Rose Centre wanted to improve Cameron Highland's tourism. On the other hand, Rose Centre's inventor loves flowers very much.
He was interested in growing plants and wanted to share his ability in growing roses with others. Since the opening of Rose Centre, it was just a 2 hectar land and till now it has expand to 4 hectar. In 1996, the Rose Centre's souvenir shop was newly renovated.
There are over 400 varieties of roses in Rose Centre. Besides, there are also other types of flowers such as cactus, apple trees, aloe vera plants and so forth. Furthermore, there are also mini zoo, water fountain, man-made waterfall, wishing well and statue of fairy tale's characters.
Because of the beautiful scenery and fresh air, Rose Centre has attracted quite a number of ministers and apart from that also the foreigner and local filming industry.
The architecture or Rose Centre is combined by both the western and eastern design. When someone enter the Carp-shape entrance of Rose Centre, they can definitely feel the comfortable and relaxing atmosphere surrounded by varieties of flowers including the "black" and "green" roses.
Some of them are imported while others are locally planted. Rose Centre has also set up a tourist information centre for the public.