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    Rose Centre

    by wufei Written Apr 24, 2004

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    The Rose Centre Kea Farm, situated approximately 5 km from Brinchang & spread over 10 levels of terrace, is the coolest village & the biggest tourist center in Cameron Highlands.

    Here, there's no greater thrill than to totally indulge yourself in the richness of gresh air & the lushness of natural surrounding regardless of the weather as the area is well sheltered while countless of other surprise awaits you at every turn.

    Beside enjoying the splendour rose blooming of 100 over varieties in every imaginable colour, you'll also be fascinated as you venture through an exhilarating hourney of various cultural murals, colourful stone sculptures which blends well with the landscaping.

    A Rose Museum is also built where you can gain a brief overview of roses & its history whereas children will be overwhelmed as they may make a friendly gesture with the animals on our Mini Zoo.

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    Gunung Brinchang

    by wufei Updated Apr 24, 2004

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    The highest sealed road on Peninsular Malaysia leads to the tallest peak in Cameron Highlands, Gunung Brinchang.

    The summit is 2,032 metres high, and on clear days there is a panoramic view over the surrounding forest to the city of Ipoh.

    A Telekom transmitting station resides at the top, and there is a 15 metre high viewing tower for those wishing to get a little extra elevation.

    To reach the summit, head towards the Equatorial Hill Resort from Brinchang and take a left turn after the Butterfly Farm. This road leads to the Sungai Palas tea estate.

    Upon reaching the estate guard house fork left and then left again, the narrow single track road then leads direct to the summit, winding up steeply through the tea estate and vegetable farms.

    The road is good and quite safe and only 8 kilometres long, but perhaps should not be attempted by inexperienced drivers. The vegetation begins to change from tropical to temperate as the summit is approached, and it can be quite chilly on windy days.

    Jungle walk number one also starts from the top, just walk around behind the Telekom station to find the path. The walk ends down at the army camp near Brinchang

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    Sungai Palas Boh Tea Plantation

    by wufei Written Apr 25, 2004

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    There are a number of tea plantations in Cameron Highlands, Cameron Bharat, Blue Valley and the leading growers of tea in Malaysia Boh Plantations. The company owns three estates in the Highlands - Boh, Fairlie and Sungai Palas.

    The cool yet tropical climate of the highlands is ideal for producing quality tea, which needs plenty of sunshine, a high humidity and lots of rain.

    It takes up to five years for tea bushes to come to maturity after planting. The leaves are plucked in regular 15 day cycles, with experienced placers able to harvest up to 200 kilograms of leaf a day.

    The leaves are checked for quality and weighed in the field before being transported to the factory for processing. Inside the factory the green leaves are spread into troughs with perforated beds and hot air is blown through, reducing moisture content by around 50%.

    This withering process takes from 12 to 20 hours, depending upon the moisture content of the leaves. The withered leaves are then rolled to release the juices and allow the fermentation process to begin.

    This turns the leaves from green to a copper colour, and is carefully controlled as the characteristic flavour and aroma of the tea develops at this time.

    After fermentation the leaves are passed through hot air dryers at temperatures up to 120c, this reduces the moisture content to less than 3%, crystallizes the juices and turns the leaves into their familiar crisp, black form.

    After drying the tea is graded by particle size by passing it through a series of vibrating sieves, and the stalks and fibres are also extracted. Samples are then tested to ensure the quality is maintained. It is then stored for up to three months prior to packing and distribution.

    Tours from Tuesday to Sunday 11am. You can watch the entire process there, from picking to packing. The small, green leaves are picked every ten days or so using shears and wicker basket by the mainly Tamil workers who live on the estates.

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    Fresh Vegetable From The Farms

    by imran8852 Updated Feb 13, 2007

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    When you are in Cameron highland, you will notice many vegetable farms there. Most of the vegetables that are grown in Cameron Highlands are for export to the neighboring countries. Singapore also imports vegetables from Cameron Highlands. If you are staying at one of bungalows with cooking facilities on your holidays, there are all sort of fresh vegetables for you to choose from for your sumptuous healthy meal. And if you are from Singapore like me, take advantage to buy some fresh vegetables home…Fresh from the garden!

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    Vegetable Farms

    by wufei Written Apr 24, 2004

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    The cool damp climate of Cameron Highlands is ideal for growing both fruit and vegetables. Temperatures rarely rise above 25c or below 10c, the area has heavy regular rainfall and a high humidity, so it is not surprising to find vegetable farms spread throughout the highlands from Ringlet to Kampung Raja.

    The farms were initially established in the 1930's to supply markets in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, and are now mainly run by Malaysians of Chinese descent.

    As demand for fresh produce has grown over the last few years, farms have increased and expanded, with terraced slopes cut into hillsides extending ever upwards into virgin jungle.

    The range of produce is quite extensive and includes tomatoes, broccoli, potatoes, cauliflower's, baby corn, peppers, brussel sprouts, leeks, lettuce, chili's and cabbages.

    The range of fruit is no less impressive and includes strawberries, oranges, apples, grapefruit, tangerine oranges and passion fruit. Many of the farms run their own shop outlet, and prices are very reasonable. One of the popular sales techniques at Kea Farm shop is to offer any seven,(Or maybe eight), packs of vegetables for ten ringgit.

    A real bargain when compared to lowland prices.

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    Butterfly Garden and Butterfly Farm

    by wufei Written Apr 24, 2004

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    At 6,000 feet above sea level, Cameron Highlands is home to a number of birds and insects not found in the lowlands. A selection of the unusual butterflies, moths and insects indigenous to the area can be found at Butterfly Garden and Butterfly Farm in the Green Cow area

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    Tea Plantation

    by imran8852 Updated Feb 13, 2007

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    Visiting the tea plantation is one of the tourist attractions in Cameron Highland. One of the bigger and oldest tea plantations since 1929 is Sungai Palas Boh Tea Estate. There are also other tea plantation like Bharat Tea Estate and Blue Valley Tea Estate. You can also buy some to bring back home. Some of the tea has been flavoured with herbs and essences. There are many varieties for you to choose from like Vanilla, mint, cinnamon, lemon and many more. Get some as a souvenir for your loved ones!

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    Visit Rose Valley

    by Wild_Orchid Updated Jun 30, 2007

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    If you are driving to Cameron Highlands using the Simpang Pulai route, you will come across Rose Valley on your left. It is only several km away from from Blue Valley.

    Rose Valley has been around for many years. I've visited it with my family a few times. If you like flowers and have 2-3 hours to spare, why not drop by here to take a look around. You need to pay a small entrance fee. I think children pay a bit less.

    If you like flowers and especially roses, besides the beautiful red rose, and mult-coloures ones, they also have a unique variety of green roses!
    Outside Rose Valley. you'll find a multitude of stalls that sell fresh produce and little key chains and other souvenior items.

    I have included an old picture which I had taken some years ago. When I had this picture taken seated there among the sweet smelling roses, I felt like a princess waiting for her prince, or a bride on her wedding day. (yup, I have to admit that am a romantic at heart, LOL).

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    History of Tea Plantation

    by wufei Written Apr 25, 2004

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    The first tea plantation in Cameron Highlands was established on 23 April, 1929 by John Archibald Russell, the son of a British government official. He arrived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaya in 1890 with his father, and built his business reputation upon developing the country's tin mining industry.

    Along with his brothers Philip, Donald and Robert he was involved in the rubber industry, a colliery in Selangor and construction of the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station. In 1913, one of his most remarkable business deals was to acquire almost one third of the town of Ipoh.

    In 1927, John Russell along with A.B.Milne, a tea planter from Ceylon, realised the commercial potential for tea cultivation in Cameron Highlands and convinced the government to grant him a concession of land. This tract of land became Boh Estate, the first highland plantation in the country.

    The estate was originally cut from virgin jungle by Orang Asli, with all roads, tree felling and planting of the steep slopes completed by hand. The estate lies at the end of a narrow road which twists and turns its way up from Habu hamlet near Ringlet.

    It is a very scenic area, with acres of lush green tea bushes cascading down over steep hillsides to the valley floor.

    The first tea pickers were brought in from the Salem district, an area south of Madras in India. Most had previous experience working on tea plantations in India and Sri Lanka. They lived in timber buildings constructed inside the estate, gradually developing their own community, which included shops, schools and places of worship.

    Many of the descendants of these original workers still live and work in Cameron Highlands, with quite a number now running businesses ranging from vegetable farms to restaurants and holiday chalets.

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    Flower Power In Cameron Highlands

    by imran8852 Updated Feb 13, 2007

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    Flowers…Flowers...Flowers…You can see them blooming beautifully in Cameron Highland and for those who love flowers they will find this is the place worth visiting. Roses, orchid etc will captivate your heart! Take some home to your garden…at a very reasonable price too!

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    Pick & Pluck Your Own Strawberries!

    by imran8852 Updated Feb 13, 2007

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    Pick & Pluck Your Own Strawberries
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    Buy some fresh strawberries from the farms, some you can even pluck it yourself. There are homemade strawberry jam and dried strawberries for you to bring back home without having to worry that it might get rotten.

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    The Highest Point

    by gnh Written Oct 23, 2005

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    Gunung Brinchang ( Mt Brinchang ) is the highest peak of Cameron Highlands.

    It's 6 666 ft ( 2 000 odd Metres ) and very cold in the evenings and mornings.

    The morning we went up it was misty and windy ---- a good experience !

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    Drop in at the Sam Poh Chinese Temple

    by Wild_Orchid Updated Jun 30, 2007

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    Just atop a little hill within Brinchang town itself is the Sam Poh Chinese temple. Due to its location, the temple has a good view of Brinchang town and the houses that dot the little hills surrounding Brinchang. While not particularly unique, the temple is quite pretty and has been well-maintained by residents and monks.

    Surrounded by a bright yellow wall, the temple is serene and peaceful. Take a moment or two to breathe in the cool air while enjoying the koi fish that swim in the small garden pond. There are pretty red, orange and white flowers growing within the temple compounds too. Further up the hill from the temple is a wooden house where I believe the caretakers of the temple live. When in Camerons, do find time to visit this temple.

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    Have a cup of tea

    by DaHongHua Written May 11, 2012

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    I got my tea after a long queue
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    The Bharat tea and BOH tea established their tea plantations in Cameron Highlands. They are located along the road side, easily visible and you may stop and have a cup of tea and some snacks. The experience is different.

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    Rose Garden 1

    by AngMimi Written May 17, 2012

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    Cameron Highlands can be considered as the biggest rose growing center with so much variety of roses growing here. There you can find yellow roses, red roses, orange roses, purple roses and many other colors.

    Admission Fee : RM4 adult, RM2 children.

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