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Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands August 14th 2015

Sarah: We arrived in Tanah Rata in The Cameron Highlands early afternoon on Monday. We were now 1200 metres above sea level in cooler and wetter climes: it started peeing down as soon as the bus pulled up. Luckily it didn't last long and we had soon dumped our bags and were in search of a curry lunch. After oodles of noodle dishes in Penang and being greeted by a multitude of Indian restaurants, we couldn't resist! We ended up with a chicken and cashew nut curry, tandoori chicken, rice, some dhal, a naan and a food baby. After lunch we took a token walk around the relatively small town. The Cameron Highlands is known for its tea, strawberries and hiking. Unfortunately the development here has not been very sympathetic. Enormous hotels dominate the hills, strawberry ... read more
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Start of trail 10 on Tuesday
After the mist had come in.

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands » Tanah Rata June 23rd 2015

Thirty-second history lesson for the day: Back in 1885, during the British colonial era, a government surveyor named William Cameron stumbled upon a beautiful plateau nestled in the Titiwangsa mountain range in Malaysia's interior. It was suggested that the area would be the perfect location for a retreat from the heat and humidity of the lowlands, as well as ideal terrain for farming. An isolated hill station was developed about 30 years later, followed by what is now the famous Boh Tea Plantation. Today, the Cameron Highlands are one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of Malaysia! Seeking our own respite from the heat and humidity in KL, we accepted an invitation with our new friends Daryll, Jasmine, and Suzan to join them on a day trip to the highlands. This involved waking up ... read more
A Walk Through the Tea Fields
Lata Iskandar Waterfall
The Hike Up...

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands May 28th 2015

Although this is my 4th blog I am still writing about places that happening a few weeks ago which is annoying as I should be getting motivated to write every couple of days. Especially now as I write about Cameron Highlands in central Malaysia whilst in a hostel in Indonesia with bad wifi, so this is my 3rd attempt of typing this, trying to remember what happened and my motivation better come back and start getting this blog more updated! Anyways as I left Langkawi after my detox and relaxing I arrived at Cameron Highlands with a bit of a chill in the air which was welcoming and didn’t want to get my coat out yet, I wanted to feel cold in the fresh air and not just with air con. The town itself was small ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands March 19th 2015

Coming from a country that drinks copious amounts of tea, the Cameron Highlands was a place we had to visit. Known for its beautiful mountain scenery and the many tea and strawberry plantations, we knew it was going to be a little heaven for us. Getting there from Penang was straightforward as we opted for the tourist minibus taking 6 hours(43 ringgit each). The closer we got to the Cameroon Highlands the more we had mixed feelings on the scenery. Don't get us wrong there were many moments where we were wowed. We were simply blown away by the lush greenery covering the mountains with many towering peaks all sat together in a rugged manner. However, another thing that also caught our attention was sadly the amount of mining and the consequence of deforestation that was ... read more
Our steep path through the mossy forest
Looking up at the viewing tower
Amazing vistas from the viewing tower

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands March 16th 2015

I love hiking. I love getting out there, seeing new things, new sounds, new smells, and learning along the way. When I read that a hike was offered through my guest house I thought it sounded like a great idea. An easy hike up to the top, followed by a hike down into the valley, ending at a tea plantation. About five hours. It sounded relaxing and beautiful. Only the latter was true. To be fair, I haven't gone hiking in a few years. And I've been doing a LOT of driving since moving here. But even then, my definition of hiking doesn't involve the regular use of my hands to stay upright. We started out walking toward the hill we'd climb. It was a beautiful area and our guide was really knowledgable about the plants ... read more
View from the top
View from the top
Mossy forest

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands March 15th 2015

There are several tours offered in Cameron Highlands. Since I was only visiting for two full days and wanted to see everything, I decided an all day, "see everything here" tour was just the thing. I was right. Well, mostly right. The day started out a bit chilly as we all piled into the Land Rover. We drove through a tea plantation (and took early morning photos) before following a narrow, winding road up to the top of the highest peak in Malaysia. We saw several cars driven by drivers not used to the terrain and it made me thankful I'd hired someone with lots of experience and a proper vehicle. (Later, driving out from the plantation, along a windy road barely wide enough for two cars, with no guard rails along the cliffs, I was ... read more
Morning views over a tea plantation
Petting the tea leaves
Zoomed in a little

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands March 13th 2015

Så hann tiden springa iväg igen och jag får lov att återge min resa i tillbakablickar. Cambodja var helt fantastiskt! Efter att ha varit i kampot tog jag en buss västerut till sihanoukville. Den lilla bussen var så överlastad att jag var tvungen att sitta i fosterställning i 2h utan att kunna sträcka på benen. Ben och rumpa domnade bort. Känslan av att komma ut var helt obeskrivlig! Det är de små sakerna i livet... I sihanoukville stannade jag i 4 nätter. Dagarna spenderades nere på stranden, där independence beach var absolut bäst. Där kunde man koppla av i jämförelse med serenity beach som var partyhålan på nätterna. Fördelen av att ligga där under dagen var dock att man fick flyers med erbjudanden om gratis drinks/öl. Första kvällen delade jag och mina danska reskamrater en bucket ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands February 27th 2015

Had an early start today with alarm going off at 07.30 - not sure how easy its going to be returning to work with 04.30 starts! Anyway, got picked up at 08.45 by a friendly tour guide in an old faithfull land rover that was gonna be our transport for the day. One man from Rotterdam, Yoko from Japan and a couple from India joined me - and off we went. The first stop was to a tea plantation, to have a short talk and take some pictures. The plantation was vast with pictures not really doing it justice, with the tea trees flourishing in the most acute of angles - down valleys and up and over ridges. It really was fascinating to see. Next stop was up to the highest peak in the highlands - ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands February 6th 2015

Hi People, So today we have arrived in Malaysia, it was the easiest border crossing so far which was amazing. Our bus from Singapore to Malaysia was really comfy as there were only 9 people on a 32 person coach it meant everyone had loads of room and your could recline without guilt!!! I could not sleep thanks to the coach being freezing and I was only wearing shorts and T-shirt, some how I awoke to find Vick snuggled up in a sleeping bag so she was ok and kept warm. We arrived in the Cameron Highlands about 8am however after dropping people off and winding through the jungle roads we finally got to our hostel 'Father house Inn'. It was a large house building and was busy inside and out on arrival. As we got ... read more
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Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands » Tanah Rata January 14th 2015

Eigentlich will ich nur mal einen kurzen Abstecher auf den Berg machen. Um der Hitze am Mittag zu entgehen stehe ich extra früher auf, wandere erst in den nächsten noch menschenleeren Ort und nehme dann den Berg in Angriff. Was man hier halt so Berg nennt. So hoch sehen 600 Meter doch gar nicht aus. Es geht dann auch ganz gemütlich los, später wird es etwas steiler, dass man ab und zu die Hände zu Hilfe nehmen muss. Viel mehr als den Weg sieht man nicht, alles ist in dunkles Grün gehüllt, ein wenig Licht dringt von oben herab in den diffusen Nebel. Ganz darauf konzentriert, nicht irgendwo reinzutreten, wo ich nicht reintreten möchte, und darauf, nicht den falschen Abzweig zu nehmen höre ich im allgemeinen Lärm des Dschungels links und rechts des Weges neben mir ... read more
Äffchen im Dschungel
Äffchen im Dschungel
Äffchen im Dschungel




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