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Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands » Tanah Rata December 8th 2017

Es ist 9.00 Uhr morgens und Anna und ich sitzen im Bus nach Ipoh. Eine zweistündige Fahrt liegt vor uns, bevor wir das kleine Städtchen erreichen sollen, welches für sein gutes Essen bekannt ist. Wir hatten super tolle Tage in den Cameron Highlands verbracht. Leider waren das auch die kältesten unseren bisherigen Malaysia Aufenthaltes. Im Fathers Guesthouse hatten wir uns jeden Morgen frisches Obst Joghurt (der ist hier echt rar) und Haferflocken servieren lassen bevor wir auf Erkundungstour gingen. Abends liefen wir immer die Hauptstraße entlang und wählten unser Abendbrot frei nach Schnauze! Am ersten Tag hatten wir den bekanntesten Wanderpfad Nummer 10 bewältigt und waren nach 90 Minuten Aufstieg mit einer ganz netten Aussicht belohnt worden. Wir waren mit Fleecepullover, langer Hose und Wanderschuhen ausgestattet und machten uns an Tag 2 mit dem Roller auf ... read more
Cameron  Valley
Mossy Forrest
Aussicht vom Berg - Trek 10

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands February 1st 2017

Vår neste stopp på reisen var Cameron Highland. Da dette var et sted som dukket opp på grunn av at opprinnelig plan ikke lot seg gjennomføre pga. regn og flom i elver var vi ikke helt klar over hvor og hva vi skulle gjøre her. Etter 4 timers kjøretur med en halvsovende sjåfør var vi fremme. Hotellet lå lang oppe i fjellene og minnet meg om en Dansk bondegård. Ikke store hotellet men veldig hyggelig. Første dagen ble det bare til at vi slappet av på hotellet med god mat og drikke. Lurte litt på hvordan turister i det hele tatt finner ut at de skal besøke denne plassen, dette er ødemarka! (Dagen etter var vi klare for sightsing. Som avtalt dukket det opp en guide kl. 09:00 i en skramlete Land Rover.Vi hadde først en ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands » Tanah Rata January 16th 2017

I had a booked a full day's tours so that I could see and do as much as possible in my full day in the Highlands. We left around 9 am, in a battered old jeep. There was me, the guide and a Korean family. We drove for about an hour, maybe an hour and a half. It was a beautiful sunny day with clear blue skies. I was content watching the scenery pass by from the window. We turned off the main road and headed along a dirt path, it was quite muddy, but our jeep made it up and we didn't get stuck. We were off on our hike through the jungle to see the Rafflesia. We headed along the path for a while, before taking a turn (that I would have never spotted) ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands » Tanah Rata January 15th 2017

It was an early start for me, I was getting picked up from the hostel and taken to the bus station by minivan. I managed to get some breakfast and headed down to get my key deposit and wait for my ride. When I got downstairs, there was no one about and when someone did turn up, it was all a bit if a rush, as they had to go and get someone else who could give me my money back and the minivan driver had turned up and then buggered off. Luckily, he was just waiting in his van around the corner. There were a few other pick-ups and soon we were deposited at the bus station in town. I had tried to book a minivan seat to get to the Cameron Highlands as it ... read more
Tanah Rata
Tanah Rata
Tanah Rata

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands December 25th 2016

23rd - 27th December 2016 Start: 10.30pm overnight coach from Beach Road (Singapore) to Tanah Rata (Cameron Highlands) End: 9.25pm Jetstar 3K0688 Flight (Kuala Lumpur to Singapore Changi Airport) This was a 4 Days 3 Nights trip to CH and KL that H and myself undertook last Christmas. It happened more than 8 months ago as I began to pen down the details of the journey only this afternoon. I guessed I could only include the highlights of this trip since it's been quite sometime ago. Memories of this trip have faded quite a fair bit. 1) Steamboat dinner at Restoran May Flower (Tanah Rata). This was comfort food on a wet and cold Christmas night in CH. The skies have been drizzling all day and nothing beats the warm hotpot with plenty of veggies (we ... read more
Restoran May Flower Steamboat
Our Afternoon Tea
The Old Smoke House Cameron Highlands

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands February 20th 2016

Saturday 20th February 2016 Leaving one area famous for hiking we were heading straight for another in the Cameron Highlands. The Cameron Highlands is actually the size of Singapore and is situated in the north of Malaysia covering an area of 712 sq KM (gotta love Wikipedia!) and has a population of 38,417 (Gemma counted!) and was discovered by Sir William Cameron in 1885 and is at an elevation of 1,600 metres, and as a result is a little bit chillier than the rest of the country. We were heading here as we'd read about some hiking trails that could be managed alone all with varying levels of difficulty and as well as these, the area is famous for producing tea and has two very large tea plantations which look amazing. We caught the mini bus ... read more
Our wooden bungalow
Our luxurious bed
Gemma at the top of trail 10

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands January 23rd 2016

We arrived in the Cameron highlands and checked out twin pines accommodation as recommended in the guidebook for backpackers. The room had more mosquitoes than the mossy forest so we say no thanks to that one! We ended up staying in an inn up the road for 15 dollars a night which was a lovely looking spot with beautiful greenery around it :) We took a look around the pretty town and got a bite to eat in the Indian restaurant, the food was luke warm and they had no way of reheating it so we just ate some naan and bread and headed on! Phil got himself a cheap ass burger from a friendly street vendor for a dollar! The next day, we arranged a day trip around the area, I have to say if ... read more
buddhist temple in Malaysia
monk doing a spot of dusting
leaf insect

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
Bestest travelling buddy
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

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