Blogs from Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia, Asia - page 6


Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands » Tanah Rata July 25th 2011

N.B. Sadly we’ve lost most of the pictures we had taken in the Highlands. They were rather good if we do say so ourselves. Hopefully we’ll be able to recover them from our hard drive later. In the meantime, please enjoy those that we were able to save... I can believe that upon arriving in the Cameron Highlands for the first time many people would experience the typical “we’re not in Kansas anymore Toto” feeling of surprise that comes with being geographically in the middle of mainland Malaysia, in a region whose name is depictive of Scottish hillsides and is in appearance reminiscent of Switzerland with regard to the Chalet style buildings. Furthermore, the Highlands are in no way lacking colonial charm, not surprising as they reached popularity many years ago with British expatriates escaping the ... read more
Boy in a window
An Intruder!
Working in the fields

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands » Tanah Rata July 22nd 2011

These were the first words we heard as we stepped off the coach at Taman Negara. We left you last dashing off to the "City Tour" of Kuala Lumpur, lead by one of the hostel receptionists (Elliott). What an interesting and entertaining experience this was. To give you an idea of what Elliott is like, his dream is to perform 'One Moment in Time' in front of Simon Cowell on X-Factor (his face was a picture of pure distress when we informed him Simon was no longer on the UK X-Factor). He also carried around a small spray water bottle (we assumed it was either alcohol or for keeping cool) which he used to spray the ground to feed the 'tiny tiny animals', including a lucky very flat and very dead rat. He took us to ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands » Tanah Rata July 22nd 2011

Here's just a few photos from the 400+ we've already taken.. ... read more
Crab Island Life
Batu Cave
Family of monkeys

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands » Tanah Rata July 19th 2011

So it seems I have some major catching up to do... and will probably be 2 weeks behind once I manage to get anywhere with decent internet speeds to update. I'll type in advanced and upload where possible next so apologies for the delay if anyone has been refreshing there inbox in great anticipation...doubt it! Since I last updated we were leaving KL via yet another coach and heading in-land to the Cameron Highlands which are roughly 5hrs North East. I'm currently however sat on another coach en-route to Teman Negara National Park after spending 2 nights in the Highlands and also a week in the Perhentians, but before I confuse you all I'll get you all up to speed first. I've not decided yet wheather I'll do one blog fits all or seprarate for each ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands June 28th 2011

Hi Everybody, Goodness me, Warany just pointed out that I have not done a blog for almost 2 weeks, completely didn't even realise! Sorry it might be a long one as I have been doing loads...But at the same time, we literally did nothing for a week on the Gili islands so not much to report there... So we spent 9 night on the Gili Islands in the end. It was so relaxing and the weather was so nice we basically couldn't be bothered to move for the whole week. We didn't go on a snorkeling trip that we were going to do either, which is a bit of a bummer, but apart from that it was amazing. I have put loads of pics on facebook, I will upload so more onto this blog at some ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands » Brinchang May 5th 2011

Wow what a hike, I trekked to the top of Berinchang today and if I thought it was going to be anything like walks I have ever done before I was so wrong! There was a path just, most of the time however it was scrambling over trees, loosing my feet in swamps and overall getting very dirty and wet feet! It really was a hike in the jungle, hard work especially in the humidity but the views from the top were amazing and very rewarding. Then I met an Australian couple at the top after checking their feet a few times trying to work out how they got up here clean and in jandels I realised there was a 10 km drive up, but that's cheating and even though the hike was hard work I'm ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands May 5th 2011

Jan’s deep thoughts: We have managed to get used to the time difference and the weather by now. The weather especially was a bit of a challenge. The heat, mixed with humidity turned me into a sweaty mess every time I went out. It only took the 5 minute to the station and I was soaked. Entering a fully air-conditioned train didn’t help much either. And to top it all off, every evening it started pouring with rain. And not the weak, London type rain, but “cats and dogs” rain. We visited the last few sights in KL in our time there and got a glimpse of a Malaysian prime minister on Monday. We went to the main square, to see the world’s highest flag pole, where a celebration of an Indian holiday, Vaiskahi, was taking ... read more
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Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands March 8th 2011

Well, Diane and Richard had gone so we now found ourselves on our own again and flying out of Thailand before we were thrown out, due to expiring visas. We decided to head off to Malaysia for a couple of days with a brief stop in Kuala Lumpur and then a trip up to the Cameron Highlands for some trekking in the cool mountain air. As we had had a thorough look around Kuala Lumpur on our last visit, and we had to be back in Thailand in a few days to make the most of our second entry visa, we only planned to stay in Kuala Lumpur long enough to get our VIP bus tickets and hostel in the Cameron Highlands booked. We again stayed at the Matahari Guesthouse which, although had changed management, was ... read more
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Defo Fungus
The great white hunter

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands March 8th 2011

I have been in Malaysia for a little while now. I have been complaining about the humidity since my first moments in this country. The heat and humidity in Penang seemed to pack more of a punch then in previous locations. I was unsure of where to next but once I heard about the Cameron Highlands, I was sold. The highlands can be found in the mountains of central Malaysia. It is home to jungles, rolling hills, tea plantations, and pleasant cooler temperatures. I was looking forward to the cooler temperatures, the pleasant backdrop, getting into the mountain air and getting to see more of the Malaysian countryside. I am going to be short winded about this part. Denise and I took a shuttle bus up into the Cameron Highlands, enjoyed two rainy days of beautiful ... read more
Our Guide Rambo Explaining Tea Things
A Street Sign
Feeding A Baby Goat

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Cameron Highlands February 24th 2011

Hi again, After leaving Bangkok I arrived in Malaysia at about 1am as the plane was delayed. This wasn't such a big deal, up until I discovered the coupon system that keeps the taxi drivers honest closed at midnight, so I had to get a massively expensive taxi into town as they all seemed to have a mutual agreement not to use the meter. After going on a detour to some hotel that the driver undoubtedly would've got commission from, he reluctantly agreed to go where I had asked, and I finally got to Chinatown. Here I checked into the first and cheapest hostel, a place called Le Village. It quickly became apparent why it was the cheapest in KL, as I turned up at 2am to find all the guests still up playing poker, and ... read more
Me and Yashim at the watchtower
View from the top of Mount Brinchang
Me at the top of Mount Brinchang

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