Cameron Highlands Travel & Tour Guide

The First World Plaza is a shopping centre which is located below the First World Hotel, the biggest hotel in the Genting Highlands and comprises  of shops, restaurants, an indoor theme park, a cineplex, a Watersplash Pool, an indoor water theme park for children to wet themselves and dash and splash with the water,, Genting Sky Venture ,a sky diving simulator, a Starworld casino, bowling center, Genting International Convention Center, the Pavilion for daily night performance show, where perhaps you could leave your children under some temporary custody, the Haunted Adventure and a Ripley’s Believe It Or Not  Museum, both of them for your happy-go-lucky teenagers and children!  Entertainment-related performances such as dances, acrobatic shows and magical shows are held in an area called time-square. The highlighted Genting Outdoor Theme Park  features numerous rides, typical of an amusement park, mostly suitable for families and children, and the pass for this also includes the Flying Coaster ride…….most adults and children are left bewildered after this experience!

Cameron Highlands Tourist Attraction

Out of the little stalls mushrooming along the walkways, there are shops dedicated to providing clothing, accessories, handicrafts and souvenirs at theme parks and resorts.  Food in Genting is  made of  Western, Continental, Chinese and fast food outlets selling pastas, pizzas, burgers, sandwiches,steaks, shawarmas, noodles, soups……..the gastronomic fare which children enjoy and love and  most restaurants are prepared to cater `halal mutton’ for the large number of Muslim visitors.

Protected by the Titiwangsa Mountains in the east and Indonesia’s Sumatra Island in the west, the city has a tropical rainforest climate which is warm and sunny, along with abundant rainfall, especially during the northeast monsoon season from October to March. Otherwise, temperatures tend to remain constant throughout the year, with the winter season being.

Continue to the Cameron Highlands one of Malaysia’s most extensive hill stations which has its boundary touching that of Kelantan in the north and shares part of its border with Perak to the west.

The three townships of Cameron are Ringlet, Tanah Rata and Brinchang. Ringlet is the first town after the turn off at the Tapah Interchange and is one of the agricultural hubs of the region. Tanah Rata is the administrative centre of the Cameron Highlands and the general hospital, police station and post office are located at this municipality. Brinchang is the biggest town of the retreat.

Cameron Highlands Tourist Attraction

Hence, The Cameron Highlands is a vast area of rolling green hills, tea plantations and forests stretching along the road from the town of Ringlet, then through the main towns of Tanah Rata, Brinchang and beyond, and as you move along, your knowledge gets enriched…… path after path! Get introduced to this domain…..

The five settlements in the area are the Bertam Valley, Kea Farm, Tringkap, Kuala Terla and Kampung Raja.  All are separated from one another by a considerable distance. Bertam Valley   is involved with the growing of flowers and vegetables.Kea Farm is the highest village in peninsular Malaysia. ROSE CENTRE Kea Farms in Cameron Highland is located in the Rose Valley Village. Spread over ten levels of terraces, due to it’s cool climate, this place is the biggest attraction for Cameron Highland’s visitors.

The Centre contains over hundred varieties of roses in every imaginable color including black and green and, besides roses, there are thousands of species of flowers as well as dozens of varieties of orchids. Some flowers even have their names derived from the unique shapes, like ‘butterfly’ and ‘ladies shoes’. Visitors and children can venture through an exhilarating journey of various cultural murals, stone sculptures, which blend well with the landscaping, as every part of this highland, exposes them to something new and adds to their treasure box of learning and wisdom!  Souvenirs, fresh roses, potted plants are on sale. The Cameron Highlands Butterfly Farm is home to a fluttering collection of tropical butterflies, including the majestic Raja Brooke.

Much of the Cameron Highlands is under cultivation engulfing hectares of forestland.  Jungle trails lead visitors to scenic spots, waterfalls and aboriginal villages and most of the tracks here begin at Tanah Rata. Apart from its walks, the sanctuary here is also known for its tea plantations, vegetable farms, orchards, nurseries, insect life, soaring peaks, nature spots, temperate plants, deep ravines, mossy forest, wild animals, serene lakes, golf links, meandering streams, jungle-clad hills, rest houses, places of worship, waterfalls, rolling greens, reptiles, colonial mansions, Land Rover’s migratory birds, animal traps and last but not the least, its native population.  The natives or aborigines are basically jungle dwellers and on the surface, their lifestyle has always been made out to be backward, though this has changed over the years. This would be a wonderful opportunity for you to mingle with the natives, along with your children, learning about their life style, and thus discover the humble and earthy side of a mega urbania!   While many have left to take up residence in the nearby towns, there are still some who prefer to treat the jungle as their home. It would be encouraging to know that the buildings at the Cameron Highlands were similar to those of Shimla the “Queen of British hill resorts” in India, and were an electrifying mixture from “railway Gothic of the most overpowering kind to publican’s Tudor”.

Cameron Highlands Malaysia Holiday Destinations

Cameron Highlands is another colourful avenue worth exploring!  This place has neat plantations sprawling across this premier hill resort along with colourful terraced flower gardens, orchards, vegetable gardens and strawberry farms.  It is the perfect getaway for tourists seeking refuge from the frantic rush of city life, as it is blessed with an all-year round salubrious weather; abound with lush flora in a restful and serene atmosphere. The climb up the winding roads through pristine rainforests begins at the turn-off at Tapah, the little town nestled at the foot of the hill range. You could take a brief halt at the Lata Iskandar waterfall, a popular picnic spot that has shops selling ethnic souvenirs and handicrafts.

Cameron Highlands Holiday Trip

A visit to the Orang Asli village of the Semai tribe in the interiors could drive you downhill to get acquainted with the tribals as you gain an insight into their way of life, skilled handicrafts and transitional medicinal herbs.  Witness the astounding demonstration of a blow-pipe! You would also get an opportunity to see the variety of the carnivorous pitcher plants, unique to this area. A short trek to a nearby waterfall for tea and coffee brewed by the intrepid guides would complete the flavour of a visit to such areas. A visit to the Boh Sungai Palas Tea Estate, vegetable farm, rose farm, butterfly farm and a Buddhist temple Sam Poh Wan Futt Chi, would be a satisfying experience! For a very English taste of tea and strawberries: it could almost be Wimbledon –as you take to the trails around the hill station of Cameron Highlands. Amidst the pleasingly geometric forms of the bushes of the tea plantations, stretch yourselves and relax in the cool high-level air for views of peaks and waterfalls.

This huge grey lump of granite looms large over northern Borneo, Mount Kinabalu,  because the two-day climb requires steely determination to tackle hours of solid uphill, but dawn views across to the Philippines on a clear morning offset even the most burning thighs. The state of Sabah, on the island of Borneo, is often promoted as an outdoorsman’s paradise, and Sabah’s Semporna archipelago, particularly the island of Sipadan, has been described by Jacques Cousteau as some of the best diving in the world. The teardrop-shaped island is perched atop practically sheer sea walls, that plunge to the bottom of the Celebes Sea and additionally bird species and mammals inhabit the mountain’s slopes.

Mount Kinabalu Sightseeing

Outside the protected and Unesco World Heritage, the listed area of  Kinabalu National Park,  has much of  Borneo’s forest  logged, developed or replaced by palm-oil plantations.  Intact habitat makes the walk from the steamy rainforests to alpine meadows not only an inspiring physical challenge, but a privileged journey through one of nature’s last Edens.

Officially known as Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah is an archipelago of islands in the Andaman Sea, some distance off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia, and has been given the status of a World Geopark by UNESCO. The ecstatic trip begins as the island is surrounded by the turquoise sea, the interior of the main island being a mixture of picturesque paddy fields and jungle-clad hills. Top dive sites here include diverse underwater geography such as sloping reefs, coral blocks, wall dives, deep dives, drift dives and wreck dives. A dip below the warm sea surface guarantees an astounding experience, with a concentration of vibrant and exotic marine life, rarely rivalled anywhere else in the world. The Underwater World Langkawi is an innovative marine aquarium which houses innumerable species of aquatic life and some mammal and reptiles, as a trip here will definitely enlighten you on the beauty of the island’s flora and fauna both on land and sea. The Atma Alam Batik Art Village and the Pisang Handicraft and Art Village are original design villages with the highlights of the Malaysian art and culture as original batik and souvenirs are available at the main outlet.

Cameron Highlands Tourist Attractions

Much of the Cameron Highlands is under cultivation engulfing hectares of forestland.  Jungle trails lead visitors to scenic spots, waterfalls and aboriginal villages and most of the tracks here begin at Tanah Rata. Apart from its walks, the sanctuary is also known for its tea plantations, vegetable farms, orchards, nurseries, insect life, soaring peaks, nature spots, temperate plants, deep ravines, mossy forest, wild animals, serene lakes, golf links, meandering streams, jungle-clad hills, rest houses, places of worship, waterfalls, rolling greens, reptiles, colonial mansions, Land Rover’s migratory birds, animal traps and last but not the least, its native population.  The natives or aborigines are basically jungle dwellers and on the surface, their lifestyle has always been made out to be backward, though this has changed over the years.  While many have left to take up residence in the nearby towns, there are still some who prefer to treat the jungle as their home. The buildings (at the Cameron Highlands) were similar to those of Simla the “Queen of British hill resorts” in India, and were an eclectic mixture from “railway Gothic of the most overpowering kind to publican’s Tudor”.

Cameron Highlands Day Tours

During the colonial era, the “Cameron” was a haven for the home sick.  At present, it is a stopover for those many who want to escape from the heat of the lowlands. It is endearing to visit the outpost’s Cameron Highlands Church and Bala’s Holiday Chalet which is an inn and one of the oldest buildings at the Highlands.

There’s a network of jungle trails, waterfalls and mountains, and less-taxing points of interest, including colourful temples, rose gardens and tea plantations where visitors are welcome to try the local brew.

Boh Sungai Palas Tea Estate, in the hills north of Brinchang, has the roads lead past a Hindu temple, and the  tea pickers are predominantly Indian.There is also a gift shop selling every version of Boh tea that one can imagine and a pleasant cafe where you can sip tea while looking out over the evergreen dense plantations below.  The Titiwangsa Tours cover the local nurseries, organic farms and orchards and the  entrance fees and dinner are included. Fathers Guest House has a resident licensed guide who leads informative nature tours of the Highlands, including a visit to the Orang Asli village.

Lavender Garden Cameron highlands Tours

The Cameron Highlands Golf Club began with a nine-hole golf course a century ago when it was common to find tiger paw prints in the bunkers!  Apart from its improved facilities, it has also undergone a change in name and is presently known as the Kelab Golf Sultan Ahmad Shah (SAS) Cameron Highlands.

Now known as The Lakehouse, this establishment was previously owned by the late Colonel Stanley J.Foster, and is colonial in its ambience as the unit sits atop a hill overlooking the Sultan Abu Bakar Lake.   The interior is reminiscent of an English country house with open fireplaces and wood-panelled walls.  Outside, the landscape would pass for an authentic English garden with a lush forest reserve serving as its backdrop.    

Tringkap is close to Brinchang and a short distance from the tea estates. Kuala Terla also nearby from Tringkap has  most of its residents as farmers. Kampung Raja is the first town after departing the Simpang Pulai interchange and by and large, a residential area. The best place to pick up local produce is the Multicrops Central Market, which sells teas, fruits, strawberry, jam, honey, potted plants and numerous other things. Yung Seng Souvenir Shop has a good, if rather expensive, selection of Orang Asli, woodcarvings, as well as affordable artwork from across Asia. Very popular with travellers, foreign and domestic, the Rosedale’s menu spans several cuisines (Chinese, Malay, European, Indian), and is complemented by good coffee and free wi-fi. This bright highland also serves a range of simple Indian fare, including tandoori chicken, set meals, fish-head curry and vegetarian dishes.