During the colonial era, the “Camerons” 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 is a network of jungle trails, waterfalls and mountains, and less-taxing points of interest, including colourful temples, raised gardens and tea plantations where visitors along with their children, are welcome to try the local brew. What an epitome of leisure!
The 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, and chatting with the inhabitants! The Titiwangsa Tours cover the the local nurseries, organic farms and orchards and the entrance fees and dinner are included. The Fathers Guest House has a resident licensed guide who leads informative nature tours of the Highlands, which of course would benefit your children, including a visit to the Orang Asli village.
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. Wouldn’t you like to get a taste of this and perhaps sit with your children over some snack or beverage, only to breathe in the essence of this arena!
Tringkap is close to Brinchang and a short distance from the tea estates. Kuala Terla also nearby from Tringkap and 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.
Protected by the Titiwangsa Mountains in the east and Indonesia’s Sumatra Island in the west, Kuala Lumpur has a tropical rainforest climate which is warm and sunny, along with abundant rainfall, especially during the northeast monsoon season from October to March. Temperatures tend to remain constant, although the summer months are comparatively dry and sunny.
The weather is cool and pleasant throughout the year in Genting Highlands, and there is rain and thunderstorm around the end of the year, when along with the warmth and merry-making that the crowds bring along, they should also make sure to carry some thick clothing if they are susceptible to cold at night and also light woollens may be required.
The weather in Cameron Highlands is temperate and cool all year round. Rain is common throughout the year although the monsoon season is from November to February. The dry season is from February to April.In the recent years, the temperature has been rising and it can get really hot in the day. The coldest time of the year is between Decembers to February!
All the above destinations are recommended for a visit throughout the year, as only occasional showers could block your outdoor activities for a while, even though there is enough to keep you occupied and interested indoors, along with your children! Advisable to keep a record of the weather conditions before travel, during the monsoon season!