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Located about 200 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur, the Cameron Highlands are the highest point in West Malaysia accessible by road vehicles. It's roughly the same size at the nation of Singapore. There are amazing activities waiting here including trekking, hiking, mountain climbing around forests, gardens and waterfalls. The highest point of Gunung (Mount) Brinchang is 6,666 feet above sea level. Enjoy the Mossy Reserve, Multicrops Central Market, Boh Sungai Palas Tea Estates, Time Tunnel Museum and Cameron Highlands Butterfly Farm.
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Past a Hindu temple in the northern section of Brinchang, one will find the Boh Sungai Palas Tea Estates. Tours displaying how to process and make tea are available. Operated by Malaysia’s largest tea company, this lovely estate has an on-site café with views of beautiful rolling hills.
Multicrops Central Market
Market lovers will appreciate the Multicrops Central Market's selection of teas, honey, jam and a plethora of other locally produced food items. Browse, shop, meet the locals and uncover culinary delights to take along on your hikes, treks, picnics and other outings.
At 6,666 feet above sea level, Gunung Brinchang is the highest peak in Malaysia which can be reached by a road vehicle. On the top of the mountain is a radio and TV station, and near that is an Observation Tower where visitors can look out over the Cameron Highlands in all its grandeur. The sunsets here are spectacular, so bring along your camera.
Visit the Mossy Forest, which is accessed via a boardwalk from the top of Gunung Brinchang. This is one of the best reserves in all of Western Malaysia, and its expansive coverage of moss, fern, lichen and orchids supports endemic fauna that only thrives in this elevated atmosphere. The trees here are covered with moss at the top, and they have remained undisturbed for centuries.
The Time Tunnel is filled with objects, art and photographs that depict life in the Cameron Highlands before the Japanese occupation. The museum's Jim Thompson section contains memorabilia of the noted American silk designer, who notably spent time at the Cameron Highlands before his mysterious disappearance.
Cameron Highlands Butterfly Farm
Raja Brooke isn’t a meandering stream: rather it’s just one of many species at the Cameron Highlands Butterfly Farm. Travelers with children are especially encouraged to visit this interactive educational center. There are all manners of insects here, including the stick insect, which your guide can gently place on your hand.
Spend 10 days exploring peninsular Malaysia’s must-see spots on this thrilling luxury journey. You’ll tour the bustling capital of Kuala Lumpur, enjoy fresh tea at a plantation in the Cameron Highlands, visit UNESCO-listed sites in Penang, and relax beachside in Langkawi, all while staying in luxury hotels.
Voyage between Malaysia’s west and east coast on this remarkable 10-day journey that stops at fascinating points. You’ll explore UNESCO-listed Georgetown, hike through lush tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands, and take a boat cruise through Taman Negara National Park., all while staying in luxury hotels.
Step into the rich colonial histories of Singapore and Malaysia on this fascinating 9-day luxury journey. You’ll stay at the iconic century-old Raffles Singapore, stroll down Jonker Street in Old Malacca, trek through the picturesque Cameron Highlands, and take a private tour of UNESCO-listed Georgetown.
Experience for yourself the similarities and differences between sparkling Singapore and mesmerizing Malaysia. These two countries were once part of the same state, but in 1965, Singapore became independent. Nowadays, their cultural similarities make them friendly neighbors, while the juxtaposition of their vastly different landscapes...
Step into Malaysia’s stunning nature on this exhilarating journey through its western jungles. Explore high and low, birdwatching from the forest floor, walking high above it on Taman Negara National Park’s canopy birdges, and circumnavigating Belum-Temengor Rainforest in a kayak, before moving on to Penang.
Cameron Highlands Resort
The Cameron Highlands Resort is situated amid the lush environs of Malaysiaâ€™s largest hill station, named after William Cameron, a British Government surveyor who discovered the area in 1885 while on a mapping expedition. The resort, which looks out on the Cameron Highlands golf course, has won numerous awards from the travel industry and consumers alike, including recognition as one of the five best tea plantation hotels in the world by the U.K.â€™s Independent.
Its 56 rooms and suites are appointed with bespoke teak furniture in both traditional Malay and colonial styles, as well as silk accoutrements by the house of Jim Thompson, the American ex-C.I.A. officer who revitalized the Thai silk industry (and mysteriously disappeared in the highlands in 1967). All rooms have flat-screen TV with satellite channels and Internet. The Spa Village offers a customary variety of pampering health and beauty treatments, while guests can avail themselves of a modern fitness center as well as the aforementioned 18-hole professional golf course. Dining options include The Dining Room, offering a variety of all-day dining options with ingredients sourced from nearby farms; Gonbei, the only Japanese restaurant in the Highlands, which serves sashimi, soba, tempura and more and has an adjoining Sake Bar; and the Jim Thompson Tea Room. The Cameron Highlands Resort is a 3.5-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, or a 90-minute drive from Sultan Azlan Shah airport.