Malaysians love to spend their weekends in Cameron Highlands. Its cold weather and nice plants make it perfect for a relaxing holiday.
When I think about Cameron, I will think of strawberry, fresh vegetables, cactus and roses. Oh yea, and tea plantation!
I do visit Cameron Highlands once in a while. In fact, I spent the weekend just after my birthday (year 2007) in this popular vacation destination.
The first day, after checked-in at the Strawberry Park Resort and took lunch, my friends and I went to the popular Kea Farm for fresh vegetables.
We were going to have steamboat at night. This is a great place to buy the vegetable needed. There are various types of vegetable available at low price, which is about RM2-3 per pack.
I bought my favorite mini tomatoes. It's not for the steamboat, but as my snack. Hehe. Taste better if you dip it with thousand island sauce!
Walking along the street, we took some snacks too, such as the fried mushroom, fried sweet potato, dried strawberry etc. Oh yea, we found a strange fruit, called apple guava. I've never seen this fruit before, maybe it is a new species? They are red and green in color. It tastes sweet.
After the steamboat dinner, we were so full. So, we went to the night market to have a walk.
At the Brinchang night market, we saw more snacks available. There are strawberries dipped in chocolate and honey, strawberry ice cream, grilled pearl sweet corn, fried sweet potato, dried strawberry, fried strawberry ice, kebab etc. It's too bad that we were too full!
Anyway, we bought some small cactus. Ten Ringgit Malaysia for seven small pots of different types of cactus.
After that, we went to T-Cafe at Tanah Rata, which is recommended by cameron-highland-destination.com and one of our friends (who went there not long before).
Unfortunately, it was too late, the cafe was closed. We wish to go again on the next day, Sunday but it happens to be their off day. Hopefully we get to go there on some other time.
The next day, we have to rush back to Kuala Lumpur, therefore we just stopped at the Boh Tea Plantation on the way heading down the highland. The road to the tea plantation is very narrow and a bit dangerous but it's worth for it.
You can have a really great morning by having a cup of hot tea at the tea plantation cafe and admiring the marvelous view of wide spread tea plants. It's a great spot for photo too.
Oh yea, don't forget to buy the famous Boh Tea as souvenir for your friends and relatives. There are few types of tea available. Black tea, red tea, green tea etc. Just pick what you like.
Actually, there are many more places in Cameron Highland to have fun and explore with. I was short of time.
For example, there is a butterfly garden. I was there with my classmates when I was studying form 6. You'll get to see the famous Raja Brooke species, the national butterfly of Malaysia.
If you are interested to have a visit to Cameron Highland, you can get more information on cameron-highland-destination.com.
Last but not least, it just takes about 45 minutes to go down from the highest point of Cameron highland, which is the Blue Valley, to Simpang Pulai, an outskirt town of Ipoh by taking the new route. So, do pay a visit to Ipoh before or after you go to Cameron Highland. 4 days 3 nights in two different places probably is a good vacation plan for you.
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