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Over the Thaipusum weekend, I went to Cameron Highlands for the first time in my life. I had the preconception that Cameron was perhaps slightly smaller than Genting, with a small settlement of farmers and tea plantation workers. I was wrong.

tea plantation at cameron highlands
Cameron Valley tea plantation

I now see why Cameron Highlands is spelled in a plural, there are quite a few towns scattered around near the top of the mountain range: Tanah Rata, Brinchang, Kampung Raja, Blue Valley, Ringlet, Tringkap; with a combined population of some 35,000 people.

strawberry farm at cameron highlands
strawberry farm

The people at Cameron actually live in Cameron, and many of them are born there, and actually refer to the Malaysia outside Cameron as “low lands”. They operate just like any small town except for the fact that temperature is a cool 8-10c lower than average. Day time peaks at about 28c and at night, it hovers at about 18-20c, I like it very much.

steamboat at cameron highlands
steamboat at BrinjangBrinchang, Cameron Hignlands

Our trip started out brightly, with 3 cars and 10 of us in a 4, 3, 3 formation. About 330 meters up (it’s about 1200 meters at Tanah Rata), our trip came to a slight interruption, and you can read about that at Horng’s blog. We ended up with 2 small hatchbacks, 10 adults, and way too much luggage for 1-night stay.

Tea and Scones at Cameron Highlands
this is half of the group

Alas, the little incident did not derail out trip. We stayed at a bungalow with a fireplace and had baked potatoe, we had steamboat, tea and scones, visited strawberry farm and bee farm, shoots our own cheesy videos, and had loads of fun in between. It was absolutely awesome.

KY and Mellissa at cameron highlands
Mellissa and I

As with all trips, to me, destination come after the company, and I had the best with me.

There will be more write ups on this trip. The steamboat, the self baked sweet potato in the fire place, and maybe even a few silly videos. Stay tuned!

Discuss : a trip to Cameron Highlands

  1. Mmmmm, I miss the weather at Cameron Highlands πŸ™ πŸ™

  2. I always pack way too much for trips… have this fear of clothes getting wet so always end up with redundancy..

    Once saw two ang moh ladies calmly finishing off a table full of steamboat goodies. At Tanah Rata Salute.

  3. Mellissa,
    Me too!

    Suertes,
    I always pack way too little. πŸ˜›

  4. i miss my car now.

  5. mimid3vils

    Interested to see the “silly” video that u mentioned πŸ˜›

  6. Ah twas a good trip, that steamboat was nice.

  7. Myhorng,
    I miss your car too, hahahaha

    midmid3vils,
    I have to get it from ze Suan! πŸ˜€

    ShaolinTiger,
    Oh definitely, I’m missing it already =(

  8. wah KY….Melissa is ur GF is it?

  9. Wah you really enjoyed your trip in Cameron Highland.

    I am so sorry what happened to Horng’s car. During my last trip there, our car turned 360degree when we was hit by the car coming opposite us like what horng banged the bus. Luckily our car manage to stop before it lands on the hillside. All of us were shaken. Just to share..

    Glad you enjoyed your trip…:)

  10. its been a while since i go there. i should really plan a trip there agen someday.

    p/s: lov yr strawberry picture. <3

  11. I missed the cooling weather there also… πŸ™
    Shall we plan a trip to CH for staying up a week? lol

  12. thenomadGourmand

    good way of spending the long weekend..cuti cuti msia somemore!

  13. Yeah, Cameron Highlands is nice. I enjoyed my trip up there. Strawberries, tea plantations, scones and tea. It’s the bomb.

  14. aeroplane1234

    strawberry are pathetic.!!!

  15. I miss the weather up at Cameron Highlands too! πŸ™ It’s just so nice & comfortable!
    Hahaha… I miss yours & Horng’s car! So cham now, house without any car!
    Nice si-tor-be-li shot! πŸ˜‰
    Really can’t wait to see suan’s video compilation!
    All in, it’s a memorable trip!

  16. aww, I miss the strawberry from Taiwan T_T

  17. vialentino,
    Pretty or not? πŸ˜€

    clement,
    Ooo just shaken is still not too bad. πŸ™‚

    Jade Zheng,
    Do it, make it happen! πŸ˜€

    sotong,
    Same! come! lol

    thenomadGourmand,
    Hhahah keep the economy flowing. πŸ˜›

    Huai Bin,
    Yess, scones!

    aeroplane1234,
    You’re too demanding! πŸ˜›

    Rachying,
    Hahahah ya so tragic, no car!

    BLue,
    Go again lo πŸ˜›

  18. your first time in Cameron???? sure not???
    anyway..it’s a nice place..

  19. KY….PRETTY leh….hope u have a wonderful v-day celebration….i got good news to share with u in my blogsite….visit when u r free….c yeah.

  20. it’s brinchang, darling~ not brinjang πŸ˜›

  21. Yatz,
    Really! πŸ˜€

    vialentino,
    Thank you very much, and omg congrats! πŸ˜€

    oliviasy,
    Hahah thank you!

  22. Cameron + Steamboat…What a perfect combination!

  23. KY, if we really setup a trip to stay there a week… i think we need a bus or lorry. hehe…
    then i think rachel will move up her everything there(including her bed and wardrobe)… πŸ˜›

  24. Wah, Mellissa is almost always the first one to comment recently. Will call you out for lunch Mellissa.

  25. wah the last photo so sweet *wink wink*

  26. foodcrazee

    a lot of leng lui with ya . . .must be proud and happy ler . . . .

  27. Lorna,
    Oh yess! πŸ˜€

    sotong,
    Hahahhaa I think so too!

    Simon Seow,
    Oi! πŸ˜›

    eiling,
    *wink wink*

    foodcrazee,
    Hahha of course very happy πŸ˜€

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  30. Jobless Girl

    I like the wheather there and I miss the moment that I have steamboat in cold wheather. So nice!!

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