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Oct 11, 2007 - Cameron Highlands - Tea country

The Cameron Highlands is an area set high in the mountains of central Malaysia. The elevation is around 4,500 feet above sea level. The main draw is to visit the Tea Plantations. There are two main plantations to visit. On first night that we arrived, we were surprised to find out how cold it got at night. We actually had to pull out our thermal underwear for the first time in almost 6 months. Both tea plantations were beautiful, but the BOH Tea Plantation was definitely the most scenic. We had met a guy in Malacca who recommended that we...

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May 19, 2007 - Cameron Highlands

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD We boarded the bus to the Cameron Highlands at the busy Puduraya Bus Terminal. The terminal is an impressive operation; the buses unload their passengers and then enter the terminal via a ramp at one end of the large building. They pull into pre-appointed slots and the passengers descend from the floor above via stairs down to each loading bay - twenty-three in all. Tickets are sold on the floor above the waiting buses and passengers can also purchase reading materials, food and beverages and trinkets for...

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May 1, 2007 - Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

May 1st - May 5th... Cameron Highlands A 3 hour bus ride got us to the Cameron Highlands...also known as the "Salad Bowl of Malaysia" due to the lush vegetation, green tea plantations and strawberry fields. Some of the tea plantations, flower nurseries and farms date back as far as 1929. We didn't realize, but we had arrived during three celebrated holiday days and the town was 'stuffed' with Malaysians here for a long weekend. May 1st -Labour Day and Wesak Day and May 2nd -the annual festival for Lord Murugan. WESAK DAY is celebrated by...

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Apr 20, 2007 - Cameron Highlands: Tanah Rata

Left the beautiful Perenthians islands, and travelled a full day up the windiest jungle highway to the dramatically chillier Cameron Highlands - after months of 35 degree plus weather, we both actually felt cold here...22 degrees at night and we felt like we were freezing! The mini bus ride up was crazy, due partially to the fact the highway was a continuos series of twists and turns and a huge lightening storm, and partially due to the fact that the driver piled his whole family in with us for a nice little road trip...needless to say, we...

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Matt and Jen in Asia

Apr 16, 2007 - Cameron Highlands

Hello We have arrived in the Cameron Highlands for a welcome break from the heat of Malaysia. The temp feels just like a warm summers day in England, its great not to be sweating! The English turned this area into the tea production capital and there are loads of plantations around. They also grow loads of fruit and vegatables up here too, we went to a strawberry farm yesterday and picked some lovely ones. You can even get a scone with strawberries and cream, its great, and of course you get a fantastic cuppa, sommat James has jumped upon....

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Mar 22, 2007 - The Cameron Highlands

I was so excited the day we left for the Cameron Highlands. It was so nice to know we were leaving the hustle and bustle of the cities behind and heading for proper fresh air and open space. The Cameron Highlands consists mainly of tea plantations. The views were spectacular as we wound our way up to the hotel. Everything was so green, although this could be said for most of Malaysia. It really is a beautiful country. On our full day there, we did a day trip. Our first stop was a tower which we climbed to take us to the highest point in...

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Emily's Adventures

Mar 17, 2007 - Cameron Highlands

Today we left the hotel at 7:30am and caught a bus to the Cameron Highlands. This took about 4 hours. Once in the Cameron Highlands we checked into our hotel and went of to a Strawberry farm and had Strawberry Ice cream, followed by a Tea plantation and factory. The tea factory was interesting and we followed the tour with a cup of tea and a scone. We then went out for dinner which was a curry and on to the bar to celebrate St Patricks day with our Irish Contingent.

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Mark's Trip 2007

Dec 4, 2006 - Cameron Highlands

Time for a break from all the hot cities to enjoy some cool weather up in the Cameron Highlands. I sat next to a nice Indian woman named Baby (her real name) on the bus. She is 18, a nursing student, and very nice. We got chatting and she mentioned that the young man who dropped her at the bus station was her fiance, and they were going to get engaged next year. Since they aren't engaged yet, I asked what the difference was between a boyfriend and a fiance. She said "My parents know". Baby explained that a boyfriend is someone you date...

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Where is John Lama?

Dec 4, 2006 - Tanah Rata and photos from past few days

The Cameron Highlands are beautiful. The weather is cool and sunny. The only problem is that our room is dark, dank, and mildewy, so we're moving to a different place tomorrow. This afternoon we had a relaxing time just strolling around the small quant town of Tanah Rata. It was a nice change from the rush of yesterday's brisk, hot, humid, long walk around Georgetown. We sat down a total of about an hour the whole day/evening. Tomorrow we will get back into trekking again with a 4-5 hour hike to the highest point in the Cameron Highlands...

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Nov 20, 2006 - Mainland Malaysia

The mainland malaysian adventure was.... how do put this.. well, drunk. I met up with Donald and Shawn, the Canadians that I hung out with in Cambodia, and we ripped it up east/west coast style in Kuala Lumpur. Then a drunken bus ride later we were in Langkawi, a beautiful island on the west coast of Malaysia. Why Langkawi, not one of the other great islands on the west coast you may ask? Well, clearly because it's a duty free zone and the booze is cheaper. You'll also notice that there are no pictures attached to this post. Well that's...

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Ed in Asia

Nov 20, 2006 - Tanah Rata (Cameron Highlands)

Maandag Na een flinke busreis rond uur of 1 in Tanah Rata, dorpje in de Cameron Highlands, aangekomen. Na een ontzettend lekkere lunch het appartement bekeken. Dit is echt een ontzettend groot en mooi appartement. Deze keer zitten we met zijn twaalven bijelkaar. 7 slaapkamers, 5 badkamers en een ontzettend grote woonkamer met dvd-speler, stereotoren en ontzettend grote tv. Gelijk maar even met de groep een dvdtje gekeken. 's Avonds na het eten met zijn alleen in de woonkamer gezeten en de iedereen welbekende drankspelletjes gedaan. Tegen...

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Dutchie on the move

Sep 11, 2006 - Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2006. CAMERON HIGHLANDS, TANAH RATA, MALAYSIA. This morning I caught a bus (26 MYR; 6 hours) to the Cameron highlands, an old hill station presently most famous for its tea plantations, strawberry farms, and jungle trekking. I've booked a half day tour tomorrow to visit a nearby mountain and tea plantation through Father's Guesthouse (40 MYR/single; 40 MYR--1/2 day tour). TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2006. CAMERON HIGHLANDS, TANAH RATA, MALAYSIA. The Cameron highlands are Malaysia's best known hill station. It's also where...

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