at 1520m above sea level, this is Malaysia's green bowl supplying vegetables to
the major cities of the country and to Singapore. The cool climate makes it an
excellent tea growing area and indeed the Cameron tea is highly prized in the
world market. With temperatures ranging between 25 and 10 degrees Celsius, this
place is popular all year round with tourists.
Places of interest are the Robinson Falls, the Rose Garden nurseries and
the strawberry and vegetable farms. A visit to the tea plantation is well worthwhile,
to see how one of the worlds favourite beverages is processed fresh from
the plantations. Stroll around and admire the old colonial buildings such
as the Old Smokehouse. This hill station is surrounded by jungles and trails are
marked for jungle trekking. There are various villages inhabited by Orang Asli.
There is also a golf course.
small town of Tapah at the foot of Cameron
Highlands is the gateway to the highlands. From
Tapah the road winds uphill via a succession of twists and
bends to a series of little townships, which include Ringlet, Tanah Raja and Brinchang.
All these towns offer a variety of accommodation.
Farm : Across the road, on the hill overlooking the golf course, are strawberry
farms where fresh strawberries, home made jam and marmalades are available for
To Get There
Tapah , a town in Perak, is the main entry point to the
By Road : Cameron Highlands is about 60 kilometers from Tapah, a town off
the Kuala Lumpur - Ipoh Highway accessible by road and rail. From Tapah, the two
winds up through fascinating jungle scenery. The drive up will take about one
and the half hours to Tanah Rata.
By Taxi : Taxi services is available
from Kuala Lumpur (Pudu Raya) direct to Tanah Rata. There are also taxis from
Tapah town and Tapah station (for those arriving by train).
: The rall stop is at Tapah. From here take the taxi or bus to Tanah Rata.