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Natural Beauty

Cameron Highlands is one of the most popular highland retreats in Malaysia, second only to Genting Highlands. Unlike the developed Genting Highlands with casinos and theme parks, however, what makes Cameron Highland so special is its quaint charm. Interesting buildings, wide tea plantations that stretch as far as the eye can see, strawberry farms, unspoiled forests – the appeal of Cameron Highlands is its natural beauty and relaxing environment.

 

Cameron Highlands is named after William Cameron who discovered it in 1885, who was a British government surveyor. Cameron Highlands become an important region when it was discovered it was suitable for planting tea, and it remains the biggest tea producer in Malaysia today.

A Brief History

 

Cameron Highlands is one of the most popular highland retreats in Malaysia, second only to Genting Highlands. Unlike the developed Genting Highlands with casinos and theme parks, however, what makes Cameron Highland so special is its quaint charm. Interesting buildings, wide tea plantations that stretch as far as the eye can see, strawberry farms, unspoiled forests – the appeal of Cameron Highlands is its natural beauty and relaxing environment.

Key Attractions

 

The reason most Malaysians go to Cameron Highlands is undoubtedly the cool weather there, usually a refreshing change from Malaysia’s usual hot and humid weather.

Another attraction of Cameron Highlands is its famous tea plantations. Notable places are Boh Tea Centre and Sg Palas Plantation, both operated by Boh, Malaysia’s biggest black tea producer. Other than experiencing what it is to be like in a plantation and tea

producer. Other than experiencing what it is to be like in a plantation and tea factory, the place also has a café where you can enjoy a nice afternoon tea while enjoying the breathtaking view there. Other than that, Cameron Highlands also grows roses, strawberries and cactus which is rarely found anywhere else in Malaysia, so it is definitely worthwhile to drop by and have a look. Other interesting places of note include a honey bee farm and a butterfly farm. Cameron Highlands also hosts a number of vegetable farms where you can see fresh vegetables being grown and produced.

Besides its various farms and attractions, Cameron Highland is home to eight towns, some which are quite developed, so there’s always something to do. There are hotels and commercial centres in the towns to accommodate visitors.

Lastly, visitors who are interested in the indigenous people of Malaysia should definitely take note of the Orang Asli population found around Cameron Highlands. Their quaint villages consist of small wooden huts built in or near the forest. Sometimes, the orang asli villagers also can be found near the roads, selling flowers and other goods in stalls to supplement their income. Although some of the villages can be seen from the main road, there are also many more found deep inside the forest. Interested visitors who wish to find out more about the orang asli way of life can enlist the services of a guide to visit the hidden settlements.