Sunday, June 27, 2010

Journal Entry Of Futra Hurairah

Nice Article from Futra Hurairah.
Please visit his blog

4th-6th - Company holiday trip!! Cameron Highlands was the place and it was an amazing experience for everyone!! We stayed at the Marina Chalet & Homestay situated in Tanah Rata. All of us (16adults and 3kids) stayed in 4 rooms, the food was prepared by the chalet owner (even the chicken barbaque for dinner too!). We went to the BOH Tea Centre, the Honey Bee Farm, MARDI (the flowers and plants were so beautiful!), the Strawberry Farm, we even had our morning jogs and evening walks around Tanah Rata, Brinchang, and Ringlet.


Friday, June 25, 2010

More On Cameron Highlands

About Cameron

chCameron Highlands is a highland province located about 121 km east of Ipoh and about 214 km north of Kuala Lumpur, in Pahang, Malaysia. At 5,000 feet above sea level it is the highest area on the mainland enjoys a cool climate, with temperatures no higher than 25 °C and rarely falls below 12°C year-round. Cameron Highlands is actually a district in the state of Pahang Darul Makmur although the road entrance is via Tapah and Simpang Pulai in the state of Perak Darul Ridzuan. Cameron Highlands district is bordered by Lipis district on the south-east, Kelantan on the north and Perak on the west.
cameron_highlands-man_harvesting_teaThere are eight towns in the Cameron Highlands. Brinchang currently is the biggest town in Cameron Highland. It seats several hotels, night markets, military camps, public service and commercial centre. Tringkap is well-known for it’s popular business centre where most people can get fresh vegetable, fruit and flowers here arrived daily and fresh from the farms. Tanah Rata is one of the major hubs in Cameron Highland whereas it seats several hotels, parks and commercials centre. Main attraction in Tanah Rata is the Mardi Plantation Centre and its business centre. Several high-class shops have been opened in the town including Starbucks Coffee. There is also a budget traditional Malay Kampung Homestay located at Kampung Taman Sedia. Bertam Valley is one of hub of Malaysia’s local vegetable farm and international flower farm such as Roses & Chrycentimum. Kampung Raja is the rural area in the Cameron Highland whereas it seats only residence zone and several comercial zone. Blue Valley is well-known for it’s tea plantation that are ranked as one of the best in Malaysia. A few to be named are, Blue Valley Tea Plantation and BOH Tea Plantation. The other well known places are such as Habu, Shum Yip Leong, Bharat Tea, Sungai Ruil, Sungai Monsun, Kea Farm, Sungai Palas, 49th Mile, Kuala Terla and Blue Valley.


From Blog Minda :Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands

Kalau sebut Cameron Highlands, pasti anda terbayangkan keenakan menghirup Teh Boh, tempatnya yang indah, udaranya yang nyaman dan menyegarkan.Suasana hutannya dilitupi kabus tebal yang kaya dengan flora dan fauna.Pasti ramai yang teruja atau ingin bercuti di sana.Ramai pengguna internet yang mencari tempat penginapan yang sesuai di Cameron Highlands.Jadi aku senaraikan laman web yang boleh anda layari dan buat survey soal harga, tempat dan sebagainya untuk menginap di situ.Antaranya :

1. Cameron
3. CameronHighlandsDestination

Selain menjadi sebuah pusat peranginan, Cameron Highland juga terkenal dengan pengeluaran hasil tanaman seperti teh, buah-buahan, sayur-sayuran dan bunga-buahan yang bermutu tinggi dan ada yang jarang didapati ditempat lain. Ini kerana keadaan cuaca yang sejuk dan segar amat sesuai untuk tanaman-tanaman tertentu sahaja contohnya daun teh, bunga-bunga seperti bunga teluki dan buah strawberi. Tumbuhan iklim hawa sederhana juga boleh ditanam di kawasan ini. Di sini juga terdapat sebuah petempatan orang MelayuTanah Rata dan Brinchang yang pertama di Cameron Highland, Kampung Taman Sedia merupakan sebuah kampung yang terletak di lembah antara menawarkan pakej penginapan 'Homestay' untuk para pengunjung.

Sekiranya anda berkunjung ke Cameron Highland, Malaysia jangan lepaskan peluang untuk membeli hasil-hasil tanaman ladang kerana harganya bukan sahaja berpatutan bahkan masih segar kerana baru sahaja dipetik secara langsung dari ladang.

Sekiranya anda gemar memandu kereta, jangan lepaskan peluang untuk memandu di Jalan Gunung Brincang kerana jalan tersebut adalah jalan raya yang tertinggi di Malaysia.

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Wikimapia Clips Kampung Taman Sedia

Clips from Wikimapia

Kampung Taman Sedia

The one and only malay village in Cameron Highlands. Taman Sedia waterfalls located near the village is narrated in the book "Hikayat Mat Lela Gila" by Pak Sako a renowned malay writer.


Kampung Taman Sedia

Kampung Taman Sedia
Chinese is the majority live in Cameron and followed by Indian and Malay. But with the goverment planning for more malay people at Cameron Highlands, the First malay village has been been established - Kampung Taman Sedia (literally translated as village of a ready garden). At the moment, it’s the only Malay village in Cameron Highlands with 42 families living there and providing homstay accommodation.


Golf Course Taman Sedia, Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands (or Tanah Tinggi Cameron in Malay) is located in the state of Pahang. Currently, there are two main roads that connect major towns in west coast of Peninsula Malaysia (such as Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh and Penang) to this popular highland resort town. The older access point is the Tapah - Ringlet route while the newer access has since been built from Simpang Pulai - Kg Raja.

The golf course is located inside the gazetted natural park area of Taman Sedia, which is located about 5 minutes north of Tanah Rata. The golf course is also located opposite Cameron Highlands Resort (formerly known as Merlin Inn Resort).

Who doesn't appreciate superb green meadows amidst rolling hills of Cameron Highlands? For me, even as a non-golfer (at least not yet), I always fancy the sight of endless greenery intertwined with small and large shrubs, what more with the cool climate that Cameron Highlands has to offer all year round. With an altitude of about 5,000-ft above sea level, the weather is always pleasant for golfing in Cameron Highlands (except for that occasional drizzle, and God forbids, heavy rain!).

Actually, the golf course is a public one, hence it is opened to non-club members as well. It is run by the district office of Cameron Highlands which is pretty much the local governing authority of the area. So do not expect extra plush club house entries with pergola terraces or whatever you have in mind. The golf course offers 18 holes with undulating fairways, small meandering river streams and tricky bunkers.

As of the fees, one can tee off at RM53 during weekdays and RM84 on weekends or public holidays. There are also 50-percent discounted rates if you opt to tee off after 1700hrs in the evening. As usual, equipment can also be rented, ranging from full- or half-set of golfing gears, turf shoes, trolleys and even local caddies.

One might be wondering what exactly is Taman Sedia, literally means "ready garden" in Malay (but still doesn't make a whole lot of sense). It is actually a landscaped public park that features various jungle trails, a number of hotels and resorts, walking foot paths, etc. In short, it is some sort of a green lung of Tanah Rata which has been gazetted for natural space, what more with other surrounding areas seemed to have been ravaged by the call of development. There are really some nice colonial-themed bungalows in Taman Sedia, the most glamourous one, hands down, goes to Ye Olde Smokehouse, although other bungalows are pretty much well-hidden in the jungle and most of them are owned by private companies in Malaysia.

A great place for a stroll with beautiful view. Can't comment much about the golfing.


Homestay - Cameron Highlands

Taman Sedia, a Malay settlement in Cameron Highlands offers homestay accommodation.Many of the Malaysian population still live in a unhurried and rather charming and traditional lifestyle, where time seems to go at snails pace and the air clean and fresh. Treat yourself to a Kampung (village) Homestay in Malaysia. Be "adopted" by a family and be treated as a member of the family for the duration of your stay.

To get a better appreciation of the culture, you may wear traditional attire, go fishing in a river, play kites with the children, eat simple local food, observe local customs, architecture, and furniture and participate in village activities. As they are mostly a Muslim village, there is no alcohol and it is respectful to dress modestly. Many villages still rely on agriculture as their primary source of income.

With the Pahang Homestay Programme, you will get to experience life in a kampung, or traditional village. Leaving all your cultural baggage behind you can immerse yourself in a fascinating culture within the peaceful ambiance of a quaint and rustic Malay rural setting.

Guests will establish a bond with their friendly foster family and get acquainted with the village elders. Friendly children and accommodating neighbours will also help show you the rural way of life. And throughout your stay, they will get to know you and your culture, too. When you return home, you will bring back a memorable cultural experience and the thought that you will always have a family to welcome you whenever you return to Pahang.

The homestay programme in Pahang is also a way of ensuring that rural folks directly share the benefits of tourism. To ensure guests enjoy their stay, hosts observe high standards of cleanliness, safety and hospitality benchmarked by the authorities. The homestay programme was first developed in Pahang in the 1980s. It was an expansion of the student exchange programme, where a young Malaysian stayed with an adopted family of a different cultural programme. It was an extension of the programme mooted by the federal government in the 1970s with the main objective of promoting greater understanding among Malaysians who came from varied racial and religious backgrounds. It gained greater popularity when foreign students started to participate in the exchange programmes.

Homestay in Cameron Highlands

Taman Sedia, a Malay settlement in Cameron Highlands offers homestay accommodation. The 28-acre village, located about 1 km from the town of Tanah Rata has all the amenities of any modern settlements with sundry shops, restaurants and handycraft outlets.


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy Fathers' Day