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.


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