The English has turned Cameron Highlands into a sweet gem of Malaysia. About 200km north of Kuala Lumpur, 1500m above the sea level, this English hill station illustrates an extensively different face of Malaysia.
The journey started in Kuala Lumpur when I had already filled myself with a good Nasi Lemak as a ready essential and snacks had packed up in the car. My friend and I hit the road with John Mayer’s newest album was being played. It only took about less than 2 hours and we reached the hill. The road started to get bumpy but the air began to clear out. The higher we went, the more I noticed the English touch on architecture there. Many cottages were built when the British came in the 1880s and are now run as hotels.
ADVENTURING CAMERON HIGHLANDS THROUGH THE LENS
Waking up early that morning, it was pretty chilly but the sun shone beautifully and spread the warmness all over. After getting ready quickly, we were back on the road. But this time, it was just a few minute drive up hill to the Boh Tea Plantation Centre in Brinchang.
Boh Tea Plantation
Opening Hours: 9.00am – 4.30pm TUESDAY to SUNDAY, MONDAY – Closed
Following the route to the Mossy Forest where we had a little hike inside the forest and wandered with many photos. Even though there was a former entrance and proper trail inside the forest, yet we decided to sneak in from the side of the road.
On a Land Rover, we drove back down and found a spot with a view over the tea plantation. The sun was going down, and the temperature seemed to drop slowly. We brought out our music instruments and started a little jam session on that spot.
Sun went down quickly at that hour and it started to get colder. But the feeling of seeing the sun going down at that viewpoint was refreshing and memorable. Despite the fact that I am not good playing ukulele or singing, it somewhat made a great picture of what I would normally imagine for a good ending of a movie. The view, the music and a good company…