Monday, 23 July 2012

Cameron Highlands

Cities, towns, islands are great in Malaysia. But within 4-5 hours bus journey (don’t even think of taking a train as it takes ages apparently) I found myself in so called Cameron Highlands where I had probably the best strawberry juice, done 2 hours jungle trekking just to see the biggest flower “Rafflesia” (which is not really a flower but huge mushroom growing on trees vines and roots)  

Following the jungles aborigine village was next to come. It was a bit disappointing as it is modernised and locals don’t live in old style houses anymore…tourism there definitely made an impact as well as 21st century lifestyle, you want that or not but everything moves forwards.


They have used blow pipes for thousands of years to hunt animals and for war. He describes how the poison tip of the blow dart breaks off in his target and eventually kills it. He alone has the antidote and can save his victim or allow it to die.

Traveling around you can see working people on the roads. Everything in Malaysia developing fast

To the mossy forest. Its such a big difference comparing to jungles. It’s not as humid and much much cooler. It’s a must to see if you are in this area as this forest is one of the oldest. And if you have a guide you can find out a lot of new things like what’s the difference between jungles and forest, all healing plants and similar.  

 No trip to Cameron Highlands is complete without a trip to the tea plantations. This is one of the main attraction that's got to be in your "must see" list. You can visit the factories to learn about the tea making process and you can also sit down and enjoy a cup of tea at the cafe. The view overlooking the plantations is beautiful

Waiting for a bus back to my hostel with locals


  1. Hi Reneta, this is amazing blog pages/photos.. I will in singapore now but I haven't taken enough time to explore Malaysia. this gives me good inspiration and motivation. thanks

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    have fun life..Cheers, Raj

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