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Cameron Highlands

As the name implies, Cameron Highlands is a hill station. Cameron Highlands was the 'heaven' for home-sick British residents during colonial era, and it is the most popular vacation destination amongst Malaysian as well as Singaporean today, for its cold climate and being the highest sea level townships - above 1,500 meters, accessible by car in Malaysia.

Discovered by William Cameron, a government surveyor who, in 1885 explored the area by hacking a path up through dense jungle and came across, "A fine plateau shut in by mountains". 

Tea Plantation

Cameron Highlands is located at the north-western of the state of Pahang, at the boarders of Perak and Kelantan. There are 3 access points to Cameron Highlands, namely

  1. Tapah interchange via North-south highway
  2. Simpang Pulai interchange via the second East-west highway
  3. Kota Bharu via Gua Musang, Kelantan

Cameron Highlands Outdoor Attractions

  • Tea Plantations - the 1st of which were established in 1929 by John Archibald Russell, belong to the most famous Malaysian tea producer, Boh Tea.
  • Jungle Walks - there are 14 paths to choose from, which lead visitors to waterfalls and other tranquil spots.
  • Flower nurseries, butterfly farms, strawberry farms and many more.

Hotel at Brinchang, Cameron Highlands
1,500m above sea level - The highest road accessible by car in Malaysia

Mysterious Tale of Jim Thompson

James (Jim) Harrison Wilson Thompson who disappeared from Cameron Highlands while going for a walk on Easter Sunday, March 26, 1967. Jim Thompson was an American businessman who helped revitalize the Thai silk industry in the 1950s and 1960s. A former U.S. military intelligence officer.
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