Wednesday, July 4, 2012
In a statement concerning his mapping expedition, Cameron mentioned he saw “a vortex in the mountains, while for a (reasonably) wide area we have gentle slopes and plateau land.”
When approached, the late Sir Hugh Low, the Resident of Perak, expressed the wish of developing the flat terrain as a “sanatorium, health resort and open farmland”. A narrow path to “Cameron’s Land” was then carved through the dense jungle. Nothing much happened after that.
Forty years later, Sir George Maxwell visited the locale and decided to transform the place into a hill station. A development committee was formed in 1925. Later, a road was constructed from Tapah to the highlands.
The building of the road was a challenge. The crew not only had to deal with the weather; they also had to live with the risk of being down with malaria.
When the road was completed in 1931, the British and the locals moved in to settle on the slopes of the mountain. They were soon followed by tea planters and vegetable growers who found the fertile soil and cool climate to be especially suitable for the growing of their crops.
By the mid-1930s, there was a remarkable change in the territory: it now had a nine-hole golf course, several cottages, three inns, a police post, two boarding schools, a dairy, nurseries, vegetable farms, tea estates, a Government Rest House and an Experimental Agricultural Station.
The district continued to grow until the outbreak of the Second World War. During the Japanese Occupation (1942–1945), there was hardly any development in the area. When the Japanese withdrew in August 1945, the place underwent a transformation.
Today, the haven is not only the biggest and best known of Malaysia’s hill stations; it is also the highest point in Malaysia which is accessible by car.
To the north, its boundary touches that of Kelantan; to the west, it shares part of its border with Perak.
Situated at the northwestern tip of Pahang, the “Camerons” is approximately 85 kilometres (53 mi) from Ipoh or about 200 kilometres (120 mi) from Kuala Lumpur.
During the day, the temperature seldom rises above 25 °C (77 °F); at night, the temperature can sometimes drop to as low as 12 °C (54 °F).
The resort has a diverse population of more than 34,000 people. It comprises Malays, Chinese, Indians and other ethnic groups. The literacy rate here is above 88 percent.
The plateau was first developed by the British in the 1920s. It is made up of three sub-districts, namely Ringlet (5,165 hectares (12,760 acres)), Tanah Rata (2,081 hectares (5,140 acres)) and Ulu Telom (63,981 hectares (158,100 acres)). Of the three, Tanah Rata serves as the administrative centre of the region.
In all, the retreat consists of eight neighbourhoods. The three townships are Ringlet, Tanah Rata and Brinchang. The area's five settlements are the Bertam Valley, Kea Farm, Tringkap, Kuala Terla and Kampung Raja. All are nestled at an altitude of more than 1,200 metres (3,900 ft).
The gateways to the highlands are via Kuala Lipis or Raub through Pos Betau to Ringlet. From Perak, it can be accessed either from Tapah or Simpang Pulai. While from Kelantan, route available from Gua Musang to Pulai in Gua Musang to Kampung Raja.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
The rafflesia is the biggest flower on the earth, it's huge, mean, and smelly. More than a meter in diameter, can weight more than 10 kg, and it's perfume resample the smell of rotten meat. It was able to get a chance to see Rafflesia in Cameron Highlands.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Year End School holiday 2010.
The Mossy Forest in Gunung Brinchang, Cameron Highlands is an amazingly rich 200,000 year old forest with deep green moss, ancient trees and fresh dewy mist that gives it a mystical aura. For this reason, it is no surprise at all that this hauntingly beautiful forest was chosen for some of the outdoor scenes for the 2005 Malay historical blockbuster, Puteri Gunung Ledang.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Attention traveller !
Chinese New Year 2010 Celebration at Cameron Highlands.
If you're coming this way to escape from the sweltering heat of the lowlands and to seek a quiet retreat with cool fresh mountain air, make a date with DESA ANTHURIUM.
See you soon.
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR 2010.
Friday, February 13, 2009
In M’sia Ringgit
Monday to Thursday : RM200/day
Friday and Sunday : RM220/day
Saturday : RM250/day
SCHOOL HOLIDAY :- RM20/day
EVE/PUBLIC HOLIDAY :-
Monday to Friday : RM30/day
Friday and Sunday : RM50/day
Saturday : RM50/day
Monday, January 5, 2009
New Year's Day 1-Jan
Chinese New Year 26-27 Jan
Prophet Mohd Birthday 9-Mar
Labour Day 1-May
Wesak Day 9-May
Agong's Birthday 6-Jun
National Day 31-Aug
Hari Raya Puasa 20-21 Sept
Hari Raya Haji 27-Nov
Awal Muharram 18-Dec
Christmas Day 25-Dec
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
The rare flowering of a mountain “leafless orchid” has sparked excitement among a group of locals who spotted it in the Cameron Highlands jungle of Gunung Jasar, Tanah Rata.
Local environmentalist and or chid enthusiast , said it had been five years since they had seen the Aphyllorchis montana or chid blooming in the area.
Commonly known as the “leafless orchid”, the plant only reveals itself when it flowers, producing a 1.2m tall stem of butter-yellow or chids with brown specks.
“It is very difficult to find them because this mountain species usually flowers once every two or three years,”
“Even then it needs the right climatic conditions, like plenty of rain fall, before the orchid will flower.”
Since the first sighting of the plant in 2003, they and locals nature lovers had been looking out for it in Gunung Jasar.
They added that the leafless orchid happened to be near the same spot where they had sighted another rare flower, an unusually reddish Amor phophallus bufo, in May.
The group of locals are trying to get the authorities’ help to protect the jungle site so that it would not be developed in the future.
“The Aphyllorchis montana has beautiful flowers. Although it is called the leafless orchid, in truth it has leaves so tiny that people often mistake them for something else."
The orchid, was found only in Asian highland areas and fed on decaying organic matter. Its roots only go down some 15cm deep.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Cameron Highlands is a highland region located about 121 km east of Ipoh and about 214 km north of Kuala Lumpur, in Pahang, Malaysia. At 5,000 ft (1,500 m) 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. The size of the whole Cameron Highlands district is roughly two and a quarter times the size of Singapore.
Friday, November 21, 2008
There are two places you can go to see how roses are grown - Rose Center and Rose Valley. The former is located at Kea Farm Brinchang known as the Green Cow area, and the latter is located at Tringkap. Of the two, Rose Center would be considered the biggest rose growing center with over a hundred varieties of roses growing on terraced ground. Not to be outdone, Rose Valley boast 450 varieties of roses including the thornless rose, the black rose, and the green rose, which is said to be the ugliest of the rose family. Both the Rose Center and Rose Valley has put in quite an effort to landscape the center with sculptures, fountains, walkways, and pergolas.
Apart from roses, they also showcase other flowers like Lily, Gerbera, Diamond, Lady Shoe, Honeysuckle, Camellia, Gypsy Flower and many more! The cool climate of Cameron Highlands indeed provides ideal condition to make the plants and flowers bloom. Many a time plants and flowers that were purchased here never quite seem to grow quite as well in the hot humid condition in the lowlands.
At the peak of Rose Center, one can get a panoramic view of the Kea Farm valley with its terraced farms and villages. Not to be outdone, climbing up the Rose Valley too can get a good view of the area, but it is quite a steep climb though and the shortness of breath would not necessary be attributed to the view!
Opens daily from 8am - 6pm.Entrance fee of RM3 for adults, and RM1.50 for children.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Ee Feng Gu has already went through 3 generations, therefore it is very experienced in this field. In addition to that, many local and international bee farmer have came to gain more experience and also exchange opinions on how to look after the bees.
There is an important note that we like to emphasize on is that although the bees have poisonous sting, but it is always under tight control and it would not simply sting anyone. Therefore, it is very save and encourageable to bring along children so that they can learn more about the nature of vees and honey.
Ee Feng Gu has manufactured many products range from pure honey, royal jelly and pollen. Besides, we are also selling chinese tea leaves, Yi Xing Violet Sand Teapot Set, crystals, stonecarving souvenirs and others.
We are glad to inform you that our company has the service to deliver the goods to Kuala Lumpur every month. Therefore, your visits to our homepage before your visit to Cameron Highlands is much appreciated.
· Address: 75, Batu 43, Green Cow, 39100 Kea Farm, Brinchang
· Phone: 605-496 1951· Other Contact: Fax : 05-496 2951
Friday, July 25, 2008
KUALA LUMPUR: The 130ha Malaysian Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS), which is among Asia’s largest showground and expo facilities, will host a huge agriculture product exposition next month.
Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Mustapa Mohamed said the RM262mil expo site, mooted three years, was the venue for the Malaysia Agriculture, Horticulture and Agro-tourism (Maha) 2006 event.
He said the expo site had more facilities now, which included new exhibition halls, booths and ample parking space, he said adding that the present structures were built in 18 months after Maha 2006.
He said 1.3 million visitors were expected to turn up.
Mustapa said the expo, to be held from Aug 12 to 23, would be a platform for overseas visitors to view and buy Malaysian products.
Admission is free and trams will be available for visitors to travel in the Maha site for RM1 per day while parking is at a flat RM5 daily.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
A definite must on the list of things to do in Cameron Highlands is a visit to the new Sungei Palas Tea Centre. Recently opened by BOH Plantations at the Sungei Palas tea garden,it is just above Brinchang, in the very heart of the Cameron Highlands tea country. Located on a hilltop, amidst rows of tea bushes and close to Gunung Brinchang, it offers the best possible introduction to Malaysian teas in a truly spectacular setting.
The Tea Centre is home to the Tea'ria, a souvenir and tea shop as well as an exhibition area with comprehensive information about the tea manufacturing process.
The Sungei Palas Tea Centre is open daily – except Monday – from 9 am to 4:30 pm. Admission to the factory visit is free and information tours are conducted approximately every 30 minutes.
Learn more about tea :
- Learn about Cameron Highlands, the benefits of tea and the fascinating history of BOH Plantations who was a pioneer in the tea industry since 1929.
- Visit the adjacent tea factory to observe how natural and simple the tea making process really is.
- Take a picture near the six foot diameter solid brass tea rolling table at the main entrance.
- Savour the various teas uniquely manufactured by BOH in Malaysia
- Admire the superb views of the estate from a 20 foot overhanging platform.
- Try the yummy snacks and light meals available at the Tea’ria.
- From Simpang Pulai and Kampong Raja, 3km before Brinchang turn right just before the Equatorial Hotel.
- From Tanah Rata, pass Brinchang and turn left about 500m after the Equatorial Hotel.
- If you do not have transportation, ask your hotel what is the best way to get there. All visitors without parking permit and buses are required to park at the main cark park located at bottom of the hill. Parking is free. Visitors are required to abide by estate rules and regulations as well as obey instructions of estate personnel regarding parking, safety and security.
Address : Sungei Palas Tea Centre Jalan Gunung Brinchang, Brinchang, Cameron Highlands. Tel : 605 - 4962096 E-mail :http://www.boh.com.my/
[The information above was provided by Boh Tea Plantations Sdn Bhd]
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Vegetables require 3½ months to grow using traditional farming method, so most conventional farms today opt for intensive “open terrace” cultivation, which shortens the growth period to just 45 days. Organic methods, though, take slightly longer, yielding a proper harvest only after 65-70 days. The organic vegetables produced here are mainly broccoli, mini bok choy, Japanese spinach, Chinese cabbage, leeks, iceberg lettuce and peas.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
The 3rd Cameron Highlands Photo Contest is back. Organized by the NPO Club Cameron Highlands and REACH.
Send in your best Cameron Highlands Photo's
Click on this link below for more Infomation and Application Form
- 1st – 3rd prize (1 winner each): Digital camera
- 4th - 10th prize (1 winner each): Memento
- 1st August, 2007 - 30th June, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
The choice to use metalwork was based strictly on the need to reduce on site construction activities. ZLG Design contemplated to expedite erection of steel frames in order to mitigate delivery problems of the tea leaves to the currently operating factory near by. The structural components were kept very simple, utilizing mainly standard section sizes. No major welding was done, except for smaller components. The side windows and facade were fabricated off site and assembled quickly and put into place between posts on a span of 9m girds. The steelwork is limited strictly to the upper storey structure; this is then assembled in situ manner to sit atop a reinforced concrete frame consisting of 350x1000 deep beams spanning a 9m grid. The floor slabs are then finished and exposed but sealant treated cement render, these were applied with a dark receding colour. The ramped concrete floor allows for a truck and general vehicles to pass under for the next phase of construction. The roof was constructed of simple mild steel edge capping assembled to terminate the open trussed metal beams. Such devices were used to reduce the weight of the structure overall and also to ease the distribution of services inside the voids between the trusses. A slight slope towards the back allows draining of the rainwater on the roof towards only one side of the roof, which simplifies building elevation treatment. The bamboo and cementitious board panels are designed to be externally exposed to weather, and are also arrange to provide concealed lighting, using very simple fluorescent battens. These are mounted in between strips of cement boards with sufficient gaps for mounting these luminaries.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Sixty kilometres of loops, switchbacks and steady climbing takes you to this delightful resort. Here you will find the most famous building in Cameron Highlands. Standing alongside the golf course is The Smokehouse Hotel and Restaurant. This English Tudor style Hotel built in 1939 provides you with the ultimate in colonial ambience. A 3 hour drive from KL, Cameron Highlands is quite literally at the frontier between the man made world and the wild where one can venture out and taste the latter, returning safely each day to the comfort of the former, The Smokehouse
Enjoy the wonderful traditional English breakfast, tea in the lush gardens with scones, cream and strawberry jam, and dine in probably the finest restaurant in the Highlands. Take pleasure in a drink by the fireplace and relax before retiring to one of the well-appointed suites. The experience of The Smokehouse is something to be treasured
Monday, May 12, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Malaysia Year 2008 Public Holidays
- 01/Jan - New Year's Day
- 10/Jan - Awal Muhram
- 07-08/Feb - Chinese New Year
- 20/Mar - Prophet Mohd's Birthday
- 01/May - Labour Day
- 19/May - Wesak Day
- 07/Jun - Agong/King's Birthday
- 31/Aug - National day/Merdeka
- 17/Sept - Nuzul Al Quran Day
- 01-02/Oct - Hari Raya Puasa
- 27/Oct - Deepavali
- 08/Dec - Hari Raya Haji
- 25/Dec - Christmas Day
- 29/Dec - Awal Muharam
Malaysia School Term Holiday 2008
- 1st Mid Term Braek = 08/Mar ~ 16/Mar
- 2nd Mid Term Break = 24/May ~ 08/Jun
- 3rd Mid term Break = 16/Aug ~ 24/Aug
- Year End Break = 15/Nov ~ 04/Jan 2009
Singapore School Term Holiday 2008
- Semester 1 Trem 1 Break = 08/Mar ~ 16/Mar
- Semester 1 Term 2 Break = 24/May ~ 22/Jun
- Semester 2 Term 1 Break = 30/Aug ~ 07/Sep
- Semester 2 Term 2 break = 15/Nov ~ 31/Dec