Cameron Highlands is Malaysian favourite when it comes to getaways, the highlands provide an atmosphere that is almost alien as compared to the rest of the country. It’s cool, mesmerizing and super fresh air is a stark contrast to the otherwise tropical climate in the rest of the country, easily making it Malaysia’s largest and most well-known hill resort.
Cameron Highlands is located in the eastern state of Pahang, at the north-western corner of the state. Primarily it is an agricultural domain, explaining the abundant vegetation and fruit farms all over the highlands. When Cameron Highlands is mentioned, one would easily associate it with tea and flowers, given the highlands being the leading producer of flowers and tea in Malaysia.
If you’re itching for some mountain air, check out the places to visit in Cameron Highlands.
Boh Tea Plantation
Boh Tea Plantation Sdn Bhd is one of the leading tea grower companies in Malaysia. Its Sungai Palas Tea Centre is located in Cameron Highlands, stretching of over a total of eight thousand acres of land area planted with tea, making it the largest tea plantation in South East Asia itself, a place not to be missed when you’re checking out places to visit in Cameron Highlands.
The journey to the centre itself is an adventure of its own, with its narrow and winding path. Rest assured it will be worth it, especially as you’re complemented by the cool and fresh air. Once you’re at the tea centre, you can simply get a whole tour of the place, accompanied by a guide for no charges at all!
There, you will be taken to all the manufacturing areas as well where you will be exposed to steps in tea processing which includes drying, sorting and so on. The centre is open every day except for Mondays and operates from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm.
It is true that Cameron Highlands is famous for its beautiful flower gardens, and the Lavender Garden is no exception. If you’re checking out places to visit in Cameron Highlands, the Lavender Garden is definitely a place not to miss out.
In 2013, the garden opened its doors to visitors, being one of the newest floral attractions in Cameron Highlands. The garden is located just nearby the Tringkap town, architecture as a floral themed park that is designed with cemented terraces on top of hill slopes that slowly cascade down to rows upon rows of enchanting growing flowers.
If you find yourself in love with the beautiful purple plants, you can purchase potted lavender plants at the shop in the garden itself for about RM15. On top of that, if you’re up for some dessert, why not go all out and try the home made lavender ice cream sold at the café for only RM5.50.
The Lavender Garden opens daily with an entrance fee of RM5 for adults and RM3 for children.
Time Tunnel Museum
Also known as “the local museum”, the Time Tunnel Museum is a spot worth popping into if you’re looking for a break away from farms and plantations among places to visit in Cameron Highlands.
First opened in 2007, the museum is the first of its kind in Malaysia. The brainchild of See Kok Shan, the museum exhibits memorabilia from the past, from its time under the British rule and other types of items that are more personal and functional such as tiffin containers, charcoal stoves and meat-safes with wire nettings. The museum is open every day with an entrance fee of RM5 for adults and RM3 for children, a great place to visit when you need a change of scene from vast lands and flowers.
Ee Feng Gu Honey Bee Farm
Aside from tea, fruits and flowers, another hit attraction over in Cameron Highlands is the bee farm. Located at only about 5 kilometres away from the town centre, the Ee Feng Gu Honey Bee Farm has been one of the main places to visit in Cameron Highlands over the years.
Touring the apiary is a great experience, you get to be close and personal with the bees, with supervision from bee keepers who are well trained as your tour guides. You’d also do more than just looking and touching bees, you can also purchase honey products from the store. The variety of products includes pollen, hynergy enzymes, lime mild honey and even tongkat ali honey.
If you’re visiting with children, there’s even a mini playground for them to enjoy themselves while you’re busy shopping away at the store!