Cameron Highlands Holidays
Comprising a string of small townships, the highlands were developed during the British colonial era as expats looked to escape the tropical lowlands heat. As nostalgic English cottages, rose gardens and mock-Tudor mansions appeared, British planters realised the potential for growing tea on the fertile mountain slopes. Today, the Cameron Highlands character remains unchanged with visitors able to sample the local produce and a fresh brew, or relax over afternoon tea in this quintessentially British corner of Malaysia.
Of course, with such splendid surroundings of gentle slopes, lofty mountains, cascading waterfalls and emerald tea plantations, it’s no surprise that trekking is a popular pastime.Tanah Rata is the region’s main town and at the heart of several walking trails, ranging from leisurely walks uncovering hidden waterfalls to more challenging treks through thick vegetation.
Other attractions include a butterfly farm, the Time Tunnel Museum, a variety of nurseries and a golf course. For shopping, bustling Brinchang has a popular weekend night market with highland produce, souvenirs and street food available.
- Breathtaking scenery
- Great for walkers
- Temperate climate
- Old English charm
- Traditional afternoon tea