“Tea time is a chance to slow down, pull back and appreciate our surroundings” – Letitia Baldrige. Yes, when comes to tea time in Malaysia, everyone revels in it.
Malaysians, like people from other countries, love tea. The beloved tea holiday in this country is Cameron Highlands.
It is the hotbed of tea plantation, as some of the country’s best tea brands are planted and produced here in these valleys. You can safely say that the majority of the local here has visited Cameron Highlands.
Visiting tea plantation fields and tea producing factories should be the main itinerary in travellers’ visit. It is a good learning experience for visitors to learn how tea leaves are processed and produced.
While tea plantation is the highlight of this place, it is also home for fresh agriculture produce and horticulture. There are many farmers cultivating the land for fresh vegetables and fruits. Sweet corn and strawberries are popular produce from Cameron Highland.
Travellers can also go strawberry picking and visit flower farms among the many horticulture activities there.
On a typical chilly night at the highlands, go to Gonbei restaurant for a Chinese steamboat dinner. Since Cameron Highlands is where fresh vegetables are planted, a good vegetarian meal would be a sumptuous delight. Travellers can try some at Cameron Organic Produce Steamboat Restaurant.
How To Get There
Travellers can get to Cameron Highlands by land, either by car, rented taxi or bus. There are regular bus and taxi services from capital city of Kuala Lumpur to Cameron Highlands. There are also bus services from Simpang Pulai bus station travelling from Kinta to Cameron Highlands hill station.
Where To Stay
Cameron Highland has a wide number of hotels and accommodations suited for every budget. There are also apartments that has 3-4 rooms if you are travelling in a group. Holiday Inn Cameron Highlands and Strawberry Park Hotel are the two notable names when it comes to accommodations here.
This article first appeared in GOASIAPLUS Asean Guide in 2017. ASEAN Guide is a collaboration with AirAsia to promote places for travellers in Southeast Asia countries from how to go, where to stay, what to do and eat.