Last study break, I went to an illustrious place about 1,200 meters above sea level. The cool but warmhearted place is known as Cameron Highlands. It is one of those places which can give you a feel of escape from the all-year long hotness of the Malaysian weather.
This charming place is situated in the state of Pahang, about 200km from the country’s capital, Kuala Lumpur. Being high above sea level, and surrounded by beautiful greenery, you can feel a significantly cooler climate. Living in a country with no winter, it gives me an idea of how the weather is like during December in those countries up north.
I came here with some Lomography Redscale XR films. My sister & I woke up quite early to capture the light from the sunrise. It was stunning and the pictures came out surprisingly superb. We found a hill, which overlooked the breathtaking landscapes. The sunrise here is a bit late compared to the lowlands. You can only see it around 8.30am to 9am. But even if you wake up earlier, waiting for it is also an experience and the feel of the morning air is indescribable.
You can’t talk about Cameron Highlands without mentioning strawberries. Yes, this place has several strawberry farms where you can get fresh strawberries and even pick them yourself. During the afternoon, we went to the Big Red Strawberry Farm located at Brinchang. To those who have never been here before, the cheapest strawberries are at the top. So if you pass by the strawberry shops early on, don’t get too excited. ;p
Apart from strawberries, this place also hosts a number of tea plantations and you can take some sips of the freshest tea overlooking the tranquil fields of tea plants at the Sungai Palas Tea Center.
Just going to this place feels like an adventure and I’m really looking forward to my next trip here. Until then, that is all.
PS. Please be careful if you are planning to go during the rainy season because the roads can be quite slippery. It is safer to go by car than by bus and make sure your car is in good shape for the climb :)