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Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands is a highland region located about 20 km east of Ipoh and about 150 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, and enjoys a cool climate, with temperatures no higher than 25C and rarely falling below 12C year round. The area is popular for it’s tea plantations and jungle walks.

Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

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Exploring Cameron Highlands

There are 13 different paths to discover the Highlands on your own. To fully experience the nature, culture and economy of the area it is recommended to join one of the various tours.

Jungle Walks
Maps of the 13 different tracks around Tanah Rata and Brinchang are widely available. Before you go on a track on your own, let the people at your guest house know which track you will be walking. In case you get lost in the forrest, they can look for you.

The are plenty of tour operators in the Cameron Highlands so the choice is your. The following information is based on the tours provided by Cameron Secrets, who also run Fathers Guesthouse.

Daily Countryside Tour
- Sungai Palas Tea Plantation
- Rose Centre
- Butterfly Garden
- Vegetable Farms
- Market Square
- Sam Poh Buddhist Temple
- Strawberry Farm
- Honey Bea Farm

Mossy Forrest
- drive up to Gunung Brinchang, highest mountain in the highlands
- walk into the Mossy Forest
- Sungai Palas Tea Plantation

Orang Asli Village
- visit of an Orang Asli village

Full Day Discovery Tour
- Gunung Brinchang
- Mossy Forrest
- Sungai Palas Tea Estate
- Orang Asli Village

Rafflesia Tour
- full day tour
- drive to Rafflesia site (Raffllesia is on of the largest flowers in the world)
- jungle trekking
- waterfall
- Orang Asli Village
- Tea Plantation



Rafflesias can be over 100cm in diameter and weigh up to 10kg. It was named after Sir Stamford Raffles, the "father of Singapore"

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