Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Melaka

Melaka (a.k.a. Malacca) is the capital of the Malaysian state of Malacca.
Traditionally, the spot where Melaka stands today was the center of Malaccan history. It was the capital of the Malaccan Sultanate and the center of the Malay world in the 15th and the 16th century before it fell to the Portuguese in 1511. Centuries of colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British have shaped the architecture of the town.

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Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

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.

Cameron Highlands, Boh Tea Estate
Cameron Highlands
Boh Tea Estate
Cameron Highlands, Winding Road
Cameron Highlands
Winding Road

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Taman Negara - Cameron Highlands

How to get from Taman Negara to Cameron Highlands by bus

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.

Buses from and to Cameron Highlands

There are 2 bus companies bringing travellers to and from Cameron Highlands, Penang and Kuala Lumpur and 1 company for the Singapore route. You also have the option to travel to Taman Negara and Pulau Perhentian via mini bus.

Things to Do & See

Sungei Palas Tea Centre

The tea center by BOH Plantations at the Sungei Palas tea garden is located just above Brinchang. Located on a hilltop, amidst rows of tea bushes and close to Gunung Brinchang, it offers spectacular views from a 20 foot overhanging platform and tours through the tea factory

Jungle Walks - Trail 9A

There are 13 Trails in and around Tanah Rata and Brinchang, varying from a few hours to full-day, to explore the Cameron Highlands rainforest yourself. Track 9A starts out at the western end of Tanah Rata und passes the Robinson Falls.

Boh Tea Garden

Visitors center of the Boh tea estate south-east of Tanah Rata with impressive views over the tea estate, a cafe area and free tours of the tea factory every 30min until about 4pm.

Tanah Rata

Main town in the Cameron Highlands (with Brinchang to the north and Ringlet to the south). Most budget guesthouses are here and it is the starting point for many jungle trails.

Gunung Brinchang

highest mountain in the Cameron Highlands, accessible with 4-wheel drive on the highest road in Peninsular Malaysia

Butterfly Farm

The Butterfly Farm is located around the Kea Farm area north of Brinchang (town north of Tanah Ratah) showing, besides butterflies, a wide variety of plants, flowers, insects and reptiles. Best to to visit with an experienced guide otherwise you miss a lot of interesting things.

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MNS-BOH Field Study Centry
Chalets, Cameron Highlands
The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) has 3 wooden houses up on the hills in the estate and that you can rent out. It′s about 2km past the BOH Tea Factory. They have chalets which are 4 units in a long-house. ... more
Cameronian Inn Guesthouse
Guesthouse, Cameron Highlands
Guesthouse in Tanah Ratah, RM10 - RM100 ... more
Father’s Guesthouse
Guesthouse, Cameron Highlands
Guesthouse in Tanah Rata, Peaceful setting, surrounded by gardens & jungle on a private hill, RM10-100 ... more

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MNS-BOH Field Study Centry
The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) has 3 wooden houses up on the hills in the estate and that you can rent out. It′s about 2km past the BOH Tea Factory. They have chalets which are 4 units in a long-house.
Cameronian Inn Guesthouse
Guesthouse in Tanah Ratah, RM10 - RM100