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Kuching

Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. Kuching is the most populous city in the state of Sarawak and the fourth largest city in Malaysia. Kuching means “cat” in Malay.

Fraser’s Hill

Hill resort spread along 7 peaks at 1,200 - 1,500 meters above sea-level on the Titiwangsa mountain range, about 100km north of Kuala Lumpur. Originally it was set up as a tin mine in the 1890s by Louis James Fraser (hence the name) until the tin ran out in 1913. A few years later the area was rediscovered as British-colonial hill resort. The cooler temperatures made it popular getaway destination from the hot and humid weather for the British. To this day Fraser’s Hill still retains its colonial charm. The area is recognized destination for bird watching with over 250 species recorded. Other activities include jungle trekking, golf, horse riding, archery, boating and mountain biking.

Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Jungle Walks - Trail 9A

address: around Tanah Ratah
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.
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.

Most guesthouses provide maps with the trails but maps can also be bought in shops in Tanah Rata. Trail 9A takes about half day and you end up on the main road south, and downhill, of Tanah Ratah. Here you can wait at the bus stop for the next bus up or take the small road (there is an intersection) left (south-east) to get to the Boh Tea Garden (about 5km) either by walking or more conveniently hitchhiking. If you get there before 3.30pm you can also do a free tour of the tea factory.

Links: Boh Tea Estate


Related Places

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.

Hotels in Cameron Highlands

Daniel’s Lodge (Kang Travellers Lodge)

guest house in Tanah Ratah, RM8 - RM100

Father’s Guesthouse

Guesthouse in Tanah Rata, Peaceful setting, surrounded by gardens & jungle on a private hill, RM10-100

Attractions

Butterfly Farm, Cameron Highlands

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.

Rose Centre, Cameron Highlands

extensive flower garden in a beautiful setting offering good views

Attractions

KL Forest Eco Park with Canopy Walk, Kuala Lumpur

Formerly known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve is only remaining tropical rainforest in the heart of the city of Kuala Lumpur

FRIM, Kuala Lumpur

The Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) promotes sustainable management and optimal use of forest resources in Malaysia. There is a canopy walk and nature trails through the dense forest among other things