Really great service, clean, efficient, scenic, breathtaking view, perfect location (next to many locations). The western style grill, coffee house and Chinese cuisine restaurant were really superb. We were very impressed.
Its a tiny 1970s period enclave time capsule - a perfect example of a perfectly run 1970s era hotel. I would return to stay at this hotel again and again, i am in love with it.
It looks and smells like 1970s - that signature wet carpet stale cigarette moldy curtain bouquet - I CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF IT !!!
I enjoyed Cameron highlands so much I would visit it and spend Christmas there every year from now. Its like a Malaysian Switzerland !!!
Foo Cheow Ming
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Good for him/her, just gotta love it!
Am trying to get a list of flowers growers in CH.
You hv ctc of mr lee peng fo of the CHFA
pls ctc me at 0142268992
Sorry, no idea.
Perhaps this post may help you to get contacts
How long would the journey take too?
You may check with Kang Tours and Travel They run a minivan service
Their emails are:
My friends and i decided to go from Trail 3.
What is the recommendation 2days 1 night or 1 day trip?
what is the idea time to start trekking early in the morning?
please reply, tq.
Dear Sweenie I'm not the best person to answer you on this.
You may contact
1) Cameron Secret +60194485454 / +6054912484
2) Kang Tours and Travel +6054915828 for guided tours
AFAIK, trekking takes about 1 full day starting from early morning till evening depending on how long the trail and how difficult it is. You need to be physically fit to do so. Getting a guide would help to avoid getting lost, provided everybody sticks together and not wander off on another trail.
Monday 11-Feb (Day 1)
-Morning drive up to Cameron Highlands from KL
-Lunch probably in one of those PLUS Expressway R&R places
-Afternoon reach Brinchang, heading down to Tanah Rata - Maybank to wait for my cousin brother
-Tea together at Uncle Chow Kopitiam
-Heading up to Brinchang - Denver's @ Rose Apartment, check-in and rest
Tuesday 12-Feb (Day 2)
-Wake up early
-Home-made breakfast at the apartment
-Visit Sg. Palas Boh Tea Plantation / Boh Tea Garden at Habu then tea/scones at Bharat Tea
-Visit Cactus Valley
-Visit Hill Strawberry Farm
-Visit Night market at Tanah Rata (is there a night market at Brinchang?)
-Dinner at Hong Kong Restaurant or restaurant around Brinchang
Wednesday 13-Feb (Day 3)
-Wake up early
-Breakfast at the chinese food stall at Brinchang area
-Visit Kea Farm
-Back to apartment to pack-up
-Visit Green View Garden to buy strawberries/jam on the way down back to KL
Appreciate if you could advise me if my itinerary sound OK?
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Suggest you drive up via Tapah route as the day you are traveling is on CNY
Although it CNY and Chinese market hawkers may or may not set up Brinchang Night Market, nowadays there are other hawkers (Malay, Indian, Bangla, Indon, etc) so it high chance it would be on. Plus tourist like to park haphazard visiting nurseries, Kea Farm and other sights along the route causing massive traffic jams from Kg Raja all the way to Brinchang. Even if you were to travel early arfternoon you still may get stuck in slow moving traffic. Use the Tapah route up, although more tricky, would save you a lot of time (even if you were stuck behind a lorry or bus going uphill). My friends and relative experience for the traffic jam, about 4 hours+ from Kg Raja to Brinchang! Nope, I wouldn't enjoy that. Plus the ladies needed to use the loo, and they could actually walked out of the car, do their business (don't know where they found the bathroom), and catch up with the car to join back the jam! They marveled that we could still sip a cup of tea at Bharat, chit chat here and there before checking in at Greenhill apartment and still arrived earlier than them!
Visiting Tea Plantation can be difficult, again due to heavy traffic. Although the Sg Palas has a very beautiful cliff hanger tea house, be prepared to jam all the way in. Otherwise go to Habu side. Traffic may still be heavy but probably less headache than Sg Palas. Or perhaps leave your tea plantation visit to last day as that would be a working day (no more public holiday). Then again, many people would still be on leave, but perhaps the traffic would be lighter as some people will have to return to go to work.
Kea Farm on last day is good idea.
Anyway, it is holiday season, expect lots of people and heavy traffic, don't try to cram in too many sight, relax and enjoy your time! Missed any sights, come back again next time!
Many thanks for your quick response to my enquiry.
Your website is very information and very helpful. The information from you is certainly useful for my journey up to Cameron Highlands.
I know...it would be a massive jam, although I really hate it but sort of expected.
Gong xi fa cai and a very happy chinese new year to you and family!
The food was not good at all. We ordered all his specialties n none was even average. The nasi lemak rice is plain cheap white rice cooked without coconut milk. Come on, nasi lemak without coconut is so not nasi lemak, don't bring shame to Malaysians' fav food.
Toast with butter n home made kaya - the butter was margarine , the kaya has no taste whatsoever not even eggy or a hint of pandan. The list of other bad food goes on.
Perhaps the next time u recommend a place u should try out the food yourself first. Save us all the disappointment.
Some people like it, some don't.
Some have very high standards of expectation
Can't please everybody
It was acceptable for me.
They were very friendly and chatty, and there always got many people going there. Additionally, they are getting on in their age, and don't know how long they can do this.
I didn\'t get a reply, can you help? Thanks.
If I read right, your planned schedule is:
6pm arrive ipoh train station and try to find a taxi
8pm arrive Cameron Highlands after a 2 hours drive arriving at night
go for night tour say for 1 hour ( I don't know who would entertain you, probably the same taxi that you took from Ipoh could drive you around and one hour at night won't get you to see anything probably just stuck in Tanah Rata or other town Brinchang, for 1/2 hours each because everything else is pitch black at night...)
9pm depart for the dangerous 2 hours drive back to Ipoh
11pm arrive back at train station and catch the midnight train
All done in just one night!
I think your plan is ridiculous!
Thanks for replying.
Yes, I agree that plan would be ridiculous. No, my plan is: after arriving about 6pm in Ipoh taxi (or bus if available?) to hotel/lodge in Cameron Highland, stay there that night, take a day tour the next day ending late afternoon/early evening (as I think the Kang Tours do) then go back to Ipoh for the train.
A bit short, perhaps, but a whole day of daylight for the tour not the black of evening and all the time I have available.
Ah! Now it make sense!
Because your time is short and arriving in the evening, catching a taxi to Cameron Highlands would be the better option but would be costlier (no idea of the price but would be at least RM100 and above)
Hotels price range between RM80 to RM200, but go for higher price for more comfort, somewhere around RM150 at Century Pines would be good.
Then after tour, you could check whether Kang Travel and Tours has any mini-van services for the evening to Ipoh. Or you could check the bus station for its inaccurate bus schedule. If you want to avoid missing the train ride, best to go for Kang's mini van service (if any available to Ipoh) or worse come to worse, taxi service.
Once again thanks for all the info, the taxis seem a bit expensive and I was wondering if Kang Tours or someone else could do me a complete package with pick-up at Ipoh, transfer to Cameron Highlands, accommodation that night, a tour the next day and then transfer back to Ipoh.
I mention Kang Tours because they do seem to have accommodation, do day tours and you mention the possibility of a mini-van service. Also I noticed you maintain their web site and I was wondering if you could check if the query I sent through the site ever reached them. I did have some difficulty as the initial page reported a fault when I submitted the form but then I seemed to be taken to another web form (it looked entirely different) which did seem to accept my query. But they never answered so did they ever get my enquiry? Could you ask, please.
Thanks again for your help,
I'm no longer maintaining their website. Looks like the other person not doing a good job on mail redirection despite being a better web designer than me.
You may email them directly at:
Due to they receive many inquiries and a family run business, you may want to call them for immediate response to your query, their staff may be able to assist your queries.
Yes, they have a mini van service but they need to fill it up with passengers in order to run it efficiently. Ipoh does not have high tourist volume. Perhaps your best bet would be to get your mini van pickup from Kuala Lumpur instead (if you are coming up from the south). Then you can check for their north schedule and have them drop you off to Ipoh if convenient, if not you may need to drop off in Butterworth if they are ok with it or you may have to end up in Georgetown as most majority of tourist would go there.
And yes, they have room and rather budget, but for a good night's sleep I would still suggest a nicely furnished hotel. After all it is just for one night. Being on travel sometimes there are expenses that should be spent and not try to save.
And yes, taxi are expensive, so if you want to save on transport, the above idea would match with each other. Buses are best considered last due to not running on time, breakdowns, and dangerous (especially night service, and the regular news report of bus crashes happens mostly at night). The last point already make me shudder.
please inform me about the rage and price immidiately..
Temerloh, Pahang, Malaysia
Dear Shahida Saat
I wrote a piece many years ago. You can refer this page for info about camping in Cameron Highlands
Camping Site in Cameron Highlands in FRIM and Mount Bringchang
Woke up to a cold frosty morning with a bright 'rise and shine' sunny sunshine! A morning temperature of 21.8 degress Celcius. Some family still sound asleep while others already up enjoying the cold fresh morning air of Cameron Highlands.
This was a good refreshing changed from the hot humid hot weather of KL/PJ which saw many of us taking ill. A virulent flu bug was making its round and many of us were not spared from its effect. Hopefully the cool weather here in the highlands would to eleviate the symtoms and aid healing faster.
Not sure it would really help but at least get to enjoy to cool weather. Perhaps show off a few place to family members.
This time quite a big group of 2 familiies will be roaming about the highlands exploring the place!