Cameron Highlands is a
highland region located about 121 km east of Ipoh and about 214 km north of Kuala Lumpur, in Pahang, Malaysia.
5,000 ft (1,500 m) above sea level it is the highest area on the
mainland, enjoys a cool climate, with temperatures no higher than
25 °C and rarely falls below 12°C year-round. Cameron Highlands is
actually a district in the state of Pahang Darul Makmur although
the road entrance is via Tapah and Simpang Pulai in the state of
Perak Darul Ridzuan. Cameron Highlands district is bordered by
Lipis district on the south-east, Kelantan on the north
and Perak on the
west. The size of the whole Cameron Highlands
district is roughly two and a quarter times the size of Singapore.
A view of Cameron Highlands
Highlands were named after William Cameron, a British colonial government surveyor who discovered the
plateau during a mapping expedition in 1885. The fame of Cameron
Highlands then grew during the colonial era when British planters realised the potential of its fertile
mountain slopes for growing tea, then a prized
A plantation worker
Cameron Highlands is still home to many tea
plantations, being Malaysia's largest tea-producing region.
many farms the area is also known as a major supplier of legumes and vegetables to
both Malaysia and Singapore, and is one of Malaysia's prime tourist
Apart from the cool weather, key attractions in Cameron Highlands
include a butterfly
farm, strawberry farms
gardens and vegetable gardens. There are also the Brinchang Hindu
Temples and the Sam Poh Chinese Mahayana
Buddhist Temple. Other features
include Cactus Point, Cactus Valley and the BOH Tea Plantation
. There is Market
Square, the Cameron Highlands Time Tunnel Galeria (at nearby
Kea Farm) and accommodation at the Kampung
Taman Sedia Homestay, Tanah
Rata and The Smokehouse Hotel.
There are eight towns in the Cameron Highlands:
||Brinchang currently is the biggest town in Cameron Highland. It
seats several hotels, night markets, military camps, public service
and commercial centre. The people here are mainly Chinese.
||Tringkap is well-known for its popular business centre where
most people can get fresh vegetable, fruit and flowers here arrived
daily and fresh from the farms.
||Ringlet is a very 1st station when you depart to Cameron
Highlands using Tapah road. It is one of hub of Malaysia's local
vegetable farm and international flower farm too.
||Tanah Rata is one of the major hub in Cameron Highland whereas
it seats several hotels, parks and comercial centre. Main
attraction in Tanah Rata is the Mardi Plantation Centre and its
business centre. Several shops have been opened in the town
including Starbucks Coffee. There
is also a budget traditional Malay Kampung Homestay located at
Kampung Taman Sedia. The people here are mainly Malay.
||Bertam Valley is one of hub of Malaysia's local vegetable farm
and international flower farm such as Roses &
||Kampung Raja is the rural area in the Cameron Highland whereas
it seats only residence zone and several comercial zone.
||Blue Valley is well-known for its tea plantations that are
ranked as one of the best in Malaysia. A few to be named are Blue
Valley Tea Plantation and BOH Tea Plantation.
Federal Parliament and State Assembly Seats
Cameron Highlands district representative in the Federal
||Member of Parliament
||Devamany S. Krishnasamy
List of Cameron Highlands district representatives in the
State Legislative Assembly
(Dewan Undangan Negeri)
||Ho Yip Kap
||Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail
Cameron Highlands has 3 mukim
- Ringlet (5,165 Ha)
- Ulu Telom (63,981 Ha)
Rata (2,081 Ha) (Capital)
, exit the expressway at Tapah Interchange
and then proceed via
Federal route 59
along the way to the highlands. It is estimated the first town of
south End Ringlet
is within one and a half
Alternatively, exit the expressway at
Simpang Pulai Interchange,
Ipoh and proceed via a new Second East-West Highway to Cameron
Highlands along the way to the top. The first town at the
northern end, Kampung
Raja, is approximately one hour away.
also express buses from Penang, Kuala
Lumpur or Singapore.
Expect massive traffic congestion from Kg Raja to Tanah Rata during
holidays (near to 2 hours for this stretch) due to holiday makers
stopping along the way to buy vegetables / sight-seeing.
Image: CAMERON HIGHLANDS 2.jpg|A landscape view of BOH's tea
plantationImage: GOLD TEMPLE LOKE1026.jpg|Sam Poh Buddhist Temple
in Cameron HighlandsImage: VEGGIE FARM LOKE 476.jpg|Cabbage Veggie
Farm in Cameron HighlandsImage: STRAWBERRY FARM LOKE
033.jpg|Strawberry Farm in Cameron HighlandsImage:
BOH_factory.jpg|BOH factory at Sg. Palas, Cameron HighlandsImage:
Tea_maze.jpg|Green tea maze at Cameron HighlandsImage:
Tree_CH.jpg|A tree in BOH plantationImage: GREEN TEA LOKE
1112.jpg|Green Tea Plants in Cameron Highlands