It’s 2018! And, it is hopefully the year where you’d see weekly posts on this blog. (We all know how much I procrastinate my blogposts. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen this year, shall we?)
Recently, my parents and I made a road trip from Singapore to Cameron Highlands, Malaysia. Through this blog post, I’d like to list down all the places I recommend from the ones we visited with the hope that it’d help somebody in the future.
Boh Tea Plantation -My mom described the Tea Plantations to be a giant green Kanchipuram silk saree spread out to infinity, and I couldn’t agree more! 😉 You must must go here! We took the car all the way up to the factory, which I would not suggest. During our journey uphill we realised that the roads uphill are extremely curvy and narrow allowing passage for just one car leaving little to no visibility of the car/bus/truck coming in the opposite direction. DANGEROUS! Alternatively, here is what I’d propose. There’s a car park before the narrow journey uphill, where there’s a provision to park the car and take a free shuttle bus that drives to the Boh Tea Factory.
Must say that the factory visit was rather interesting. There’s also a mini trek you could do, which takes you up to what’s called the “Viewpoint”. Let me tell you, there are some breathtaking views that await you should you choose to trek to the “Viewpoint”! The sunset from this “viewpoint” is highly recommended on trip advisor. However, since we did a morning visit, I didn’t get a chance to witness that.
Once you trek back down, make sure to have a sip of Teh Tarik while enjoying the view, at the cafe. #bliss
Opening hours – 9.00am – 4.30pm ; Closed on Mondays
Cameron Valley Tea House – Once again, amazing sunset views from this place. Unfortunately, they close before sunset timings, but we somehow convinced the gentlemen working there to excuse us for a little longer. 🙂
Opening hours – 9.00am – 6.30pm
Strawberry Farms – Cameron Highlands has got strawberry farms aplenty. You got to choose the right one to go to, however. Also, strawberry picking can be an enjoyable activity to do in these farms. The Big Red Strawberry Farm’s cafeteria offers a wide selection of strawberry flavoured items – strawberry sundae, strawberries & cream, strawberries & yoghurt, strawberry jams, strawberry waffles, strawberry *whatever you can think of* (they even sold Dutch Lady strawberry milk hahaha)- yumm! From here, I also bought a box of the freshest, juiciest strawberries one could ever have!
Opening hours – 8.30am – 6.00pm
Lavender Farms – It was purple and beautiful. Had a wide range of colourful flowers too. For those who enjoy flora and fauna – it’s for you. Perfect location for photographers, instagrammers.
Opening hours – 9.00am – 7.00pm
Rose Valley – My sister and I were playing games here and it turned out to be really fun! They have a gazillion rose plants here!
Opening hours – 9.00am – 6.00pm
Mossy Forest – Didn’t get a chance to go as it was closed for some renovation work! BUT I RECOMMEND IT, cuz I heard a lot of good things about this place. 🙁 Next time, perhaps.
Accommodation Review – Cameron Highlands Resort
I’d give this place a 5* rating. Everything was perfect! I loved the rooms. They were spacious and comfortable. The rooms we stayed in, had east-facing balconies. And, must say the sunrise from between the hills was exceptional!
They had the comfiest, cleanest beds and bedsheets. (For those who care, the washrooms had a hygiene faucet. Thank God!) Room service was excellent. I was so excited to receive toiletries from Aromatherapy Associates. Absolutely loved ’em! The breakfast menu served a great deal of vegetarian options. Honestly, what more could one ask for? HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Also! Made a video diary kinda thing for the trip with the help of my sister. Let me know if you like it 🙂