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Exploring Cameron Highlands in 3D2N: The Ideal Travel Itinerary – 2020

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It’s April, and so far the weather in Malaysia has only been heating up and not cooling off. Which makes you wonder – where can you go to cool off that’s not too far? Well, Cameron Highlands should be on the top of your list! With so much to do there, plan your escape to Cameron Highlands for a short holiday with your family and friends, especially once the Movement Restriction Order (MCO) is over. If you don’t have time to plan something out, no worries. We’ve planned a travel itinerary that you can refer to, so keep on reading to find out what kind of places we’ve planned out for you to visit!

Day 1: Big Red Strawberry Farm, Cactus Valley, Butterfly Garden, Brinchang Night Market

Big Red Strawberry Farm

Treat yourself to some sweet treats here at Big Red Strawberry Farm that is located in Brinchang and cool off to some ice blended strawberry juice, strawberry ice cream, and more at their yummy cafe! Also known as Taman Agro Tourism Cameron Highlands, you and your loved ones will have a fun time browsing through beautifully grown flowers and strawberries, as well as posing for pictures here.

Address: Brinchang, 39000 Brinchang, Pahang
Operating Hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 8:30AM – 6:00PM,
Sundays, 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Contact: 05-491 3327

Cactus Valley

Right beside the Big Red Strawberry Farm is Cactus Valley, a popular destination among locals and tourists who love looking at beautiful cacti and other species of plants! Bring home a cactus plant if it tickles your fancy, and take care of it at home after your trip. Cactus Valley is also a great photo op for those who’d love to update their social media feeds.

Entrance fees: Adults – RM4, Kids – RM2
Address: Cactus Valley Pekan lama, 39100, Brinchang, Pahang
Operating hours: Open daily from 8:00AM – 7:00PM
Contact: 05-491 5640

Butterfly Garden

Not going to lie, we find this butterfly garden in Cameron Highlands stunning. Not only is it surrounded by beautiful flowers, but it is also a great place to see some of the most beautiful butterfly species in Malaysia. Overall, a great place to interact with nature and observe the beautiful butterflies fluttering about and if you’re lucky enough, maybe you’ll even get to have a butterfly land on your wings!

Entrance fees: Adults – RM7, Kids – RM5
Address: MDCH 3, Batu 43, Green Cow, 39100 Kea Farm, Pahang
Operating hours: Open daily from 8:00AM – 6:00PM
Contact: 05-496 1364

Brinchang Night Market

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As your day comes to an end, its about time to stimulate your five senses; what better way to do that other than to visit a local night market? At Brinchang Night Market, aka Pasar Malam Brinchang, vendors will be selling all kinds of fresh produce, clothes, toys, and more with bustling music playing in the background.

Address: Jalan Sungai Ruil, Brinchang, 39000 Brinchang, Pahang
Operating hours: Weekends, public holidays and Malaysian school holidays, 4:00PM – 10:00PM (Closed on weekdays)

Bonus: Mr. Aisu for dessert!

Need something more to sweeten up your day? Visit Mr. Aisu, an ice cream and waffle parlour in Brinchang Town run by a married couple who sources their ingredients from local suppliers, so expect lots of creativity in their flavours such as teh tarik, musang king, earl grey and of course, strawberry! We’ve only heard good reviews from those who have visited Mr. Aisu, so make sure you stop by.

Address: No 5, Gerai Berhampiran Pasar, Brinchang, 39100 Cameron Highlands
Operating hours: 
Wednesdays to Mondays, 12:00PM – 10:00PM (Closed on Tuesdays)
Contact: 
+6011-2624 5616 
More Information: Facebook | Google Maps | Instagram

Day 2: Sam Poh Temple, Time Tunnel Museum, The Lakehouse @ Ringlet, Highlands Apiary Farm

Sam Poh Temple

Built in 1972, Sam Poh Temple is a Buddhist temple that sits overlooking Brinchang Town, and is known as the fourth largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. Giving off rustic and calm, peaceful vibes, Sam Poh Temple is not only a great place to think, but also a great place to learn Buddhist culture and Chinese history. Remember to take off your shoes when entering the temple, and wear socks since the marble floors may be very chilly! There is also free entry to the Buddhist library, and the food court is open only on praying days where free vegetarian food is served.

Address: 4l Miles, Brinchang, 39100 Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Pahang.
Contact: +605-4911393

Time Tunnel Museum

Want to time travel to the past? Visit the Time Tunnel Museum, where everything here is super nostalgic to all Malaysians! Go back in time as you look at the things that you, your parents or even your grandparents used to have when they were younger! Some of the antiques here are even from the Japanese colonial era, so you can imagine how many generations these items have lived through.

Entrance fees: RM3/Child, RM5/Adult
Address: Time Tunnel UT/MR/F-255, Jalan Sungai Burong, 39100 Brinchang
Cameron Highlands
Operating Hours: Open daily, 9:00AM – 6:00PM
More Information: Website| Facebook Instagram

The Lakehouse

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Found a little piece of England in a quieter area in Cameron Highlands that bears a gorgeous nickname of ‘The Valley of Eternal Spring’. 📚This quaint Tudor-style country was previously owned by the late Colonel Stanley J Forster. It was then put on sale as his heirs weren’t interested in taking over the hotel business. 🍓I had been craving for fresh scones ever since I left England. M and I used to go for cream tea in the afternoon quite frequently (that’s where the money gone 😛).During our stay at @thelakehousecameronhighlands , we had the chance to try out their afternoon tea. If you must know, I ate all of the scones served, which was rare! I wasn’t even a fan of fruit scone 🙈 How do you eat your scone? I have mine the Devonshire way (clotted cream first) 😉 #herwanderdiaries•Cameron Highlands 🇲🇾 (👗: @shopsummerveil 💗) ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #cameronhighlands #visitpahang #cameronhighlandstrip #malaysia #exploremalaysia #traveltheworld #pahangisawesome #mtgexplore #visitmalaysia2020 #travelblogger #thelakehousecameronhighlands #beautifuldestinations #foodielife #sconesandtea #roamingwomen #svbabes #exploretocreate #malaysiatrulyasia #travelgirlshub #cuticutimalaysia #girlstraveler #sheisnotlost #touristinmyowncity #journeysofgirls #discoverunder500 #theuncoolclub

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The Lakehouse located at Ringlet is a Tudor-style English inn where you can actually stay in as accommodation if you’d like to experience the old English vibes; just look around you and you’ll be surrounded with fireplaces, flower gardens and old antiques. If you don’t plan on staying, you’re more than welcome to try out their famous afternoon tea set of scones, cakes, fresh fruit and a hot cup of tea. They’re absolutely delectable, you’d probably want more for dessert!

Address: 30th Mile, Ringlet, 39200 Cameron Highlands
Operating hours (For Afternoon Tea): Open daily from 12:00PM – 6:00PM
Contact: +605-495 6152 
More Information: Website | Google Maps

Highlands Apiary Farm

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Honey 🍯 Comb.

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Highlands Apiary Farm is a bee farm in Ringlet where you can learn about the buzz and the bees, and how honey is produced and harvested by these hardworking honeybees. Taste the fruit of their labour for yourself, and snap some cool looking photos. Not only do kids learn, but adults too gain an eye-opening experience as they walk through the bee farm.

Address: Jalan BOH, Tanah Rata, 39000 Ringlet, Pahang
Operating Hours: Opens daily from 8:00AM – 6:00PM

Day 3: Mossy Forest, Ferm Nyonya Restaurant, Cameron Lavender Garden, BOH Sungai Palas Tea Garden

Mossy Forest

There are plenty of mossy forests in Cameron Highlands due to the high altitude and cold weather, most of the trees in this forest can’t grow higher than 10 metres because of the lack of humidity. Visit the mossy forest in Gunung Brinchang for a morning hike, and be rewarded with a stunning view at the top. Plus, the misty air makes the mossy forest look more mysterious, like something you would’ve seen from a movie. Get some blood pumping!

Address: 39000 Brinchang, Pahang.

Ferm Nyonya Restaurant (Halal)

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After your morning hike, you’re sure to be hungry! Ferm Nyonya Restaurant serves halal nyonya food and steamboat, and is one of the famous restaurants in all of Cameron Highlands! With lots of variety on their menu, we can surely understand why they’re so popular. They even serve Chinese food, so if you’re craving for it, why not give them a try?

Address: 78A-D, Persiaran Camelia 4, Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang
Operation hours: Open daily, Lunch 11:00AM – 3:30PM; Dinner 5:30PM – 10:00PM)
Contact: 05-491 5891
More information: Website|Facebook

Cameron Lavender Garden

Your next stop should be the Cameron Lavender Garden, one of the most Instagrammable places in Cameron Highlands. With more than enough lavender plants for you to look at, there are also plenty of beautiful flowers and plants that add colour to your pictures. You can even get yourself a sweet treat of lavender ice cream and jam!

Entrance fees: Adults – RM10, Kids – RM7
Address: Jalan Tapah-Cameron Highlands, 39100 Hulu Telom, Pahang
Operating hours: Mondays to Thursdays, 9:00AM – 6:00PM; Fridays to Sundays, 9:00AM – 7:00PM,
Contact: 05-496 1208
More Information: Facebook

BOH Sungai Palas Tea Garden

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Before heading home, you definitely should put the BOH Sungai Palas Tea Garden as your last stop. Walk around the BOH tea plantations and take some cool photos! You might even get to witness the workers harvesting tea leaves. And if you’re still in the mood for food or a drink, enjoy your snacks and tea at the cafe on-site. There is also a souvenir shop and gallery available that tells you all about the history of the BOH tea plantations and brand.

Address: Brinchang, 39000 Brinchang, Pahang
Operating hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 9:00AM – 4:30PM (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: 05-496 2096

There you have it; a short, simple itinerary for that short Cameron Highlands getaway that you’ve been anticipating for so long. It’s time to get packing!

NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know by email and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!

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  1. MIssed the cool weather of the Camerons, Scones at Lord’s Cafe and Strawberries at Raju’s Hill. Hope they stop developement up there. THe last I was there the weather was not cold anymore. I first went in December 2003 its was 17degrees. In 2010 was reaching 23 degrees. So Sad

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