Travel Blogs from Tanah Rata, Malaysia

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Day 94: Penang to Tanah Rata, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Day 94: Penang to Tanah Rata

A travel blog entry by williampotter

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... trekking. The hills are densely forested so it's more obvious when logging, developments and roads cut into the landscape. Towards Tanah Rata the bus grinds to a halt, struggling more than mountain bikers around the steep bends. Passengers have to get ...

Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia travel blog

Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands

A travel blog entry by alexbright

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... strawberry jam. We overlooked the use of squirty cream instead of the clotted alternative. Strawberries are in abundance in and around Tanah Rata since they have a number of strawberry farms. We also decided to go on one of the many Jungle treks in ...

Cameron Highlands, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Cameron Highlands

A travel blog entry by warty007

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... all the way as it was uphill for many miles. A good coach could probably do the whole trip in half the time. Once we got to Tanah Rata it was grey and actually cold as it's where the Brits used to come for a bit of respite in colonial times. We checked ...

Tea Time, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Tea Time

A travel blog entry by jonandrose

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Its definitely a reminder of home nice tea for breakfast but the food is poor here, so my room looks out to the golf course and I took an early morning walk around it, cant believe how excited about this course 6000 feet up perfect ...

Freezin my ass off in the Cameron highlands, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Freezin my ass off in the Cameron highlands

A travel blog entry by marcmsm

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... a much bigger town than i expected and its at a pretty high altitude hence the cold which i guess i never expected for tropical Malaysia. My first evening consisted of eating a shed load of Indian food which was great and checked out the jungle bar back ...

Highlanding It, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Highlanding It

A travel blog entry by newlyweds

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Greetings from the Cameron Highlands! We write from Tanah Rata, a city located in the Cameron Highlands, a highland region 1500 ft above sea level, the highest area on mainland Malaysia and - thank goodness! - cooler than anywhere else in this country! ...

Day 97: Tanah Rata to Taman Negara, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Day 97: Tanah Rata to Taman Negara

A travel blog entry by williampotter

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... a variety of animals, many endangered, a repetitive grid of identical plants, with grazing only for goats and cattle inbetween. We reach Tanah Rata in the last hour before sunset and I book into Durian Chalets, a set of wooden huts in gardens five ...

Tea, native villages and puzzles, Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia travel blog

Tea, native villages and puzzles

A travel blog entry by sumnerp

... to see why it was dual carriageway given the lack of traffic. As the road wound its way through the Cameron Highlands to Tanah Rata, the largest town in the area, we passed by acres and acres of tea plantations, with the small tea bushes arranged in rows ...

Si gironzola per le Cameron Highlands, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Si gironzola per le Cameron Highlands

A travel blog entry by kokoape

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Alle sette sono in piedi e con Paola andiamo alla ricerca dell'albergo, anche lei vuole assolutamente cambiare. Visitiamo anche degli appartamenti, ma sono enormi e relativamente costosi. Finalmente troviamo nel primo dove volevamo andare, due doppie a ...

Mossy Forest e Gunung Brinchang, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Mossy Forest e Gunung Brinchang

A travel blog entry by kokoape

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Mattina di relax, dopo aver un po' sofferto un po' il freddo e in pomeriggio facciamo la gita organizzata alla Mossy Forest, al Gunung Brinchang, Bho Tea plantation, Strawberry Farm, e Butterfly and Reptile Farm. (40 Myr gli adulti e 25 i bambini). La ...

Cameron Highlands, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Cameron Highlands

A travel blog entry by tigereye

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... was semi-comfortable, Fletch opted to sleep on the floor of the van.  We arrived after dark at Daniel's Lodge in a small town called Tanah Rata.  We took up all the beds they had left in the dorm up in the attic.  It was chilly.  ...

Montañas verdes, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia travel blog

Montañas verdes

A travel blog entry by vermundoalos50

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Hemos llegado en un autobús que no tenia nada que ver con el que nos subio a Munan en India. Hemos encontrado un lugar muy agradable y limpio. Además tiene sabanas y edredón. Que maravilla será eso de dormir tapadito. Tras sudorosas semanas por ...

Cool in Cameron Highlands!, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Cool in Cameron Highlands!

A travel blog entry by feeandpete

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Well, this turned into an eventful little trip! We booked a bus from KL to Tanah Rata in the heart of the Cameron Highlands and set off OK. It soon became apparent that the bus had a bit of a problem as we left KL and it was really noisy and chugging up ...

RAIN forest, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

RAIN forest

A travel blog entry by keninthailand

Tanah Rata, Malaysia. Cameron Highlands. Part of the 130 million year old tropical rainforest. It's quite beautiful. I have to say, even though it's in the rain forest, I didn't think it would rain quite so much. Especially since The dry season was ...

Cameron Highlands, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Cameron Highlands

A travel blog entry by varmarjunbeinta

... at vita hvat tad var; tad var okkurt vid einum bólki sum einaferd um árid ferdast kring Malaysia og vitjar tempul. Aftaná gingu vit runt í Tanah Rata og leitadu eftir eini restaurant til kvøldid. Sídani nidan aftur til okkara guesthouse. Nú hava ...

Hike a rumba, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Hike a rumba

A travel blog entry by newlyweds

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So since we last blogged not a lot has happened we have been to the hostel bar a couple of times and have met a variety of people from a variety of different countries, eaten more delicious food and watched many films from the dvd collection as well as ...

Cameron Highlands, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Cameron Highlands

A travel blog entry by mrandmrsmurrell

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... thought that England must be a wonderful place.  Then he started telling us about how the wildlife was being affected by logging in Malaysia, and about the Discovery channel and then about Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppellin.  A very surreal ...

Day 100: Taman Negara, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Day 100: Taman Negara

A travel blog entry by williampotter

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... sulky staff. Often I have to seek out the menu or bill myself, such is the lack of interest from the waiters. Malaysia celebrates 2007, the 50th anniversary of independence, with a big tourism promotion, but outside the pricey hotels and lodges there are ...

Do you have any Barry's?, Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia travel blog

Do you have any Barry's?

A travel blog entry by bosco

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... night due to the mountain setting. We also stayed in a nice quiet hostel on a country hill the outskirts of the town of Tanah Rata which was great after the horrible kip in Kuala Lumpur. The area around here in famous for it's tea plantations and we ...

Refreshingly cool highlands and Petronas heights, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Refreshingly cool highlands and Petronas heights

A travel blog entry by paul_n_alex

... two hours were through winding mountain roads and our bus would beep its horn on approach to every corner. Still, we made it safely into Tanah Rata and found our way to our hostel, Gerard's Place. Once in and sorted we went for a walk around the town and ...

Crazy, crazy jungle trekking, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Crazy, crazy jungle trekking

A travel blog entry by christianbjork

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So today I woke up thinking I'd have a nice few hours of trekking around the hills in Cameron Highlands.  Holy crap.  It was crazy. :p Started out around 9am and didn't end till about 5pm. We went up and down and uuuup and doown some crazy ...

Malaysia - Cameron Highlands, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Malaysia - Cameron Highlands

A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo

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... little climbing. It was a great experience!      Once we got out of the Mossy Forest we drove back to Tanah Rata. Gonzalo and I were satisfied with the tour. Even though it was quite expensive it was a good value for money. In the ...

Day 98: Taman Negara, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Day 98: Taman Negara

A travel blog entry by williampotter

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I cross the river, Sangai Tebeling, just after 8am and tramp into the forest. Paths are a little slippy after last night's rain. The roots of kapok and rambutan provide steps. Unlike the Cameron Highlands, the paths are clear and well-signposted, though ...

Day 99: Taman Negara, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Day 99: Taman Negara

A travel blog entry by williampotter

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I pack a sleeping bag and head out to Bumbung Kumbang, a hide 12km into the jungle for the night. The trail is often blocked by fallen trees; one I note must only have fallen the previous night. I spook a deer. It spooks me too as I'm contemplating my ...

Cameron Highlands, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Cameron Highlands

A travel blog entry by aaronpolarbear

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... our experiences in Hanoi were so different (and that is where we were last before coming to Malaysia.) We stayed at Fathers Guesthouse in Tanah Rata for five nights altogether.  Once we had decided to include the Cameron Highlands as part of our ...

The Cameron Highlands, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

The Cameron Highlands

A travel blog entry by rhonamcd

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... friendly Father's guest house which had a great lounge for late afternoon reading and videos when the heavens absolutely opened. Around Tanah Rata there are lots of trails that you can take into the jungle, after hearing about the legend of Jim Thompson, ...

Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands

A travel blog entry by shaneoh

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... taking our lives in our hands on a treacherous road that snaked its way up to the Jungle Highlands, we arrived safely in Tana Rata. At the hostel, we presented our passports to check in and were greeted by the local Malaysian fella: "Ah, Irish...Conas ...

A little piece of England in Malaysia ...., Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

A little piece of England in Malaysia ....

A travel blog entry by little_lisa

I've taken a few days off from worshipping the sun and come up to the Cameron highlands. This is a plateau of countryside in the middle of the jungle, which has a climate and scenery more like England than you would expect in the middle of a tropical ...

Cameron Highlands, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Cameron Highlands

A travel blog entry by benandcally

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Despite being well into the tropics it's cold here up in the Cameron Highlands. Our first night we stayed at a boot camp style hostel with tempermental showers, we checked out the next day only to stay in a guest house with what seemed like a herd of ...

Rolling Tea Fields (Cameron Highlands), Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Rolling Tea Fields (Cameron Highlands)

A travel blog entry by travelbee

... thrown in the middle of the medina in Morocco (like Stacy) could be too much for a first time visit from a westerner.  Malaysia's main religion is Islam and although you hear the prayers over the loud speakers, days can go by without hearing it ...

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