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 ...

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 ...

Cool weather!, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Cool weather!

A travel blog entry by linda-and-rick

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... Indian one. Although there are plenty of eating places in Brinchang, few of them looked Indian, so we're glad we stayed in Tanah Rata, where we've eaten masala dosa for breakfast and curry for tea every day. On the way back we pass through a strawberry ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hi all just a quickie well we managed to ..., Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Hi all just a quickie well we managed to ...

A travel blog entry by piedmont_posse

... we managed to tear ourselves away from KL after 9 days of living in luxury and now we are staying in a quiet little town called Tanah Rata which is at least 1000m above sea level. The journey here was very interesting. We had to get the train at 1950 ...

Smooth road, ruined jungle, Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia travel blog

Smooth road, ruined jungle

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Good Intentions, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Good Intentions

A travel blog entry by andrew.chudiak

The plan was to get going early in the morning to Penang, but the rain and the fact that I woke up too late meant that I was to watch DVDs with a couple of people in my hostel and try again tomorrow. I did toy with the idea of going trekking for a ...

Hangovers and lazy days, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Hangovers and lazy days

A travel blog entry by andrew.chudiak

... and decided to not do anything, just relax, watch some movies, and hang out. The climate is very different to the rest of Malaysia. It's refreshingly cool, without being cold, and when the sun comes out, its very warm. Life is taken at a slow pace ...

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

Cameron Highlands

A travel blog entry by anandigor

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It was so great to be out of the heat for a bit. And that is clearly the greatesst attraction of the Highlands. Nice spring temperature, perfect. The other attraction is hiking. Keen sportsmen as we are, we therefore signed up straight away for an ...

big bugs in the Cameron Highlands, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

big bugs in the Cameron Highlands

A travel blog entry by brendonvdh

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Hi Guys, So this morning we left Cameron Highlands after 3 nights there. The highlands are at a higher altitude 1500m+ so it is nice and cool compared to KL and the jungle. We came across the hugest bugs ever, called Cicada or something, cehck out ...

KL to Cameron Highlands, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

KL to Cameron Highlands

A travel blog entry by risint

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We read many great reports from people staying at Father's Guest House in Tanah Rata, in the heart of the Cameron Highlands, and headed straight there. The place was cool, clean, cheap and very friendly! Also, they had a huge TV lounge where they screened ...

Malaysia, a beautiful country, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Malaysia, a beautiful country

A travel blog entry by minerguy

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... after going up to the bridge to get back to the hostel, get my bag, and to the bus station.  I was heading to Tanah Rata in the Cameron Highlands were most of their tea production is as well as some mountainous area for views and walks.  I ...

Hiking to an expensive tea shop, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Hiking to an expensive tea shop

A travel blog entry by keelaurow

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... , we booked tickets for a minivan that picked us up at the door and would bring us straight to the main town in the Cameron Highlands, Tanah Rata. It was a bit more expensive than the regular bus, but it would avoid us having to make two trips to the bus ...

3 months engaged, a cup of tea & a veggie Thali, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

3 months engaged, a cup of tea & a veggie Thali

A travel blog entry by kandjgonomad

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... and Peking duck offered in the same vicinity quite like that… We went for a hike today in the hills immediately surrounding Tanah Rata where we were staying at Kangs Guesthouse in an attempt to reach one of the local peaks.  The forest was ...

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 ...

Visiting a tea plantation and a cretinous dinner, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Visiting a tea plantation and a cretinous dinner

A travel blog entry by alastair6

We had a rather late start today and I didn't get up till nearly 10am. Our plans were to visit the a tea plantation. We all went down into the town and had breakfast, then people began to disappear. Nolan and Amy had already had breakfast, so said they ...

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 ...

Highlands Tea and Cake, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Highlands Tea and Cake

A travel blog entry by chezgra

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AFter a four hour bus journey, 2 of these on hairpin bends, we've arrived in Cameron Highlands - an old hill station where the tea plantations are and loads of jungle trails. It is a lot cooler, thank goodness, but pouring with rain at the moment! Just ...

Tea and Trekking, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Tea and Trekking

A travel blog entry by annieandmark

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... ) we discovered the printed price was actually 17RM. That's the price for being a tourist I suppose! Anyway, we miraculously arrived in Tanah Rata in one piece and were surprised to find that our hostel (where we were paying GBP7 a night for a double ...

The Highlands, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

The Highlands

A travel blog entry by biruvia

... for the first of many, many bus trips in the next month. After a 4 hour, 200 km journey, we arrived in the town of Tanah Rata. The elevation was a cool break from the heat of KL (and the rest of Malaysia for that matter). It's a nice town, but there ...

High point of Malaysia... at least in metres, Tanah rata, Malaysia travel blog

High point of Malaysia... at least in metres

A travel blog entry by garybarnes

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will add some English rap sometime, maybe at the beach where we're heading next, but for now, just some piccies to ...

Day 95: Tanah Rata, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Day 95: Tanah Rata

A travel blog entry by williampotter

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... of spice tea with a scone (a curious hangover from the British occupation), at the Ummph! Café. At this point we're 14km from Tanah Rata with possible storm clouds brewing. As we head back down the hill we're passed by many drivers happy to honk and ...

Cameron highlands tea plantations, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Cameron highlands tea plantations

A travel blog entry by charlotterowley

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... in the arctic conditions of the ridiculously cold air conditioning that cannot be changed, I was up early for my bus to Tanah Rata - the Cameron Highlands. A perfect breakfast - condensed milk on toast. How have I managed the past 5 weeks without ...

Cameron Highlands Check in, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Cameron Highlands Check in

A travel blog entry by jamesandsam

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