Cameron Highlands Tea

Trip Start Nov 05, 2007
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Trip End Jun 22, 2008


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Thursday, April 24, 2008

It was time to move to a cooler climate, so we read in the book about the Cameron Highlands in the center of the country. A 5 1/2 hour bus trip changed the temp from about 85 to 70 degrees. We found a nice little inn on the hill over looking the town of  Tanah Rata.

The 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 commodity.
The Cameron Highlands are still home to many tea plantations, being Malaysia's largest tea-producing region.

We went on some tours of the area which included: two tea plantations, butterfly and bee farm, stawberry farm and flower plantation. It was like being in England, each day we had tea and scones!.
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