Away from the city
Cameron Highlands Travel Blog› entry 1 of 2 › view all entries
February 25th, 2009 – by: sleepingsunshine
The weather wasn't on our side. It started to pour down once we reached our apartment. (In Cameron, you can choose to stay in hotels, or rented a whole apartment from the locals, it was cheaper during the non peak, and if you have many buddies going together), so our plan to visit the Sam Poh Mahayana buddist temple was ruined. There was nothing much to do other than looking at the rain, we decided to have a early dinner. We had a hotpot dinner, which was perfect for the rainy, cold and wet weather, it warmed you up instantly :) Luckily the rain stopped some time later around 8, so we headed out for a walk and enjoyed the quiet moment.
We woke up early in the morning to visit the BohTea plantation. One of my friends been here few times, so he took us to the part of plantation which has less visitors, perfect. I thought we were early, but not quite. We had seen many farmer working on the field when we there. The tea plantations were on the higher part of the hill, and the lower part was planted vegetables and fruits. In fact, Cameron is one of the main suppliers of vegetables to both Malaysia and Singapore, so I got to see where the vege I ate are coming from :) It was really nice walk up to the tea plantation, with the road still wet from yesterday rain, and the fresh breezy air blew on your face. I don't remember how long it took us to reach the tea factory. They showed us a short documentation on the history of the plantations and teas, and a quick tour around the factory.
After leaving the tea factory, we went for the ordinary tourist route :) Strawberries farm, bees farm (only to prove that I like the honey but not them), and rose farm. We also visited the temple we missed yesterday. After that we went to visit the market. The market was selling furits and veg from the local farms. They were really fresh. My recommendations are the corns and asparagus, they were so sweet and juicy. I didn't like the strawberries, they were too watery and had little taste.
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