Weekend Getaway in the Mountains at Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

I have many groups of girlfriends but there’s one that means the world to me and we’ve been together since 2006. Yes, we go way back and we’ve been traveling together at least once a year since we turned 21 in 2014.

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This year we went on a three-day-weekend getaway at one of Malaysia’s famous tourist spots, Cameron Highlands in Pahang. The place is a haven for those seeking a relaxing vacation in cool mountainous areas with endless views of tea plantations, strawberry farms and lavender fields on the horizon.

Activities to do in Cameron Highlands

Cameron Lavender Garden

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We spent the first day at Cameron Lavender, a show garden located roughly 4km away from Kea Farm. It’s definitely tourist favourite with endless Instagram-worthy spots. There, you’re able to learn about the flowers that grow on the land and enjoy lavender-infused desserts.

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Taman Agro-Technology Mardi Cameron Highlands

Another garden show, Mardi is also a tourist favourite in Cameron Highlands. Unlike Cameron Lavender Garden, Mardi is much more children-friendly because there’s a playground and a small bunny farm. The garden is also separated into a number of greenhouses where the flowers and plants are separated into their respective categories.

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Teatime at Big Strawberry Farm

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A trip to Cameron Highlands is not complete without strawberries so we decided to go straight to the source. We enjoyed an interesting line of strawberry desserts at the top of the farm overlooking the horizon of flowers and fresh plants. Must try: the strawberry milkshake.

Brunch at Cameron Valley Tea Plantation, Ringlet

I suggest coming here before noon because it gets quite crowded during the lunch hour. And I can guess why – the view is breath-taking.

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We ordered Cameron Valley’s original black tea and paired it with English fruity scones, tuna puffs, and a strawberry cheesecake. The food is quite average – I’m sure we can get something better in Kuala Lumpur. But you can’t get that view in KL.

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Final verdict:

Cameron Highlands is a place you must visit at least once in your life. The locals are still preserving their culture, which is why the place is very rural. The drive from Kuala Lumpur is quite challenging and long with a high chance of traffic congestion so I suggest you travel early in the morning.

If you’re looking for activities to do in Cameron Highlands, visit the official site http://www.cameronhighland.net/

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