Cameron Highland: Lata Iskandar & The Tea Plantations

Me and Christopher at Lata Iskandar Waterfall
This blog posting is very personal for me. My last visit to Cameron Highland was during my school’s "visit & learn" trip when I am 15 years old and till then, I can’t recall so much about it. Anyway, this is my last trip before Ramadan (the Fasting Month for Muslim) coming as we didn't plan to go anywhere during the fasting month.

Lata Iskandar Waterfall
We went to Cameron by driving and  overnight in Tapah town before continue the journey on the next morning. We start our journey around 8.00am after breakfast in Tapah and the journey to Cameron Highland will take around 2 hours by 60km/hour driving via the snake-like Tapah - Cameron Highland route.

The journey from Tapah to Cameron Highland is very interesting and yet challenging. It’s all the jungle and the greens. You also will pass Kampung Orang  Asli (Malay Aborigine villages) and they are selling Petai, honey and other craft products by the roadside.

After 30 minutes driving, we dropped by to Lata Iskandar (Iskandar Waterfall) for some photo snapping. There are many people who are on the way from Cameron Highland via Tapah – Cameron Highland will stop here before continue the journey. If you feel hungry, there are some Malay style warung for you to enjoy some local foods and also souvenir shops too.

The excitement begins when we arrived to the first town in Cameron Highland called, Ringlet. Nothing much to talk about Ringlet as the area is mostly covered with vegetable farms, worker’s houses and shoplots. After few minutes driving, we saw a very nice house located uphill and facing to a lake. We drove to climb the hill and here we go, The Lake House Resort. A very English style resort and sometimes, its look like the French style resort, Dalat Palace in Vietnam.  After some photo snapping and see around the area, we continue our journey to visit Bee Farm.


Strawberry Farm at Habu village, Cameron Highland
Sunflower at Bee Farm (left) and Bee Nest (right)

From Tapah, this Bee Farm is located on the left side of the road and u need to drive 1km further from the main road. This farm is a combination of honey bee farm and strawberry farm. Basically, strawberry are everywhere in Cameron Highland and most of the farm are promoting “Pluck you own strawberries” for their visitor. But remember, it is not free and you need to pay before eat it.


The sight of Boh Tea Plantation
Done with the Bee & Strawberry Farm, we continued our journey to another 5km distance of Boh Tea Plantation. On the way to the Boh Tea Plantation, we did enjoyed the sight of tea plantation on the left and right side of the street heading to the tourist centre of Boh Tea Plantation. 


Boh Tea Factory
At this Boh Tea Plantation tourism centre, you will have chance to have a free visit to the tea factory and getting some general knowledge about how the tea leaves been processed before selling to wholesaler. Before leaving the tea centre, we went to the tea shop here to buy some tea packs for us and some souvenir for my mom and colleague. 


This is me in front of Bharat Tea Plantation
Then, we continued our journey heading to Tanah Rata for lunch. Before that, we saw the Bharat Tea Plantation on our left side. Well, the view here is just the same like Boh Tea Plantation. But since this Bharat Tea Plantation is located at main Ringlet - Tanah Rata road, the place is busier with more visitors, tourist busses and the cafe is more crowded.


Bharat Tea Plantation, Cameron Highland

The tea cafe at Bharat Tea Plantation

Various kind of teas at Bharat Tea Outlet

Another close up at Bharat Tea Plantation



To be continued with Part 2 soon... next town, Tanah Rata & Brinchang 

Writer's note:
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M.R.Danial 

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