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Introducing Cameron Highlands

OK traveller, you’ve been sweating through the jungles, the beaches and the lowlands of Malaysia for weeks now. Another sticky day will make your clothes unwearable. Another sweaty night and you’ll lose the ability to sleep. We grant you a reprieve. Come to the Cameron Highlands.

This is Malaysia’s most extensive hill station, an alpinescape of blue peaks, green humps, fuzzy tea plantations, small towns and white waterfalls cutting throughout. Trekking, tea tasting and visiting local agrotourism sites is the done thing here. And best of all, with an altitude of 1300m to 1829m, the temperature rarely drops below 10°C or climbs above 21°C; practically cool enough to make you forget you’re in Malaysia.

Though the Cameron Highlands – the colloquial name for the area that roughly encompasses the towns of Kampung Raja, Brinchang, Tanah Rata, Ringlet and environs – lie in Pahang, they’re accessed from Perak.