The Cameron Highlands actually refers to a hill station located in Pahang state and was discovered in the 19th century by Sir William Cameron who lent his name to the area. Many local visitors flock here as the elevation of the hill station provides cool weather in which to enjoy outdoor activities.
Some of these activities include tea and coffee plantation tours and the Cameron Highlands is responsible for producing Malaysia’s most famous drink, Boh Tea. Here you can visit the Boh Sungei Palas Tea Centre and tour the largest tea gardens in the whole of Malaysia as well as sampling a range of teas and stocking up on tea related souvenirs.
If tea and coffee don’t inspire you then there is also fruit picking at one of the many different fruit farms located at the Cameron Highlands and if want to take things even easier then you can simply sample one of the highlands’ most famous treats, the traditional English cream tea that comes served with fresh strawberries.
The Cameron Highlands started life as a place for the elite looking to beat the heat in the days of old. As such some of the things from this period such as the cream teas remain, and this area also offers visitors a chance to see a different side of Malaysia that is pretty much unique in the country. It’s a cooler, calmer, and quieter side that can be a welcome relief after a few days in sweltering and bustling Kuala Lumpur so it’s certainly worth the trip here if you are looking for a change of pace and altitude.