Best Things to Do and Must Visit in Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands is one of the most famous tourists destination and a scenic hill station in Pahang, Malaysia. It is also the capital of tea, flowers and strawberries in Malaysia. It is located at almost 2,000 meters at its highest point. Cameron offers visitors a moderate climate with daytime temperatures averaging around 25°C and 18°C at night.

Breathing its fresh and cool air brushed over the tea leaves. Getting cooled off in this tropical country with endless summer. And in this blog, Byloka is going to introduce you the places you must visit, and the activities you can’t miss there.

Cameron Boh Tea Estate (Cameron Valley)

BOH Tea Plantation is a must-visit place when you are in Cameron Highlands. The road journey to the BOH Tea Plantation is quite an adventure itself. Boh Tea Plantation has a total of 8000 acres planted with tea. The largest tea plantation in Southeast Asia. But the road is narrow and winding, you need to be more careful while driving.

Best Strawberry Farms

Cameron Highlands is the center of strawberry production in Malaysia.  Along with tea plantations and vegetable markets, strawberries are an iconic part of the landscape comprising this resort destination. Picking up sweet and juicy strawberries in the farm is definitely a must-to-do in Cameron Highlands.

Fresh strawberry handpicked from a strawberry farm

The Giant Rafflesia

The Rafflesia is a unique and mysteriously alluring plant. No roots or leaves can be spotted as it is a parasitic plant and may even give off a pungent odour of rotting flesh when in bloom, and hence was nicknamed the ‘corpse flower’. The Rafflesia can weigh up to 10kg and grow to over a meter in diameter. Contrary to popular belief, the world’s largest flower is not only found in Borneo and Sumatra but can also be found in Cameron Highlands.

One of the world’s largest flower

Mossy Forest

The mossy forest is a natural environment that grows only at the highest elevations of Cameron Highlands and other mountain ranges across Malaysia. At such heights, low-level clouds in the sky driven by winds, blanket the forests with constant mist and moisture – creating an ideal biotope for moss to grow.

Time Tunnel Museum

Time Tunnel Museum is the only museum in Cameron Highlands. It describes itself as a journey back in time and if you are middle aged or above you will definitely recognise familiar items from those good old days.  Some of the collections are even from 18th century.

Sampoh Temple

Sam Poh Buddhist Temple is located in Brinchang. Sam Poh Temple built in 1972, is is the 4th largest Buddhist temple in the country. Amongst others, it houses a large statue of Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. Food court opens on buddhist pray day (free Vegetarian Food).

Rose Valley Farm

It is a good place for photography lovers. You can take lovely photos as many as you want surrounded by ocean of flowers. There are over 400 species of roses along with cacti and other flowers like camellia, gerbera and honeysuckle!

Lata Iskandar Waterfall

Lata Iskandar is a spectacular and easy to access waterfall which you cannot miss if you are driving to Cameron Highlands via the old Tapah road. There are a few picnic gazebos and concrete bridges at the foot of the waterfall where you can enjoy a good view and appreciate the cooling humid air created by the cascade. 

Brinchang Night Market

Cameron Night market (Pasar Malam) is always one of the most popular attractions among tourists. Despite from the amazing culinary adventure, it is also the best place for last shopping, you will find various types of souvenirs there.  The night market is held everyday during public holidays(holiday eve) and weekends(Friday & Saturday) due to the growing number of visitors.

Steamboat in Cameron Highlands

It will definitely become a waste if you will miss the chance to enjoy a pot of delicious steamed broth with a bunch of close frineds in a cool weather. There are many choices for you, you can choose depends on your very own preference to choose which restaurant to go: Restaurant Taman Apple Cameron Steamboat & Grill, Cameron Organic Produce Steamboat Restaurant.

For more information of your very special experience, check it out: https://byloka.com/trip/private-day-tour-to-cameron-highlands/191

What to do in Malaysia: Must Experience Extreme Activities in Perak

Perak is a state on the west coast of Malay Peninsula. The state capital of Perak is Ipoh. “Perak” means silver in Malay. This is associated with tin mining from the state’s large mineral deposits, reflecting the Perak’s position as one of the world’s largest sources of tin. Rubber, coconut, and rice are also the main exports.

Beautiful waterfall in Perak

Do you want to stimulate your adrenaline? It is really going to be an adventure experience for all of you! In this blog, Byloka will introduce you the most exciting outdoor experience in Perak. And don’t worry, the link for the trips will be listed below. Now let’s go and have a look!

1.Static Skydiving in Taiping

Isn’t it exciting to jump from the sky and spread your arms like a pair of wings. Breathing the air at highest point and touching the sky. Skydiving is always a popular choice for those who wants to beat their fear and gain the courage to get over more challenges. 2020 has just started, do you want to find more of your potential strengths?

For this trip, you will need to meet up at meeting point in Tekah Airfield with the host. Before your flying experience, safety briefing and on land class will be conducted. You can fly, only when you are ready physically and also mentally.

For more information: https://byloka.com/trip/static-skydiving-in-taiping/182

2. Water Adventurous Day in Gopeng

It is suitable for anyone who is physically fit and those who crave for mild technical adventure whilst safely enjoy a rafting trip. White water rafting commences covering the distance of 7 km with 10 big rapids along the way. The journey takes arounds 1 ½ to 2 hours. Depends on clients.

In this trip you can experience not only the water rafting, but also be able to do river exploring and hiking. If you are a romantic enough, you can also stop by and enjoy the best sunset before going back.

Hiking at Batu Putih is a one “to do list” in Gopeng, Perak.   The unique of Batu Putih rocky area makes it famous and suitable for the leisure hiking for the kid and adult. From the upper part of Batu Putih you will mesmerize the overall panorama of Kampar River and the villagers area during the sunset or sunrise! The hiking will take around 1 hour and 30 minutes depending on frequently of your selfie timing along the way up!  Don’t forget to prepare some extra clothes.

For more information: https://byloka.com/trip/water-adventurous-day-in-gopeng/112

3.Paramotor Sports In Gopeng Perak

Motorised Paragliding/Paramotor is a form of ultralight aviation sport. For some, it is an extreme sport and for another, a weekend hobby. With proper training, an awareness of the surroundings and discipline, it is a safe sport where you are in command and being highly portable, you can take it anywhere.

In this trip, you will be able to enjoy the amazing scenery in the sky and below your feet. There are professional instructors to assist you and ensure your safety. Flying duration is about 20 minutes. You can come with your friends to overcome the fear of height!

For more information: https://byloka.com/trip/paramotor-sports-in-gopeng-perak/181

4. 2 day 1 nights Whitewater Rafting and Waterfall Trekking

This trip is perfect for those who are interested in getting the connection with mother nature. Feeling the flow of water with your body. The rafting trip includes bodysurfing and swimming, the rapids ranging from grade 2 to 4, depending on the water level.

Lunch and accomodation are provided by the team, you just need to enjoy your trip and think about nothing. You can also have a picnic beside the Lata Manik. But for this trip, physical strength is required.

Isn’t it a perfect activity for a group of close friends?

For more information: https://byloka.com/trip/2-day-1-nights-whitewater-raftng-waterfall-trekking/271

5. 1 Day Quad Adventure in Taiping

This activity is ideal for those who are looking for a mild adventure. As long as you are above 16 years old, you can experience this fun trip. Discovering the beauty nature of Taiping by the quad ATV. Riding the quad through the misery jungles. And enjoy the lunch in scenery of green and beside the waterfall.

For more information: https://byloka.com/trip/1-day-quad-adventure-taiping/239

There are more interesting trips are waiting for you to explore, you can always find the one that is special designed for you.