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.

Where to go in Kuala Lumpur (Garden in KL): Scootering in Lake Garden

Sometimes you don’t know what to do in Kuala Lumpur, and you need to tune out from the noises in a busy city life. The veins of green space that run through the city, the elements of the natural world that persist amid the concrete, and the sights and sounds of living things that are often drowned out by city life. 

KL Lake Garden is located at the heart of the city. There are not only the greenery of the lush botanical park , but also there are KL Bird Park (the World’s largest walk in aviary), butterfly park, deer park orchid and hibiscus Gardens with thousands of species blooming in almost every colour and size. 

Peaceful Woods in Middle of the City

In a Lake Park, the main activities were concentrated on the jogging paths and exercise facilities along the way. If you want the trip to be more interesting, you can definitely meet up with our hosts from Byloka, he/she will definitely design a personalized trip for you. And today, two travelers from our Singapore have explored the Botanic Garden on scooters with host Nick.

In the morning, host came and picked up the travelers. When they arrived the park, Nick was patiently demonstrating and teaching everyone to get used to their scooters. Safety is always the first thing to concern during travelling. And with the host, you don’t worry about that!

Travelers Enjoying the Breeze and the View on Scooter

Host Nick will always go in front of all and introduce the plants and places, and there is another assistant host will be at the back of the group to make sure no one is left out. One of the advantages of travelling with hosts is that they will show the different sides of this city or place through the eye and experience of a local resident.

Travelers Feeding the Fishes,Turtles and Swans

Actually, feeding the fishes or swans is prohibited for general tourists, but when you come with a local host, impossible will become possible.

The Hibiscus Garden

The Hibiscus Garden showcases the various species of Malaysia’s national flower, the Bunga Raya (Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis). Some of the attractions in the garden include a 4-metre high waterfall, pools and fountains. A lovely colonial style building has been converted into an exhibition hall with a tearoom and a gallery.

Host is Explaining the Travelers the History of Hibiscus Garden

 The KL Deer Park is an enclosed space containing a groomed lake and a few species of deer including mouse deer. The mouse deer is the smallest hoofed animal in the world.   

Travelling with hosts makes everything easier, you don’t even need to be bothered asking strangers to take a photo for you.

Making New Friends Might also be the Reason of Traveling

Experience is available in Byloka now: https://byloka.com/trip/2-hour-small-group-segway-tour-of-perdana-botanical-gardens/83

What to do in Kuala Lumpur: Succulent Terrarium Workshop in KL

Succulents are plants which look fleshy in some parts. Succulents are more likely to store water in their structure, such as leaves or stems. Aloe is one of the examples of Succulents. When you touch the leaf of succulents, you will feel like touching the palm of a soft kitten.

Luckily, you can find the amazing experience of designing your own succulent terrarium with professional teacher in Byloka right now. Playing with soil and plants, is actually a healing process. Especially good for those who are suffering stress and anxiety, these lovely succulents can really calm you down.

Beautiful Succulent Terrarium Made by Like.A.Boss Workshop

Like.A.Boss is a place where boosts your productivity, and helps you to be concentrate on your work or study without getting disturbed.

Cozy Environment of Workshop

When you are tired of going to restaurants and movies for a date, why don’t you bring your friends or families here to enjoy an exordinary experience with them? The succulent workshop is one of the best place to visit in KL for relaxation.

Couples are Helping Each Other to Decorate Their Terrarium

There are all the tools that you might need for making terrarium in front of your desk. First of all, the host will introduce herself and everyone. And then she will briefly tell the topics that she is going to mention in class.

Various types of succulents are ready to be chosen

Choosing succulents is a very interesting process, it includes both artistic and also the scientific thoughts. At the same time you also need to consider the leaf size and colours. Because more vibrant the color is, more sunlight the succulents need. Another important factor for choosing succulent is that the location you are going to put your terrarium. Is it outdoor or indoor? Is it beside the bed or next to the window. Humidity of the location significantly affecting the growth of your succulents.

After choosing the different succulents. You need to put the soil into your terrarium according to the numbers of succulents. And then carefully plant the root of them. Host will also introducing the most popular designs for decoration of succulents according to their very own experience.

In the end, you can choose the small stones or the small figures of decoration to fill up the gap between plants. Remember not to use the big stones or figures. Because they might give excessive pressure to the root of the plant.

Host has prepared an early Christmas gift for everyone
There is always a piece of happiness when you create something by your own hands

Host also mentioned that:” Succulents live longer and healthier when they are together.” Isn’t it like us? No one wants to feel lonely. Actually, you can find a lot of fun and philosophy during the experience in workshop. It is a relaxing way for developing your operational ability and also the patience.

Click to book your experience: https://byloka.com/trip/air-dry-clay-totoro-succulent-terrarium-workshop/75

Bylokan Hidden Gems; The colorful Rainbow of Adventure

What’s better than a waterfall? A rainbow waterfall. What, you don’t believe that exists? Well, you’re in for a treat in this article. We’re going to show you another one of the most breathtaking views and hidden gems in Malaysia.

Rainbow Waterfall Lembing is one of the beautiful features had by the amazing rainforest of Malaysia. Located in Sungai Lembing, an old mining town on Peninsular Malaysia’s east coast, it is great spot to see for those who love adventure and enjoy the natural beauty of the jungle.

The name Rainbow Waterfalls given because it really shows rainbows whenever the sunshine hits the waterfall; commonly at 9 to 10 am every morning. The short time of rainbow visibility makes all visitors should arrange a strict timing tour so they can arrive at the waterfall in time to see the beautiful rainbows.The tour starts at 6 am. When the car has arrived in the jungle on the peak of the sandy hill, it becomes the first stop where the visitors can see the beautiful view of the sunrise from the high place.

Then the journey continues with an off-road adventure on the 4×4 pickup truck, passing the river, muddy roads, and streams. The off-roading is over in 45 minutes, then visitors continue to trek the jungle for about 45 minutes too until they find the Rainbow Waterfall Lembing. Enjoying the waterfalls and the beautiful view are the main things to do at the waterfall.

So, are you ready for an adventure on which you will remember for the rest of your lives? Well, grab a bottle of water, bring your swimming trunks, don’t forget a swiss army knife(just in case) and let’s get ready to hit the road!

Byloka’s Hidden Gems; The Golden Dunes of Malacca

Malaysia is famous for our tropical rainforest, islands, and beaches, now that’s a fact. But did you know, we also have Sand Dunes? Man-made Sand Dunes? Yeah, for this article it’s definitely going to blow your mind off, we’re going to tell about something that is rather a hidden gem and is something to be discovered about.

As a destination attraction, Pantai Klebang Melaka offers beach picnics, kite flying, varied food trucks, and coconut shakes. As of two years ago, photographers and Instagrammers have been making a beeline to Klebang Sand Dunes since the first desert-like landscape photograph went viral. Located 15 minutes from Melaka city, at the end of the Klebang peninsula, these hills of sand are the result of land reclamation activities from a decade ago. Due to stability issues, beachfront developments were abandoned, leaving many piles of sand 10m to 20m high, sitting idle on the land of emptiness.

The man-made Klebang Dunes are also popular for bridal portraits and continue to draw photography enthusiasts (professional and amateur) to experiment on its blank canvas for dramatic photoshoots against the perfect backdrop of blue skies and white dunes. Climbing the dunes is a not-to-be-missed experience as you will slide down a little with each step up, as the soft sand shifts under your feet.

Expect to work a little bit harder to cover the same amount of ground. That said, the sand is not as fine as the volcanic ash of Mount Bromo in Indonesia, and is manageable for beginners and less-experienced hikers. Most people will adjust to the slide, finding the effort totally worth it for the views and that ‘top-of-the-hill’ feeling.

Hidden Gems In Malaysia; A literal Gem Island, Terengganu.

Aren’t you tired of being in the city? Are you trying to find your way out, even just for the weekend? Look no further, Byloka has you covered.

Gem Island is your ultimate private island getaway with a “one island one resort” set up. It is one of the few privately owned islands in Malaysia built with its superb natural beauty still intact. It is located in a Marine Conservation Park with crystal clear waters, a spectacular underwater seascape of corals and marine life as some of its natural wonders. Built along the ridges of the coastline and maintaining its lush greenery, it is a superb getaway for a relaxed holiday.

soothing… isn’t it?

With its convenient location, Gem Island can be reached by a scenic drive along the East coast road or a swift flight, either by Air Asia, Malaysia Airlines, Firefly or Malindo Air to Kuala Terengganu (TGG) -From the airport, a 30 – 40 minutes drive by road to Marang Jetty and then a 15 minutes boat ride to the private island resort.

Snorkeling can be done even without taking the boat out. There are many things to see near the shore – corals of different shapes, colors and sizes, sea urchins, swordfishes, butterflyfishes, parrotfishes, bumphead fishes, crabs, clams and lots of sea cucumbers. f you have no patience for pottering around, visit the baby greenback turtles by the jetty. One of the beaches on Gem Island is used as a turtle hatchery.

The sky blue water indicates the cleanliness of the place, and also compliments the green hills around the island.

If you’re looking for a getaway to an island where you are their priority, then we advice you to come to Gem Island and immerse yourself in the fun.

Hidden Gems in Malaysia; Peace and Quiet from Janda Baik, Pahang.

For this article, Byloka would like to tell you about one of the most peaceful places in Malaysia, where not only can you run away for a while, but immerse in an environment that you may have not experienced before.

Janda Baik is a small village in Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia. Geographically located in the state of Pahang, Malaysia. It is about 30 km from Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. A simple Malay kampong or village with a population of approximately 1000 people. Janda Baik has much to offer as a day trip from KL or weekend getaway from Kuala Lumpur. Only a 45-minute drive from the city center, the area is blessed with rainforest – one of the few places in Malaysia that has yet to be taken over by palm oil plantations.

The Entrance of kampung Janda Baik in Bentong

The adventure begins at Pinto Coffee + ‘s short jungle-lined driveway. Do not fear. While it looks as though you might need a four-wheel-drive to continue, the road is short and it quickly opens to a shady carpark. You’ll find an open-walled rainforest cafe featuring tables and chairs rustically made from large chunks of wood and the cafe’s very own roasting machine. The team at Pinto Coffee + not only roast their own beans but grow them too.

the beautiful wooden furniture of the Pinto Coffee+

There are numerous waterfalls and picnic spots where you can soak up the fresh hill air. We recommend going early to avoid the crowd and traffic. Perhaps, plan a breakfast picnic and appreciate having a stream or jungle patch all to yourself.

the amazing view of the river in Janda Baik. Perfect for a picnic right?

If you find any of this difficult, just go for a drive and you’ll see that Janda Baik is one of the most peaceful places in Malaysia and it’s amazing how we still keep this hidden gem safe with us, and not cause any destruction.

Hidden Gems in Malaysia; The Crystal Clear Waterfall

For this article, Byloka is going to share with you about the beauty of Malaysia, by telling you about the ‘hidden gems’ or not popular but amazing places in Malaysia. The Hidden Gem articles are based on each of our own experiences and adventures so get ready for a week full of sentimental stories and extravagant views.

Berkelah Falls is a cascade of waterfalls located in Pahang, Malaysia. It is about 31 to 35 km away from Kuantan City in the direction of Maran. The falls consist of seven tiers, according to official data from the Forestry Department Peninsular Malaysia, but there are actually more tiers above the seventh. The seventh and highest fall reaches an estimated height of 50 meters.

One of the first stops on the hike, you can choose whichever tier you like and this is one of them.

One of our Bylokan, Adam has had the opportunity to climb up the Berkelah Falls and all he had to say was one thing. ” If you want to hear me talk about it, I can talk all day. But if you really want to know the beauty of what is up there, then go for yourself, It is definitely worth it.” and that says about much as we can. If you’re planning to go make sure to pack some food, a few bottles of water and most importantly a few spare clothes just in case of an emergency.

The peace and calmness of Kampung Lonek

The moment you arrived to the place, as you glaze through the green and breathtaking paddy fields, you find yourself in awe of every second. It would be the really perfect moment for looking for a calm, quiet, peaceful and relaxed atmosphere. You’ll surely feel the restfulness and tranquility by the sound of nature around you. the people, staff, and others were so nice that it made the place very comfortable for tourists and guests. Greeted by well-orchestrated traditional music, played by the staff, it gives you the ‘vibes’ of you are already welcomed into the village.

Kampung Lonek is one of the villages that keeps in its heritage such as old houses, artifacts, history and so on. Their unique experiences include immersing yourself into the ‘kampung’ life by living with the local villagers. You will learn to eat like them, cook like them, live with them and dress like them. They also provide experience such like learning the traditional way to turn paddy into rice, how to make a Traditional Malaysian Dessert, the Dodol, and even learn how to play Traditional instruments, the Cak Lempong.

Tourists and also guests, mostly enjoy just walking throughout the village in the morning, taking the fresh air, and enjoying the sights of the villagers doing their daily morning routines, such as picking eggs from the chicken barn, gardening, feeding fishes and many more.

It’s very different and cozy in the village than in the city, especially in Kampung Lonek which has no plans for future modern development. A runaway trip from the concrete jungles to this relaxing and peaceful village is what everyone who is stressed out and tired needs. So come travel to Malaysia to join this trip of living the life of a Malaysian Villager. Have a memorable and lifetime experience once with us!! ‘Malaysia Truly Asia’