[ Itinerary and Meals are all sponsored by Strawberry Park Resorts ]
On Cameron Highlands (金馬崙高原), you will see farms everywhere, all sorts of vegetables, and spices, and the most famous crop must be Strawberry.
After our breakfast, we are ready for more exploration.
**it is not advisable to have a full breakfast. The food is good, but the winding road is unforgiving !
First stop, we visit an Orang Asli settlement. Orang Asli are the natives, people who live off the mountains and streams. From our hotel, it is a 45 min downhill drive (from Tanah Rata, near to Ringlet).
How about blowing a few poison darts for orientation? Daddy is joking, tourist’s darts are harmless but we still do not recommend you to run infront of the target board (which happens to be a cute teddy bear !)
We took a peep into Uncle’s humble house. Orang Asli do not need creature comfort like TV, toilets or internet.
Daddy is just curious why they build their huts so near to the winding roads ! Is it not a safety and noise hazard?
Next stop, Cameron Highlands’ famous Boh tea plantations. We navigate uphill again. For those driving, do take note that there are only two petrol stations in Cameron Highlands (Ringlet and Brinchang). Do not attempt to drive up or down Cameron when your petrol is blinking empty.
We see a lot of jeeps from WW2 era. Although Jeep are old, you should see how they first tailgate, then overtake you at sharp bends! You can literally smell their diesel exhaust! GIVE WAY to other four-wheel drives who need to go faster. Cameron Highway is easily 30% more challenging than Genting Highland‘s.
Surprisingly, our boys dashed up the hill with gusto, but Daddy manage to catch up halfway. Please do not detour from the footpath, as the steep slopes are often concealed by the tea bushes.
The bees are in the backyard. Kang enjoys the sweet honey, Daddy ask him Honey comes from where?
We open a box which shows the cross section of a beehive. It is amazing to see the bees buzzing here and there so busy !
Are you hungry by now? SengkangBabies were starving, our breakfast was fully digested by the time we scale Boh Tea plantation earlier.
Chicken Chop for Daddy. The F&B outlets in Strawberry Park Resorts are halal, so no pork chop 🙂
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We are recommending that you pop by Melissa’s fasionista blog for more Tea and Orang Asli photos 🙂