Day 2 Cameron Highlands family itinerary – Tea and Strawberry

Day 2 of our Cameron Highlands family itinerary.

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 !

Cameron Highlands family itinerary
Cameron Highlands family itinerary

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 !)

After few practice sessions, everyone can be marksman 🙂

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?

We bid farewell to our friend (ah-bak is goodbye)

Next stop on our Cameron Highlands family itinerary, the 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.

We reach the Boh Tea factory after 60min. We advise drivers to leave their cars behind and engage well seasoned guides to bring you up 🙂

After our van has reach the carpark, it is another 15min march up slope. The steps are steep, and gradient is easily 30degrees.

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.

Let us introduce our friendly guide cum driver, Mr Muthu.

What can you see from the top? Endless tea leaves ! Love the shade of greens carpeting the whole mountain range.

We must be very friendly, a caucasian kid decided to “join” our family photo haha. At the peak, kids make new friends haha.

The wind keeps blowing at the top, and we wonder how cold it will get when day breaks. It must be an amazing experience to camp overnight and let the mist and dew wakes you up in the morning !

Daddy is happy to declare all kids pass the endurance test, let us take more photos.

Every corner we turn, we see more rows of tea leaves ! Picturesque background.

Going downhill is tricky too, we keep reminding kids not to run too fast as they might lose their footing and fall.

We visited a Bee Farm, but rows of flower and strawberries greeted us 🙂

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 !

The caretaker told us these bees are harmless, as long as we keep our prying fingers away from their hive!

Are you hungry by now? SengkangBabies were starving, our breakfast was fully digested by the time we scale Boh Tea plantation earlier.

Back in our resort, our host has prepared a sumptuous and nice-smelling smoked lunch to indulge our tummies. Did Daddy mention he loves the garden setting, which is perfect for dating your beau.

Are you still wondering why the F&B is called Smokey Bear ? Daddy brought the kids to witness how our food is prepared (no pan, nor microwave, just smoke heated chicken chop and salmon !

The SALMON steak is a must-try! The juicy flesh and the crispy skin just melts in our mouth ! Daddy is hungry just looking at the fish. Even the smoked corn looks so appetising.

Boon Kang ordered fish and chip but he prefers the salmon.

Boon Xin just need fries, and she will not share them with anyone, easily :p

Chicken Chop for Daddy. The F&B outlets in Strawberry Park Resorts are halal, so no pork chop 🙂

Everyone agrees the Salmon steak is our favourite dish, yummy 🙂

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3D2N Itinerary :
— Day 1 – Strawberry Park Resorts amenities
— Day 2 – Strawberry Farms and Tea plantation
— Day 3 – Glorious Sunrise at Brinchang

* Driving tips for Malaysia

We are recommending that you pop by Melissa’s fasionista blog for more Tea and Orang Asli photos 🙂

Our 3D2N albums is already uploaded on our Fanpage.

ps.. Cameron Highlands family itinerary and Meals are sponsored by Strawberry Park Resorts

Cameron Highlands trip Day 1 – Strawberry Park Resort

Our last Cameron Highlands trip was back in 2005.
Recently, we got an invitation to review Strawberry Park Resort’s newly renovated suites.

Together with Patrick 大舅’s family, we drove 550Km to Cameron highlands. After almost 8 hours, we arrived tired and hungry 🙂

The surrounding feels cool, relaxing and Shiok, look at Yi’s leg over Daddy’s !
Daddy can actually doze off in the balcony.

The journey itself is always part of the fun, including getting lost for around 1 hour near Sepang/Klang area !

If you are curious about reaching Cameron Highlands, look out for Exit 214 Nilai (along North South Highway), then head in the direction of KLIA airport, Shah Alam, and finally Ipoh.

Only when we reach foot of Cameron Highlands, did we realised the climb up will take an excruciating 1 hour. The actual distance is short, but contains numerous bends and narrow roads. Overtaking is a skill.

We quickly check into our room (Fresno Suite), which comes with two rooms and a hugh hall, allowing our active kids to run around 🙂

Secretly, we all hope to laze on the comfortable bed..

We live on the second floor, and we understand some window views offer spectacular mountain ranges. Ours can see some trees and hills only 🙂

First impression is there are a lot of flowers and ferns surrounding our resort. Love the green and cool surroundings, away from the bustling city life !

We head back to Jim Thomson restaurant for our welcome reception.

Our refreshing Orange Welcome drink 🙂 Love the delicious English pie.

Cameron Highlands trip
Cameron Highlands trip

Kids enjoy the view from the restaurant’s balcony and occasional cold breeze. We suspect the temperature is about 23 to 25 degrees.

While kids are enjoying their food, Saraj brought Daddy around the resort for an orientation. We got a chance to sample all the food at Strawberry’s F&B outlets, and we will share more on Day 2 and 3’s posts 🙂

You would notice most of the lighting around Strawberry Park resort is kept dim. This helps to recreate the sombre ambience of an English Cottage.

For more F&B and facilities listings, do pop by Strawberry’s link. Heated pool anyone?

Tioga Suite is hugh and luxurious for 2 adults and 2 kids. You can gather the room details at Strawberry’s website.

.. and Studio Suite. Love the black Marble finish in all the suites’ washroom. A touch of luxury and class.

After a short rest, time for dinner at Strawberry Court Thai restaurant.

We suspect our kids are loving Cameron already. The cold weather allows them to run more, without breaking a sweat.

We spotted a Mandrayu Spa sanctuary and a playground along the way.

It is a nice “warm and cold” feeling to enjoy our Hot Steamboat in cold weather.

Our sumptuous seafood steamboat dinner. We were so busy eating Daddy forgot to take snapshots of the fresh vegetables.

This is only day 1. We guarantee Day 2 and 3 will be more exciting 🙂
Do pop by our photos album :
Day 1, – Day 2, – Day 3

3D2N Itinerary :
— Day 1 – Strawberry Park Resorts amenities
— Day 2 – Strawberry Farms and Tea plantation
— Day 3 – Glorious Sunrise at Brinchang

* Driving tips for Malaysia

Our 3D2N albums is already uploaded on our Fanpage.

We end Day 1 with some tips to reach Cameron Highlands, if you have more recommendations, do share with us.

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Driving tips for Cameron Highlands trip :

– From Singapore, head towards Exit 214 (Nilai), then look for Shah Alam/Ipoh direction. It will take you about 6 hours to reach foot of Cameron highlands (Exit 132 Tapah). For first timers to hill resorts, Exit 137 Simpang Pulai is recommended. It is extra 30 to 45 mins to climb up Cameron Highlands, but less bends, thus less vomits. Some say the scenery along Simpang Pulai route is nicer.

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– Take note the climb up Cameron highlands trip will take one hour
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ps.. we would like to thanks the Management of Strawberry Park Resorts
(and PR Rouge Communications) for graciously hosting us over our 3D2N stay.