Can’t believe that we are coming to the end of 2020 and approaching a brand new year!
Where did the time go?
At the time of writing this, Penang is currently placed under the Conditional Movement Control Order(CMCO) until early December due to the rise of Covid-19 cases in my area and in most parts of Malaysia. Remember to stay safe and practice good hygiene to protect yourself from this virus.
Moving on, this year, I had already gotten tickets sorted to fly to Japan & Vietnam, but things didn’t go as planned due to the pandemic. On the bright side, there was more time to discover local holiday destinations instead. So, last month, I headed to Cameron Highlands for a 2 days retreat.
The drive from Penang took approximately four hours. I made a pit stop in Ipoh for lunch which I highly suggest you do. The traffic while ascending towards Cameron Highland can be quite congested and it is best to take a breather in Ipoh before you resume your drive.
The Stay- Cameron Highlands Resort
During my trip to Cameron Highlands, I stayed at the Cameron Highlands Resort, located at the heart of Cameron Highlands itself.The resort encapsulates a regal and welcoming feel, a perfect start to my getaway. The room was pretty spacious and perfectly captures the colonial essence, but I just wished that the room had a better view of the Cameron Highlands lushes greenery.
The High Tea- Jim Thompson Tea Room
After checking in, I proceeded to Jim Thompson Tea Room for high tea. The Jim Thompson Tea Room is located a small resting area located at the lobby of the resort itself, with a stunning backdrop of a golf course.
I mean, is a trip to Cameron really complete if you did not have high tea?
The high tea set came with scones, sandwiches, assorted pastries and paired with Gold Blend BOH Tea. The tea time set in my opinion was average, but the ambience of the place definitely made up for it.
Strawberry Picking- Raju’s Hill Strawberry Farm
My next stop was Raju’s Hill Strawberry Farm for strawberry picking! If you love strawberries, this is a must visit spot when you are in Cameron Highlands! For a small fee, you get to pick fresh strawberries at their farm and they even have a small cafe serving all kinds of strawberry desserts.
Next, I visited the one and only Lavender Garden in Cameron Highlands. As the name would have it, it is a garden filled with aromatic, pretty, purple flowers. In addition to lavender, there are various types of colourful flowers there like daisies, roses, morning glory and many more!
Ee Feng Gu Bee Farm
I also explored the Ee Feng Gu Bee Farm during my time in Cameron. Here, you will be able to learn more about bees while enjoying the beautiful landscape of the farm.
Golden Hill Night Market
By night, I visited the famous Cameron Highlands Night Market which operates every Friday till Sunday. When I was there, the line was at least 600m long, but thankfully it moved very quickly. At the night market, you will be able to find local produce like corns, potatoes, vegetables and loads more. If you are looking for souvenirs or cute arty stuff, this is a place for you.
Thang Seng Hin Farm
My final stop of my trip is this amazing hidden gem of Cameron Highlands called the Thang Seng Hin Farm. Here you will find assorted local vegetables like corns, lettuce, avocados and tonnes more. I was even allowed to pluck my own corn harvest even harvest the homegrown butterhead lettuce.
Often times, we overlook what our beautiful country has to offer and it took a pandemic for some of us to come to that realisation. I hope you enjoyed my post and don’t forget to stay safe during this pandemic!