The Eventful Trip To Cameron Highlands!

We set off early in the morning to meet at around 8.30am for breakfast, we took our time and ended up leaving nearer to 10am – off we went on the highway stopping off at Tapah services for some Baskin Robbins.

After that it was time to turn off and start the winding journey up the old road to Cameron Highlands! It’s actually the first time I’ve been there, I’ve been meaning to go for ages but didn’t have chance yet.

Anyway there was 3 cars with Me, Kim, Suan, KY, Mellissa, Fireangel, Rachel, Horny and Carol!

Horny drove quite steadily all the way up the highway, but as soon as we reached the windy road he shot off like Michael Schumacher. We caught him up a while later and carried on up the hill when an unfortunate incident occured. Some mini-van drive cut into our lane on a blind corner (rushing some middle-eastern tourists back down the hill to KL) and Horny banged into the side of the van causing some irrevocable damage to his power steering hose.

The Damage

As we couldn’t get up the hill with all the luggage and all the people we had to have a makeshift picnic at the side of the road whilst we awaited the tow-truck guys (bear in mind it was now about 1pm and we were ready for lunch!). All we were armed with was some mineral water, a Chinese language newspaper and 5 umbrellas!

Roadside Picnic

What do bloggers do when they are bored? Take pictures and make videos – check out Suan’s awesome video here for some excerpts from the picnic.

Horny was stoic about the crash though, I guess we all take such things in our stride.

Horny Post-Crash

Eventually the tow guys came so we could ciao back up the hill, when we eventually reached the top of the hill it was about 5pm and everyone was ravenous! We headed out for some steamboat of course (a must do in Cameron).

Rachel Pouring Tea

The most prawns I’ve seen in a steamboat!


Hungry people whack everything inside! Hmm makes me feel like some steamboat now..

Packed Steamboat

After that it was back to the beautiful bungalow, surrounded by a golf course and perched on top a hill. I need a car with more clearance next time we go though because the drive up wrecked my bodykit! It was the night before Chap Goh Mei so the moon was super bright and full, we hung around and took some pics of the moon whilst people showered and got ready for the gambling.

Full Moon

We popped down to the police station for a while too to try and make the police report, that was a big fail though as the accident happened in Perak and we were in Pahang (change of states half-way up the hill to Cameron – nice!).

After that it was time for the fire, it’s been a long time since I sat by a real fire and it was AWESOME! We roasted some potatoes and had them with butter+salt and it was absolutely delicious (plus lots of beer and gambling of course!).

Real Fire

The next day we got up early for breakfast, packed up our stuff and went off exploring. We of course headed to Bharat Tea Plantation as I posted about before and had tea and scones – I only wish they have real fresh whipped cream as the scones are actually pretty good.

Bharat Tea Plantation

We wanted to go to Boh, but it was closed on Mondays and it’s quite a way deeper inside Cameron – perhaps next time if we are there for longer we can explore a bit more.

Even the toilet there had a wicked view!

Tea Plantation Toilet

We took some pics, then off we went.

Me in Cameron

On the way back we checked out some kinda bee-farm + strawberry farm. The strawberries didn’t look particularly tasty though and well bees are just bees.

Heart or Strawberry

After that it was back down to Tapah to make the proper police report, then dinner and then back home – straight to Cineleisure to watch Punisher:Warzone which is by far one of the worst films I’ve seen for a long time.

It was a great trip and I hope to go again for longer in the not so distant future.

Other posts about the trip:

a trip to Cameron Highlands
The Cameron Highlands Trip
cameron highlands trip – part 1 of 2
Trip to Cameron Highland – Car’s Intimacy




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16 Responses to The Eventful Trip To Cameron Highlands!

  1. Xidu February 19, 2009 at 3:34 am #

    Yum yum!
    I miss steamboat!

    Do we still have Coca Restaurant in Malaysia?
    Their tom yum steamboat is the best!

  2. kevin February 19, 2009 at 8:56 am #

    wait. is that the brinchang steamboat?

    btw, hate that toilet. imagine peeing and then a gush of cold wind blows there.

  3. suanie February 19, 2009 at 11:18 am #

    yah it was brinchang steamboat. one of the many restaurants there anyway.

    the more i think about it, the more i think the steamboat was actually quite good.

  4. Tan Yee Hou February 19, 2009 at 11:36 am #

    @kevin – great minds think alike heeheee.

    The wind will shrink your scrotum : )

  5. anon February 19, 2009 at 6:13 pm #

    Is it me or does shaolin tiger look completely different 5 years ago?

    btw this is a great blog, arr.

  6. Marlene Affeld February 20, 2009 at 12:44 am #

    Thank you for sharing your incredible adventure and wonderful photos. I look forward to following your blog. Wishing you well.

  7. Meng February 20, 2009 at 1:19 pm #

    Cameron Highlands is one of my favorite places in Malaysia. I am thinking about retiring there in the future. I was lucky enough to visit the high lands during the late 70s but have never been back. I remembered it was cold in Brinchang. I heard from some friends that it is not as cold due to less trees. Glad that you had nice time.

  8. KY February 22, 2009 at 11:25 pm #

    2nd most awesome trip everr (i’m having the most awesome one now :P)

  9. yipeng February 23, 2009 at 9:17 am #

    Those prawns look awesome!

  10. andrew February 25, 2009 at 12:26 am #

    owh no… the car….~

    anyways… haha.. badminton was super funny and best today!! LOL =D

    *i love the love shape pool!! LOL =D nice!!

  11. MaN|acZ February 25, 2009 at 10:05 am #

    How come you guys dun take the Simpang Pulai new road to Cameron?

  12. vialentino February 25, 2009 at 4:25 pm #

    wow….enjoy looking at ur cameron highland pics…beautifully taken

  13. alice February 27, 2009 at 1:32 pm #

    Great shots! You made Cameron looks so beautiful:)

  14. ShaolinTiger March 4, 2009 at 1:54 am #

    Xidu: I love Steamboat too, especially in cool weather. Yah Coca is still around, haven’t tried it yet.

    kevin: Yup Brinchang!

    suanie: It was good, quite different from KL one – but still good.

    Tan Yee Hou: Do you have to be so crass, I think we got the message 😛

    anon: That pic previously was 10 years ago (1999) not 5 (2004), 5 years ago was when I moved here. Thanks 🙂

    Marlene Affeld: Thanks, hope to see you again.

    Meng: Yah awesome place, lovely to retire there. It’s not so cold though, I think Genting is colder.

    KY: Haha yah!

    yipeng: They were good indeed.

    andrew: Yah cute pond.

    MaN|acZ: I have no idea, just follow la.

    vialentino: Thanks, I hope to go again and have more time for photography.

    alice: Thanks, it’s not hard though – it is beautiful!

  15. Joey Logano March 5, 2009 at 7:27 pm #

    That stinks for Horny 🙁 it looks like he has a beautiful car! But now that van ruined it!!! 🙁

    The bee-farm + strawberry farm, makes for a beautiful scenery and photo, I loved it! 🙂

  16. ShaolinTiger March 10, 2009 at 2:58 pm #

    Joey Logano: Thanks, it’s an awesome place to visit.