A trip to Cameron Highlands

18 05 2009

When? 16-17 May 2009, Where? The Chilly Climates of Cameron Highlands, Pahang
Report by Guest Renuka Muthusamy. Photos courtesy of Guest Nurain Harun.

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I was invited to join the KL Rotaract members to Cameron Highlands for a weekend. Although I had agreed to join on the trip, I was a little apprehensive joining this group whom I’ve just met for a long road trip. On the said day, we met up at KL Sentral at about 7.30am, 7 of us got into two cars and started on our long journey. Along the way we stopped for a quick coffee break and continued our journey. We reached our destination at around 12.30pm.we headed to the Boh tea plantation for a short tour and a good cuppa except for Kuhan and myself, as we are coffee lovers. We then drove to our rented apartment Prima Villa for the night and we had a pleasant surprise as it turned out to be clean, cosy and comfortable. After a late lunch, the group then went gallivanting around Brinchang and Tanah Rata.  We drove to a strawberry self plucking farm, where most of us went crazy over the juicy, red strawberries. We stopped by the Tudor-styled Old Smokehouse Inn for a few memorable snapshots. An hour was spent roaming the Brinchang night market and some of us were feeling tired especially our reliable drivers. Since we were feeling stuffed with the late lunch and munching of snacks, we decided to skip dinner and stay indoors. We played UNO and watched some television before calling it a night.

Day two started off with Roti Canai and doughnuts courtesy off Kavita and Chelvi. After dillydallying an hour or so, we decided to check out off the apartment. We then headed towards the Brinchang Hindu temple followed by the Chinese temple for a short visit. Some of us did some last minute veggie shopping while the rest of just lazed around. We decided to have lunch in Simpang Pulai on our way down form the hills. We decided against the Lata Kinjang waterfalls due to bad weather.

After bidding farewell and exchanging Facebook addresses, we all headed home. My feelings off apprehension was uncalled for in the beginning, as it turned out to be an enjoyable trip with a group of new found friends.




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