Cameron Highlands is the home of renowned tea companies such as Boh and Cameron Bharat. Everyone who comes here HAS to visit at least one of the plantations. If not, you are missing a big chunk of the Cameron Highland experience.
Some of the plantations, like Cameron Bharat’s, are easily accessible along the main road of Route 59, but to get to the Boh Sungei Palas plantation, you will have to navigate a tricky narrow winding side road off the main road at the Kea Farm settlement.
This side road is full of potholes and barely able to fit two cars side by side. At some parts, if you drift too wide while trying to clear the oncoming vehicles, you might be facing a sheer drop into the tea valley below. This is a scary proposition, especially for the first timer, but I assure you it is well worth it. The views along this side road are majestic. You just need to buckle up, go slow, and honk when you are approaching a blind corner to alert the oncoming vehicles of your presence. Look out for certain spots where the road widens and wait here while the oncoming vehicles clear your car, before proceeding ahead. There is no point risking damage to your vehicles by squeezing at the narrow parts of the road.
One you reach the Boh Plantation Visitor Centre, do get some tea and scones and admire the magnificent views from the viewing platform of the tea valleys and the mountain peaks. You can also view the exhibits on display and take a free factory tour, which is actually rather enjoyable and informative.
Click HERE to read the next installment of my 2017 SG-TH blog series where I share about our visit to the Lata Iskandar Falls on the way down from Cameron Highlands.
Here are the links to the other parts in this Blog Series:
- Day 1 – SG to KL
- Day 2 – KL to Jitra
- Day 3 – Jitra to Phuket
- Day 4 – Marriott Phuket Beach Club
- Day 7 – Respect the Ocean
- Day 8 – Phuket to Krabi
- Day 9 – Tiger Cave Temple, Krabi
- Day 10 – Extended Family Fellowship
- Day 11 – Crossing Back into Malaysia
- Day 12 – Flat Tyre Up Cameron Highlands
- Day 13 – Morning Walk to Parit Falls
- Day 14 – The Big Red Strawberry Farm
- Day 14 – Tea Paradise!
- Day 15 – Lata Iskandar Falls
- Concluding Thoughts
Reviews of Hotels and Restaurants:
- Ibis Styles Fraser Business Park, Kuala Lumpur
- Siam Deli – Marriott Phuket Beach Club
- Seoul Grill – Tesco Lotus Thalang, Phuket
- When No WIFI and No Housekeeping becomes a Plus – Dreamscape Apartments, Cameron Highlands
- Soupy Licious Restaurant – Melaka
- Restaurant Rice Congee Noodles – Melaka
- Novotel Melaka
My wife and I enjoy having guests over at our place for fellowship and a nice home-cooked meal. So if you would like to drop by to try some of my wife’s wonderful cooking and to talk more about travel and life, do drop me a mail at email@example.com to arrange a dinner date! Everyone welcome!
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