Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Kita Bertemu Di Cameron; Lets Meet in Cameron






Kita Bertemu Di Cameron; Lets Meet in Cameron

My mother has never been to Cameron Highlands, neither did I. I searched Google Map the day before, there are two ways to get there, either through Teluk Intan and then Tapah or through Jalan Raja Musa, Jalan Sungai Tengi and then take the PLUS North South Highway to Tapah. My brother advised me to take the latter.
That Friday morning 9th Jan we started off at 7am. We went straight due east using Jalan Raja Musa, passing palm oil estates along the way. Then to Jalan Sungai Tengi and eventually we found the road linking to North South Highway, straight to Tapah, stopping at Tapah for toilet.

The road up the hill was narrow, but I managed to negotiate the bends and curves fairly well, except at one place near Kuala Woh. There were a few orang asli kids and their parents by the roadside waiting for school bus. I was looking at them as well as the road. Unfortunately the bend was 270 degrees; I was overshooting a wee bit because of my speed. That orang asli village at Kuala Woh would look good on picture, rustic and traditional, no power, no phone, with bamboo walls and attap roofs. Stalls dotted the roadside, but no one selling anything much in the morning. If you pass the road in the afternoon, you would see them selling forest products like petai, pokok ayam (medicinal plant that looks like a cockerel), durian (in season), rebung (bamboo shoot) as well as jungle orchids.
We passed Ringlet and saw the signboard for Boh Plantation near stalls selling vegetables and flowers, and went up the one lane road up to the entrance to the tea plantation.

Tanah Rata is the biggest town where the Govt offices are, as well as the main hotels, but we just drove pass to Brinchang 5km further. Kholid and Saripah lives at JKR quarters Sg Burung up the valley. Daytime temp is normally 20-25degrees.