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    Hi,

    I have check the forum, got some tip but need more info and advice.

    I'm planning to go this June and I don't own a car. Will be going with my wife, daughter (11 yrs) and son (1.5yrs). So I have the following questions:

    1. How do I get there? (not planning to join a tour group)
    2. Where should I stay?
    3. How many days is enough?
    4. How do I get around there? (remember, I don't own a car)

    Hope to get info and advice from here. Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberian
    Hi,

    I have check the forum, got some tip but need more info and advice.

    I'm planning to go this June and I don't own a car. Will be going with my wife, daughter (11 yrs) and son (1.5yrs). So I have the following questions:

    1. How do I get there? (not planning to join a tour group)
    2. Where should I stay?
    3. How many days is enough?
    4. How do I get around there? (remember, I don't own a car)

    Hope to get info and advice from here. Thanks in advance.
    1) Book the hotel and coach through tour agency.
    2) You like spacious room try strawberry park hotel.
    3) 3 days to relax is more than enough.
    4) catch a cab between the hotel and the 2 town area.

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    If you don't drive, you can get a coach from SG to KL. Transit there to Cameron Highlands via Taxi/Mini Van *Pre arranged by agency*


    Choice of coaches :

    A. Five Stars Tours - SGD$ 95

    B. Konsortium - SGD$ 80

    C. Gunung Raya Travel - SGD$ 85


    Once at Cameron Highlands, you can take taxi ...but it kinda expensive...
    and also
    Beware of some crook who promised you 4WD and it might end up taxi to go up to Gunung Brinchang...

    Try stay in Brinchang as it near to most of the attractions.

    Map of Cameron Highlands
    http://www.aloha.gov.sg/img/sections...ap_cameron.gif



    2) Some tourist attraction
    http://www.euco.com.my/hilltop/map.htm

    2) Narration of where the CAMERON higlahnds
    http://www.ipoh-online.com.my/map/ca...ap_cameron.htm

    i )Town Tanah Rata
    http://www.ipoh-online.com.my/map/ca...tanahtrata.htm

    ii)Town Brinchang
    http://www.ipoh-online.com.my/map/cameron/brinchang.htm


    Tourist Attractions

    A - Man-Made Lake
    B - BOH Tea Estate
    C - Tan's Camellia Garden
    D - Rainbow Garden
    E - Strawberry Farm
    F - Kasimani Straeberry Farm
    G - Sam Poh Buddhist Temple
    H - Cactus Valley
    I - Cactus Point
    J - Uncle Sam Farm
    K - Nursery-Potted Plants L - Market Square
    M- Rose Centre
    N - Strawberry Garden
    O - Butterfly Farm
    P - Green Farm
    Q - Butterfly Garden
    R -Wild Orchid-Rose
    S - Rose Garden




    You can get more information from here..

    http://www.cameronhighlands.com/

    Cheers!
    Last edited by ransoma22; 17th January 2005 at 04:46 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberian
    Hi,

    I have check the forum, got some tip but need more info and advice.

    I'm planning to go this June and I don't own a car. Will be going with my wife, daughter (11 yrs) and son (1.5yrs). So I have the following questions:

    1. How do I get there? (not planning to join a tour group)
    2. Where should I stay?
    3. How many days is enough?
    4. How do I get around there? (remember, I don't own a car)

    Hope to get info and advice from here. Thanks in advance.

    I find joining tour groups to be the most convenient. I feel you'll save a lot of cost by that too! Well, u prob should get a hotel around Tanah Rata or Brinchang town and hike your way around most of the time. Since it's all nearby, and the main attraction there would be the mountains, and jungles. I know because I've walked the entire place.

    1. Depends on where you start. SG-->KL-->Tapah there you can get those cranky junky REGAL busses (V fun), driving at 60-100kmph or more uphill hahaha!! But relax, they're pros, used to it. It's good and cheap.

    2. Good hotels are v affordable there. Rosa pasadina in Brinchang is good (3 star)in the heart of town, Strawberry Park (4 or 5 star but far from town), Equatorial (4 star located on top of a hill, v beautiful, cold, nice), Heritage (5 star tanah rata town) etc. Just check around the net. These hotels should be around RM50-150.

    3. After a few days you'll get bored. 2days is ideal, extend if you like it.

    4. The ruthless Regal busses... oops. But its pretty long to wait. Plus the far for 4 ppl would prob equal to a taxi. Hmm taxis are fine, charge u around RM2-8 Max. Be sure to ask the price first or haggle, since they up the prices on tourists. Unlike JB (really ridiculous place).
    Around town the food are reasonable from RM0.40cents a prata to RM5-8 fried rice for 4. I like the western food in Rosa Inn restaurant (or something)in tanah rata, managed by 3 cute teenage kids.
    To get to temples, jungle walks, flower farms, you can opt for taxis, walk for those that are near or book a guided tour from the shops/hotels in town.
    Must try is the Brinchang Pasar Malam, lots of fried veggies, fried shiitake (YUMMY!!) Fried crabs only RM2, F. Prawns the whole pack of it around 20 big ones only RM5. Now thats a steal! Luv them!

    More questions or attractions, u can ask me. I've been there like 100 times.
    Last edited by dennisc; 17th January 2005 at 04:46 PM.

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    You can give the Butterfly Farm a miss, they charge entry fee and there were only like say 2 types of butterflies left, or rather 2 variants of the same type. There are some other insects there though but not that many.

    BOH tea store closes at 4:30pm sharp. They'll not entertain you even if you reach just on the dot. Getting there (BOH tea store / cafe) and out may be a problem too, make sure the taxi driver will wait for you. Don't try to walk in as its quite a distance.

    Don't forget about the steamboat too!

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    Thanks for the tips guys... Hopefully can go in June... my aircon RIP yesterday after 5yrs ++ in service Now goto spent $2.3k to get a new one.

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    If u want the cheap way.. Take the bus 170 to Larkin Bus Terminal in Johor and book a coach up to KL. The bus terminal there have coaches directly to Cameron Highlands. It's pretty cheap this way. But you may have some waiting time in between the rides.

    Bus ride from JB to KL is about 6 hours. KL to Cameron is another 4hrs or so.
    Once u reach there, u can always book a room wif any of the numerous Guest Inns there. Price is dependent on type of lodgings you want.

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    U can note these hotspots:

    Robinson waterfall --> Tanah Rata (biggest around, u can walk there from town)
    Brinchang night market--> heart of Brinchang town
    Chinese Buddhist Temple --> Brinchang
    Kea farm/strawberries/veggies, cactus etc --> above brinchang
    Kampung Raja --> higher up, tea plantations, chrysanthemums, v beautiful
    Gunung Brinchang --> highest peak in Camerons, very scenic, misty, freezing

    That's all that's worth mentioning unless you want to try some real steep long jungle hiking lasting 2-8hours. My favourite.

    Stay in Tanah Rata if u dont want to freeze or Brinchang if u like biting cold winds.
    Again u can save tons in time, cost if u go on a tour package. Otherwise, negotiating the trip via JB Larkin, KL pudu and Tapah would be v messy. Long waits, and unpredictable timing.

    http://www.cameron.com.my/

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