Cameron Highlands Malaysia
Submitted Comments, Feedbacks and Replies

Many thanks for all your submission feedbacks and comments. This are the year 2010 compilation of all the comments that I received about Cameron Highlands Malaysia, our favourite popular travel Malaysia destination! Keep them coming! If you don't see your comments after you post them and received a reply from me, it is because I compile them at the end of the month (usually). Of course sometimes I'm a little busy with work and other what's not, so it might take a little longer for this comment page to be updated. Eventually it will be compiled and posted out. And yes, it will get very looooong! (see previous years comments)

I may be a little slow to reply to you and maybe also no reply (maybe missed your message due to other obligation and such or can't think of a proper reply at that moment and wanted to reply later and then forgot about it. Sorry!). But definately I would have received your thoughtful comments. A lot of answers to the question that I received could be found somewhere in this website. I know, I know, it is really large website and may be a bit difficult to find, you can try it with the site search before checking with me for the information. I have compile quite a lot of information during each trip but may not have the time to compose an article about it. Hopefully I would not procrastinate too long!

Yes, and thanks for the incoming messages!



I was surprised they grow delicious vegetables in the Cameron Highlands. I am living in the netherlands and maybe want to become a MM2H pensionado in Malaysia. Is it possible to live permanently in this area? Or is this only for tourists. Living in the Cameron Highlands and eat my daily vegetables and twice a week my macquerel would be paradise. Can you fulfill my dream and give a positive answer?

Merlin Spinnewin
Netherlands
20/12/2010

Dear Merlin,

Yes, there are MM2H program and you can live anywhere in Malaysia including Cameron Highlands.
Cheers!
Jan.


Hi ther I need help!!!

I'm having my leave next week and I'm planning to go Cameron highland! I'm interested in Cameron highland resort . But but but how do I get ther from Singapore? I know I can book the hotel room from the web how bout transport? And I can't drive yet.. Is ther a bike rental place ther for me to get around free and easy? I will be ther for a week . Relax and revision for my upcoming exam please advice me!!!!! Thankyu!!

Dianny Tan
Singapore
16/12/2010

Dear Dianny Tan,

Wow, you got a lot of money to burn if you are planning to stay in YTL Cameron Highlands Resort. If that is the case, surely you can afford to rent a car from Singapore and drive all the way up to Cameron Highlands, yes?

If the distance is too long to drive, you can fly to KLIA, and rent car from KLIA and drive to CH.

Note, there are no car rental service in Cameron Highlands. However you can hire the services of taxis. Rate when I last checked was RM25 per hour.

Cheers!
Jan.


casa della jarzmin hotel photo is not correct.

you can get the photo from www.casadellajarzmin.com
Saravanan
Cameron Highlands
16/12/2010

I'll try to fix picture soon. - Jan.


My husband and I plan to rent a Hertz car from KL to drive to the Cameron, which location we should get a car. I hear that it is not wise to get a rental car from the KL international airport because the airport is 60 km away in the south of KL and to go to the Cameron, we will drive north.

Vilasinee Arthayukti
Bangkok, Thailand
14/12/2010

Dear Vilasinee,

On the contrary, renting a car from KLIA is the perfect choice. You enter by KLIA, you depart by KLIA. You save on taxi fees too. Try Pacific Rent-a-car. I think their rates are cheaper.

Get a GPS if you are needing directions to travel from KLIA to Cameron Highlands.

By the way, you receive your car rental with full tank, you need to return the rental car with full tank. There are petrol station just before returning to KLIA.
Cheers!
Jan.

I made mistake, we will stay in KL at friends' house in KL and leave for the Cameron and to Penang, from Penang we fly back to BKK by plane, so my friends say to me to rent a car in KL, not to go to the airport, they will take us to rent a car, only they do not know which location we should get a Hertz.

Vilasinee Arthayukti
15/12/2010

Dear Vilasinee,

Renting and returning a car rental in different location will incur relocation cost. Please check with car rental on exact cost. My guess it will be around RM100 plus petrol.

Try Pacific Rent-a-Car, http://www.iprac.com/

I rented a car from them recently as they seem to be cheapest. Note the prices shown on website is just indication, if you call them they can give better pricing than the website. Their office located in MidValley, KL. I have checked a number of car rental agency before, theirs seem to be cheapest, alternate choice is Orix as my Japanese visitors seemed to prefer Orix.

Cheers!

Jan.

Thank you very much for the new info.
Vilasinee A
15/12/2010


hello Jan, i was looking for some budget hotel in CH, and i came across your nice website. But, i still not sure which one to choose from. Is that possible for you to recommend some nice budget hotel for me?

i will visit CH at CNY period next year...

thanks in advance.

regards,
Kevin Ng
Kuala Lumpur
13/12/2010

Dear Kevin,
Could you explain what do you mean by budget?
Regards,
Jan.

Dear Jan,

i am look for hotel that price below RM100, is that possible to get a hotel at this price for Chinese New Year period?

thanks for fast reply!

regards,
Kevin

Dear Kevin,

Unlikely. Superpeak you need to pay more. Hotels around this price are usually shop lot hotels and there are many. Look through my hotel list http://go.jan.my/chdhotels

Try Jasmine, Parkland, Kowloon, Kang Hotel, Fathers's, Cameronian Inn, etc

Actually too many…

But if you up your budget to about RM150++ to RM200 then go for Century Pines, Strawberry Park, Heritage Hotel, Equatorial, Rosa Passedena, Rainbow, etc. Much nicer to stay. Of course, depend on your budget.

Regards,
Jan.

Dear Jan,

thank you for the suggestions, now i can narrow down the hotel list, hopefully can get a nice hotel to stay and enjoy the CNY holiday... : )

and, wish you a Merry X'mas and happy new year!!!

regards,
Kevin
13/12/2010


Dear Sir / Madam,

I’m Mei Theng from YieldAds. Currently our online advertising networks serve over 2.1 billion impressions with over 2,000 advertisers spanning 93 countries every month and the numbers are growing rapidly.

We provide a performance driven advertising platform for advertisers and publishers to help maximize their ROI. We are committed to the growth and success of our clients through online advertising to deploy effective online marketing campaigns in Asia and around the world.

We are interested to explore business opportunities with you in advertising on your sites and hope to have campaigns start running on your websites whenever is possible. Let me know if you have any questions and hopefully we can then move forward with business discussions.

Kindly e-mail to me if you have any inquiries. Hope to hear from you real soon. Thank you and have a nice day.

Regards,

Mei Theng
Media Advertising Executive
YieldAds Sdn Bhd
8/12/2010


Hi, I looking for an apartment for 10 adults, please recommend which apartment can I book and what is the rate like?
Can I have the web page link for the apartment?
Check in on 01/Jan/2011, check out on 02/Jan/2011, 2days 1 night.

Amy Ng
Singapore
1/11/2010

Dear Amy,

You can try SPM Arabella Home Bungalow.
Contacts are here:
http://go.jan.my/chdapt

Cheers!
Jan

Hi Jan,

I just saw your response and thank you very much on the recommendations. They will be very helpful for our next trip to Cameron.

I followed some of the advice you gave on your website.. and rented SPM's Prima Villa. Very homely decorated and tip top cleanliness however the downside is the noise as it is by the roadside. We couldnt close the windows as it will be very stuffy but with the windows open, the noise are louder. If not for the noise, this will be our definite go to apartment for our future trips but with the noise and sleepless nights, we will need to give it a pass in the future; with reluctance :-(

Regards,
shirley.
3/12/2010


Hey Jan!

I would like to ask if Carnation Park Apartment is a good apartment??

Nureen
Selangor
28/11/2010

Dear Nureen,

I'm afraid I'm not able to answer your question as I have no chance to view the apartment. When I had a walkabout around Carnation Park area I see many apartment managed under Num Song label. Although there are also private individuals ones for rent out too.

Refer my list for contact: http://go.jan.my/chdapt Regards, Jan.


Nice hotel. If your hotel want to change curtain,wallpaper,blind,wall to wall carpet or anything about interior decoration.. please contact us. tq 019-5669788 Khaty Dania
Ipoh, Perak
19/11/2011


Did you exports your organic vegetables to singapore? especially cucumber and tomato. Can you provide me the information for that matter...

Haliza Khalid
Shah Alam, Selangor
17/11/2011


Just luvveeeed ur website. i was planning to go 4 a holiday with my fly to cameroon and ur website is really helpfull. tx a bunch!

Regards
Maya Loganathan
Shah Alam, Selangor
16/11/2011


Hi,

I'm planning for a family trip to Cameron and came across your website which I find very useful. I would like to get your advise as to whether Desa Anthurium Holiday villa is a good choice. I have 2 young kids, so cleanliness is very important for me.. Our budget is around RM 300 - RM 350 per night..

Beng Keat
Ampang, Selangor
15/11/2011

Dear Beng Keat,

That will depends whether the owner/manager maintains it. Since these apartments are individually owned, they are farmed out to people or company who will manage and maintain it. Usually the higher priced ones should be better maintained.

If you really want to be sure of the quality, try Natasya Resort, Greenhill Apartment, or reliable agents who will advise such as Cameron Holiday services, Num Song S/B, SPM Bungalow/Apartment.

Please view my Cameron Highlands apartment list for contact

Regards,
Jan


please provide me rose garden contract number , thnak you!
Yeow Suet Funn
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
15/11/2011


Hi,

I am planning for a big (12 adults and 8 children) extended family trip to Cameron this 21st - 23rd Nov. The youngest being 2 years and oldest being 80 years and these 2 have sensitive skins while the rest of the clans have sensitive nose. Me being tasked to find a right apartment accommodation to fit all within reasonable budget is a tough job and thus I wonder whether you can help me out here. Nice clean apartment (s) with reasonable rate; which would you suggest? I browse on Natasya and they only have single rooms. Any private ones to recommend?

Thank and really appreciate your help on advance.

Shirley Kwan
Georgetown, Penang
13/11/2011

Dear Shirley,

There is no reasonable rates when it comes to apartments. You want better facilities and maintenance you have to pay for it.

Natasya is very nice but for smaller groups of 4. For such a large clan like yours really can't accommodate.

So try:
Cameron Holiday services 05-4914945 (Various places, ask for GreenHill apartment, seems best) Num Song Sdn Bhd 05-4911250/1 (Desa Anthurium and Carnation Park) SPM Apartment/Bungalow 016-2025800 (Mr Teng's apartment/bungalow are nicely decorated but you will have to pay for it)

You may contact others on my apartment list:
Apartments list in Cameron Highlands

Cheers!
Jan.


Hi, It has been more than 20 years since my last visit to CH. Wish to have a 3D/2N stay over there next year. When is the best time (peaceful and hussle free) and not during PH or SH. Wanna to book an English cottage style (not too expensive)with a cook for 10 pax and with privacy. Tks

Timothy Lee
Kajang, Selangor
12/11/2011


I'm very impressed. The website is very informative and with thorough details. Anything you want to know is there. Fantastic and well done.

Yap Siew Hwa
PJ, Selangor
12/11/2011

You are welcomed! - Jan.


Just came back from Cameron Highlands a few hours ago. My friends and I stayed at De Flora Cottage. Well!! The room was small, could hardly move around in the room. The moment you open the door, that's it,.... the bed!!! But it's very convenient coz' it only takes about 5 minutes walk to reach ' Big Strawberry Farm'.( a must visit Farm ).

Jenny Tan
Kuala Lumpur
6/11/2010

Hi! A piece of advice to those who doesn't have a car when you are up in Cameron!!! Avoid going on a public holiday. My friends and I waited for the Regal public bus to Tanah Rata for about an hour ( next to Handicraft Centre).We could hardly see a taxi that day!! When the bus finally came,.... my God... they were packed like 'sardines'!! I bought a few bottles of jam(different brands) but after trying them, the best jam is still the KHM brand!! You can get them from the night market.Overall, my trip was quite an enjoyable!!!

Jenny Tan


Dear Jan,

Good morning.

As mentioned in the website , either way ie Simpang Pulai or Tapah will take the same amount of time to CH . But I find out from Google Map that Pulai way has to make a big round . Does it mean that the Tapah way has a heavy traffic , winding , steep etc that slow down driving speed.

Your previous email suggests I take the Tapah way, which I also think the good point of Tapah way is nearer .

But if taking Pulai way can save headahes such as heavy traffic, winding etc and driving there is a very smooth one, then can consider taking this way.

Please advise on this.

Thanks,

Leon
4/11/2010

Dear Leon,

You are staying in Strawberry Park Resort during this Deepavali super weekend right?

If you are planning for morning drive to CH, you can use Simpang Pulai way. It is easier to drive with their wide roads and gentle curves. However you need another 20 minutes from Tapah to Simpang Pulai on the highway.

If you are going there in the afternoon and plan to use Simpang Pulai way, be warned! The Brinchang night market, Kea farm, multicrop + other nurseries willl cause a massive traffic jam stretching all the way from Tringkap. You will take at least 2 hours to 4 hours before you pass Brinchang. So the best choice is via the Tapah route despite the zig-zag road you will reach the destination much faster and your sanity intact.

So choose wisely.

I have repeated many times, but I don't know why nobody listen to my advise.

Regards,
Jan.

Dear Jan,
Thanks a lot for your reply.
rgds,
Leon


Dear Jan,

Good morining.

I am going Cameron on 6-Nov-10 , I don't know how will the weather like these few days. Raining or not ? I don't know you are living there or not , but I presume you should have some info on the weather.

Thanks.
Regards
Leon
3/11/2010

Dear Leon,
I'm not residing in Cameron Highlands. However the weather condition is about same for general weather of Malaysia on the reference to rain. It is now monsoon so do expect to be rainy. Weather is as unpredictable in CH as in the rest of West Malaysia.

Regards,
Jan.

Dear Jan,
Thanks for your fast reply.
rgds,
Leon


Dear Sir,

I am a French dealer of insects since many years and would like to have a contact to buy insects from Malaysia, could you help me ?

Many thanks in advance and regards

Richard SOUCIOU
BP 25
24450 La Coquille - France
1/11/2010


Contact Number
Fiera Faradiesya
Puchong, Selangor
29/10/2010


My husband and I recently moved to KL from Texas, US. We would like to plan some weekend getaways in the Cameron Highland area. We have a small West Highland Terrier, Archie, he is about 13 to 14 pounds, very well trained and always cleaned up after. Do you know of a nice place in the Cameron Highlands area that would allow us to stay with Archie?

Mary Ryberg
KL, Malaysia
27/10/2010

Dear Mary,

So far I have no idea which accommodation allows a pet to tag along. The few that I've asked said their dog will fight with the guest's dog. Looks like you may have to leave your dog in a pet kernel (Ikano next to Ikea has one) while you go on holiday in Cameron Highlands.

Cheers!
Jan.

I am impressed with your comprehensive description & narating of Cameron Highlands in details and I salute your hardwork.

By the way, I intend to go on 6th Nov 2010, Will there be traffic jams from Pulai to Tanah Rata?

Will the jam be like bumper to bumper kind of thing? If the jam is such a serious one, I might considering change my plan. Strawberry part Resort asks for details of my credit card which I feel it's risky. Is there any other form of payment?

I would be thankful if you could reply soon.

Leon Teo
Shah Alam, Selangor
24/10/2010

Dear Leon Teo,

Judging from the date, there is also Deepavali on Friday. You are going to get jam if you go in the afternoon due to Brinchang Night Market. Use the Tapah way up and you should be fine. Though traffic do get heavy on such super peak period.

It is common for big time hotels to request for credit card details. So far I have no problem with any of the larger hotels whether in Cameron Highlands or Kuala Lumpur. What you worry is the CVC code which unfortunately they will ask for it. However if you feel unsafe you can bank in cash into their account for room booking. Check with them how to go about it.

Have a good holiday!
Cheers!
Jan.

Jan,

Thanks so much for your reply. I thought I wouldl be very happy if you reply me tomorrow, I now am happier for such a prompt reply.

Thanks again for the contents & info of your email.

I appreciate for your kindness.

Regards,

Leon
25/10/2010

Dear Jan,

This is Leon again.

It is mentioned in your website that the Tapah way to Cameron Highlands is more difficult to drive than Pulai way. Does it mean the road besides narrower, it is more steep than Pulai way? and more traffic?

Sorry to ask so many questions.

Thanks,

Leon
25/10/2010

Dear Leon,

Yes, the road is narrow and winding but not steeper. I feel the Simpang Pulai in some stretches are far more steeper than the Tapah route. The difficulty is not so much the driving but the overtaking of slower vehicles especially the lorries and buses. So you will need to keep your cool while driving if you are stuck behind a slower vehicle. They don't have overtaking lanes so your driving skill will be tested and you must make good judgement. Always remember, safety first and patience!

Cheers!
Jan.


Jan,

I own two quality apratments at Desa Anthurium and market it as ~English Holiday Home ~

Just check if i could insert some photoes of my apartment and i am glad to host a viewing of my apartment to any travel writers ,with prior arrangement as i reside in Puchong.

Chen Fong Main
Puchong, Selangor
22/10/2010

Well i'm in CH now. Unfortunately going back tomorrow afternoon. If you up here now too then let me have a look see. cheers!
Jan


aircraft cleaners wanted urgehtly for malaysia airlines call mr.thason at 019-3829430 stationed at subang and klia minimum salary rm 650.00pm 5 days a week weekends o/t takehome salary rm1100.00pm epf,sosco etc or call mr.ravi at 012-2100509
Mr Thason T Ponnu
Kuala Lumpur


Could u send me the privately own apartment listing. I m planning to visit cameroon tis coming deepavali holiday.

I found ur blog rockkkk.
Found all I wanted to know bout ch.

Great workkkkk Jan

James Wong
Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
17/10/2010

Dear James Wong,

My list is as per website. I know is not that great coz all the private apartment don't know where they are. Very difficult to list them individually. If only they approach me for listing...

Thanks for the compliments!
Cheers!
Jan.

so bro u got any great apartment u could recomend to me seem most of em are either full or arent entertaining my 1 night stay=.=

James
19/10/2010

Dear James,
Sorry bro, maybe you just to stick with hotel rooms instead.
Cheers!
Jan.


Hye Jen,
Can u suggest me about kalai villa apartment?? it is ok to stay there..?

Dya Izzati
Shah Alam, Selangor
14/10/2010

Dear Dya Izzati,

Can't say much about that place as I have not been there. They seem to advertise very hard to get vacancy. Will have to check it up the next time I'm up there.

Cheers!
Jan.


Which route would you suggest us to use to go up the Cameron?. We'll drive from KL and after 3 nights we'll drive to Penang.

Vilasinee Arthayukti
Bangkok, Thailand
12/10/2010

Dear Vilasinee,
The route chosen to go up Cameron Highlands will depend on your driving skill, timing of season and whether you don't want to waste time for the longer drive.

1) Driving skill - are you able to handle winding narrow roads and able to overtake slower vehicles? If yes, use Tapah route otherwise stick back to Simpang Pulai route.

2) Timing - school holidays, public holidays and long weekends. Avoid using Simpang Pulai route as the Brinchang night market, Kea Farm, etc causes massive traffic jam. You can avoid this if you arrive early though if you plan to use this route to Cameron Highlands.

3) From KL to Simpang Pulai takes additional 20 minutes. That's ok if you got all the time to spare and enjoy scenery for easier drive up.

After your stay, use the Simpang Pulai route to save time for your travel to Penang. As the road is wide and easy, do watch your downhill driving speed.

Cheers!
Jan.

Thank you very much for your kind advice. I do appreciate it.
Vilasinee A
Bangkok
13/10/2010


Hi, Jan

Your info about cameron highlands is very useful. Thank you.

Just want to check whether I can call Mdm Tang directly for Desa Anthurium reservation? (with better rate?)

Once again, thank you.

Any idea how much a van (8pax) will cost us (to/from Cameron Highland)- NOT daytrip. 2D1N. OR any travel agency have 2D1N package to Cameron which u can recommend to me.

Catherine Lim
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
8/10/2010


Dear Jan,

when trying to organise our trip to Cameron Highlands I came accross your website. I think it is very well structured and has a lot of interesting and useful informations. We are actually a group of about 10 Trainees working in Penang. We would like to visit the Camerons from the 29.20. to the 31.10.2010 And I would like to know, if you know any possibility to go to the Camerons in the afternoon around 5pm by bus? Because we have to work on Friday and can not go around 2. Otherwise we probably need to get a car by ourself or so.

Do you also know if it is possible to get a minivan with driver for ourself when we are there, who can get us to the different locations? We don't want to just book a tour and rush from one place to the other. So this would be great.

For any suggestions I would be really thankful!

Send you my best regards and are looking forward to get your reply

Myriam Bertsche
Penang, Malaysia
7/10/2010

Dear Myriam,

Your group size should be sufficient to book a minivan from Kang Travel and Tours. You can arrange your timing with them for pickup to travel to Cameron Highlands. You may also work out a plan with them for touring Cameron Highlands.

Please contact Karen +6016-5422249 of Kang Travel and Tours.

More info at: Kang Tours and Travel

Cheers!
Jan.


Hi Jan,

My family and I are planning to go to Cameron Highlands for the first time in mid October. Is the rain very bad there at this time? When it rains, does it rain for long hours or for a short while?

Is it a bad time to go there? please advice.

thanks,
Anna Ko
Singapore
28/9/2010

Dear Anne,

Rain is unpredictable in Malaysia. But you can take heart that October is not monsoon period. You can judge approximately whether it will have much rain or less by judging the weather where you are residing now in Singapore. The nearer your proximity to Cameron Highlands like KL the better the approximation. And looking at the weather these few September days in KL we have days with heavy rain that last less than an hour or mild drizzle that last many hours and days with hot sunny weather. Of course this pattern can change when October comes. World weather has changed so much it is now rather unpredictable.

Regards,
Jan.

Dear Jan,

Thanks a lot for the information.
regards,
Anna
5/10/2010


The last time I want to drive up G.Brinchang the road has lots of potholes and i have to turn back.how is current condition.Im thinking to visiting CH soon

Thanks
Loenin Loo
Penang, Malaysia
28/9/2010

Dear Loenin Loo,

It's been ages since I've been up that road.
It's probably still the same as you have remembered it.
Good luck!
Jan.

Hi Jan,

Thanks for the quick response.

I saw in CH night market they sell big oranges. When I inquired some say it is from CH some say from China. Are there oranges farm in CH ?

Thanks
Loenin
28/9/2010

Dear Loenin,

There are no orange farms in CH if I recall correctly.

Regards,
Jan.


I will be coming to Cameron Highland and staying in Parkview Apartment. I'm paying RM300 for two nights (sat & sunday night). Is the price alright or is it too low for weekends? We just afraid of left high and dry without an apartment when we arrive. Have you heard of this website 'Cameron Holiday Services' which rent me the apartment?

Chan Choong Hoe
Penang, Malaysia
28/9/2010

Dear Chan,

Sounds like a good deal to me. Could be a normal weekend rate as you 2 nights for just RM300. Usually is RM300 per night for most apartments on weekends. Then again most of these apartments are privately owned and passed to management companies like Cameron Holiday Services to manage the renting and housekeeping. However when it comes to maintenance and furnishing the owners will have to fork out their own money. So how well it is maintained and furnished it is up to the owner. The management company can advise you on the condition of the apartment. The rate could also be an indication of the apartment condition. Poorly furnished ones will have to charge lower. You will have to ask the management company for advise on the room condition of the various apartment then they manage and what kind of asking rate to stay in those accommodation.

Cheers!
Jan.

Jan

Thank you very much for your info. Drop me a mail if you intend to visit Penang and will be more than glad to share some sights and interesting places with you.

Cheers

CHAN
29/9/2010


On 24 September 2010 19:42, Kumar, Ashok (MTM - Purchase) wrote:
Just returned after a 11 days trip that covered Penang, Singapore, Melaka and of course KL. I may say this was a really satisfying trip and your inputs/guidance made it flawless. I have a Visa for 2 years and I shall be coming again next year to visit these fascinating countries.

Thanks again Jan!

Ashok Kumar
Panipat - 132140, Haryana, India

Dear Kumar,

Thank you! And of course glad to hear you had a fantastic vacation! Hope you will visit Malaysia once again and of course don't bypass Cameron Highlands the next time round!

Cheers!
Jan.


Thanks for your review. My pleasure to welcome you and we prepare a warm,fresh and great service just for you.

Irman Ibrahim
Resort Manager
Natasya Resort
Cameron Highlands
24/9/2010

Dear Irman,

Many thanks for the comment. I'm thinking of planning a trip to Cameron Highlands in October. It would be great if you could let me bunk in one night F.O.C. Then I can do a nice review and post on my website. It is good lifetime publicity for Natasya Resort since I never ever remove any post once it is up plus future posts as well. My trip is still under planning, so it would be nice to hear from you and any suggestion.

Thanks!
Jan.
24/9/2010

Dear Irman,

I will be coming up CH this Fri/Sat to meet up with some friends. If got time I would like to drop in for a look see for review.

Thanks!
Jan.
21/10/2010


Hi Jan,

I planning to take a tour to Cameron Highlands just for a day because I dont want to stay overnight there. Would it be possible? I would like some advices from you.Thank you.

Ashley,
Malaysia
22/9/2010

Dear Ashley,

Depends where you are coming from and heading off what attractions you plan to visit. If you are already in the vicinity of Ipoh you can make day trip to Cameron Highlands and return within the day without staying overnight.

Probably takes about 2 hours from Ipoh. And from Cameron Highlands you can also shoot back to KL or Penang which would take approx 3 hours. Reverse of travel plan is also true. But if you plan to travel to and fro from Penang or Kuala Lumpur that is a 3 hours drive each way making a total of 6 hours drive. It is possible but you must leave early depart late from Cameron Highlands. You get about few hours daylight exploring Cameron Highlands. Not much but just concentrate on a few places like one location of Boh tea plantation or skip it and just visit the Bharat Shalimar tea plantation located along the main trunk road, visit Kea Farm, etc.

If you are travelling from Singapore, Melaka, Alor Setar, Perlis, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kota Bahru, it is not possible to do it within the day. Seremban may be possible but that would be a 4 hours drive, which don't leave you with much daylight and requires early morning departure and night driving.

Regards,
Jan.


I am doing some research into my uncle’s police service, his name was John ‘Hamish’ Dougan and he moved from the Palestine Police via the Gold Coast Police to the Federation of Malaya Police in 1948 where he stayed for 11 years. During his time in Malaya he ended up as Assistant Commissioner of Police and Commandant of the Federation of Malaya Police College which catered for the higher training of police officers in South-East Asia. During his early years in Malaya he may have served in the Cameron Highlands.

I was wondering if you every came across his name or if you still have a contact for Roy Follows who may have known him? Any information on possible contacts would be helpful.

Maurice Dougan
Edinburgh
United Kingdom
14/9/2010

Dear Maurice,

I'm afraid I don't have such information. You may try to contact Roy Follows, his email address is: xxxxxxx Good luck to your research!

Regards,
Jan.

Thanks for your help.

Rgds,
Maurice
15/9/2010


We arrive by cruise ship Port Klang at 7:00am and need to return by 4:00pm. How long would the drive be each way? Can we do a fast roundtrip to CH in that time? If so, we need a car and driver. Can you recommend?

Lynn Puri
Lincoln, CA, United States
8/9/2010

Dear Lynn,

Regret to say you can't do a round trip within a day to Cameron Highlands. From Port Kelang to CH will take about 3-1/2 to 4 hours one way drive. If you are planning for other day excursions, from Port Kelang to Kuala Lumpur it would take you more than 1 hour one way drive. From Port Kelang to Putrajaya would take you about 2 hours one way drive.

Also note cruise ship never dock on time. If the cruise ship docked the night before then you should be able to depart the dockyard at 7am. If the cruise ship plans to dock on the day itself, the ETA 7am is at best just an ETA. It takes several hours for any ship that is big in size like a cruise ship to dock. At best you might just get to view the Shah Alam mosque or keep it a safe distance and look around Klang town area as those are the nearest location to Port Kelang.

Cheers!
Jan.

Hi Jan,

Thank you for your prompt reply.

I was afraid that this would be an impossible journey given the short period of time. This year we had spent several days in KL (and absolutely loved it) and were hoping to do something different and special.

Thanks again.

Lynn Puri
9/9/2010


First of all, hats off to you my friend, your website has been a treasure trove of useful information for my trip to CH this coming October. Thanks a million and keep up the great work! Cheers!

Mike Ching
Melaka, Malaysia
26/8/2010

Dear Mike,
You are most welcomed!
Cheers!
Jan.


Hi,

Thanks for all the information about Cameron Highlands. I really like to go there, but I am pragnet and I can travel on road if the road is good quality (without bumps or holes) and if the vehicle has good shock absorbers and suspensions. I have to avoid too many shocks.

Could you say me how are the roads to go there (from Kuala Lumpur, from CH to Kota Barhu and from CH to Penang). Moreover, do you know if Bus VIP have got good shok absorbers?

Thanks a lot.
Lucile Jonchère
Paris, France
20/8/2010

Dear Lucille,

Bonjour! Usually doctor's advise, 1st Trimester, don't do rigorous activities. So avoid travel would be best. 2nd Trimester, well you can do short trips, longer ones, better reconsider. 3rd Trimester, walking and travel for extended periods is probably tiring. And then bundle of joy comes into the world!

Personally I don't advise you travel to faraway places during pregnancy. My wife just delivered a healthy baby boy almost 3 months ago. We avoided travel just to be safe and sure. And now with baby growing bigger by the day, we would still avoid any travel and holiday till he is much more stronger to about 1 year.

Of course it is entirely up to you. Road condition in Malaysia is generally good for highways, cities and towns. However for going to highlands like Cameron Highlands, the road is still good but winding. Some people can't stand the zig-zag road and do get nausea. Then again there is the change of climate from hot in the lowlands to nice and cool in the highlands punctuated with unpredictable rain, and then back to hot again when returning to the lowlands. Some people can't stand the climate change and catch a cold.

More than likely you will end up with tours to visit all the sights and attractions of Cameron Highlands, because to walk it would be a long distance! Some tours you would not be able to go for like the adventure tours as those would be very rough. For relaxation still ok though.

As for travel from CH to Kota Bahru via Gua Musang, those would be very long journey indeed, going through villages and all. Nice view and countryside travel. I should not advisable as the road is generally winding.

CH to Penang, the road is smooth and good.

Buses' condition, pay for the better ones. Shocks are generally ok. They do speed beyond their allowed speed limit. Avoid night buses, though.

Take care!
Cheers!
Jan.

Dear Jan,

Thanks a lot for all this information.
Lucile
27/8/2010


I would like to hire a guide for jungle trekking in brinchang hill. Can you recommend? Any other agency that I can look for?

Lee
Malaysia
19/8/2010

Dear Lee,

Please check with Kang Travel and Tours (KangHoliday.com) or Cameron Secrets (Father's Guesthouse).

Regards,
Jan.


Hi, my friends and I plan to come over for a holiday to Cameron Highlight on 10th Sept to 12 Sept (Hari Raya and after). May I know if the night market will be opened on Friday and Saturday ie 10th and 11th Sept?

Kelly Lee
Singapore
17/8/2010

Dear Kelly Lee,

Hard to say. Stalls are owned by various races, Malay, Chinese, Indians. Perhaps only the Chinese and Indians stalls will be open.

Cheers!
Jan.


in malacca, where can i find cuti-cuti malaysia travel agencies?so that i can get more information...

Au Qwen
Malacca, Malaysia
12/8/2010


boleh tak letak no telefon untuk memudahkan pengguna mengetahui dengan lebih detail berkenaan hal yang diutarakan. memudahkan membuat penyelidikan.

Dyana Yana
Kuala Lumpur
5/8/2010


Hello Jan, i would like to go to cameroon highland. Is there any bus direct from melaka? if we have to take bus from kl, which company provide the service? cheers!

Taufik Nordin
Melaka
22/7/2010

Dear Taufik,

I don't know if there is any direct bus from Melaka to Cameron Highlands. But you can get buses from Puduraya bus station or KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur.

Look for

Unititi Express service 05-4914181
Kurnia Bistari express 05-4911212

And you could try Kang Travel and Tours using their minivan service 05-4915828 (www.kangholiday.com) check with them on their pickup location. If they make any trip to Melaka, that would save you a lot of trouble too.

Cheers!
Jan


Dear, I would like to inquire about the last trip that the bus I rode from Pennag to cameron, because I came across to Penang by the Langkawi-ferry, which will reach Pennang about 5 pm, and on to Cameron & what does it cost an adult

thank you
Mohammad Abdalla
Saudi Arabia
20/7/2010

Dear Mohammed,

Please check with Kang Travel.

Their contacts at website: www.kangholiday.com You can enquiry about transport to Cameron from Penang

Regards, Jan.

thank you a lot dear
Mohammed Altigani
Trading Room Manager
21/7/2010


Hi Jan,

Can you suggest any great Halal food in Cameron? and do u know of any halal steamboat in cameron?

Thanks!
Shima Paiman
Malaysia
19/7/2010

Dear Shima,

Try the restaurant at Rosa Passadena Hotel in Brinchang. I saw many Muslim/Malays having their meals there so presumably it is halal. They have steamboat as well as normal dishes. Having tried it, their meals are very tasty which mean their chief is of good standard.

There are also many Malay stalls in Tanah Rata serving from Satay to Nasi Lemak and other Malaysia food favourites. I liked the satay there. You can give that a try too. I don't think they have steamboat there though. Didn't see any.

Cheers!
Jan.

Hi Jan,

Thank for the prompt reply. U sgt like a duta for Cameron highlands! Just to check with you on the brinchang night market, does it open on fridays? or only saturdays? and if saturdays, what time does it starts?

Thanks!
Shima Paiman
20/7/2010

Dear Shima,

The night market is open on Friday and Saturday night and eve of public holidays and school holidays. You can read more on my post at:

Brinchang Night Market

There is a video that I made, follow the link, so you can see a bit more about it too!

Cheers!
Jan.


Hi there! I have two questions thanks to your excellent site!

1. Does the bus which goes up to Tanah Rata also stop at Ringlet on the way? See why below...

2. And would it be possible to get my uncle's place added to your apartment list? He built a place just above Ringlet (where I am going to see him, so crazy for the bas to drive past his front door!). It is called valleyview and I can provide more info.

Thanks for your feedback and the site!

Liz Johns
16/7/2010

Dear Liz,

1. If it is the public bus, yes it should. Coaches not sure, but passenger can request to driver to stop along the way (I have seen some obliging drivers entertain the request, but whether to stop is entirely up to the driver)

2. Yes, please send me more information and pictures about the apartment. I'm missing info about accommodations in Ringlet.

Cheers!
Jan.

Hi Jan

Thanks for getting back to me! Thanks for the advice - even if they don't stop, I can get off at Tanah Rata if I have to, no big deal (I'll be on holiday in Camerons, so I'll be happy anyway!)

As for the place, this is a link to it: http://valleyview.cameronhighlands.com/. It is between Ringlet and TR. It is a 2 storey, 5 bed, 5 bath villa and people can rent out one or both floors. My uncle and his wife are the proprietors - William and Jessica Johns Putra.

There is also feedback on TripAdvisor so you can tell it isn't just me being biased :-)

Hope that is some good infor for your site, but please don't hesitate to contact me again if you need anything else about it.

I'm not travelling till next year but I'll let you know if the buses/coach help me out!

Thanks again
Liz

Hi Jan

Thank you for your help below. I was wondering, do you know if there is a bus/Coach which goes direct from CH to Butterworth? So far I have only found I have to change bus at Ipoh but would be handy if there is a direct non-change route.

Thanks again!
Liz
9/Aug/2010

Dear Liz,

Apologies. That one I don't know at this moment. But if you need direct transportation you can check out the minivan service offered by Kang Travel and Tours. Their office is in Tanah Rata next to the Post Office. Call them at +60 (5) 4915828 (www.kangholiday.com)

Cheers!
Jan.


I am planing to visit CH in one of the weekends of august . starting on firday noon from KL and heading back to KL from CH on sunday afternoon.

I am planning to book a hotel in Brinchang area and came to know about traffic jams from this website. Is that really a big issue during normal weekends also ? is pasar malam on sudnay also ?

I am visiting CH first time and plan to drive from KL .Please advise.

Parag Thakar PMT
KL, Malaysia
15/7/2010

Dear Parag,

Normal weekend is good timing. Semi crowded so you have a feel of some life in Cameron Highlands and yet clear enough without having to contend with traffic jams. If you are coming up first time you may want to consider the easier to drive route via Simpang Pulai but you must do it in the morning or early afternoon before the Brinchang Night Market is set up. Arriving after 3pm, you may experience some congestion in that case it would be better you use the old route via Tapah. But you will still need to head to Brinchang for your hotel accommodation. Parking would be difficult when the Brinchang pasar malam is on. Once they finish around 10pm parking would be easier to find. You may have to park further away from your hotel initially and repark it to your choice parking later. Which hotel would you be staying?

Cheers!
Jan.

i am thinking of equtorial at the moment
Thanks a lot for the info below. i will be starting from KL around 1:30 PM in afternoon

which route you think will be best ? tapah or simpang puali considiering that friday afternoon around 5:30 pm i will reach CH.

Once again thanks a lot for your time and help !

Parag
17/7/2010

Dear Parag,

I think you can take the Simpang Pulai route for easier driving. To take the Tapah route you will need to pass through Brinchang. This is normal weekend and many will be working on Friday, so even if you do pass through Brinchang it would still be ok. In fact you could give it a go and visit the Brinchang night market on Friday since the crowd will be light.

Cheers!
Jan


Hi.. Do you organise trip to Cameron from KL
Evelyn Tan
14/7/2010

Dear Evelyn Tan,

Nope. But you can check out the tour companies who can organise trip in Cameron Highlands.

Cheers!
Jan.


Munnar,in Kerala State, India has similar landscape as it looks in Cameron photograph. The hills totally laden with tree plantations (you can browse it googling) and I have been there. However Cameron has different appeal and I shall be missing it.

Regards,
Ashok Kumar
Materials Manager
IOCL,Panipat Refinery
13/7/2010

Dear Ashok,

Yes, checked google. Beautiful view in Munnar, Kerala. Looks like temperate climate zone, but checking the google map it is near equator. I suppose it is on a higher elevation giving it a cooler climate, yes?

Regards,
Jan.


boleh dapatkan contarac pakage

Jefri Justin
Nilai, Malaysia
12/July/2010

Dear Jefri,
Please contact travel agent.
I don't do tours.
Thank you.
Regards,
Jan.


hi jan,,

do u know of any hotels with connecting doors?

Thanks!
Shima Paiman
Malaysia
12/July/2010

Dear Shima,
Sorry. Don't know. You have to ask them.
Regards,
Jan.


Hi, I'm thinking to have a road trip with my family to Cameron highland after Hari Raya holiday, which is between 12-14 Sept 2010. Can I have your opinion whether those are a good time for us to go there? We are worried that during that period, which is after the Hari Raya holiday, Cameron highland will be very quiet and very little tourist/visitors. Or, will it be the other way around? Thank you for time..

Rgds,
Boen
Singapore
7/July/2010

Dear Boen,

Quite the contrary, quiet is best time to go. You get the whole place to yourself without getting stuck in traffic jams (yeah, Cameron Highlands got traffic jams now). The point to go Cameron Highlands is to relax, enjoy the view and fresh air... Veggies would be cheaper, accommodation at off peak rate, what wouldn't I do to get a few days off work to go on a week day! Only thing missing is the Brinchang night market. Would it be a big loss to miss this? That's up to you. Traffic jam vs peace and quiet.

Cheers!
Jan


Your site is a wealth of information, however I now realise my bookings for Tanah Rata hotel for 9th Sept 2010 ia a day before Hari Raya Pausa holidays.Can you advise how can I REACH Tanah Rata from Kualalampur by 12 AM. Any traffic jam on way or no bus availability without advance reservation? Shall be thankful for your guidance. Regards,

Ashok Kumar
Panipat, Haryana, India
6/Jul/2010

Dear Ashok Kumar,

Your timing is not good. It is the eve of a major festival holiday where just about everybody in Malaysia will head back to their hometown. For bus coaches, very likely the tickets are over booked if not bought at least one month in advance. Since there are no online bus booking you may try Kang Travel and Tours and see if they are running their service on that day. It may cost a bit more but at least you can make arrangement with them. Your date is on the eve of Hari Raya Puasa, so there is still chance that some who are still working and not taken leave from work to head back to their hometown, however the traffic would be getting heavier especially in the evening and night time when after work the people will head back to their home town.

If you can, it might be better if you can change your flight and hotel booking to another period and avoid the clash with Hari Raya Puasa.

Cheers!
Jan.

Thanks Jan for fast response. Unfortunately the flight and hotel booking cannot be changed due to many reasons. I have to stay only one night (9.09.10) at Tanah Rata and from there 2 nights to Penang. I request you guide on

1 Unititi Bus booking website prtal for booking thru internet, if possible.
2 Tanah rata to Butterworth bus on 10.9.10.

Regards,
Ashok Kumar

Dear Ashok,

Honestly I'm not a bus person as I prefer to drive. So my advise may not be perfect. If there is a Unititi web portal and if you can do booking online, then do so. Bus tickets are not expensive, better you get it now than wait one month before Hari Raya because a lot of people will also think the same.

Travel time will have to be lengthen (maybe double) because of possible traffic jam, so give yourself a lot of time allowance when it comes to connecting to other mode of transport especially if about flight.

Do contact Kang Tours (Kang Tours and Travels) about their minivan service, not because they are my friend but because I have other friends in Cameron Highlands who also recommend their transportation service.

Take care and best regards,
Jan.

Thanks again. I have sent an enquiry to kangholiday for travel to Cameroon. Hope to hear from them.
Regards,

Ashok Kumar
7/July/2010

Hi Jan, just read your blog on Cameron Hari Raya Pausa eve travel. Now I am planning taking a direct flight to Penang from KL where I shall land from India, that way I shall stay at Penang for 4 days in place of 3. Is this alternative right one? I regret I did not find you before all my bookings. You could have advised well.

Regards,
Ashok Kumar
11/July/2010

So Jan, after your nice readable blog entry and inputs from other sources I have decided to book a flight to Penang from Kualalampur where I shall be landing thus foregoing Cameron.

Is it the right decision? I shall be staying there for 4 days. Regards, waiting your feedback.

Ashok Kumar
Materials Manager
IOCL,Panipat Refinery,
Panipat - 132140, Haryana, India
12/July/2010

Dear Ashok,

Sad to hear that you won't be visiting Cameron Highlands. It has beautiful scenery. Well it is just that your timing is not good. Anyway, hope you will return another time to Malaysia and next time get to visit Cameron Highlands.

Cheers!
Jan.


You done a great job with this site. Thank you.
Khairul
Malaysia
5/Jul/2010

Khairul, you are welcome.
Jan.


Hi,

I am driving from Singapore to Cameron Highlands via North-South Highway. Which highway exit should I take before heading to Simpang Pulai? Before Nilai exit? Any exit number?

Thanks.
Alvin Loh
Singapore
30/June/2010

Dear Loh,

I don't know the exit number. It is the turning road to KLIA airport on Elite highway (can't remember whether before or after Nilai exit, so keep your eyes peeled). Then from there look for direction to North / Ipoh / Penang / Alor Setar. The Elite highway will connect to the PLUS highway. You should be in the highway without exit any toll till you reach Simpang Pulai.

Cheers!
Jan.

Hi Jan,

I attached a map link here and possible to provide some guides here?

Regards,
AL
1/July/2010

Dear Alvin,

I just wrote the directions here:

Travel from Singapore to Cameron Highlands

See if you can follow it.
Cheers!
Jan.

Jan,

It's clearer and well understood. The map helps har!
Cheers & thanks!

Regards,
Alvin

Dear Jan,

I just got back from CH. Very very fruitful and adventurous trip esp a bit of navigation needed.

Just want to share my feedback here.

Road sign not specifically clear to me (prob to a S'porean to me), once pass Nilai, look put for and turn left at the Exit 214. Then head head straight as what you had stated earlier and then follow all the way through till you see Simpang Pulai & turn left into Exit 317. Immediately you will see simpang pulai toll. Once out the toll, turn right at traffic light, and thereafter follow by another right turn immediately at traffic light where will lead you to Blue Valley.

Interest route that you may like to know of. When I returned, I head to Pahang Bentong. Instead of going through the coming route, I took the road to Ringlet where I will head to Bertam Valley. This is a very very new road and it lead you to Raub and so on. This road comes with a very scenic view and farms, orang asli along the road side selling stuff. Oil plantation along Raub area. Few cars, of course due to new road, but interestingly is, it took me only about 2h45mins to reach Bentong town. One of the look out is don't drive too near to the road edge where I saw few road/land slides but they were already blocked it out. So relatively safe. I believed another 3 to 6 months time, the road will be 100% in operation.

Highway nothing much to see but people who are adventurous can choose above path.

Thanks and I believed I will be back agian pretty soon.

Cheers,
AL

Dear Alvin,

Whoa! You already tried the new road! I thought based on the news it would be open in Aug 2010, but looks like it is already operational. Maybe not yet officially open, but usable already as what you have tried. Interesting, I didn’t know it leads to Bentong as they mentioned it linked to Kuala Lipis. Thanks for the info and feedback!

Cheers!
Jan.


I would like to contact Roy Follows to share some interesting topics on Jungle Forts During the Communist Insurgency and I need to have his e-mail add.

Paul Kiong
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
27/June/2010

Dear Paul,

Intriguing, many people asked to have Roy's contact. So tell me a little background about yourself before I release the needed contact.

Thank you
Jan.

Dear Jan,

Thanks for your reply. Yes, I am a retired Supt of Police formerly from the Special Branch. I had served in Perak State for 15 yrs fighting the Communist insurgents from 1976 to 1989 until the date of the signing of the Peace Agreement on 02 DEC 1989. I was bashing the notorious deep jungle of Perak and Kelantan for many years. I happen to share with Roy some of his short experiences during the insurgency war with the communists. To know more about me please go to Google and type...Paul Kiong Supt of Police Special Branch and then go into ..search!

Tks again and hoping to hear from you.
Rgds.
Paul

Dear Paul,

Ah! My hats off to you! Pleased to meet another veteran (a decorated one too!) from that difficult period. I’m sure you have many stories to share. Roy’s email address as follows:

Roy Follows email (removed for privacy)

And would you happen to know Jim Smith, Leading Scout of West York Regiment who also help set up the fort in Cameron Highlands?

I happened to pass by the location of Fort Brooke in Ulu Kelantan on my last trip to Cameron Highlands. It is now just an open grassland without any leftover structure to indicate that a Fort was there previously. Guess the jungle will reclaim back the land if not in used.

Cheers!
Jan

Dear Jan,

Thanks for your prompt reply and Roy's email add. I will be writing to him soon. Sorry, I do not know Jim Smith as I believe he was serving during the 1st Emegency whereas I was fighting the communist during the 2nd phase from 1968 - 1989. Yes, those were the difficult days and very taxing physically and mentally. But I really enjoyed every minute of it with all the risk and excitement thrown in. It was worth all the effort as it finally brought the insurgency to an end with peace and prosperity to its people and country. I am happy that I had contributed my role in bringing the 'war' to an early end.

Thanks once again and do keep in touch.

Rgds.
Paul
30/June/2010

Dear Paul,

Hope you will have a good correspondence with Roy. I showed him the latest picture of where Fort Brooke use to be. He wanted to know what it looked liked currently and whether there was any development in that area. That place is now slowly reclaimed back by the jungle. Not much development except some orang asli villages.

Were you stationed at Fort Brooke at some point in your service with Special Branch?

Wars are never good for any country, thankfully to look for adventure the adversary is you against nature. Still tough but at least no one is shooting back at you!

Take care!
Jan.

Dear Jan,

Yes, I had written a short note to Roy just now. Hope to hear his reply soon i.e. if he wants to share his exploits with me. Yes, I saw your posting to him on the bushy overgrown location of Fort Brooke. In fact I had been to that place way back in the 1980s but without any structure. My staff was then staying in a new wooden hut acting as a post by the track leading to Gua Musang I had not serve in Fort Brooke but visited the place only. I was the Officer-in-Charge of all the SB Forts/Posts in Perak and Kelantan for 4/5 years in the mid 1980s. I used to either fly in or by timber track in my frequent visits to all these locations. At times I would visit the posts unannounced via jungle routes to avoid being ambushed by CTs. As you know what goes in must come out esp. By timber tracks. And the Cts knows your presence in the area too. I used to operate for weeks and months in deep jungle areas searching for the enemy without resupply from the air or road. Just live off the jungle. I had been operating with the enemy and what they eat I too eat the same. No problem at all. As a matter of fact, I was taught and train by the enemy for a number of years. I am very comfortable living/sleeping in the jungle. When the war was over, I continue to track into the jungle and visiting the 7 highest peaks of 7.000 ft and above in the Peninsular from 1990 - 1996 a number of times with friends and family. Till today I am still visiting the jungle posts by road and water-ways to be with the orang aslis by 4x4 vehicles. Just walking down memory lane!! But no need to be on full alert and no pressure and tension in being ambushed/shot-at by the enemy/ No worries on stepping on CT booby-traps having your legs blown off.

Rgds,
Paul


Hi, I have been very dissapointed with Kang tours. First they claim not to be able to pick up at the hotel I stayed, then the do it for others. Then they over charge on travelling with a child. Last but not least I was not dropped of where agreed: being the railway to the airport in KL. I got dropped of at the common railway instead, had to take an addition taxi for $20 and nearly missed my flight because of the extra travel time. NO GOOD!

Fae Gerrits
Australia
15/June/2010

Dear Karen,

Received this complaint from one of your customer. Better watch out what you can promise to customer. Also tell your driver the difference between ERL rail link drop off location at KL Sentral and the old KTM train station (now KTM not using).
Cheers!
Jan.

Hi Jan

thanks for your mail ,I will explain for this guest, sometime they have mistake for our transport is just transfer they not is chartered for the van so we can stop where they have ask ,for the pick up in the hotel if we able pick up we will do it for them but sometime they hotel is very far away our price just for RM35.00 per person is same for the bus fare they can't expect so much ,our van just have 10 seated for the child we must charge in the same price also ,anyway thanks for your mail to tell me this ,I will be careful for this .

from karen
16/June/2010

Dear Karen,

I have placed your minivan service page since a few days ago:
Kang Tours Minivan Bus Transfer Service

You may want to put in some explanation about this service.

Cheers!
Jan.


Greetings from Durban. I did a war book on the SAS and it has a chapter on Malaya. See www.dandy.co.za so please I would like to get in contact with Roy Follows. Do you have his email address, thanks.

Jonathan Pittaway
Durban, KZN, South Africa
13/June/2010

Dear Jonathan,

You can try this email address:
Roy Follows email (removed for privacy)

Hope you have some interesting stories!
Jan.


sir, need some question ...are the trail that you stated suitable for mountain bike? or just for walking only?

pls reply.

Thanks
Amir Zubaidi
Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
8/June/2010

Dear Amir,

Those trail has been around for a long time before mountain bike came into existence. Thus it is just for hiking only.

Cheers!
Jan.

Dear Jan,

thanks for your reply.

as i been informed, there has a trail for mountain bikes, Jim Thomson Trail. Do you know it?
Amir
10/June/2010

Sorry! I don't go out hiking that much! Check with the tour companies. They should know.
Cheers!
Jan.


Tried to find local guide to mossy forrest but unsuccesful. Can recommend some local guide. Thanks.
Michael Lim
Singapore
7/June/2010

Dear Michael,

Try:
Father's Guesthouse / Cameron Secrets Tours
Kang Tours and Travel

Cheers!
Jan.

Thanks Jan.
Regard
Michael
7/June/2010


Hi

Would like to know if there is any apartments for rent in cameron highlands for long term up to 1 year or more at a fare price. I f u can help me with this I thank u very much

As ever
Maurice Peabody
Maine, USA
4/June/2010


The 9th Seoul Inter Organic & Natural Products Show in Korea 2010 July 2 (Fri) – July 4(Sun), 2010 Seoul, South Korea Invitation Letter

Dear Sir /Madam,

We would like to invite you to join The 9th Seoul International Organic & Natural Products Show in Korea 2010. Due to success of the show Seoul International Organic & Natural Products Show, it is celebrated every year, and this time is the 9th of this event, We are sure that oversea visitor will find the real business partner regarding the organic business.

Title : The 9th Seoul International Organic & Natural Products Show in Korea 2010 Period : July 2(Fri) ~ 4(Sun), 2010 (3 days) Organized by: Expo Organizing Committee Korea Organic Farming Association Managed by : Monthly Organic, Korea Food Information Institute, World Expo Co.,Ltd.

Website: http://www.organicshow.co.kr/ ( for more detail information about expo )

Package for oversea participants: (you have to pay only USD 300)

  • 2 nights 3days accommodation
  • Translation service
  • Local Transportation
  • Business Matching Arrangement

Benefits:

  • Promote your product
  • Looking for buyer ( Korea is the second organic imported market around the world )
  • Experience Korean Agriculture technologies
  • Chance to find partner for corporation

Do not miss this opportunity.For more detail you can go to www.smicambodia.com or my email.

Best Regards,
Ms.Chantha Iem
Phonm Penh, Cambodia
4/June/2010


Hi, I am sorry to disturb... anyway,I will appreciate your advice regarding my trip from Cameron Highlands to Langkawi. I have been searching whole day long on net no success. Everybody shows to go to Penang and then to Langkawi by ferry. I will depart from Penang to Bangkok, once I return from Langkawi. Therefore I am asking you for a help, how to get from CH to Langkawi avoid Penang, so I think via Alor Setar/Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis. Is this an option, would I can catch some bus to the ferry terminal, or this is not possible in one day?

Thank you very much for your help !

Best regards,
Juraj, from Slovakia
3/June/2010


Hi! You're missing Canada under countires :-) Anyhow, I just wanted to thank you for an amazing website. it is without doubt the best tourist-type website I have seen anywhere in Malaysia. If Tourism Malaysia was smart, they'd hire you quick! Anyhow, thanks again. ps. We are a Canadian family living in Cheras- hence why I noticed you were missing Canada!

Sally Nelson
Selangor, Malaysia
2/June/2010

Dear Sally,

I didn't catch the joke, but thanks for the compliments!

Cheers!
Jan.


Hi,

I wish to share this information with all travellers to CH from KL by coaches.

Information from internet webbsites stated that you could book the coaches from Pasarakyat bus terminal, KL Sentral station and Puduraya bus terminal. There is no coaches from these terminals as Puduraya station is under complete renovation. The only terminal available is Bukit Jelil which is at the outskirts of KL city.

There are only 2 companies servicing day trips to CH, Damai Express and Unititi Express.

I will recommend Unititi Express as the drivers are very skilful and careful. Because I rely 100% on the internet informations, I had had to travel to all those above terminals under very heavy thunderstorm just to book the coach at Bukit Jelil.

You can take the Sri Petaling line (LRT) from Hang Tuah station. Please note that this station also service the Ampang line LRT. During my stay at CH from 19/5/2010 for a week, the weather is quite warm unlike 2 years ago the same period.

Robert Leow
Singapore
27/5/2010

Thanks for Info, will post it up all to see.
Cheers!
Jan.


hello... i know this is a comment page, but i really need some assistance here..

my gf and i are planning for a trip of 3D2N to Cameron Highlands... and we are university students who have just graduated and never been to Cameron Highlands. i would really be glad if u can give me some suggestions.

we will be travelling there by bus from KL. as once we touched down there, we have no transport on our own.

  1. how should we be travelling around?
  2. for first-timers, what are the attractions not to be missed?
  3. any recommendations for accommodation for couples like us and yet dun cost too much?
  4. what are the food not to be missed?
  5. any other suggestions or advice?

ur reply would be very much appreciated.

thanks...
Chin Loon
Malaysia
18/5/2010

Dear Chin Loon,

As students who are short on funds and want to see the world or at least good old Malaysia countryside, you need to walk a lot to save on cash. To answer your questions:

  1. By walking mostly but some sights are far so you may consider sharing a cab or if want to tackle many sights at lowest cost and quickest time, use tour companies. They have countryside tours which are affordable. Approx RM60-RM90 depending on their itinerary. Or you can waste your time by waiting for public bus. Wait time approx 1 to 2 hours depending on public bus whether breakdown or not. Take your chances waiting or start walking!
  2. Easy answer, tea plantation!
  3. Ya, go dorm style RM10-RM15 per night per person. Try Kang Travellers Lodge, Father's Guesthouse, Cameronian Inn or KRS/Twinpines.
  4. Tea and scones and steamboat!
  5. Look through my website!

Cheers!
Jan.


Hello. I am Goh from Multimedia University. I am interest to organise a binding trip for my society in Cameron. I did see the 2 places that you recommend in the website. However, I do not familiar with the place over there. Could you tell me more information about it? Is there any chalet or dormitory around? Is the place suitable for binding trip which we will have station game, campfire, ice breaking. Do you have any suitable place which can take in 40 people in for the binding trip? Looking forward for your reply. Thank you. ^^

Goh Pei Gueh
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
17/5/2010

Dear Goh,
What is a binding trip?
Anyway I don't run any of the places featured. You have to contact them directly.
Cheers!
Jan.


Can you please send me some information about schools in the Cameron Highlands, if there are any international schools. I am a qualified teacher with 11 years experience, looking to take up a teaching position.

Dawn Greenwood
Western Australia
12/5/2010


I would like to book Apartment / Banglow for 5 Family on 05.05.2010 - 06.05.2010

Gomathy Vasantha Kumaran
Malaysia
10/5/2010

Dear Gomathy,
Please check directly with the apartment owners.
TQ.
Jan.


Hi,
My church youths will be having a camp at Chefoo Methodist Centre at the end of this month. We have a 4 hours break on the second day, and we'll be doing some sightseeing. Was wondering if there's any nearby attractions and good restaurants within walking distance that you might know? Can let us know roughly how long to walk to each of the attractions? Thanks!

Ken Choong
Klang, Selangor
Malaysia
5/5/2010

Dear Ken Choong,

Chefoo is somewhere along the small connecting between Brinchang and Strawberry Park Resort, right? You can walk over to Brinchang for makan-makan (Restaurant You Hoo is recommended) and from there you can walk over to Multicrop market (very steep road but I've seen many do it) or walk the other direction to the golf course, doing what there I don't know since I presume you guys don't play golf! You can skirt around the golf course and head to All Souls Church and from there to FRIM and do a bit of jungle exploration. Parit Trail Path no. 4 starts from FRIM. Simple and quick hiking trail.

Enjoy!
Jan.

Hi Jan,

Thank you so much for your prompt reply! really appreciate it :)

Not too sure bout the hiking as we only have bout 4 hours (and i doubt my youth groups wanna go for a trail walk :) )

I got this map from one of the many cameron websites (Chefoo School is the same as Chefoo Methodist i presume), looking at the map, we're thinking of walking over to Cactus Valley and also the Big Red Strawberry Farm. Just not sure if it is within walking distance.

Btw have several other questions:

1. Is there any tea plantation nearby or how far is the nearest one?
2. Any good places for scones and tea at the Brinchang town?

Really glad to receive the info from you. Thanks again!

Ken
5/5/2010

Dear Ken,

Cactus Valley I think have shifted, but the Big Red Strawberry should still be there. If not mistaken the road in front of Chefoo when you walk to Brinchang should take you pass some workshops. I think not so far by walk. I drove by long time ago and saw Chefoo.

Tea plantation nearest is Sg Palas, take the road branch out around Kea Farm vegetable market. You can't walk from Brinchang unless you got a lot of stamina and time.

Mostly Chinese, Indian and Malay food in Brinchang. For nice tea and scones nearest is Smokehouse and YTL Cameron Highlands Resort around the golf course. The latter will cost a bomb (RM66)! And they both serve only after 3pm. Cheapest and best is still at Cameronian Inn in Tanah Rata and they server anytime, baked fresh just for you! If you don't mind just having desserts you could head over to Strawberry Moments cafe in Brinchang for cakes. It is located around the corner from Star Regency next to Kavy Hotel.

Parit trail is very short. But it will still take time for you to walk to FRIM and from there many more minutes before you reach the waterfall. If not mistaken it took me about half an hour to walk the path.

Cheers!
Jan.

Thanks Jan for all the info!

Looking forward to have a great time at our youth camp!

Thanks again!

Ken
5/5/2010


i would b greatful if u can share some infor on vegetables/fruits/flowers etc of CH.... i mean background, scientific name etc....

eg. see this one

http://ongzi-secretgarden.blogspot.com/2009/12/floral-cameron-highlands.html

Ongzi
Malaysia
4/5/2010


Hi Caroline,

Good day to you.

How are you? This is Thomas Loh,we have met once in Sandakan and remembered you went to Sipiluk to visit the orand utan?I was the branch in charge in Happers Trading,Sandakan at that time,it was indeed a long time.

Viewed yr article n pic,very impressive and glad that you are doing well.

Anyway,pls take care and pls keep in touch.

Best Parsonal Regards,

Thomas Loh.
Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia
22/4/2010

Dear Thomas,

I don't believe we have met before. I have never set foot in Sandakan! Kota Kinabalu and Mount Kinabalu , yes, but not Sandakan. Probably a case of mistaken identity?

Cheers!
Jan.

Hi Jan,

Good morning.I think i got the wrong person,I am sorry but anyway,nice to know you.

Thank you and have a nice week end.

Brgds,
Thomas.
23/4/2010


Saya seorang penternak arnab komersial bersedia membekal arnab yang cantik dan mesra untuk tujuan pameran sebagai salah 1 daya tarikan pengunjung ke premis tuan. Penghantaran keseluruh Malaysia. Utk maklumat lanjut, layari http://arnab-manja.blogspot.com @ callme 0199186818

Zaha Salleh
Besut
Terengganu
20/4/2010


Hi

I am planning to visit Cameron Highland on 11 and 12 June 2010.

If time permit, we (I and my friends) would like to play golf at your course either on 11 afternoon or 12 morning.

Hope these dates your course is not closed for public. Can you advise what time is the last registration for the afternoon and what time can tee off in the morning.

What is the green fee and other charges for 9 and 18 holes?

Can you also advise the name of the hotels near your golf course.

Looking forward to hear from you soon.

Thank you

Gay Chin Lin
Singapore
15/4/2010

Hello Gay Chin Lin,

I know you enjoy golf, but could you contact MDCH instead?

Regards,
Jan.

Hi Jan

Tks for yr fast respond. Not sure what is MDCH, Appreciate if you can provide me the Email address.

Regards
Gay Chin Lin
16/4/2010

Dear Gay,
MDCH means Majlis Daerah Cameron Highlands. And sorry, I don’t have their contact details. You just have to inquire about it when you arrive there.

Cheers!
Jan.

Jan
Noted. Tks
Regards
16/4/2010


Hi there!

I'm working on a new Malaysian Cookery programme for British TV and we're thinking about featuring the Cameron Highlands.

You seem like something of an expert on the subject so I'm hoping I can ask you for some advise? Perhaps you could email me so I have your address so we can chat?

Many thanks,

Liz Bunnel
Devon
United Kingdom
13/4/2010


Hi... Thanks for the great sharing here. Need your help if you know any apartments that allow us to bring our dogs along? We are planning for a short holiday, me n my hubby with two small doggies. Hope to hear from you. Thanks

Gene
Kuala Lumpur
12/4/2010

Dear Gene,

The apartment owners won't be happy about it. Nope.
Cheers!
Jan.

Hi Jan

No problem. Thanks for the info and have a good day ahead!

Cheers
Gene
13/4/2010


I would like to have some advice about marriage registration in Cameron Highlands. Is there any temple in Cameron Highlands provides facility of marriage registration? Please kindly advise. Thanks a lot.

Carmen Ng
Malaysia


I JUST WANT TO KNOW ABOUT FEE OF THE ROOM FOR TWO ADULTS AND ONE KIDS.PLEASE REPLY BACK TO ME.THANKS.

Lisa Wan
Shah Alam
Selangor
5/4/2010

Dear Lisa Wan,

Please contact the relevant hotels for inquiry. I only do reviews.
Regards,
Jan.


Is it possible to get a bus going from Tanah Rata to Hat Yai Thialand? Your site does not mention Thialand, some tourists may move in a northerly direction as I am.

Ron Davis
Melbourne, Victoria
Australia
4/4/2010

Dear Ron Davis,

There is no direct bus route from Tanah Rata to Hat Yai Thailand. You can switch buses though. Take a bus and hop over to Ipoh or Penang and switch to another bus line to proceed to Hatyai.

Cheers!
Jan.


Hey Jan.

Hope you still remember me. Yes, will reach CH on Sun morning and we decided to stay @ Equatorial with its easy access to Kea farm and strawberry farms. One qns to enquire: is it of walking distance from equatorial to multicrop central market and from multicrop central market to cactus valley/brinchang town?

thks.
regards
stella =)
1/4/2010

Hello Stella,

Yes, I remember. And I also remember that Equatorial Cameron Highlands is quite a long walk downhill to Multicrop Central Market, and very much further still to Brinchang town. Maybe should bring along a bicycle for the quick downhill ride, but then again the cycle back up the hill would be quite a task, no?

Cheers!
Jan.


I would like to organize my company outing somewhere around November/December. Can you sent to me quotation. Details as follows:

Accomodation : 2 days 1 night.
Total of pax : 200 persons.
Event :dinner/karaoke.
My tel no : 019-3797901.
kindly contact me for further info

Fida Mohd Isa
Shah Alam, Selangor
31/3/2010


Can you give me information when Golf Course was laid down and what happened to The Cameron Highlands Hotel.

Brian Richardson
East Farleigh, Maidstone
Kent ME15 0LR
United Kingdom
Member Malaya Study Group
[Philaterly]
25/3/2010


Please change the room picture
Mr Shah
Hotel De La Ferns
Cameron Highlands
28/3/2010

Give me a better one, then!
Jan.

Dear Jan Leow

Which Room picture would u like? or Kindly open our website to view all the room categories at www.hoteldelaferns.com.my

Regards
Syah (Reservation)


Dear Sir/Mdm in charge,

Like to check on transport from Tanah Rata to Gunung Irau trailhead and guide. Any advice? We do not have transport. many thanks,

Josephine Png
Singapore
23/3/2010

Dear Josephine Png,

Please check with tour company, Kang Tours and Travel.
Call +60 (5) 4915828 or +60 (16) 5422249 (Karen).
Cheers!
Jan.


I am trying to find a chef who I worked with in England at Wessex water and Pankor resort his name is Chef Hoo I wonder if you could pass on my email address to him if he works there thank you for your time

Chef Ian Curness
Samos, Greece
23/3/2010

Dear Chef Ian,

Sorry. I have no idea. Can't help you here.
Cheers!
Jan.


Hi,

thumbs up for the comphrensive info on the website. Keen on a short relaxing holis with my frens to CH. would you recommend a 1N or 2N stay in CH cus im tinking is 1N stay quite rush to taste the yummy food and explore CH?

Considering to stay in Brinchang town, wad resort/hotels wld you recommend such that it is near to rose centre/tea plantations/strawberry farms etc? Also, with regards to the night market, is it open on sun?

Since its our first time to CH, how is it like? walking dist between brinchang and tanah rata town?

thks so much!!!
Star Huang
Singapore
21/3/2010

Dear Star Huang,

Thanks for the message. 1 night stay is too short especially since if you come from Singapore your journey time alone already take more than half a day! Then if you like it you regret staying so short. So two nights or more would be nice especially first time.

I take it you have no transport of your own. You have two choice based on your comment.

1) stay in Equatorial Hotel if you want easy access to Kea Farm, Butterfly Park, Strawberry Farms. However this is very far from the towns.

2) stay in Brinchang, star rated hotel is Rosa Passadena Hotel. For cheaper please check the hotel list. The Brinchang night market is not available on Sunday (I think, I forget) but definitely available on Saturday. Experience once is enough during the trip, they cause terrible traffic jams!

Distance between Tanah Rata and Brinchang, 5-10 minutes by car. Walking? Multiply it 5 times maybe, never tried it. Good luck! Oh, don't think about walking from Kea Farm to Brinchang. Way too far and steep road to walk! But you could brave walking from Kea Farm to Boh Tea Plantation Sg Palas but it is a very long walk which I have seen some people do it. Best you get a travel company to take you around.

Cheers!
Jan.

Hi Jan,

thks for the reply. actually we will be booking a Free and Easy package from Singapore. It includes two way coach ticket and accommodation either in equatorial or strawberry park resort. Will reach 10am at CH and depart at 10am, depending how many nites we staying. Is there any public transport/buses between tanah ratah and brinchang?

Thks
Star
22/3/2010

Dear Star,

There is a bus service. But don’t rely on it. CH is not Singapore. You can arrange taxi from hotel. I think they have shuttle service, not sure if it is free. There are travel tour services which you can book through the hotel. Strawberry Park Resort is up on a hill between Tanah Rata and Brinchang. Quite a long walk to the golf course and definitely a very long walk to either town. Good for exercise but I don’t like long walks up and down the hill but you could try.

Cheers!
Jan.


I am Chang. I would like a favour from you. Is there a farmer association in Cameron? If yes, do you have the contact number?

Chang
Malaysia
17/3/2010

Dear Chang,

I'm sure there will a farmers association, however I do not know of their contacts. Apologies.

Cheers!
Jan.


Hearty Congratulations Jan for this very informative and useful website of yours on CH ! Great initiative no doubt. Your zeal to promote an attractive eco destination is really praiseworthy and the Tourism Malaysia authority should bestow an Award to you for this highly astute promotional effort and dedication by an individual. You are rendering a humble service to your nation and also to scores of information hungry foreign tourists, those who likes to visit CH. Tourism Malaysia’s home page and Pahang Tourism’s home page must have a hyperlink of your site, which would be a real recognition of your travel writing prowess.

I am planning to go to Malaysia for a weeklong vacation with my wife and daughter to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. Last August we took a daylong trip to Genting. As both of them enjoy shopping in KL so they don’t like make an overnight stay outside KL. Please advice what should I do.

Shamsul Huda
shamsulhuda25@yahoo.co.uk
Dhaka, Bangladesh
12/3/2010

Dear Shamsul Huda,

Thanks for the praise. Liked too much KL Shopping, eh? Then be like my wife, seems like she can shop anywhere whether got shopping malls or not. Go souvenir hunting, buy tea, buy Orang Asli stuffs, or if you like Jim Thompson stuffs, you can go to their little shop in YTL Cameron Highlands Resort. While your wife shops for a little souvenir, you go have their luxurious afternoon tea!

Cheers!
Jan.


Dear sir,

Its very good to see that people into organic vege now. we would like to introduce our way of creating awareness using worm to compost and use back the fertilizer to their garden or plantation.

Maybe we can work together in any way possible to create awareness among youngster.

you are welcome to visit ourwebsite www.hijaukembali.webs.com or you can reply back to me at norhana@hijaukembali.com.my

looking forward for your reply sir,

Hana
10/3/2010


Hi,

Thanks for the info about Cameron Highland in your website. I wonder if you can inform me as to the state of the newly build highway from Raub to Cameron Highland; is it passable by a normal sedan. I understand that it is passable by 4 wheel drives.

Thanks!
Tan Ee Wah
Mentakab, Pahang
6/3/2010


A nice place wif lots of info..thank u for providing us this precious page..

I wish to visit CH & probablt stay at Brinchang..I came 15 years ago!!! BTW, any good budget (2 & 3 stars) hotels tat u cld suggest. The last time I tink i stayed at Brinchang Hotel..Thnx in advance..

Cheong Kah Hoe
Singapore
5/3/2010


My family is planning our first trip to CH this March holidays. 4 adult + 2 children. Looking for a 2bedroom apartment. Any recommendation? Price between RM200-RM400 nett.

Jane Khaw
Singapore
1/3/2010

Dear Jane Khaw,

For really nice commercial apartment try Equatorial or Casa Dela Rosa. Privately own with nice decor but eccentric, try SPM at Prima Villa. Good one to go is Greenhill. For plain and simple, go for Arabella. Desa Anturium and Carnation also ok.

For reference, please check:

Cameron Highlands Apartments

Cheers!
Jan.


-May i have a time bus from kl sentral?
-when i come to bus station cameron can i go to travel?
Cherr Uildd
Anguilla
23/2/2010

Dear Cherr Uildd,

You have to go to Puduraya Bus Station. From KL Sentral take another train or take taxi to Puduraya. You will have to check the bus station for time table schedule as I don't have any in hand.

Regards,
Jan.


Dear Sir,

thank you for putting up this wonderful website stuffed with useful and comprehensive information about CH.

my mother intends to visit the famous Buddhist temple in CH, unfortunately i can't seem to find any information (eg. the location--is it in Brinchang or Tanah Rata?, how to get there, any nearest accommodation in the vicinity) on that.

As this will be our first trip to CH, we appreciate if you may offer us some advice and help.

Tqvm in advance for your kind reply.

Gong Xi Fa Cai!
Rinchen Tee
Kuala Lumpur
14/2/2010

Dear Rinchen,

I take you mean Sam Poh Kong? There are many Buddhist temples around in Cameron Highlands but somehow this one located in Brinchang seem to be very popular. In Brinchang (from Tanah Rata direction) turn right after the Hindu temple and follow the narrow road. It will take you all the way in to Sam Poh Kong.

Happy Chinese New Year to you and family!
Cheers!
Jan.


Could somebody help as I've got an offer to work in Bertam Valley but having difficulty to rent a room/apartment to house me and my 2 boys. Required date would be 22nd Feb 2010. Kindly sms 014-3049448 should good samaritans could provide contacts. TQ

Jackie Chan
Bidor, Perak
9/2/2010

Let me see if any Cameron Highlands Facebook Fans can help out. Many of them stay in CH.

Cheers!
Jan.


Hello! I will like to know if there are bicycle trails in cameron highlands or any routes to do cycling.

Hope to hear from you soon and Thank you very much!

Maureen
Kuala Lumpur
6/2/2010


Me & my family ( total 22 of us ) have a very very bad experience in Royal Lily Apartment in Cameron Highland in last year December 2009. It spoiled our mood totally at the holiday.

We can only check into the apartment at about 5.00pm. We are waiting in front of the apartment at about 2 hours before we can check in. Then we are very disappoints to what we have seen:

Tell you what we can see in the apartments:
Royal Lily Apartment . Unit B-02-15 , B-02-16 , _____________

  1. Dusty house
  2. Dirty Sofa. ( You not even want to seat on it )
  3. Dangerous chair. ( My mom 60+ years nearly fall down from the chair )
  4. Dangerous window. ( The window may fall down any time )
  5. Spider house. ( There is a big spider hanging on the wall )
  6. Dangerous Water heater ( We can't even take bath , as the Water heater has been place a note " Dangerous - Do Not use ".
  7. Terrible / scary Bed ( you can't even want to sleep on the terrible bed - dirty , bloody bed. At night we cannot sleep, we on the light on all day night.)
  8. Etc.

We pay RM$300.00 for each unit ( 3 unit x $300.00 = $900.00 ). But we get is a terrible experience, nobody can take bath, every body cannot sleep well, you don't feel you want to rest on the sofa because it is very dirty and unsafe. Every where is dangerous.

We leave the apartment early at the morning.

After we get home, we try to contact the agent, he refuse to answer our call.

Dear Sir, can you let me know how can complain about this.

I have try to attached some Photo to you , but I don't know how. Please let me know your email so that I can forword the photo for you.

Best regards.

Hope to hear your reply soon.

Alice
Singapore
1/2/2010

Dear Alice,

Seems like you got a raw deal. Yes, you can pass the photos to this email reply. Normally apartment units are individually owned. So there will be good and bad. And if the owner don't put in work to maintain the place or at least hire out to management companies, then chances are the apartment is not worthy for rental. It is good that you share out your information. Hopefully the owner won't come after me with a hatchet for highlighting this gross misconduct. I've heard that when some bloggers tried to highlight restaurants that fleeced patrons they got sued. Anyway pictures are worth a thousand words and after display, the owner will have to vindicate what have been shown.

Cheers!
Jan.

Dear Jan,

Thank you very much for your reply. Refer to the attached Photo, I greatly believe that those apartment are not qualify to rent out. If any accident happen, who will responsible. In our group , there are baby few months to elderly 70 years. This is too much. I hope you can do some thing about this. Hope you can bring this case to the Consumer Association.

We must give a lesson to the agent / middle man.

Thanks and best regards,

Alice
2/2/2010


Good day. How many budget hotel in Tanah Rata and Brinchang? Price rate under RM 100 for backpackers? Any hotel or apartment in Kampung Raja?

Vinky
Malaysia
30/1/2010

Dear Vinky,

Too many budget hotels to count. For RM10-15 per night dorm style, I only know 3-- Father's, Kangs, KRS Twinspines. Choose one.

Hotel Apartments in Kampung Raja, possible. Never know.

Regards,
Jan.


Hi Jan, please read my post in your forum under the accommodation apartment topic. You might want to remove the Mdm tang name in your website to avoid another victim cheated by her.

June
25/1/2010

Dear Ms June,

Hmmm... this is not ethical of her. What has been agreed should be honoured. I will put a footnote to that webpage based on your comment.

Regards,
Jan. Desa Anthurium Apartment in Cameron Highlands - comment at bottom


hi,

i just want your help..can u please find me a package for a family 2 day 1 night..the packages include a tour to all famous destination at there..
tq..

Juha
Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia
18/1/2010


do you know anywhere that takes small to med dogs B we are a group of 6 adults with 2 dogs that want a place with a few bedrooms for a long weekend b

Brenda Sena
KL, Malaysia
18/1/2010


Would like to know day and time which opens to public. Especially during chinese lunar new year 14th feb on wards.The last trip i came was closed for cleaning after some long weekend public holiday.Need info. Thanks.

Cheh Yue Kong
Singapore
15/1/2010

Dear Henry Cheh,

Cameron Highlands is open 24/7/365. Go there anytime! Though I won't recommend driving at night in the dark.

Cheers!
Jan.


I just want to ask something about campsite's information...If I want to book on 15-18/3/2010 in forestry department..four days three nights..what is the price about 40-50 persons?? Thus, how to register and what is the contact number?? Hope can reply soon...

Lam Yik Seong
Gopeng, Perak, Malaysia
12/1/2010

Dear Lam,

It is RM3 per person. Unlimited nights. Just go. They will look for you. More info here:

Camping site in Cameron Highlands

Cheers!
Jan.


Dear sir/madam

I would like to invite you to joint our busniess meeting on 1st to 4th February 2010, this business meeting is related to agriculutre product and livestock. If you are interest please kindly go to www.smicambodia.com/index.php

Thanks,
Ms.Chantha Iem
Penh, Phnom Penh
12/1/2010


Hi, my friends and I are avid mountain biker and are planning to come to Cameron Highland maybe over CNY for riding and rest with family. Looking for a banglow for about 7 families. Also need some assisatnce to hook with the local mountain bikers.

Umar Zaman Mydeen
Rawang, Selangor, Malaysia
9/1/2010


I just want to ask, I planning to visit cameron highlands on this march holiday but I want ensure, is there any a rent car in there becoz it easier to me to rounding2 the place. tq

Mohd Nor Fazli Mohd Sharif
Johor Baru, Malaysia
9/1/2010

Dear Mohd Nor Fazli,

Nope. There is no rental car in Cameron Highlands. You have to rent your car in Johor Baru or KL before going up to Cameron Highlands.

Cheers!
Jan.


It is interesting to read your article on organic farming in Cameron. One thing struck me that the chicken droppings were full of chemicals and antibiotic and etc.May be you would want to read more on roxarsone in chicken droppings, inorganic arsenic in poultry waste.

JC Ng
Penang, Malaysia
8/Jan/2010

Dear JC Ng,

I guess in the end one just cannot escape from man-made chemicals. At least we try to minimise the impact. Cheers!

Jan.

Subscribe To
This Site

XML RSS
Add to Google
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Add to Newsgator
Subscribe with Bloglines RSS update via Email