Hiking Tanah Rata: Appreciating the Little Things in Cameron Highlands

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22 Responses

  1. Tadej says:

    So nice to see a post of hiking plants. I especially like the pitcher plant as it uniqe plant among all.

    • Teja says:

      Ah ha! A fellow hiker who understands the value of hiking slow! I’m glad you like the article :) The pitcher plant is a quite a special plant, isn’t it? I saw the Venus fly-trap in a botanical garden in Australia’s Blue Mountains. That one was pretty cool too, although much smaller than I imagined.

  2. Jessica Esa says:

    Your photographs of all the nature you can find are stunning. I can’t believe there is so much variety there. I’d love to visit, thanks for inspiring me! I’ve always wanted to visit tea plantation. They have one here in Korea so I’m hoping to visit soon now it’s warming up.

  3. Aditi says:

    Camron Highlands are beautiful, although I found Mossy Forest a little over-hyped. It wasn’t as good as we expected. The jungle trails weren’t marked well too, but then that’s the fun element – getting lost in the jungles. We spent most of our time in Brinchang and halted briefly at Tanah Rata. :) Cheers!!

    • Teja says:

      No… the trails are rarely marked here. Hence why it’s best to go with a guide except for the simplest trails. :)

  4. Lydia Smith says:

    I don’t know the Cameron of your childhood but I think it wiould have been magical considering the views of Cameron now. Hiking here couldn’t be more better, it’s motivating for someone as lazy as me. Nice pictures you have here.

  5. Lance says:

    The Cameron Highlands of your childhood sounds wonderful. I am sorry to here that urban sprawl has changed the face of the region. The Pitcher Plant sure looks like a fun thing to see (I would like to watch it in carnivorous action. The orchids and mossy trees sure are picture worthy.

    • Teja says:

      Yes, it would be awesome to watch it in action… I have not the attention span to wait though! LOL

      Urban sprawl is worldwide though. Very soon (if not already) for the first time more than half of mankind will live in cities rather than countryside. Urbanisation can have good outcomes for the natural environment, if it removes the human pressure away into well-planned, compact cities. But in a lot of Southeast Asia, this isn’t really happening.

  6. Followingtherivera says:

    I never went to the Cameron Highlands when I was in Malaysia, and regret it. So interesting to read about the different plants and vegetation here. Your photos are great too, and thanks for an informative post.

  7. Shelley says:

    I’ve never been to the Highlands in Malaysia, but been to the plantations in Sri Lanka and Southern India – and they were a real treat, especially in the hot weather. It’s amazing however, how much urbanization is changing the natural world, and a real shame. Glad you found things to enjoy nonetheless.

  8. I love hiking to explore the wild flora and fauna. This post of yours has made me add a place in my list. Can’t wait to enjoy under that waterfall !! Thanks

  9. Addie says:

    What a beautiful place to be. I’d love to hike there – so many beautiful pictures. How do you think it would be for a baby? Do-able? We are headed there in 2 months.

    • Teja says:

      Very doable! It’s on the cool side, which is really welcome in Malaysia especially for small children. Maybe not extremely stroller friendly, but if you are a body-wrap sort of parent, no issues at all.

  10. Tria N says:

    Wow I love this article, it is very extensive and informative! I normally associate tea plantations with China but this is very good information. I’ve always wanted to go to Malaysia every time I visit Asia and this makes me want to go more! Thanks!

    • Teja says:

      Awesome! I think Malaysia is perfect for a discovery sort of travel, since you should not have to worry as much about language barriers, infrastructure etc. and so can afford to get out of your comfort zone a bit more.

  11. Very well written and nice to see the Pitcher plants in the wild… Also a great option to hike..Very well written

  12. Stephanie says:

    You make me want to visit Cameron Highlands again!! I haven’t been there since I was a kid, so it’s sad to hear it isn’t as cooling as it was before.. but I love the idea of going on a hike this time! The forest looks so pretty!

  13. Alice says:

    This article and photos are lovely, the forest and green looks amazing. Need to visit this place. Thank you for sharing…

  14. Suz says:

    My dad grew up here in the 1950’s and I would love to go and visit one day. It looks beautiful. You have inspired me to look into it in more detail not both planning and when I get there!