The Cameron Highlands
The Cameron Highlands are a fertile, picturesque region of rolling green hills, tea plantations, farmland and forests in the state of Pahang on the Malay peninsula. Located a little over 200 kilometres north of the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. These Highlands are one of Malaysia’s most extensive hill stations.
Covering an area of 712km², (roughly the size of Singapore) at 1,500 meters above sea level it's the highest region on the Malay Peninsula stretching along a plateau high above the river valley.
The Cameron Highlands are awash with verdant scenery, hiking trails and links to the country's colonial past. British expatriates would frequent the highlands on vacation, escaping the lowland tropical heat to relax in the cool climes.
Why the Cameron Highlands?
Sir William Cameron was a British surveyor commissioned in 1885 by the then colonial government to map out the Pahang-Perak border area.
British planters soon realised the potential of the Highlands fertile mountain slopes for growing tea. To this day the area is home to many tea plantations, as well as strawberry and vegetable farms, jungle trails, cascading waterfalls and rose gardens.
Much of the highlands have remained unchanged since colonial times. It is endearingly known to some as 'little England in Asia'.
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