We reach Yong Peng for breakfast @ around 8.45am and was given 1/2hr for our meal. I ate yong dao fu cos I wanna have something light cos the tour guide told us tt the journey to Cameron Highland takes abt 7hrs (not including stop for meals and toilet breaks). The yong dao fu cost me RM7 ~ S$3.50, abt S'pore price so not v expensive lah...
While waiting for everyone to board the bus before we left Yong Peng, we took some photos cos when the bus is moving, a bit difficult to take photo. Hmm... the disadvantage of a tour group is tt u have to wait for everyone to board the bus before the bus can depart....Our shoes
Our bus only stop @ once for toilet break which is around 12pm and continue all the way to Simpang Pulai. The tour guide told us tt the bus wouldn't be stopping cos afraid tt there may be jam along the expressway. N true enough, there is jam on the expressway. All b'cos of policemen, tt's y all the vehicles r driving so slow... Wow... our bus driver super good..... he drove on the inner lane... but luckily we saw the policemen quite far away n the bus driver cut into the lane otherwise dunno whether will be fine or not....
Finally we reach Tapah @ 2pm for our lunch. There was so many people there and all are Malay stalls, even chicken rice and duck rice stall... Hmm... the tour guide only give us 1/2hr for lunch and the queue @ all stalls r so so so long.... My dad n I queue @ the chicken rice stall and my mom n sis was searching for seats. Each plate of chicken rice cost RM3 ~ S$1.50 but the taste is not so good....
We left Tapah n continue our way to Simpang Pulai. There are 2 routes to Cameron Highland - either through Tapah or Simpang Pulai. Simpang Pulai is the newer road and is wider and less winding. Our bus drive up to Cameron Highland via Simpang Pulai which is further north of Tapah.Tapah toll station
During the colonial era, Cameron Highlands mountain resort was a haven for the British who were station in Malaya. Cameron Highlands was first stumbled upon by William Cameron, a government surveyor while on a mapping expedition in 1885. He discovered a plateau at an elevation of 1370-1700 meters above sea level and was so enamored by the wide area of gentle slopes and plateau land that he gave an endearing report.
Cameron Highlands consists of 9 main towns and villages from south to north - Ringlet 冷力, Bertam Valley 巴登威利, Tanah Rata 丹那拉打, Brinchang 碧兰璋, Kea Farm 吉亚村, Tringkap 直冷甲, Kuala Terla 瓜拉特拉, Kampung Raja 甘榜拉惹 and Blue Valley 兰谷.Cameron Highland here I come.... The route via Simpang Pulai is smoother
Usually there is land slide during the raining season hence grass are being planted on the cliff to prevent soil erosion.
We reach our 1st stop - Green View Garden @ Kampung Raja around 4.30pm. I think the journey takes abt 1 1/2hr up the hill. Green View Garden is a vegetable, strawberry, cactus farm like rojak ah....The tour guide give us only 1/2 hr to tour around. Hmmm.... tt's the disadvantage of joining a tour group cos always have limited time!
We bought strawberry teas, dried strawberry snacks, dried cherry tomatoes snacks & yam cookies. I feel tt these r a bit expensive cos these cost RM 30 ~ S$15. By the time we left Green View Garden, it's drizzling.
Pass by so many farms on our way to the next destination
We reach our next stop - Cameron Valley Bharat Planatation which is situated next to the road @ 5.30pm.
@ Rose valley
By the time we arrive @ our next stop is watercress farm, it's abt 6.30pm. @ Watercress farm
Strawberry where r u?
Dunno wat flower?
Wow... so many cactus!
Dunno this is cactus or not?