Cameron Highlands

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Optional Tours available:
Butterfly Garden
Boh Tea Plantation & Factory
Strawberry & Vegetable Farms
Rose Garden
Cactus Valley
Honey Bee Farm

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The Kelabit Highlands

The Kelabit highlands are located in the remote north east corner of the state of Sarawak in Malaysian Borneo. Bario is the largest settlement with an airport, a minute town center, small eateries, an internet shop, a police station, a clinic, a church and several Tribal longhouses. A network of jungle trails connecting the many little highlands settlements makes for some excellent hiking possibilities! Each settlement is nestled among golden green rice paddies and speckled with tribal homes called longhouses.
The Friendliest People in Malaysia
The highlands are home to the Kelabit people, one of Boneo’s smallest ethnic tribes, with population numbers around 5000, with less than one third living in the highlands. The younger generation especially has moved to cities and towns to pursue higher education and better careers.
A typical stroll around Bario takes you past lolling water buffaloes by the lush paddy fields, kids frolicking nearby and farmers tilling their lands. And only in Kelabit Highlands, you see strangers smiling and greeting you by the side of the road. Kelabit folks are one the friendliest people in Malaysia. The older folks especially, flash a wide smile whenever they see you, extend a handshake and ask a few standard questions like, “when did you arrive,” “how long will you stay,” “where are you from,” etc. Some of the older folks spot the traditional elongated pierced earlobes adorned with heavy brass earrings and Kelabit tattoos.
Best times to visit are all year round but if possible try to avoid the wet season between October and February.
Accommodations
Basic accommodation in guest houses or the tribal longhouses served with traditional meals. This tour is for the truly adventurous, fit and culturally inclined.
The Trails
With its labyrinth jungle and village trails, the Kelabit Highlands offers endless choices of trekking options for people with different fitness levels.
The trails:
1. Bario – Pa Umor, 1-2 hours/each way Pa Umor is a small settlement with a church, longhouse, few wooden houses and wide pastures with a mountain range as backdrop. Lower montane forest species like sunflower fern, pink and red rhododendrons and nepenthes stenophylla (pitcher plants) flank a wide trail that takes you up a couple of gentle hills and a couple of wooden bridges A trail past Pa Umor takes you to the salt lick (main tudtuh), a traditional salt-making facility in the village. If you’re lucky, you may get to see the locals process salt from the spring water boiled in giant vats over roaring flames. The Kelabit only process salt whenever their supply runs out.
2. Around Bario Valley, 1-2 hours/each way Visit the Ulung Palang longhouse communities, a 15-20 minutes’ amble from Bario ‘centre.’ Walk behind the hill at Ulung Palang, towards the junior high school. A clamber up the hill next to the school gives you a 360-degree view of the green valley framed by the glorious mountain range. At the bottom of the hill, walk past the school towards the Bario Asal longhouse. Other longhouse communities like Arur Dalan, Arur Layun and Pa Ramapuh are within comfortable walking distance. The trek to Pa Ramapuh, about 45 minutes, takes you past Kelabit burial ground. An hour’s walk past Pa Ramapuh takes you to a waterfall.
3. Bario-Pa Ukat- Pa Lungan, 4-5 hours/each way. Most trekkers visit the Pa Ukat longhouse and spend the night at Pa Lungan longhouse. Wide trails lined by swaying reeds and ferns, and glimpses of towering peaks in the distance accompany the pleasant hike from Pa Ukat to Pa Lungan. But there are a few stretches of mud-sloshed (after rain) and backbreaking slopes. Make sure you have shoes with good traction soles.
4. Bario-Pa Berang, 4 hours/one way Visit the Penan settlement in Pa Berang, a strenuous walk and one river crossing.
5. Bario-Bakelalan Valley, 2 days/each way Bakelalan Valley is a Lun Bawang settlement nestled on a highland valley just below 1000m from sea level. The village is famous for its Bakelalan rice (similar to Bario’s) and apples. There are a few different routes to Bakelalan, consult your guides about the options. But most trails will pass Kalimantan via Pa Rupai and back to Sarawak border before reaching Bakelalan. Get ready for leeches, sheer slopes and lots of foot slogging. From Bakelalan, a 4-5 hour 4WD ride takes you to Lawas, where you can fly to Miri.

6. Gunung Murud trek, 5-6 days return If you’re fit and ready to climb the tallest peak in Sarawak, head to Gunung Murud (2,423m) The trail takes you from Bario-Pa Ukat-Pa Lungan-Long Repung- Pa Remusu and Murud summit. With its labyrinth jungle and village trails, the Kelabit Highlands offers endless choices of trekking options for people with different fitness levels. Waddle on…

The Birds
The Kelabit Highlands plays host to 274 bird species, out of a total of 622 listed for the whole of Borneo Island. Part of this stems from altitudinal and habitat variations throughout the Highlands.
Though the plains around Bario itself are mostly about 3, 300 feet above sea level, some of the outlying hills are as high a 6,000 feet a.s.l., with Mount Murud itself a good 2000 feet higher! On the other hand, areas such as Pa’ Da’lih and beyond, to Pa’ Ramudu and the Batang Kelapang trail south to Long Bangga are quite a bit lower, at only around 2800 feet a.s.l.. Thus, both the upper end of lowland species as well as true sub-montane species are found here, along with the higher montane specialists.
The Botanicals
Habitat variations extends the list with niche specialists from rice fields and orchards to tall grass and scrub, stunted kerangas pole forests, sub-montane dipterocarp forests, and mossy forests in the higher montane areas.

Cameron Highlands

One of the popular tourist activities involves jungle walking and trekking amongst the refreshing cool forest air. Cameron Highlands is also popularly known as the "Green Bowl" of the country as it supplies large amount of local produce of vegetables to many major cities of Malaysia and Singapore. Tea and strawberries are also grown on the terraced slopes of the Cameron Highlands, and the area possesses notable rose gardens as well. Cameron Highlands consists of a series of little townships which include Ringlet, Tanah Rata, and Brinchang. The best tourist amenities are sited in or around Tanah Rata but Brinchang is fast catching up with a number of new apartments and restaurants.

GETTING THERE

From North-South Expressway, exit the expressway at Tapah and then proceed via route 59 straight along the way to the highlands. Alternatively, you can exit the expressway at Simpang Pulai, Ipoh and proceed via a new route to Cameron Highlands along the way to the top. Travelling to the Cameron Highlands takes up to one and a half hours via a winding road from Tapah by car. There is a newer and easier route up from Simpang Pulai (closer to Ipoh) which has a wider road and gentler curves.

ATTRACTIONS

Highest Peak: 2,031 meters - Gunung Berincang Background: The area known as Cameron Highlands, long accessible by road only from Perak and more recently from Kelantan, is actually in the north western corner of the state of Pahang. The Highlands extend f rom about 600 metres (2,000 feet) above sea level to 2,031 meters (6,664 feet)at the peak of Gunung Berincang. The area was discovered in 1885 by a government surveyor named William Cameron, who noted that the relatively flat area which forms the core of the Highlands (now known as Tanah Rate or Flat land ) would be ideal as a retreat from the hot lowlands and for growing crops of temperate climates. Enterprising Chinese settlers soon made their way there to grow vegetables and built a road to take their produce for sale in the lowlands. British planters moved in and built Vacations houses. Later, tea plantations were established. Now, Cameron highland the main area in Peninsular Malaysia for growing temperate climate vegetables, flowers and tea. Produce from this area finds its way to all parts of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore, and some of the tea is exported to other countries. Only fairly flat land is cultivated and the steeper slopes of the Highlands remain under natural montane forest, which can be explored from a number of hiking trails. The whole region was made a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1962.

Fraser’s Hill

The long-tailed sibia too are extremely common and tend to move in groups of 6 or more, they are often seen hopping across from branch to branch rather than flying. Once a year, visitors from around the world descend upon the village for the Annual International Bird Race. At last count, 254 bird species were found on these hills, either having taken up residence or passing through.

GETTING THERE

Approximately 103km north, or two hours' drive, from Kuala Lumpur. Visitors can take the Rawang exit from the highway and drive further north to Kuala Kubu Bahru (KKB) and up to Fraser’s Hill. From KKB, take the road eastwards to Kuala Lipis/Raub. Travel for about 40km until you reach the Gap, Use of public transportation and carpooling is encouraged as this helps reduces traffic into Fraser's Hill's pristine environment and minimizes air pollution. (Some tourists even cycle uphill!). If you are coming from Kuala Lumpur take the NAEILA bus to Tanjung Malim from Puduraya at Platform 21-23. Get off at Kuala Kubu Bharu. There is only one bus a day to Fraser's Hill from Kuala Kubu Bharu at 10.30 am. Therefore, plan your trip well.

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Situated in Pahang next to the northern Selangor border, Fraser's Hill is named after an English adventurer, L. J. Fraser, who explored the area in the late nineteenth century. Fraser's Hill, which actually consists of seven hills at an altitude of between 1,220 and 1,525 metres (4,000 and 5,000 feet), is widely known within Malaysia as a recreational resort area. There is a variety of accommodation, some modeled on old English country houses and dating from colonial times, as well as a first class modern hotel. Local and foreign visitors are encouraged to go to Fraser's Hill for its sporting facilities. But the area is also of great interest to naturalists, bird lovers especially. The predominant natural habitat is lower montane forest (see the section entitled Plant Life), dominated by trees of the oak and laurel families. The bird fauna is especially rich because the area incorporates species from the lowlands, at the upper end of their altitudinal range, together with many of those species confined to true mountain forests. In addition, it has been found that Fraser's Hill is near the centre of a main'flyway', or route, taken by birds which migrate annually to the Malaysian region in orderto escape the winter of northern Asia. These birds are not the shorebirds which may be seen on Malaysia's coasts, but forest lovers, including flycathcers,robins, thrushes, warblers and birds of prey.

Genting Highland

The crisp, cool mountain air and proximity to Kuala Lumpur makes it a great place to escape from urban confusion. Befitting its almost never ending entertainment concept, Genting offers regular international shows, fun-filled rides at the sprawling theme park, delicious dining experience, great golfing at the 18-hole course, horse riding, jungle trekking and lots more.

GETTING THERE

Genting Highlands can be reached from Kuala Lumpur via the faster Karak Highway or the slower old Pahang Road (Route 68). The latter passes by Mimaland, which may be a good place to stop by before proceeding to Genting Highlands. The Genting Express Bus leaves every hour from the Puduraya Bus Station in Kuala Lumpur. Genting also offers limousines, coaches and helicopter services for charter.

ATTRACTIONS

Highest Peak: 180.000 meter Genting Highlands, situated at the Pahang Selangor border some forty kilometres (25 miles) to the south of Fraser's Hill is the nearest mountain resort to Kuala Lumpur. It is also by far the newest in Malaysia, having been opened in 1971. Like Fraser's Hill, it isbestknown for its recreational facilities, most especially as having the only gambling casino in Malaysia The resort area, which has been pre planned and is likely to expand still further, encompasses an altitudinal range of 1,036 metres (3,400 feet) (the golf course) to 1,800 metres (5,905 feet) at the highest peak. As at Fraser's Hill, nature lovers can find much of interest here. Not all recent developments at Genting Highlands have been sensitive to the needs of conservation. For example, the survival of two species of small tree of the citrus family (Melicope suberosa and Maclurodendron magnificum), known only from Genting Highlands, is at risk as a result of forest clearance. Fortunately, plants such as these do not need large areas inwhich to flourish, and the problem is one of lack of communication between naturalists and resort developers. Genting Highlands has been planned with imagination and deserves to succeed. But there is an important message here for 'conservationists' and 'developers' alike.

Maxwell Hill

During its early years, settlers started small scale and ultimatelly unsuccessful farming ventures to cultivate tea, fruit vegetables and to keep cattle for milk production. The oldest highland bungalows in the country, including Bungalows Tempines and Cendana, built in the 1880's, are still used to accommodate visitors. Site Office (Hill Transport Booking Office) Tempat Peranginan Bukit Larut 34020 Taiping, Perak Tel: 05-807 7241 Bukit Larut Hill Resort 34000 Taiping Perak Darul Ridzuan Tel: 05-831 963

GETTING THERE

About 300 km from Kuala Lumpur via North/South Expressway. About 9 km from the centre of Taiping. Access to the hill resorts is only available by District Office Land Rovers or hiking.

ATTRACTIONS

Size: 6,880 Hectares - Peak: 1,450 metres Facilities: Rest houses, kiosk, walking trails, camping and picnic areas, hill top observation deck. Accommodation: Original guesthouses and bungalows provide basic facilities for about 66 people on the hill. Bookings are necessary through Officer in Charge, Bukit Larut Hill Resort, Taiping. A variety of other accommodation is available in nearby Taiping. Attractions: Experiencing original colonial hill station atmosphere. lush, unspoiled forests and gardens, indigenous and exotic flora, mountain birds and wildlife, nature walks, panoramic views. Lake Gardens and Taiping Zoo at foothills. Flora and Fauna: Gazetted as Permanent Forest Estate in 1960, the BLFR comprises some 6,880 hectares of rugged granite mountains known as the Bintang Range. The Perak State Forestry Department's district offices at Larut Matang and Kuala Kangsar jointly administer and control the area. The sections of the Bukit Larut are under the control of the Larut Matang district office. They include about 2,250 hectares of Virgin Jungle Reserve together with three Water Catchments Forests that provide the fresh water supply to Taiping and the surrounding Larut Matang district. Since its establishment in 1884 Bukit Larut has remain small and blissfully, unfashionably undeveloped. It has retained all the original charm and character, created by homesick, sweat sodden colonials, to simulate the familiar, cool and elegantly comfortable surroundings they had traded for an opportunistic life of adventure and excitement in the tropics. Bukit Larut's habitats include lowland diperocarp forest through to upper montane forest around Gunung Hijau, its highest peak at around 1,450 metres. Species diversity includes the Meranti Kerung forest around the foothills, Seraya on the ridges, Meranti Bukit at the upper elevations and Malaysian Oaks at the highest point. A variety of herbs, orchids and ferns grow among the trees. Some 25 species of mammals and more than 200 bird species have been recorded at Bukit Larut and around its foothills in Taiping's Lake Gardens. Notable mammal sightings include the dark handed gibbon, clouded leopard, serow, flat-headed cat, white-bellied rat and the lawas round leaf horseshoe bat. Some of the rarer bird species sighted include black eagles, mountain peacock pheasants, cutias, and peregrine falcons. Also observed are migrant visitors like Japanese sparrowhawks, barn and red-rumped swallows, black bass and the Siberian thrush. Due to Bukit Larut's steep terrain, highest rainfall in the country and water catchments classification, it is regarded as an ecologically sensitive area not suitable for agriculture, mass tourism, or any other type of development that could disturb the natural balance of the surrounding fragile ecosystems. This historically significant area is therefore, likely to remain a remote and pristine cultural and natural heritage wilderness and original highland retreat, retaining its rich and abundant bio-diversity of flora and fauna. Bukit Larut is one of West Malaysia's best, undisturbed natural sanctuaries.

Jerai & Bujang Valley

A rare feature of the itain is the abrupt transition from hill dipterocarp forest to nique flora types of the montane forest. The mountain is water catchment for irrigating the lowland rice plains that h out from its northern foothills to the distant horizon. Meandering through the forested hills of the reserve are ng trails that display a diverse range of vegetation like ferns, orchids and rhododendrons. Fauna observed includes edeer, long tailed macaques, dusky leaf monkeys, squirrels, loris and many bird species. Kedah State Forestry Department Tel: 04 733 3844 Fax: 04 731 0610 Archaeological Museum Bujang Valley 08400 Merbok, Kedah Darul Aman Tel: 04 457 2005 Fax: 04 457 4185

GETTING THERE

About 60 km north west of Penang in south west Kedah. About 35 km from Sungai Petani and Alor Setar. About 430 km from Kuala Lumpur via the North/South Expressway. Bujang Valley Archaeological Museum at Merbok is about 17 km from Sungai Petani.

ATTRACTIONS

Size: 1600 HA . Peak: 1,216 Meters Facilities: Hill resort and forestry museum near the top of Gunung Jerai. Walking trails, picnic areas,parking. Archaeological museum and reconstructed ancienttemples Accommodation : Gunung Jerai Resort on highest north facing peak ofGunung Jerai. No accommodation at Bujang Valley Archaeological site. Range of hotels at Alor Setar and Sungai Petani. Attractions: Cool climate, panoramic views walking trails, birdwatching, historic area at Gunung Jerai, Ancient artifacts and temples at Bujang Valley.