drbubb Posted November 1, 2011 Report Share Posted November 1, 2011 Cameron Highlands, Malaysia (MY #6) Ringlet, Tanah Rata, Ulu Telom & Kea Farm ========================================= Cameron Highlands / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Country : Malaysia :: State : Pahang Darul Makmur / Seat : Tanah Rata Area - Total 712 km2 (274.9 sq mi) Population (2006) - Total== : 34,800 / - Density : 48.9/km2 (126.6/sq mi) The Cameron Highlands is one of Malaysia’s most extensive hill stations. It covers an area of 712 square kilometers. To the north, its boundary touches that of Kelantan; to the west, it shares part of its border with Perak. Situated at the north-western tip of Pahang, the “Camerons” is approximately 85 kilometres from Ipoh or about 200 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur. During the day, the temperature seldom soars above 25°C; at night, it is the opposite: the temperature can sometimes drop to as low as 12°C. The resort has a diverse population of more than 34,000 people. It comprises Malays, Chinese, Indians and other ethnic groups. The literacy rate here is above 88 per cent. The plateau was first developed by the British in the 1920s. It is made up of three sub-districts, namely Ringlet (5,165 ha), Tanah Rata (2,081 ha) and Ulu Telom (63,981 ha). Of the three, Tanah Rata serves as the administrative centre of the region. . . . There are six mountains at the retreat. The highest peak is Mount Batu Brinchang (Malay: Gunung Batu Brinchang). At the top of the 2,031-metre mountain is a radio and television station. Close to it is a 15-metre-high “Observation Tower”. This is the best place to get a good view of the neighbourhood. Much of the Cameron Highlands is under cultivation. There are some 3,642 hectares of forest. Jungle trials lead visitors to scenic spots, waterfalls and aboriginal villages. Most of the tracks here begin at Tanah Rata. There are more than 14 paths to pick and choose from. Depending on its distance, some routes can take as long as five hours to cover. Apart from its walks, the sanctuary is also known for its tea plantations, vegetable farms, orchards, nurseries, insect life, soaring peaks, nature spots, temperate plants, deep ravines, mossy forest, wild animals, serene lakes, golf links, meandering streams, jungle-clad hills, rest houses, places of worship, waterfalls, rolling greens, reptiles, colonial mansions, Land Rovers, migratory birds, animal traps and last but not least, its awe-inspiring natives. The Lakehouse Hotel, Cameron Highlands (Habu?) The natives or aborigines are basically jungle dwellers. On the surface, their lifestyle has always been made out to be backward. But this has changed over the years. While many have left to take up residence in the nearby towns, there are still some who prefer to treat the jungle as their home. /more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameron_Highlands ==== ==== ==== PORTAL :: http://www.cameron.com.my/ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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