Up in the mountains are the Cameron Highlands with its nice refreshing temperature of around 24°C, which is more than welcome after weeks of excruciating heat.
So besides cooling of, what am I doing here? Well mostly for the astonishing views of the tea plantations (see pic above). With a tour you also see the tea factory, go to the top of the highest mountain in the area and visit the butterfly farm (a greenhouse full of flowers and butterflies).
Unfortunately there’s also a good chance of rain in this area, so instead of spending the afternoon hiking one of the many trails, I spend it in my hotel during a massive downpour 🙁
Driving 3 hours to the East is the entry to the jungle Taman Negara. You get to the park by a scenic boat ride across a chocolate milk river. (See how brown it is!)
The most fun part of this jungle is the canopy walkway; a 40 meter high bridge among the tall trees. I expected just a cross over but was pleasantly surprised that it was a whole parkour of bridges to cross.
Oh the town itself doesn’t have a lot to offer; mediocre restaurants and the worst was no WIFI anywhere. For an internet junky like me this can be quite a horrible happening.