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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“This natural reserve is so surreal and unique, it deserves a part of its own! Not many people know about this emerald jewel, which serves as a rich habitat for exotic plants like the pitcher plants, ferns and medicinal herbs. Carpeted by a thick layer of moss, you’ll probably feel like you are stepping into the Middle Earth of Malaysia. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Food
“The view of the estate from the glassed restaurant and open deck is magnificent. Very well thought-out concept to impress and educate visitors. A good place that to have good scenery, understanding how the tea is processes, enjoy a good cup of tea.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Place to shop
“The Market is operate every Friday and Saturday night, Public Holiday & School Holidays. It was very crowded and one section was selling clothings and the other section was selling fruits, vegetables & food. Be selective when buying tea packets. Vegetables here look really fresh and good. If u like night markets and wish to avoid the traffic jam, book a room at one of the aprtments in Golden Hills. In addition, you can enjoyed both weekend nights walking along the night market after that take your steamboat dinner around the area. Best of all, the cool weather takes away the stress of squeezing through the crowds”
  • 9 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 2
“Can feel that u never been here and is cool place even here have leave tea the name is boh tea sure u love it ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Place to shop
“This is the most popular market where you can find all the fresh local vegetables, sweet corn, fruits like strawberry, oranges and flowers. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It is located on the first floor of a corner shop lot. Has to climb a flight of steps. Good for tea and scones. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“If the interest lies in scenic vistas, enjoying charismatic natural surroundings and enclosing the panoramic beauty in the form of pictures, then an ideal location to visit in Cameron Highlands is the Lavender gardens. Beautiful landscaped garden covered with purple haze lavender is a brilliant sight to admire. Though not very big but it has well paved pathways that gives an excellent view of the entire colourful scenic extravaganza. A leisure walk along the garden is a splendid way to spend some quality time with loved ones in midst the treasures of nature. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
  • 3 locals recommend
Hotel
“Walking distance about 9 min 700m from Somersquare. Quick facts: The Smokehouse is built in 1937 in the style of a traditional timber framed English inn, complete with nooks and crannies, open fireplaces and crooked floors. You can relax and simply watch the world go by while enjoying a meal in the beautiful garden, or in the cooler months, you can make yourself at home inside by the open fireplaces. Recommendation: Afternoon tea from 11am to 6pm. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Boh Tea Estate at Habu has kept most of its old buildings and retained its authenticity and charm. In contrast, the one in Sungai Palas exudes a modern feel with its focal point being the café housed in a contemporary structure overhanging a hill top. The one in Habu is less frequented by tourists and is hence more quiet and peaceful. The drive to the Habu centre is actually pleasant and enjoyable – just before arriving at the tea estate, the drive along a country road takes you through picturesque vegetable farms. The tea centre opens at 9am, they would let you in to the plantation past the guardhouse at 8.30am. You can find cold crisp mountain air and took in the beautiful views of the green rolling hills of neatly trimmed tea bushes during the morning. Some suggestions on how you could spend a relaxing morning there: Firstly, enjoy a leisurely morning walk. One option is to head down the path that leads to the workers’ village and an Indian school. A more popular option is to do an easy ~5-10 minutes climb (if you’re reasonably fit) up to the “View Point” at the back of the café, to enjoy the spectacular picture-postcard aerial view of the BOH tea factory surrounded by the green hills. Secondly, learn about tea processing by joining a ~10 minutes tour at the old factory. Thirdly, savour a cup of tea together with scones and sandwiches in the café with a view.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nice foods and environment PLUS 10% discount will be given on total bills amount”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“More than just an ordinary strawberry farm, they contain variety of cactus, vegetables and flowers, nice to visit with free entrance and free parking. Experience self-picking strawberry - enjoy the fresh strawberry from the trees. Recommended for bring along your kids to let them learn and experience the farm. Or you can choose to buy the ready picked strawberry at the store.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Historic Site
“One of the arguably most interesting museums you can find in Malaysia can be found in Cameron Highlands. The Time Tunnel Museum pays homage to local culture and bygone times through over 1,000 artifacts, photographs and memorabilia. The best part is that it’s interactive as much as it is educational. You are welcome to pose with the props as you order a drink in an old kopitiam, run your grandmother’s kitchen, or ride a vintage motorcycle.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Farm
“Cameron Lavender is a show garden between Tringkap and Kuala Terla, about 4km north of Kea Farm in Brinchang. One of the more recent attractions in the highlands, the garden features a beautiful lavender field with an assorment of other continental flowers on display, fringed with colourful statues and objects inspired by European countryside scenery. Within the compound, there is a small market for souvenirs, merchandise and souvenirs, while the garden has its own product store and a cafe on a viewing deck at top floor, serving lavender-infused meals including cakes and drinks. Strawberry picking is also available. Open daily from 9am till 6pm, a small ticket fee is charged on visitors. Entrance Fee: MYR 10.00 for adult, MYR 7.00 for kids”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Something different from the other places. I usually go for the grilled fish but they are popular for a roast duck dish”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“It is the highest mountain in the beautiful destination of Cameron Highlands which can be reached through car. Situated on the Perak Pahang border of Malaysia, the greatest attraction of this mount is that the summit of the same can be reached by a car ride through concrete roads. There is a micro station present in the summit and the observation tower is the ideal place to savour the beauty of surrounding area. Infact the watch tower provides the best views of the pictorial Titiwangsa Mountains. The best way to reach the destination is through Brinchang town. It is a 12kms journey which takes about 3 hours to reach the top. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“It is located on the first floor of a corner shop lot. Has to climb a flight of steps. Good for tea and scones. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nice foods and environment PLUS 10% discount will be given on total bills amount”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Something different from the other places. I usually go for the grilled fish but they are popular for a roast duck dish”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Want to have a nice Coffee? Starbucks Coffee Shop is one of the best place for you. It open from morning till 12am midnight, so if you're feel bored due to all shop and activities closed at night time, Starbucks is definitely a best place for you to hang out and gathering. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This restaurant offers good views and foods (steamboat and order dishes from menu). Everything is fresh (even the seafood). Their service is fast even though they are packed. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nestled amidst rolling hilltop landscapes and a golf course is the Jim Thompson Tea Room. Their afternoon tea set is popular among guests, and comes with a three-tier selection of mini pastries, sandwiches and fresh strawberries. Their scones are served fresh from the oven, with clotted cream and delicious homemade strawberry jam – a must try to experience that English colonial charm. A good place to relax and enjoy the peace and good food.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend

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