The Cameron Highlands is one of Malaysia’s most extensive hill stations.
Situated at the northwestern tip of Pahang, the “Camerons” is approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi) from Kuala Lumpur.
Discovered by Sir William Cameron in 1885, the outpost consists of three districts, namely Ringlet, Tanah Rata and Ulu Telom. All are nestled at elevations ranging from 1,100 metres (3,600 ft) to 1,600 metres (5,200 ft) above sea level.
The mean annual temperature of the retreat is about 18 °C (64 °F).
Most of the residents here are entrepreneurs, service industry employees, farm workers, retirees or government servants. The languages spoken are Malay, Mandarin, Tamil and English. Islam, Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Christianity and Sikhism are the main religions of the haven.
Developed in the 1930s, the tableland is one of the oldest tourist spots in Malaysia. Apart from its tea estates, the plateau is also noted for its cool weather, ords, nurseries, farmlands, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, wildlife, mossy forest, golf course, hotels, places of worship, bungalows, Land Rovers, museum and its aborigines (Orang Asli).
Uploaded: Nov 12, 2014