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EXPLORE THE LUSH CAMERON HIGHLANDS OF MALAYSIA with THEBOOKJEANIE
More than a quarter century ago, we used to pack the kids in the car and make the long drive from our home in Kuala Lumpur to the colonial hill station of Cameron Highlands when we needed an escape from the heat and humidity of the capital. There was a fairly modern highway up to the town of Tapah but from there it was necessary to turn off onto a narrow twisting road with literally hundreds of curves and hairpin turns along the way, climbing to an altitude of over 1500 metres at Tanah Rata. The long and gradual ascent began with dense jungle but eventually gave way to undulating fields of emerald green tea plantations. With our windows rolled down, we would breathe in the cool fragrant air, looking forward to the chill in the evening and to roasting marshmallows in the fireplace of our cottage. Days were spent hiking, visiting tea plantations, flower nurseries, and exploring the jungle trails where butterflies, orchids,…