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Cameron Highlands Tourism Malaysia News

Cameron Highlands Tourism Malaysia News

Cameron Highlands 金马伦高原 tourism Malaysia news and information travel destinations info section. Think of this area as my newspaper scratchbook with articles and pieces from the dailies and magazines and wherever I can get hold of any material for reference.

News about Cameron Highlands Malaysia

Land Clearing in Cameron Highlands

There is far too much land clearing going on in Cameron Highlands. Ever so often it would come out in the newspaper. And what has the authorities done about them? Almost nothing. Just lip service. No doubt land is scarce in the highlands for growing vegetables. There should be a systematic way of doing agriculture without jeopardizing the environment. Stern action to be taken against the ...

  • Posted on 20 May 2013 | 5:28 pm

About various Highlands in Malaysia

Here's an interesting article about the various cool highlands in Malaysia. It has some interesting bits of history too about each of the highlands mentioned here starting with Bukit Fraser, Cameron Highlands, Penang Hill and Maxwell Hill (Bukit Larut). Cool, cool hills By Anwardi Jamil 19 May 2013 More than just a reprieve from the tropical heat, old hill stations are still charming and ...

  • Posted on 19 May 2013 | 11:33 am

Landslide in Cameron Highlands and Malaysia

Landslide are common occurrence in Cameron Highlands. Wherever there are hill-slope, high rainfall, insufficient vegetation to prevent soil erosion, landslide would occur. Although I have not faced such misfortune, I don't want to think about it whenever I go up the highlands. After all, disaster is beyond our human control and I leave it to God for our protection and safe journey. If PWD can ...

  • Posted on 4 February 2013 | 11:58 pm

Cameron Highlands Resort Murder Mystery Dinner

Fancy having a Cluedo style dinner at Cameron Highlands Resort! Instead of playing a board game, how about doing it role playing style?! So this was what the YTL Cameron Highlands Resort hotel did! Of course at the end of mystery play time the mystery would be solved and the murderer found. But the same can't be said of the real mystery of Jim Thomson disappearance. Without sufficient evidence, ...

  • Posted on 12 December 2012 | 12:27 pm

45th anniversary of Jim Thompson's disappearance

Jim Thompson the Thai Silk King disappeared mysteriously 45 years ago in Cameron Highlands. Til this day nobody knows what happened to him as his body was never found. It is one of those mystery of Cameron Highlands that still intrigues today. Re-living the day Jim Thompson went missing By Michael Cheang Monday March 26, 2012 On the 45th anniversary of Jim Thompson's disappearance in Cameron ...

  • Posted on 26 March 2012 | 11:56 am

Kea Farm Green Cow Area News

Green Cow residents demand A-G drop charges against three who obstructed developer By Joseph Sipalan Tuesday March 6, 2012 MYT 11:50:00 AM PUTRAJAYA: Residents of Green Cow in Cameron Highlands are demanding that the Attorney-General drop charges against three people who obstructed earth works in their hillside village. Some 30 residents of Green Cow and PSM members claimed the earth works were ...

  • Posted on 6 March 2012 | 11:54 am

SMS opinions about CH

Found these 2 SMS from the news, "SMS your views". Read for your info. As for the high cost of tea, would be good if the SMS info the place or restaurant overcharging for all to note. Then again, the establishment may end up fuming take up an axe and come after my blog. Anyway, do ask about pricing before eating if their prices are not displayed. I think one or two black sheep restaurant in ...

  • Posted on 26 February 2012 | 11:23 am

Swiss-Garden International Hotel & Residences in Ringlet Cameron Highlands

Found this news about Swiss Garden International Hotel. It seems they will be adding some properties in Ringlet Cameron Highlands. The news wasn't clear whether it will be hotel or apartment or both. Will wait and see. ---- Swiss-Garden to manage sister hotel in Malacca Saturday February 25, 2012 SWISS-Garden International Hotels, Resorts & Inns signed an agreement to manage the Swiss-Garden ...

  • Posted on 25 February 2012 | 11:13 am

Mossy Forest Boardwalk to Gunung Brinchang being repaired

Mossy Forest Boardwalk to Gunung Brinchang being repaired and should be ready in a months time. Great to give this a go for some outdoor adventure hiking. And yes, people have lost their way resulting in a search and rescue so the boardwalk serves as guide to stick to the path and avoid getting lost. Now that it is under repair they have closed the mossy forest jungle trail for now. According to ...

  • Posted on 17 February 2012 | 12:05 pm

Collecting Cameron Highlands Hillslope Water for Health

Often when I go to Cameron Highlands, I see people collecting water from the hillslope. I have heard that the water is considered healthy because of the perception of being sourced naturally from nature. Yet on the other hand we do not know the actual source and whether there is any contamination to the water collected. Of course people want to improve their health wherever possible and if it ...

  • Posted on 17 February 2012 | 11:37 am

Confusing signs on the Camerons road

Confusing signs on the Camerons road Wednesday February 15, 2012 RECENTLY, my family and I went on a trip to Cameron Highlands. We travelled via Simpang Pulai and on the way we observed two road signs that kept appearing along the road and the two always appeared together (as seen in the photo) [editor: didn't find the photo...]. The first road sign, a white circle with a black diagonal stripe ...

  • Posted on 15 February 2012 | 12:01 pm

Petrol Stations in Cameron Highlands - More needed

You can only get petrol from two towns - Ringlet and Brinchang. If I recall correctly, you can find Shell station in Ringlet and Brinchang and Petronas in Brinchang. I don't ever recall any petrol stations was ever set up in Tanah Rata since long time ago, so I suppose this DAP deputy chairman must have recalled it from his earlier days. Anyway, Cameron Highlands is not a big place and may not be ...

  • Posted on 23 January 2012 | 11:55 am

More expensive vegetables due to poor weather

Whenever it rains too much, we get vegetable shortage as the harvest from the farmers reduced. And that means price increase. No choice but to pay for it, we still need to eat. When it comes to food prices, not just vegetables, but a wide variety of food items has been increasing price for the past many years due to many factors not just due to poor harvest from bad weather, but also from ...

  • Posted on 16 January 2012 | 12:15 pm

Cameron Highlands vegetable prices going up

Cameron Highlands vegetable prices going up adding to the raising prices of many food essential is adding to the woes of people in Malaysia. My mom-in-law is sure going to complain a lot since she does the marketing! As for me, I have seen the general prices of food increasing in leaps and bounds! Just last weekend my wife went to purchase a can of sweetened condense milk and she said it was so ...

  • Posted on 8 November 2011 | 10:40 am

Simpang Pulai Road to be repaired by Public Works Dept

Hey guys, do be careful when using the Simpang Pulai Road to Cameron Highlands. Apparently there is a stretch that is prone to soil movement and thus landslide. Hopefully the Public Works Department will be able to make repairs to avoid any mishap. So far while travelling, I seldom think about such so much and leave it to God for journey mercies. So far my trips to Cameron Highlands has been ...

  • Posted on 26 August 2011 | 10:26 am

Landslide at Simpang Pulai Stretch

Looks like there are some minor landslide along the Simpang Pulai stretch. Whenever it rains, soil erosion occurs and when the ground becomes liquefied, it won't be able to hold the weight of the soil and landslide occurs. Danger up high Friday August 12, 2011 A bus passing through a stretch of the Simpang Pulai- Cameron Highlands road. — Saiful Bahri / The Star THE Perak Public Works ...

  • Posted on 12 August 2011 | 5:07 pm

Cameron Highlands Landslide

Cameron Highlands landslide: Seven dead Published: Monday August 8, 2011 MYT 8:08:00 AM Updated: Monday August 8, 2011 MYT 1:44:12 PM CAMERON HIGHLANDS: Seven people, including a family of three, died in Sunday's landslide at Kampung Sungai Ruil, near Brinchang in Cameron Highlands, with two others surviving the incident. A Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said the last victim was found at ...

  • Posted on 8 August 2011 | 2:17 pm

No privacy in Cool Point Hotel

Arrested in hotel room for wearing Bersih t-shirts Cameron Highlands police invaded the privacy of four people by arresting them for wearing Bersih t-shirts inside their hotel room. KUALA LUMPUR: In a blatant invasion of privacy, the police arrested four people on holiday in Cameron Highlands by entering their hotel room at 1am on Sunday. The reason for the arrest: they were wearing Bersih ...

  • Posted on 18 July 2011 | 7:12 pm

Cameron Highlands Traffic Jams

Here's a resident of Cameron Highlands complaining about the traffic jams and road congestion of this popular Cameron Highlands resort. If it was me, I would be fuming mad at the heavy traffic whenever a peak weekend or peak holiday season attraction thousands of tourist. Since I'm just a tourist having a love for this popular Malaysia highland, taking a break from the rat race of KL only to face ...

  • Posted on 14 July 2011 | 11:02 am

The skilled need to be wooed back

The skilled need to be wooed back Tuesday June 21, 2011 IT was with interest I read that a man from relatively humble beginnings in Cameron Highlands, Sam Chong, is among Australia’s richest persons with wealth estimated at around A$950mil (RM3.06bil), made from coal mining (“I did it mine-way! M’sian-born Chong among Aussie’s richest” – The Star, June 20). Like Datuk Jimmy Choo, here is ...

  • Posted on 21 June 2011 | 4:49 pm

Man from Cameron Highlands is among Australia's richest

June, 19. 2011 MELBOURNE: A man from humble beginnings in Cameron Highlands is today Australia's wealthiest Malaysian-born with a fortune of A$950mil (RM3.06bil) made from coal mining. Sam Chong, 68, has kept a low profile and managed to avoid the limelight until last week when the Business Review Weekly (BRW) named him in its "Rich 200" list. Publicity-shy Chong, a mining engineer, is rarely ...

  • Posted on 19 June 2011 | 4:43 pm

A long walk down to Boh Tea Plantation

A long walk down Saturday June 4, 2011 I have one more year to retirement. My working life has been very interesting as I have met so many people with unique characters. During our company’s recent team building trip to Cameron Highlands, the boss hired a small 25-seater coach for the 21 people on the trip. Among us was a young girl, fresh from school, who was normally quite talkative at work. ...

  • Posted on 4 June 2011 | 7:48 pm

Some info about Incinerator and there is one in Cameron Highlands!

More incinerators needed for waste disposal Thursday May 26, 2011 MYT 5:26:00 PM LANGKAWI: More incinerators must be built in the country as landfills can no longer be accepted as the best option for waste disposal in the future, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Chor Chee Heong said. He said on environmental and health-related grounds, incinerators would also be the preferred choice ...

  • Posted on 27 May 2011 | 8:12 pm

Cuti-Cuti Cameron Highlands road in bad shape

Cuti-Cuti road in bad shape Wednesday April 6, 2011 I AM a frequent traveller from and to Cameron Highlands and most of the time I use the road to Tapah. This road is in a very bad condition on the Perak side. There are so many potholes and depressions along the road that makes driving very difficult. Even after the potholes have been patched up, heavy use of this road by lorries transporting ...

  • Posted on 6 April 2011 | 7:54 pm

Volunteers commended for rescuing tourist lost in Gunung Brinchang

Volunteers commended for rescuing tourist Monday March 28, 2011 KUANTAN: It was the cooperation between the public and police that saved Lee Wonk-seok, son of the South Korean Ambassador to Malaysia, after he went missing at Gunung Brinchang, Cameron Highlands. Businessman Ramakrishnan Ramasamy, 45, said he, along with 12 other volunteers and the police managed to locate Lee, in his 20s, in a ...

  • Posted on 28 March 2011 | 7:59 pm