Saturday, June 9, 2012

Cameron Highlands

We had a refreshing family holiday and church family camp up in the cool highlands of Camerons. Ate loads! First stop was breakfast at Ye Olde Smokehouse. Pricey but food was nice. Took lots of shots here. Scroll down to view!

We went sightseeing at Boh Tea Plantation and MARDI  - pics below:

Many strawberry farms here - we visited one of them. Free entry. Some farms even allow you to pick your own strawberries. Bought a box of strawberries and strawberry jam. Yeah - shopping like a tourist!

Another place we visited : Butterfly Farm. Not much butterflies though but they do have other insects and animals e.g. scorpions, spiders and snakes. Tickets cost RM5 per adult and RM2 per child.

The photo below was taken at Cameron Valley Tea Plantation. Breathtaking view here - better than Boh Tea Plantation. There's a cafe here selling cakes and drinks too. 

We also had meals at Lord's Cafe (Tanah Rata) - famous for their homemade chicken pie and buttery scones. Very reasonable pricing here.  Another recommended cafe is Uncle Chow's Kopitiam (Tanah Rata). I love their  homemade scones! We also had lunch at The Lakehouse (Ringlet) although the prices were ridiculously high..... because of the terrible traffic jam in Cameron Highlands on Agong's birthday! We couldn't get into Tanah Rata or Brinchang.Yikes!

Then our church family camp commenced at Chefoo Methodist Center Brinchang. The speaker was Bro. Steven Low who spoke on the theme : Keep the Fire Burning. I was deeply touched by God's word during the entire camp. The children had their own sessions at the camp - thanks to a volunteer family from another church who kept them occupied with loads of fun activities. The children even did a short performance on the last day of camp (see pic above). 

All in all, it was a relaxing break although it would have been perfect without the traffic jams! Note to self - no more going to Cameron Highlands on a public holiday or school holiday - and next time, splurge and stay at YTL's Cameron Highlands' Resort (perhaps for my 10th wedding anniversary?)