Trip to Cameron Highlands: On Steamboats and Speedboats

Apart from Penang and Langkawi, Cameron Highlands is one of the places in Malaysia that I’ve been wanting to visit! Blame it on Lakwatsera de Primera’s hitchhiking post last year. I haven’t been to any Tea Plantation in my life and as a tea and coffee lover, it would be very interesting for me to see how it is manufactured. Also, I want this trip to be a bit more relaxed. This marks as my third trip to Malaysia!

On my first trip, I enjoyed a trip to Kota Kinabalu by exploring Mt. Kinabalu Park and Island Hopping. I was able to enjoy a Genting Highlands Day Trip and Malaysian/Indian/Chinese Food Trip in Kuala Lumpur last year. Although a trip to a nearby place is much easier to do, I opted to explore and enjoy the cool breeze of Cameron Highlands with travel mate Edgar of EAZY Traveler.

Right after our lunch at the Travel Guard Chartis office (where I learned A LOT about the importance of travel insurance), Edgar and I were dropped at the Pudu Raya Bus Station to catch the 2:30 bus trip to Cameron Highlands. We arrived in the station at 2PM and when we arrived, one of the guards-on-duty advised us to go straight to counter 41 to buy tickets. Unfortunately, Money Changers in Pudu Raya were not open so we needed to run with our luggages to the other side to look for a money changer. Glad that we found one on time! We went back to Pudu Raya station straight to Counter 41. Yey! We made it on time! Mala-Amazing Race na agad!

The sleepless travelers didn’t waste any time. We took the opportunity to sleep and recharge during the duration of the bus trip. We arrived in Cameron Highlands at 5:30PM and the cool weather embraced us. We love it here! πŸ˜€

With no prior accommodation reservation, we ended up staying in a budget hostel. We asked for the wifi password right away. Basta may wifi, ATTACK!

We went out to ask several tour operators on what activities we can possibly do for the next day. Edgar wanted so bad to hike and see the Rafflesia, while I am already ok with the sight of the Tea Plantation. Most of the tour operators we asked were fully booked. Glad that we passed by the Hill Top Travel & Tours mini office and we were convinced to book the Rafflesia & Mossy Forest Adventure Package for RM98 each.

Buying my first pair of Outdoor Sandals

Since we need to trek just to see the Rafflesia, I bought my first Outdoor Sandals in one of the nearby shops. I don’t own any rubbershoes and I always wear slippers when I do such activities 0_0

Is it EAZY for Edgar to finish this Steamboat dinner meal? Hmmm...

For our dinner, we were attracted to the chillax ambiance of Rosette and ordered the Steamboat Full Meal for RM19. With the combination of Tom Yum and Curry as soup, chicken, vegetables, seafood and noodles, I can say that this meal made our first night in Cameron Highlands a special one.

I am ready for the Steamboat Dinner Feast! Weee!

I can say that Cameron Highlands is one of the places that I can see myself staying a bit longer. I prefer places with a cozy ambiance because for some reason, it makes me a bit more productive. The people here are friendly too. We also met two Filipinos working here. Kaaliw! πŸ˜€

Meanwhile, I would like to share this Fail Food Video Blog during our Steamboat Dinner at Rosette. Sorry, I am just THAT hungry =))

Have you been to Cameron Highlands? Which part of Malaysia would you like to visit?

All pictures courtesy of EAZY Traveler because my camera and I have a love-hate relationship toinks. 

Special Thanks to AirPhil Express, Tourism Malaysia and Travel Guard Chartis for making this trip possible!

15 Comments

    • Senyorita said:

      ‘Steamy’ eh =))

      June 24, 2012
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  1. WANDER SHUGAH said:

    ang saya naman! pano nio naman naubos yan?ang dami! πŸ˜€

    June 24, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Hehe yup naubos namin except sa noodles part. I guess with good ambiance and nice conversation, one will have a good dinner feast πŸ˜€

      June 25, 2012
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      • david.edward said:

        pansin mo kada labas mo my binibili kang dapat mong gamit? lol

        June 26, 2012
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        • Senyorita said:

          Bwahaha parang nung sa Genting lang LOL. Ikaw naman kasi hinayaan mo lang akong mag-shorts nun! =))

          June 26, 2012
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          • david.edward said:

            hindi ko naman alam na maulap during that time. lol

            June 27, 2012
  2. Riz said:

    huwawww dami nyong food…. relax na relax kau sa trip nyu.. Sana mapuntahan ko din to pag off q. πŸ™‚ Nice!

    June 24, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Go Riz! I can say that Cameron Highlands is one of the places where you can really have a good weekend break. Aside from the cool weather, you can also do a lot of activities there πŸ˜€

      June 25, 2012
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  3. david.edward said:

    good for two people na ung sa steamboat, meron din kasi sila ung pang group as in sobrang dami. sana nagtry ka din jan ng bakuteh, mas okay daw jan kasi mas my choices. at ang noodles sa ganyan, minsan sobrang dami. ahahhaa.. good thing though nag enjoy ka jan πŸ™‚

    June 25, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Yup we saw it in the menu πŸ˜€ I enjoyed the Steamboat dinner feast kasi bagay din sa cold weather πŸ˜€ Sayang di ako nakapag-Bakuteh. Pagbalik na lang, teh =))

      June 26, 2012
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  4. Ken said:

    Laughtrip ka Mics! πŸ˜› Musta naman ang speedboat for dinner? wehehe you look happy sa pics btw =) =) =)

    June 26, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Haha kahit si Edgar hindi na niya napansin na ‘speedboat’ nasabi ko. Gutom na rin siguro lol. Thanks for the comment. Dapat palaging masaya πŸ™‚

      June 26, 2012
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  5. Haha Mica, you and your flip flops …
    The food looks great! Why you didn’t send me any? πŸ˜€

    June 26, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Haha remember my Batad trek in Flipflops? πŸ˜›

      You need to go back to Malaysia real soon! πŸ˜€

      June 26, 2012
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