Set on the border of Pahang and Kelantan, the hike up Gunung Swettenham and back can easily completed in a day and should be included in the itinerary of any hiker or mountain bagger visiting Cameron Highlands.
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Rows of gerberas at Westwood Highland
Poly tunnels and Taman Desa Corina in the distance
The reception area
One of the many communal spaces downstairs
Plenty of cereals to choose from
The gas cooker in the outdoor kitchen
Westwood Highland not only see a lot of natural and repurposed materials, it also makes room for nature
The “tree house”
Just outside the cafe, a lovely spot to enjoy your freshly brewed coffee
Area underneath the tree house
Set 20 kilometres outside of Tanah Rata in Kampung Raja, the spotlessly clean and simple rustic minimalism of Westwood Highland guesthouse is an adequate base for hiking Cameron Highland’s tougher hills, but an even better place to wind down and do nothing.
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With an early Saturday start and a possible late finish to my Gunung Yong Belar hike, pulling a 6 to 8 hour return drive up and down the winding roads of Cameron Highlands was the last thing I wanted to do. I’d be tired, muddy and probably wrapped around a tree if I did. So in the interest of safety and sufficient rest, I booked a two night stay and Richard and I headed to the highlands for the weekend. Continue reading Cameron Highlands escape – a weekend of summit and scones
I was back in my wet suit, feeling overheated and anxious. I had weights strapped around my waist and an air tank on my back – together it felt as if they were designed to drag me down into the depths of hell. Now I remembered why I’m not a hardcore diver.
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Back in 2014, like a n00b who didn’t know any better, I signed up for the Nuang Jungle Marathon. My hike up and down this formidable 1493 meter peak took just over 8 hours but it was all a blur – all I could recall were its eternal jeep track and menacing clay gullies. Naturally I wanted to do it again….
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It felt too long between road trips, so colluding over coffee one afternoon we decided we’d head north (sort of). Into the interior. Richard, April and I. Bentong-Raub-Bentong-Janda Baik-Bukit Tinggi. It was a lot of ground to cover but we had no plans to rush. We’d play it loose. Bentong for breakfast, Raub for lunch and Bukit Tinggi for for dinner.
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I like to think that my annual New Year’s day hike is a tradition, even though it only started it in 2014 when Hafiza and I hiked up Gunung Nuang from Janda Baik. 2015’s first hike came a little late in February, but better late than never. So it was left to 2016’s 1st January trek up Gunung Bunga Buah with the KL Hiking crew to cement the tradition.
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