For a town whose fortunes were built on the back of tin mining in one of the world’s deepest mines, where the only light source would have been a headlamp, Sungai Lembing’s most appealing natural attractions revolve around light. Rainbow Falls, located 10 kilometres outside of town is it’s prettiest.
The magical cloud-covered views of Sungai Lembing are reason enough to wake up early and make the heart-pumping stair climb up Panorama Hill.
The chilled out vibe and ramshackle huts of Cherating’s beach have been attracting urban escapees and foreign backpackers to it’s golden sands for decades. Yet the area’s best attraction has to be its river.
A new resort and the promise of satar and stuffed crab were sufficient reason for me to tag along on a trip to Cherating.
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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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.
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