... First of two great Malaysian postcards... a misty morning view at the Sungai Palas Tea Plantation... the most popular tea Centre in the Cameron Highlands... there is a museum providing information about the history of tea in Cameron, as well of the founders and present owners of the Boh Tea company...Thanks a lot Jobbo!!
The Sungai Palas tea plantation is located to the north of Brinchang, on the slopes of Gunung Brinchang, with 2032m the highest mountain in the Highlands.
Cameron Highlands is the smallest district in the state of Pahang, which is located in the north-western corner of the state. It is made up of 3 main townships at different altitudes.
The highlands are named after William Cameron, a British expedition leader. He discovered the location during an expedition in 1885. From that moment onward the Cameron Highlands got increasingly interesting for the British. Because of the perfect climate it was very suitable for cultivating tea, and the Cameron Highlands soon grew out to be the biggest tea region of Malaysia.
Photo:© Dennis M. Allen
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