CAMERON HIGHLAND, MALAYSIA

Area Code 05 $1=RM3.22 Nov 5, 2007

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City: Tanah Rata

Pleasant hill station - with year round cool temperatures, offers a welcome escape from the heat of lower areas. Surrounded by tea plantations and jungle trails, a perfect place to go hiking or simply relax in a hassle-free environment.

There are 3 towns in the Cameron Highlands: Ringlet, Tanah Rata, Brinchang. Tanah Rata is the backpackers base. A great place for meeting other travelers.

Avoid local holiday periods when the area is invaded by Malaysians & Singaporeans.

Direct buses are running from KL and Penang/Butterworth. More buses running from Tapah.

Weather: Temperate/Cool climate year round. Mean Min 14C, Mean Max 23C
Dry Season: Rain is common throughout the year
Wet Season: Nov-Feb (Nov-Dec is monsoon time) Landslides can occur during this time.
Tourist Peak: Malaysia/Singapore holidays, Early Dec, New Year, Chinese New Year

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