During the holiday season, it was not surprising to see many bus loads of people coming from all over the country. It's quite the norm to be caught in traffic jam around town and the tourist spots during the peak season. So, instead of covering the usual tourist attractions, we decided to take a less traveled path which was leisurely hiking up to Gunung Brinchang, the highest peak in CH. Since it was only a 2D 1N short trip, we only managed to visit the Sungai Palas Tea Plantation, Cactus Point, the famous morning and night market and Cameron Valley apart from the farm visit.
It was notoriously not an easy drive to the tea plantation with the winding, narrow mountain roads filled with sharp bends at some stretches. There is ample parking space here along the road though and this is also a great spot for taking photos. You can turn off your car’s air-cond and experience the cool natural air- cond on the highlands. Unfortunately, we missed the opportunity of visiting and enjoying our cuppa at the Boh Tea Center as the visiting hours ended at 4.30p.m. :( So we ended up taking plenty of photos all the way up, admiring the breathtaking views, enchanting mountains while soaking in the cool, fresh air of the highlands. FYI, the tea center is closed every Monday and visiting hours are from 9.00am to 4.30pm.
Plans were made for us to dine for a specially prepared steamboat dinner later in the evening. After dinner, we explored the Brinchang night market where it comes alive every Friday and Saturday nights. Apart from the usual fruits and vegetables, lovely souvenirs are available and not to mention the tempting aroma of freshly cooked snacks and I just couldn't resist buying some of those yummylicious satay, nasi kerabu, to name a few.