Hi.. It's me..
On 23 - 27 November 2017, I went to Cameron Highland after I saw a lot of beautiful picture and read a lot of review about mossy forest and Mount Brinchang.
I used Air Asia since they have cheaper flight ticket on Final call, only Rp 271,000.00 + 1000 big points. For the first day, since I arrived in KLIA2 at 12.00 AM, I decided to sleep at the airport. Went down to the bus station at Level 1 to buy my ticket to TBS (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan) for 5.30 AM, I spent the night in the plastic chair, yeah I know it is not comfortable, but since it's only a few hours, why not.
In TBS, I bought bus ticket to Cameron Highland. Please note that all bus to Cameron Highland will stop at Tanah Rata Station. I took Unititi bus, departed at 08.30 AM and arrived at 12.30 PM. The last 60 km before Tanah Rata, the road is winding, so if you have any car sickness, better to go to Ipoh first and then to Cameron highland since the road is less winding. Around 30 km before Tanah Rata you can see a beautiful waterfall on your left side.
If you will return to KL on the weekend, better purchase your ticket in advance. I bought my return ticket when I arrived. I intended to go to Robinson Fall, but the lady who sold my bus ticket said that it is dangerous, and a few days ago someone was mugged there. Since I went alone, I decided to skip this one.
If you are using public transport like me, waiting for a local bus here need a lot of patience. I wait for 20 minutes but the bus is no where to be seen, so I decided to walk to my hostel in Brinchang. I took trail 16 beside Century Pines Resort Cameron Highlands. There is a sign there, but the road is only dirt road, and you have to stepping over water pipe. Don't worry, the trail is really easy.
Parit Fall itself is a small, I mean really small, ditch. Parit is the malay word for ditch / drain. You can go around the Lipir Forest here. But I decided to continue my journey to Brinchang. I walked behind the golf course to avoid too much vehicle. Just use your google map and you will be good to go. I took a rest in YZ strawberry farm for lunch.
|Hutan Lipir Map|
|All Souls' Church|
Remember that now you have to pay government tax when you book a hotel or hostel in Malaysia for 10 RM / night. If you are here on weekend, don't forget to go to Brinchang Night Market. You can buy anything you want here. Strawberry, corn, cactus, fashion, Fresh veggie, food, chocolate, and a lot more. It's better to make sure the location of this Night Market since they are moving it every few months.
|Brinchang Night Matket|
|Sam Poh Temple|
|Inside Sam Poh Temple|
I intended to take half day tour to Mount Brinchang, mossy forest, tea plantation, and some of the local farm, but Mount Brinchang and mossy forest is closed until 31 January 2018 due to some maintenance. So saaaad.. :( So I went to Lavender garden instead. Here you can see a lot of flower, try lavender ice cream, which I can honestly say it's not my taste, take a ton of pictures, or just sit to savor the clear air with a cup of coffee.
|Sky Garden @Lavender Garden|
|BOH Tea Centre|
|BOH Tea Centre|
On my way back to KL, the drive took 6,5 hours, and the bus was late. The bus supposed to depart from Tanah Rata Station at 1.45 PM, but we depart on 2.00 PM and make another stop near the Tourism Centre to take some passenger.
For detailed breakdown of my expense, you can see in below table. For more pictures, come check my Instagram account @finna.susanti. Happy Holiday!