Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

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Settlements

The five settlements in Cameron Highlands are the Bertam Valley, Kea Farm, Tringkap, Kuala Terla and Kampung Raja. All the five settlements are separated from one another by considerable distances. However, the settlements are easily accessible with one another as well as the towns and major attractions in Camerons Highlands by road.
 
 
 
 
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Bertam Valley
The Bertam Valley is located about 5 km north after the town of Ringlet. The area stretches for about 6 km, situated between meandering hill slopes and home to an agricultural community primarily involved in the cultivation of flowers and vegetables. The occupants here are mostly Chinese farmers and their immigrant workers from Bangladesh. There is a village that seems to be lost in time with a few wooden buildings occupied by shops and restaurants.

Bertam Valley, Cameron Highlands
Bertam Valley

Kea Farm
Kea Farm is about 2 km north of Brinchang and is the highest village or settlement in Cameron Highlands and the rest of Peninsular Malaysia. The settlement is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Cameron Highlands with numerous stalls selling fresh vegetables, fruits and cut flowers. Within Kea Farm is the entrance to Gunung Brinchang, the highest mountain in Cameron Highlands.

Market at Kea Farm, Cameron Highlands
Market at Kea Farm

Tringkap
Tringkap is a small settlement located about 7 km north of Brinchang. It is close to two major tea plantations i.e. Sungai Palas Boh Tea Estate and Cameron Bharat Tea Plantation. Other popular destinations here include the Rose Valley (home to more than 400 varieties of roses) and the Ee Feng Gu Honey Bee Farm. There are also the farms and stalls dotted along the main road selling fresh vegetables, fruits including strawberries, cut flowers and honey.

Kuala Terla
Kuala Terla is about 5 km north from Tringkap and 5 km south of Kampung Raja. Many of the residents here are Chinese followed by Indians and Malays. This is a small settlement and the main economic activity here is farming cultivating mainly vegetables and fruit crops. Tourism is developing here and there are now stalls selling from souvenirs to vegetables as well as small coffee shops and restaurants.

Kampung Raja
Kampung Raja is the first major settlement after departing from the Simpang Pulai Interchange on the North-South Expressway. Kampung Raja which means "king's village" in Malay is the northern gateway to Cameron Highlands from Simpang Pulai. It is relatively a new settlement, developed by the government and settled by residents who once lived near Ringlet and were trans-located to Kampung Raja in the early 80's as a result of a dam project. It is the only settlement in Cameron Highlands that is well planned and organised.

 
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