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Location: BOH Plantation at Sungai Palas, Pahang, Malaysia
Date: 19 August 2008, 10.04am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/8.0, ISO Equiv.: 100

Monday, 18th August 2008 (Day One)

This is Part 1 of my trip to Cameron Highlands located at Pahang, Malaysia. Took exactly 4 hours bus trip (Bus Company - Kurnia Bestari) to Tanah Rata from Puduraya Bus Station. It was a smooth trip using the North-South Highway. But, the moment the bus is fast approaching the long and winding + twisted hill started to rain heavily!

Time taken for the bus to 'climb' up da top of the highlands took about 1 hour long! I was quite worried because there were LOTS of mini to medium landslide around the treacherous slope. Bus is moving up...but cars and lorries are also coming down da hill at the same time. Imagine navigating your way on a two way road which is less than 5m wide! Fortunately, the bus driver is well-verse with the direction and passengers are able to travel safely up to da hill.

Pass by Ringlet and finally da bus stop at the main station at Tanah Rata. Time of arrival is 12.45p.m. Still raining. Took a feeder van to Kang's Traveller Hotel (formerly known as Daniel Traveler Hotel). Paid RM110 for 2 night stay. An affordable budget stay with good facilities (hot water, bath tub, two beds, towels and etc.) Stay in my room until 4.00p.m. Shit! Wasted half a day. Unable to move around due to rainy and cloudy condition. Also not able to capture any photos at all during day time.

Ask around and discovered there is a Pasar Malam (Night Market) located at Brinchang. So...pack my gears and boarded a taxi to the night market. Public transportation in Cameron Highlands is in a FUCKING MESS! The one and only public bus servicing da whole Cameron Highlands is managed by Syarikat Regal. But, its totally unreliable and hopeless. You need to wait for very long hours before da bus is finally arrive. Most tourist rely on package tours which are VERY EXPENSIVE to locals like me. Lots of taxi...but the fares are UNBELIEVABLE EXPENSIVE! My total taxi fees for my two days trip over there is nearly RM100!! No choicelah..have to pay...tourist location are mostly located at Brinchang (about 2-3km away from Tanah Rata)

Pasar Malam at Brinchang, Cameron Highlands is HUGE! The market opens daily during school holiday. Lots of delicious food on sale such as deep fried mushroom, fresh strawberries, veggies, plants, toys, clothes and etc. Its EXTREMELY COLD that night - temperature drop to 15 degree Celsius! After spending 1 hour there, return back to my room. There is no ceiling fan or attached air con in my room. Just open my window and the night breeze that blow in really chill you up to your bone! TRUST ME - ITS REALLY COLD!

Picture 1 - Jade rings

Picture 2 - Green aliens - CJ7 toys...cute toys and key chains on sale (Pasar Malam Brinchang)
Picture 3 - Potato Toy - Add some water into these gunny-sack like toy and it will grow into a green monster! (Pasar Malam Brinchang)

Picture 4 - Fruits galore - Large sized fruits on sale. Those pictured above are lime oranges. Flavour? Sweet and sour (Pasar Malam Brinchang)

Picture 5 - Mixed jewelery - Along Tanah Rata shops, you can see a few mini stall manned either by locals or foreigners selling decorative items and also leather products. Pictured above are some creative necklaces. all of them are handmade! (Tanah Rata)

Picture 6 - Fish balls - Mixed of meat and veggies (Pasar Malam Brinchang)

Picture 7 - Char grilled corn - Smell and taste good! Must try! (Pasar Malam Brinchang)

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  1. Anonymous Says:
  2. Mr. Loke vat happend to u ??? r u still a teacher???or a photographer???
    and wats with all the fucks and damns???i tot tat u stop d students from doing tat instead u r doing tat!!! Fuck u!!!nolah just joking la!!!anyways...chaoz

  3. shloke Says:
  4. ping pong-er,

    still teaching - spend some time to snap lots of pictures :)

    about the F word thingy - an occasional verbal descriptive word to describe my unpleasant esperience - not a way of life.


  5. Anonymous Says:
  6. u dont know me meh??? im Victoria only A.K.A ping pOng FrEaK

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