Monday, July 07, 2008

Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

So we visited this quaint & charming hill station in Malaysia & it was a lovely & memorable holiday.

We stayed at a Tudor-styled cottage-hotel called "The Old Smokehouse" and it was a slice out of colonial English holiday-life. Cuppa tea in the garden, wine by the fire-place in the evenings, even our breakfast was served in courses! :)

The landscape of Cameron Highlands is BEAUTIFUL. The tea-plantations cover a lot of land and there are points in the hill roads where you can only view acres & acres of tea plantations in any direction you see, as far away as you see. It's like a massive green carpet in the distance & a lovely never-ending garden up close.

And the weather was perfect. It was nippy, but not oppressively cold. In the mornings, the mist would sneek through the doors & windows until everything became bleary, romantic & bollywood-film-like (If I resisted the temptation to dance around trees or roll down the hill slopes, it was only because H is too shy to do such things).
Sigh. Back in Singapore now...it's hot, humid & I see Monday-morning zombies as far as I can see.

7 comments:

Fighter Jet said...

Ohh..thats lovely!

Sneha said...

That last snap - with the mist seeping into the room - looks like a cover of a postcard!

Good to hear that you enjoyed your holiday :-)

Parth said...

The last snap is really beautiful.

Satyajit said...

dayam....the photos look right out of a fairy tale book with woodland creatures popping out to dance to daler mehendi...
seriously, awesome place.

Radha said...

Fighter Jet,
Yes, it was :)

Sneha,
It was a great holiday!

Parth,
It is!

Satya,
The place was like an absolute postcard!
Daler Mehendi? Seriously??

amna said...

oh wow the place looks gorgeous!!

syrel smith said...

Traveling to other places is one of the most wanted vacation of the people. They get to know different cultures and learn different traditions and cultures also. This is an interesting article. Keep it up.

Regards,
Syrel