Tropical Malaysia may not conjure up images of highlands and mountainous terrain to most travellers. Instead it’s the country’s golden sandy beaches, coconut trees and crystal clear sea that first come to mind.

This is a country that can’t claim to be mountainous, but can boast of having some pretty fine mountains; Mount Kinabalu in Borneo being the highest at around 4000 metres. On mainland Malaysia towards the middle of the country, another set of rolling hills and decent sized mountains exist. This place known as “Cameron Highlands” - very unMalaysian sounding - has a long history, some of it British, most of it native. These highlands once  played host to the British military when Malaysia was known as, Malaya.

Now it stands on its own, fertile, hilly, abundantly rich in market produce, and would you believe it - tea.

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