in the Cameron Highlands
and the new road Ipoh -
A long and winding road leads
you from Tapah at the North South Highway to the Cameron Highlands. This
road lead you through the tropical forest to the tea plantations. On your
way "up" you will pass several settlements of the Orang Asli,
the original people from Malaysia. Along the road they have stall, where
they try to make some money by selling honey and durians to the people.
Have a break, make a stop and have a look in one of those villages.
A lot of the Orang Asli people are working at the tea plantations. When
you visit one, you must have a look how they live at the tea
are three different groups of Orang Asli: the Senoi, the Orang Malayu Asli
an the Negrito’s. (look at the special page about
the Orang Asli)
Honey and durian for sale
Senoi are living in the Cameron Highlands mostly. They look like real Malaysians.
You shouldn’t recognize them in a city like Kuala Lumpur, although some of
them look like negrito’s. The Senoi are working mostly at the tea
plantations. Originally the come from Cambodja, Vietnam and Thailand.
Probably they can to Malaysia 6000 – 8000 years ago.
if you have visited the Cameron Highland, you can go down to the highway in another direction. North, to Ipoh.
When you are in the Cameron Highlands, in a town called “Berincang”,
you’ll see a sign with “Simpang Pulau”
That’s the intersection at the highway, just outside Ipoh. it
should take a one hour drive. Landslides delayed the opening of the road,
but it's open now.
The new road from Simpang Pulai
(near Ipoh) to the Camerons is ready now. It takes 1 hour from Ipoh to the
Another new road is going from the Cameron Highlands to Gua Musang. It's a
very good road, but the route from Kampong Raja to Gua Musang has no petrol
station. Please take notice!
Road through the tea plantations