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RINGLET  

Ringlet
Ringlet, the first town

Ringlet felt more like a trading area for commercial activities with its various "kedai runcit" and old style shops for the Cameron Highland folks. Ringlet is the first town on the road to Cameron Highlands from Tapah. It is a hub of Malaysia's vegetable farming and international flower farming sector.
It is usually bypassed by most visitors. For the intrepid explorer it could be an interesting place to walk about. This town was the first settlement in the Cameron Highlands so it has a long history around this area. The town looks very typical of any lowland settlements in Peninsula Malaysia, with its old shophouses, roadside parking spaces and slow-moving traffic.
There are a few outlets for basic supply purchases here, such as petrol station, sundry shops, restaurants, etc. Considering one may have driven for about one hour through the winding road of Tapah - Ringlet route, the town of Ringlet can possibly be an acceptable pit stop for some rest time or potty break, but nothing else.
As you drive around the bend on the main road you can see the vast valley area populated by the old style housing of the locals.

 Ringlet
Ringlet, agricultural hub.

Ringlet is located at an elevation of 1,135 metres above sea-level, Ringlet is one of the main agricultural hub for the highlands. Bertam Valley which is located about 5km away is one of the main flower and vegetable producers in Cameron highlands. You wont find any hotels here in Ringlet. The nearest hotel is the LakeHouse which is less then 10 minutes away. If you are driving through Ringlet, you may want to make a quick stop for petrol and even take in the surrounding attractions that include a market, a tender and a temple.

 

Ringlet
The main Street.

The Lakehouse

A charming country house inspired by English heritage, The Lakehouse features wooden ceiling beams and four-poster beds. Sitting on a hill in Cameron Highlands, the hotel offers guided jungle treks. The Lakehouse Cameron Highlands Resort is 1 km above sea level and overlooks Sultan Abu Bakar Lake. The nearest town, Ipoh, is a 90-minute drive away, while Kuala Lumpur is a 3-hour drive away. Rooms at The Lakehouse Cameron Highlands feature antique pieces, such as an antique table fan and a rotary dial telephone. Each room has tea/coffee making facilities and a vanity area with a full-length mirror. Room service is also available. Guests can settle into one of the cosy armchairs at the Reading Room and enjoy quiet moments by the fireplace. There is also a games room where guests can play board games. The Lakehouse Resort provides a safety deposit box at the front desk. Open for breakfast and dinner, the restaurant serves local and English specialities, with vegetarian choices. Cameron Bar offers a wide selection of liquor and a TV with sports channels. The Lakeview Terrace is a great spot for English tea in the afternoons.

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