As I do every Chinese New Year, I pack my bags and head home to Malaysia to spend the holidays with family and friends.
This year, Liz, Orchid and I thought we’d do something different. Instead of having a big family gathering at home, we would have a family vacation in Cameron Highlands – one of Malaysia’s popular highland getaways where the weather is cool and the air is fresh! A welcomed break from Kuala Lumpur’s hot and humid climate.
Clearly not the most innovative plan because just about every other family in Malaysia decided to vacation in Cameron Highlands during the New Year festivities as well. But you’d never tell from these photos that we had to battle, push and squeeze through hordes of holiday makers.
This was a school during British Malaysia.
Mr. Bala, who lives on the premises with his family,
converted the colonial style building into an inn for weary travelers.
Tcafe in Tanah Rata serves really good scones.
All that’s missing is the real cream.
But you can’t beat RM2.80 a scone when
everything up here is usually overpriced.
Tight Squeeze: The narrow road to the Sungai Palas Boh Tea Plantation
is a treacherous one – accommodating only one way traffic
with tight curves and a ravine on one side.
This drive it best made without nervous parents in the car. ;p
Back at the markets: We sampled some of the freshly picked produce from
the farms in the area. Pictured above are oyster mushroom fritters,
steamed sweet potato, and buttered sweet corn.
So simple, so delicious.
Thanks for viewing our ’09 CNY getaway photo journal with us!