What are the are some of the Cameron Highlands activities that you can do? If you still have the time, head for Gunung Brinchang and see the mossy forest. Climb up the viewing tower and see a panoramic view of the Titiwangsa Range of Peninsular Malaysia.
The view outside the telecommunication facility. Take note that you are not allowed to go into this facility.
Photo taken from the observation tower.
Visit also the Water Cress Valley and see how this delicate hydroponically vegetable is grown at Tringkap. If you have additional time, visit also the Parit Waterfall though this waterfall is not as big as most other waterfalls in Malaysia.
Cameron Highlands Activities - Gunung Brinchang
Gunung Brinchang is about 6,666 feet above sea level and this is another place that you should not miss. If you have your own vehicle, you can drive all the way to this mountain, park your car and see the mossy forest here. You will be able to find your way to this mountain as there are many signages that direct you to this place.
It is the same way going to Sungai Palas Boh Tea Plantation except that you will be directed to turn left instead of going straight to the plantation at a junction. If you do not have your own transport, you can take a day tour to this place from the tour companies at Tanah Rata or Brinchang.
The road leading to this peak ends at the telecommunication tower facilities. Stop here and take in the sight at the viewing tower just beside this facility. After that, you can take a walk around this place and look out for the moss that grows on the trees.
As of June 2012, the wooden board walk that leads you to the mossy forest is undergoing renovation work. Check out with the tour agency whether it has been open to the public before going. The entrance to the board walk is located about 1.5 km away from the viewing tower.
There is a gazebo and reasonable space to park your vehicle. Even if the renovation work has not been completed, it is still worth taking a drive up here and enjoy the cool and fresh mountainous air.
The signage leading you to Gunung Brinchang. Be careful as you walk on the trail as there are not many signages to guide you here.
The mosses that surround the branches are a typical view as you trek on this mountain.
Cameron Highlands Activities - Watercress Valley
Watercress Valley at Tringkap is another place that you can go and see how the watercresses are being grown. It is interesting to note that this vegetables are grown hypdroponically using the water that flows continuously from the mountain range. There are a few levels of beds with plenty of water flowing through them. Try this vegetable as it is rich in minerals and vitamins.
Water Cress Valley at Tringkap.
This vegetable is usually cooked in soup. If you have steamboat dinner, you will most probably be given this vegetable as part of your ingredients. Otherwise, you can request from the restaurant owner.
The owner of this place also operates a restaurant where you can choose to have charcoal steamboat or barbeque. If you have your meal here, the entrance to the watercress valley is free of charge otherwise you will be charged RM1 as entrance fee.
Water Cress Valley Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +6 05 485 4329
Notice the water that flowed from the pipe continuously. The water is channeled in from the mountain.
The plots of watercress being cultivated here.
Cameron Highlands Activities - Parit Waterfall
This is a much smaller waterfall compared to Robinson Waterfall but it is easily accessible by car. You can drive all the way to this recreation park. If you are coming from Tanah Rata, go further up the road towards Brinchang town. A short distance from Tanah Rata, turn into the direction of Taman Sedia and follow the signage to "Hutan Lipur Parit Fall".
However, do not expect too much from this waterfall as this is a small waterfall. You can play with the water, have picnic and walk up the trails while you are here. Basic toilet facility is available here. There are gazebos that you can use. Entrance is free of charge. The GPS coordinates of this recreation part is N04° 28.452' E101° 23.009'.
The other way to come here is by trekking using the trail beside Century Pines Resort. You will reach the waterfall after a 20 minutes walk from this resort.
The small Parit Waterfall.
The hanging bridge near the waterfall.
The simple restrooms at the recreation park.