The Cameron Highlands
In 1885, a surveyor called William Cameron came across a charming and fertile plateau in the North West of the Peninsula on an expedition and since then they have been called the Cameron Highlands. The Cameron Highlands were developed during the British colonial era to produce valuable commodities including tea and strawberries. You will see the British influence in many of the 'mock-tudor' style buildings here, some complete with red telephone box outside! The rolling hills and pleasantly cool climate make for a refreshing and relaxing break on your tour of Malaysia and the highlands are a great place to do some light trekking as there is a large selection of scenic walks around its mountain peaks, waterfalls and forests.