Cameron Highlands’ Gunung Brinchang

Despite sleeping late or should I say early (after midnight is morning mah), we still woke up early to start the day coz we wanted to maximise the morning before the rain catches up in the evening!

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While waiting for breakfast and for the rest to get ready, two groups of people, one batch students and one batch adults, had marched out of the place separately.  Hmmm… this place has gone popular because of my blog ke, I wonder…   hehe…

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Brudder TFL suggested we take a hike to Gunung Brinchang!

Yippy!

“We go in 2 cars, park one car so that those who love to walk up can do so and the rest follow the other car up.  Okay?”

That idea sounded so perfect until he said, “The hike up will take at least one hour!”

Huh?  One hour ah???  No, no, no!  Let’s not waste time.  Since we can drive up, we’ll drive both the cars up lah!  Okay?

“Can also!  Up to you!”    🙂

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Dear nephew found some leakage in his car and had to send it to the workshop for the day.  It was good that brudder TFL has friends here who are mechanics.

With dear nephew’s car in the workshop, dear nephew had to drive my car while TFL drove his for the day’s activities.

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Immediately after leaving the car in the workshop, we carried on with our plan to conquer Gunung Brinchang!  Yup!  To get to there, we had turn into the road to BOH, Sg Palas Tea Centre!

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Aiyah, must go all the way and have a cup of tea first lah before hiking the Gunung Brinchang mah.  After all, we were there to relax….    :D

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Like the last time, we walked up via the tar road and went down via the tea plantation.  When I saw dear nephew taking some pictures with this pose, I could not resist taking him in action lah!  So “yau yeng”!  Hahaha!!

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BOH serves the best “teh tarik kurang manis” (pulled tea less sweet)!

This picture was taken by the 9 years old of her 6 years old sister!  I must put this in writing that the 9 years old girl is really talented and a fast learner in photography!  In fact, she was having fun with my camera for most of the trip!    😀

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Dear nephew took these panoramic pictures!  Beautifully captured and precisely attached!  Great shots, dear nephew!  Thanks!    😀

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You would have noticed this signage on the way to the BOH Tea Plantation.  Hence, on the way out from there, just turn right and drive on.  The red signboard informed the public that the Mossy Jungle is closed to the public until further notice.  Haizzz, why lah no English words one??    :(

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Just before you reach the top, you will find the Mountain Strawberry Farm!

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The first thing that attracted us to stop here was the baby goats!  Ohhhhh, soooo cuteeeee……..  See dear 9 years old having fun with them!!!   Reminds me of “Mary had a little lamb” nursery rhyme!

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Other than baby goats, there were old goats too!  Got “janggut” (beard) must be old lor!  Hahaha!

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Guess who took this picture?!  Not dear cousin, dear nephew or me!  It was one of the foreign workers working in this place!  Look at the special effect!  Simple technique of placing the strawberry in front of the camera!  Thumbs up!

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We proceeded to ascend to Gunung Brinchang from the farm!  Long, narrow and winding road all the way!  Dear nephew and brudder TFL had to press on the horn at all corners to warn on coming cars or anyone hiking up or down the hill!

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Still a long way to go!  I must say, one must really make sure the tyres got grip and the brakes work well before taking the challenge of driving up!

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At the top, we could see tower, tower and tower only!   Err, this is Steysen Micro mah!  Oh look!  Got a look out tower too!  Want go up?  No?    Why lah?
;(

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Aiyor, look at what visitors here had done to the signage!  Ohhh, I should be looking at the figures; 6666 ft / 2031 m!  Wah, we had driven to so high wor…

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From the signage above, we took a short walk along the fence until we reached this signage.  Erm,  we better not walk on lei unless we got a guide with us!  Let’s turn back!

We were being told we could see nice views from here but what we saw that day was only thick clouds!  Nothing scenic or breath taking!

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I managed to capture a few nice shots on the way down.  See the narrow road!  Only one car can drive through safely.

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There were landslides along the way and young people hiking down in the drizzle.  Young people are always more adventurous one!  Walking in the rain no problem!  Hehehe…

TFL said it would be about an hour walk up.  I would say that could be a little underestimated….  could take two hours or more man!  Phew!  Must be thankful that we decided to drive up instead!     ;D

Now, now, will I come here again?  No, I don’t think so!  Not driving up or even hiking up!  Reasons being it is a little too dangerous to walk or drive up and down the road.  Also, until and unless I have a guide with me, I would not be able to explore the jungles lei and walking on tar roads had never appealed to me.

I would, however, love to go to the BOH Tea Plantation again!  Love the environment and the air there, not forgetting the cup of tea!

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Yum Tea!

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Look out for the next post on what we did, differently!      :D

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