Kuala Lumpur seems to be a city that is kept alive through its preserved traditions, the tall skyscrapers that puncture the sky, and the scrumptious food as diverse as the cultures that exist in it. These are all pretty evident when you walk through the city.
But there’s still an element of Kuala Lumpur some people haven’t explored as much yet. The Kuala Lumpur highlands have become some sort of respite to the hot, humid temperatures of the city and the beaches. The rolling hills, Tudor cottages, beautiful flower gardens and charming teahouses make for a one-of-a-kind Malaysian trip.
Sitting at 1,500 metres above sea level, the Cameron Highlands can be found along a mountain plateau above a river valley. It was named after British surveyor Sir William Cameron when he arrived in the area during a mapping expedition.
The Cameron Highlands has agricultural farms which makes it the perfect place to get really fresh produce. When you hike up here, visit Chai Kok Lim Strawberry Farm, Cameron Highlands Butterfly Farm, and Boh Sungai Palas Tea Estate.
Genting Highlands is the City of Entertainment, being called Malaysia’s version of Las Vegas. Temperatures range from 16 degrees to 24 degrees which really makes it an ideal place to cool down. The place allows you to escape the heat of the city centre without losing the urban vibe.
Known for its nightlife and casinos, Genting Highlands features First World Hotel which was named the world’s largest hotel by the Guinness World Book of Records in 2006. Places you can go to include Chin Swee Caves Temple, Genting Strawberry Leisure Farm, Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre, and World of Phalaenopsis.
Get a bit of that European vibe in Malaysia when you go to Berjaya Hill. It’s spread across 16,000 acres of tropical rainforest and is popular among tourists because of the village site based off of French landmarks like a drawbridge, a castle moat, and more.
This is the perfect place for photographers or Instagrammers who are looking for a unique place to take shots of. You just have to visit Colmar Tropicale cobblestone village, Japanese village, and the botanical gardens.
To make it easy for your to visit these awesome highlands, consider staying at Bintang Warisan Hotel. Its location at city centre means that going to Berjaya Hill, Cameron Highlands, and Genting Highlands is navigable. It certainly helps that the hotel offers amazing accommodation, facilities, and services that will make the end of your highlands trip completely relaxing.
Everyone loves a good trip up beautiful rolling hills. So come on up to Kuala Lumpur’s highlands and enjoy the climate and the cool sites.