Monday, June 13, 2011

Lets visit Agro Technology Park Mardi,Cameron Highlands

About Agro Technology Park
The district of Cameron Highlands countryside is endowed with inexhaustible historical, natural and human riches, generously revealed to the visitor.  Its traditional villages, enhance and complement a wonderful natural environment, with their local character, traditional architecture and village planning.

The MARDI Cameron Highlands Stations was first established by the British in 1925.  It was then known as the Federal Experimental Station.  Tea was first introduced in the country in 1925 and these early tea bushes are growing healthy at the station until today.  The first tea factory built in 1935 is still capable of processing black tea.
The Agrotechnology Park MARDI Cameron Highlands is located within the station and was officiated by His Royal Highness DYMM The Sultan Of Pahang on 14th of June, 2003.  Since then, about 65,000 visitors, visit the park each year.
The Agrotech Park is only 1km away from the town of  Tanah Rata and easily reaches by car, taxi, bus or even by foot.  Among the major attractions are the English Garden, strawberry production, vegetable and cut flower production, green house research and the sale centre.
A lot of facilities you can get there for example information centre,cafeteria,sale centre,meeting room, and etc..

The visiting hour is

Monday to Thursday


Saturday and Sunday

School Holiday & Public Holiday (Closed on Aidilfitri and Aidiladha)
8.00 am. to 12.45 pm, 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm.

8.00 am. to 12.30 pm, 2.30 pm to 5.00 pm

8.00 am. to 5.00 pm.

8.00 am. to 5.00 pm.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Explore Mossy forest!

 The mossy forest is a natural environment that grows only at the highest elevations of Cameron Highlands and other mountain ranges across Malaysia. At such heights, low-level clouds in the sky, driven by winds, blanket the forests with constant mist and moisture, creating an ideal biotope for moss, ferns, lichen and orchids. This moist tropical evergreen forest is also a rich repository for a unique set of montane creatures, encompassing insects, snakes, frogs, birds and mammals - that thrive nowhere else but in this chilly atmosphere. Visitors can explore the mossy forest through a boardwalk that begins 2km before the peak of Gunung Brinchang.


The series of wooden platforms winds for about 150m through the mossy forest, but is slippery and missing a few planks. Tread carefully as you explore this strange environment, filled with oak trees with stunted stumps, wrinkled leaves and gnarled branches that clump together, forming dense crowns that portrude furiously from the ground like mushrooms. As you turn around, look at the rich layers of moss that drape the tree trunks and butteresses, infusing them with a soft, green appearance. Meanwhile, vines, orchids, pitcher plants and other fascinating epiphytes hang loosely from the canopy, perched silently on branches and stems in this chillingly quiet labyrinth. Venturing below the boardwalk to step on the forest floor, visitors will soon discover its moist peat-like texture, each step leaving deep water-filled imprints on the soil. At the end of the walk, a trail starts towards Gunung Irau, the highest mountain in Cameron Highlands.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Why Cameron Highlands,Pahang Malaysia??

Cameron Highlands is a beautiful holiday destination and the only place where you can find tea plantations and strawberries in Peninsular Malaysia. At 5,000 ft (1,500 m) above sea level it is the highest area on the mainland, and enjoys a cool climate, with temperatures no higher than 25 degree Celsius and rarely falling below 12 degree Celsius year round. Actually, Cameron Highlands is a district in the state of Pahang Darul Makmur. The size of the whole Cameron Highlands district is roughly as big as two and a quarter Singapore.

Much of the character of the highlands remains unchanged since colonial times. It is endearingly known to some as the 'little corner of England in Asia'. The cool climate on the picturesque plateau and its surrounding hills and forest make this a popular retreat for golfing, jungle trekking and exploration of the many plantations and gardens. It has become a very popular resort among Malaysians and overseas tourist as well.

The Attraction such as,

- The Largest Tea Plantation in Southeast Malaysia

- Mossy Forest The Peak of Cameron Highlands


The Largest Flower in the world