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Ipoh or Cameron Highlands? - Ressler - 09-11-2019 09:53 PM

Hello everyone,,
We currently have 2 nights planned in Cameron Highlands, but are slightly put off by the bus journeys in and out.

I've travelled on many long, horrible bus journeys throughout Asia back in the day, but don't quite fancy this journey I don't think. Manic drivers around windy hills on roads with pot holes doesn't sound much fun. Maybe I'm worrying over nothing but for 1 1/2 days in the Highlands I'm wondering if it's worth it. To add, my gf's never been to Asia and hasn't experienced these buses before! I've thought my life was over many a time but it never gets easier (like flying).

I've just started looking at Ipoh as another option as it could be good to stop there for 2 nights between KL and Penang instead. It seems you can get a 2 hour train to Ipoh from KL Sentral. And then we could get the bus on from there to Penang.

What are people's thoughts? Would a taxi all the way up to Tanah Rata from our hotel in KL (Istana) be a better choice? Or brave the buses on the sharp bends going up the hills?

A 3rd option would be a train from KL Sentral to Ipoh and then a bus or taxi to Cameron Highlands via the newer roads. Is this the best option?

Any kind of thoughts or tips would be much appreciated!!!!


RE: Ipoh or Cameron Highlands? - johnclarke95 - 11-06-2019 02:20 AM

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RE: Ipoh or Cameron Highlands? - jason - 11-14-2019 03:05 PM

I am very interested in visiting both places, and your comment has helped me to make a choice on where I should start.


RE: Ipoh or Cameron Highlands? - Barbara 12 - 02-15-2020 02:00 PM

I would like to say that you have a lot informative stuff about Cameron Highlands. Your informative stuff are useful for all the travelers who planned for their upcoming trip for Cameron Highlands. I want to ask you about 4x4 vehicles drive, was you experience its drive during your tour. Is it safe or not? If you experienced its drive must share with us.