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Cameron Highlands Travel Guide
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Best time to visit
Best time to visit Cameron Highlands is during the off peak season. Cameron Highlands is normally very crowded during the school holidays, weekends and festive holidays. You might be caught in traffic jam around the towns and the tourist spots during the peak season. Besides that, it is also advisable to visit at Cameron Highlands on weekend night, so that you can visit the famous night market at Brinchang.
The weather in Cameron Highlands is cool throughout the year.

The temperature there ranges from 14 degree Celsius to 28 degree Celsius. Rain is common all the year round even though the monsoon season is between November and February. However, the dry season is between February and April. If you really plan to enjoy the coldness in Cameron Highlands, you may make your way there between December and February. By the time, the temperature there can drop to 10 degree Celsius at certain places.
Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year
The monthly mean minimum and maximum daily temperature.
Average monthly rainy days over the year
This is the number of days each month with rain.
What's the best time to travel to Cameron Highlands in Malaysia? Here are some facts:

    - On average, the warmest month is May.
    - On average, the coolest month is January.
    - October is the wettest month.
    - July is the driest month.

Road Travel
If you have your own transportation and especially if you are a first timer to travel to Cameron Highlands strongly recommended be extra careful & use low gear when you're driving your own transportation to Cameron Highlands. There are many trucks and buses on the roads along the ways. Especially if you are going to Cameron Highlands from Tapah. Normally the local trucks and buses will give you signal to overtake when it is safe enough.

Avoid travelling alone at night if you are not an expert in driving especially for first timer. And please take note that there are no street light all along the way and it might be a long drive and there is very limited mobile phone coverage.

Try to drive your car within your skill limitation, always in low gear because that will help you to negotiate corners better.

There are four way getting to Cameron Highlands Details

Bus Service Schedule Details
Petrol Stations
Before you start your journey to Cameron Highlands please make sure you have more than half tank of fuel. Because petrol stations in Cameron Highlands are only available in the following towns :

1.Ringlet (First town from Tapah) - Shell & Petronas
2.Brinchang (Middle of Cameron Highlands) - Shell & Petronas
The Township
This highland paradise is made up of a series of little townships which include Ringlet, Tanah Rata, Brinchang, Tringkap, Kuala Terla and Kampung Raja. Ringlet is the first town you reach (if you take the Tapah route), which is one of the main agricultural hubs in the highlands. Tanah Rata is the administrative hub of Cameron Highlands where most of the government offices and most of the chalets, lodges and backpackers accommodations are located.

Another must visit town in Cameron Highlands is Brinchang, which is about 10 minutes drive from Tanah Rata, where you can find most of the smaller hotels and food outlets. Many tourist attractions located within walking distance from the town and the famous Night Market is also there. This town can be very crowded during the peak holiday season.

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What to Wear
You can make do with shorts and t-shirt during the day. The temperature can drop in the late evenings or when it rains and a light jacket would come in handy during times like this. Generally it can get very cold at night especially during the rainy season.
If you are planning to spend most of your day in the outdoors, do carry an umbrella with you because rains a lot here. For lady please prepared you sports shoes too because some attraction place are going down hill and wet.

Price of goods
Most of the locals food (Malay, Chinese and Indian Food) are available in Cameron Highlands. Due to the higher transportation cost, food's price is slightly higher compared to the foods in major city like Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Ipoh. Especially during peak season most of the restaurants which caters to tourists are located. I strongly recommend you ask the price first before you dine.

Mobile Phone Coverage
Coverage for mobile phones available around Cameron Highlands major towns. You will have no problems using your phone. 3G network are also support on  major town like Tanah Rata and Brinchang.

Credit Card
Credit cards are accepted in most big hotels. You may not be able use credit cards at almost all of the restaurants and attraction point.

Banks & Money Changers
Banks are only open weekdays and generally only between the hours of 9.00am to 4.30pm. Especially money changer counter unil 5.30pm. All banks above have ATM machines to cater for after-hours transactions. For non-local visitor please use your ATM card on HSBC Bank.

The following banks can be found in Cameron Highlands:

-CIMB Bank

Tanah Rata:
- Maybank (This bank money changer is open 7days a week)
- Bank Simpanan Nasional
- Hong Leong Bank
- CIMB Bank
- AM Bank
- Argo Bank

-Public Bank

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