The highest township in the Cameron Highlands, Brinchang is a charming community with exotic local flavours and culture showcased through restaurants, boutiques and museums. You’ll also discover a wealth of natural spoils, along with revered temples and a bustling night market.
Things to do
Embrace the region’s natural landscapes at the 2,110-metre-high Mount Irau, where you can hike through the mossy forest and misty clouds while admiring rare nepenthes and rafflesia plants. If you want something more relaxed, stroll through the Cameron Lavender Garden, home to colourful flowers, an ice-cream parlour and gift shop. It’s a short drive from the Cameron Highland Butterfly Farm, which boasts butterflies, reptiles and amphibians.
Discover rich Malay history at the Time Tunnel memorabilia museum, the first of its kind in the country. Inside, you can see thousands of fascinating collectable and artefacts from decades of local and national history. Afterwards, visit Sam Poh Temple, a sacred Buddhist temple with gilded statues, priceless relics and exotic architecture.
Learn about honey production at Ee Feng Gu Bee Farm, which also boasts a fun maze, tranquil garden and gift shop. Venture out to the Boh Tea Estate for an educational tour through a tea plantation and its processing facility. Alternatively, you can witness hundreds of cacti and other native plants at Cactus Point.
Hungry for some local and international cuisine? Head to Sweet in Heart for Western fare or Restaurant Chef Wang for delicious Chinese dishes. Green Valley Indian Malay combines sumptuous Indian food with Malay specialties, while Jade Vine Cafe pairs heart-warming coffee with tranquil jungle surrounds.
Brinchang is easily reached via car on the Federal Route (59), which is the highest drivable road in Malaysia. If you fly into Kuala Lumpur, expect to drive about three hours. Once you’re there, the best way to get around is with your own vehicle.
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