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Tips on Cameron Highlands Warnings and Dangers – Stay Safe!

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Cameron Highlands Warnings and Dangers

The Cameron Highlands is among the oldest tourist sites in Malaysia and it’s known for its cool weather, magnificent waterfalls, orchards, farms, winding roads, and plant life. If you are planning a visit to Cameron Highlands, here are some warnings and dangers you should know about before you arrive.

Backroad to Cameron Highlands

Driving up Cameron Highlands using the old road (via Tapah) is dangerous. The road is prone to landslides during the rainy season and it is regularly used by heavy vehicles. You should make sure you have the brakes and tires checked on your car before you embark on this journey. Do not overtake other vehicles unless you have a proper view of what is ahead. You should also honk when going around sharp bends to warn any oncoming traffic that you are on the road.

Public Transportation

The major attractions of Cameron Highland from the tea Farms, strawberry fields, rose orchards and other sites are spread around the mountains and can be visited by using inexpensive public transportation. The problem: the bus schedules are unreliable.

Flies

At certain times of the year, Cameron Highlands is infested with flies. This makes eating a bit troublesome as the flies will just continuously buzz around you. The flies can also get into your food while you are eating if you’re not careful.

Water Shortages

Water cuts occur frequently in Cameron Highlands and you may be reduced to using five cups of water to take a bath. The best way to keep your body clean during a water shortage is to not wash your hair. You should consider bringing a couple of giant containers filled with water if you can just in case the Cameron Highlands region experiences a water shortage emergency while you are there visiting

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Cameron Highlands.

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