Nostalgic Malaysia 1994 – Cameron Highlands

In 1994 we did a camping trip up to Cameron Highlands in Malaysia with some friends. We had camped earlier at Frasers Hill which had been successfull so we thought we would now go further afield. There was an “official” campsite close to the town of Tanah Rata but this turned out to be very disappointing.

So we decided to wing it and head into the tea plantations to find a suitable spot to camp. This turned out to be a wonderful idea as we located a nice secluded spot in a small valley between the tea plantation slopes with a small stream. We set up our tents and had a lovely barbecue in the evening as we watched the stars. In the morning many of the tea plantation workers were surprised to find us there but were not bothered by that at all.

These photos were captured on a Canon film camera and the negatives subsequently scanned and then post-processed in Capture One Pro. The image quality in many cases is poor as many of the negatives were damaged by heat and humidity over time.

Ther was a stunning waterfall by the road on the way up to the Cameron Highlands which we stopped at for a break. We then stopped at The Smokehouse Hotel to have some tea and scones in the afternoon before finding a place to camp.

This small valley in the tea plantation was an idyllic spot to camp and have a picnic.

Walking up the tea plantation we got some great views of the surrounding hills all covered in tea bushes.

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