Cameron Highlands is the nearest highlands from Ipoh. Since the Simpang Pulai - Cameron Highlands road open couple of years ago, there has been a significant rise of visitors to the highland. The old route to Cameron Highlands is through Tapah and the uphill road is very narrow and sharp corners are everywhere.
If you driving downhill from Cameron Highlands on this route, have to be very careful.
Sitting at the passanger seat during the downhill was like grabbing your shirt on the chest and swing you left and right for like an hour time. Cannot tahan, sure vomit one. wek.... !
My elder sister married to Cameronian couple of years ago. This brother in law of mine is a farmer at Lembah Bertam near Ringlet. Before they both get married, I really never been to Cameron Highlands before, I swear ok. But eversince then(after they married la), I have countless visits to my sister family there. (I never count, thats why its countless)
Usually I use the Simpang Pulai - Cameron Highlands route since its easier to drive plus I could enjoy all the tourist spot before I arrive to my sister's house near Ringlet
During the weekend, you could usually see the place packed with visitors especially those road side market which sell flowers, vege and souvenirs.
Here is some of the photos I would like to share with you all during my recent visits
This is my brother in law's nursery, Poh Huat Nursery and Plants
It is located far away into the mountains in Lembah Bertam, few miles from Ringlet town.
Some of the scenery at the nursery.
It has various types of plants and flowers in the nursery, I guess there are at least 50 types of plants in the nursery now. However, Chinese New Year is just a few month ahead, there will be huge demand of Chrysanthemum for the fesive season. I would expect this nursery turn into a yellowish Chrysanthemum garden in a couple of month.
With all those different differrent species of plants in the nursery, none which I really know whats its name. You know, even chrysanthemum itself split into 10 different types (which can be found in this nursery). Big one, small one, tall one, short one, different different colors too.
Nepenthes An insect trap plants
A closer look on the Nepenthes. Maybe I could use this as a cup to serve drinks to my friends if I run out of glass at home.
Chilli plants. I'm sure you know the power of this tiny little chilli. It's really really HOT. There is also a small round type but it is out of stock now.
Zhi Luo Lan. This small little purple color plants is nice to keep in the house for decoration. But it dies at hot weather.
Ops, the one missing at the middle, I grab it already. pssst... dun tell anyone ok,
Ferns has a good demand in the market too. I don't know why, I saw its everywhere in the bushes throughout the route to Cameron Highlands
This one is known as the Fish Tail Fern Look at its leaf shaped like a fish tail. Now, you won't find this at the bushes so thats where the commercial value comes in.
Christmas Tree. I guess I won't see this anymore after Xmas so I better grab some.
White Anthurium This one looks nice
Most of the time when I visit my sister, for sure I will grab some plants and flowers back home. Though it wont live long there hehehe.
Brother in law ar! You won't mind if I take this back hoh?
I grab some Xmas tree, chilli plants, red Anthurium and Zhi Luo Lan.
Plants awaiting for shipment is nicely packed before shipped to customer.
Most customer would be driving their trucks to the nursery to pick up the order but my brother in law does ship orders to some customers too, he's a really busy person.
My brother in law has another piece of land nearby which he use to grow vegetables. Last season, it produced more than 20 tonnes of tomato ! Well I got freak up with his tomatoes, everytime he comes to Ipoh, there will be one full pail of tomato. If I visit him during the tomato season, I'm not allowed to leave without the tomato.
Well, the tomato season is long over and the farm is use to grow French Bean
French Bean in Cantonese is Kuai Tow or Sei kuai tow (four season bean).
No it's not Sei Kuai Low ok.
The French Bean season is over too. I could see the workers are removing the plants and clearing off the farm for new crops
This is some old French Bean plants awaiting to be clear off to be replaced with new plants. The pots at the left is the next season plants. It is Chrysanthemum flowers for the Chinese New Year festival.
Technology : Watering plants now are done automatically. This tube is placed into every each of the French Bean plants packet. It will flow the water mixed with some fertilizer automatically in a certain interval. No need to spray water anymore.
A worker is packing the French Bean. I get a whole lot of French Bean to home. This time, I got freak out with French Bean pulak.
My brother in law has started to plants Chrysanthemum for the Chinese New Year season. There is a huge demand for that flowers during the festive season. Customers from all over the peninsular as well as from Singapore will hunt for Chrysanthemum at Cameron Highlands.
Some chrysanthemum plants awaiting for shipment. The flower will bloom in about 2 days after out of the nursery.
This is some newly grown Chrysanthemum plants. Timing is very important, you must make sure the plants bloom its flower exactly during the Chinese New Year or else no business for you. Different species of chrysanthemum has different growing period, it is a tough job to make sure everything is in place and in time.
The old French Bean plants has been clear off replaced with the next season Chrysanthemum Plants
This one is planted one week ago. It has grown a bit higher now.
I'm looking forward to pay a visit to the nursery before Chinese New Year. That is when all the Chrysanthemum start to bloom. In fact, all of the nursery in Cameron Higlands is blooming with colorful flowers during that time.
You can contact my brother in law through this number.
0195591371 (Mr. Khor)
Weekend at Sungai Klah Hot Spring Park
It has been a tiring working week. With so much issue in the line which never seems to come to an end and tonnes of assignments which never seems would finish. So much headache and I really wanted to set free and relax my mind.
Arcade games of the past
Some of the well known arcade games which I enjoyed during my teenage time
My Brother In Laws Nursery
This is the story about my brother in law's nursery and farm in Ringlet, Cameron Highlands.
Nasi Ganja - Addictive as Marijuana
The infamous addictive curry rice of Ipoh. What makes this food so addictive as it was like Marijuana!
Big Apple Donut Kinta City
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The Lost World of Tambun at Sunway City Ipoh
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Kizuna Japanese Restaurant
There has been quite an amount of Japanese Restaurant operating around the Medan Ipoh lately and the Kizuna was one of the good one.
Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple
The beauty of Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple Flora Festival 2007.