|Strawberry overload – strawberry milkshake and strawberry yoghurt cheesecake|
After exploring the mossy forests of Gunung Brinchang – supposedly the last stop of our full-day tour of Cameron Highlands – we had a couple of hours to spare, so our guide threw in a free additional visit to one of the most popular strawberry farms called Raju’s Hill Strawberry Farm. Aside from planting hectares of tea, the high altitude and soil condition of Cameron Highlands are very ideal for growing strawberries. There are several strawberry farms scattered across the towns, where you can even enjoy picking the plump and delectable fruits yourself.
|Raju’s Hill Strawberry Farm has a nice cafe serving all sorts of strawberry treats!|
During our visit the place was full of foreign and local tourists. Next to the strawberry gardens is a bright cafe and gift shop serving strawberry desserts, pastries and preserves. I ordered a strawberry milkshake (MYR 5) and strawberry yogurt cheesecake (MYR 6) – both of them were really, really good! And, of course, I had to take home some dried strawberries, too (MYR 10 for three containers). Visiting a strawberry farm like Raju’s is one of the quintessential things to do in Cameron Highlands; and although it might get crowded at times, especially during weekends, it still manages to delight and charm.
|Enjoy picking fresh strawberries yourself!|
HOW TO GET THERE: Raju’s Hill Strawberry Farm is located at 42nd Mile, Kea Farm, Cameron Highlands. Visits to strawberry farms can be arranged through tour operators in Tanah Rata. Our visit was part of a full-day tour that included other destinations, for only MYR 98 per person. We booked through Hill Top Travel & Tour, No. 24, Main Road, Tanah Rata, 39000 Cameron Highlands.