Travelogue

6666 feet on Gunung Brinchang

Mount Batu Brinchang, or better known as Gunung Brinchang (Berinchang) has 2 interesting sites.

(1) it is the highest point in Peninsular Malaysia where car can drive up.

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(2) the famous mossy forest near the mountain top

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We have no luck as the mossy forest was under renovation. Workers were building wooden platform to make this place more accessible. So we could only stop by the road side and snap a few pictures. The handheld pictures were challenging as the forest ground was dim.

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I remembered my first trip came up to this place was at night (7:30pm) using the mighty Kancil (the smallest Malaysian car with tiny engine).

We climbed up the lookout point at the Telekom station. According to some guide book, you could see Sumantra from here on a good day. I have never seen a cloudless day on Camera Highlands before, so it remains as a myth to me.

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I guess we have to come again on the next trip to visit mossy forest. I think it is better to bring a tripod to have steadier pictures. The forest was wet and muddy. I remembered the nice experience taking off my shoe and walked on the soft mossy plants.

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If the mossy forest opens again, many campers like to stay overnight at the entrance (it has a camp site). I bet it will be cold at night. The vegetation was wet with dews and the forest was covered in mist.

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“I will be back!” to mossy forest.

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