Greg & Tracy - 2007 Asia Trip travel blog

Lord Murugan's festival parade to the temple - one of two parades...

Now this can't be that comfortable. Tin cups filled with water attached...

Ladies waiting at Lord Murugan's temple where the parade will end and...

This lady jumped into the parade and was in a trance like...

Lord Murugan's temple - there was a free lunch right after the...

A hike thru the virgin jungles.

We found this in our bed ... Greg is recovering nicely in...

The BOH (Best of Highlands ) tea plantation - has been around...

"Tea ....Glorious Tea" (but beer sure tastes better on a hot day...

Hand picking still exists, but the evolution of 'shears & catchers' and...

Rollers used to twist & break the withered tea leaf -exposes the...

A "steamboat" dinner - for $4 each (you can cook it in...

Walkway restaurants.....whatever you like,they have it....as long as you like spicey that...


May 1st - May 5th... Cameron Highlands

A 3 hour bus ride got us to the Cameron Highlands...also known as the "Salad Bowl of Malaysia" due to the lush vegetation, green tea plantations and strawberry fields. Some of the tea plantations, flower nurseries and farms date back as far as 1929.

We didn't realize, but we had arrived during three celebrated holiday days and the town was 'stuffed' with Malaysians here for a long weekend. May 1st -Labour Day and Wesak Day and May 2nd -the annual festival for Lord Murugan.

WESAK DAY is celebrated by Buddhists which marks three momentous events in Buddha's life - his birthday, enlightenment, and achievement of Nirvana. The celebration begins at dawn when devotees gathering at the temples to meditate on the Eight Precepts. Donations, giving food to the needy, offerings of incense, joss sticks and prayers are carried out. The sutras are chanted in unison by monks in saffron robes. The celebration is highlighted by a candle procession.

LORD MURUGAN is a Hindu god. He is considered to be the son of Lord Shiva - the Hindu God of destruction and the brother of Lord Ganesh - that most famous elephant headed god of India. See our photos.

We spent some time visiting the local sights and did some hiking through the virgin forests.

Now we're off to the east coast and the Pulau Perhentian Islands. Stay tuned for more pics and updates.



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