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FAQ Expedition Cameron Highlands 2019

 

When is the trip?

It will be a 3 Day 3 Night trip from 9th January 2019 to 12th January 2019. We will be meeting at 2200HRS on 09/01/19 at Kent Ridge/ NUS (Location TBC). We will arrive back in Singapore on 12/01/19 at 2100HRS (Drop off location TBC).

 

Where are we going?

We will be visiting Cameron Highlands. Named after British Explorer William Cameron, Cameron Highlands has a land area as big as Singapore's and it is one of the oldest tourist spots in Malaysia.

There will be 2 treks featured in this trip. We will be doing a 4HRS trek up Gunung Jasar. Located 1696m above sea level, we will be able to enjoy the panoramic view of Cameron Highlands at its peak!

We will also be trekking up Gunung Berembun. This longer trek, which takes 6HRS up to the peak at 1836m, will take us through the jungles of Cameron Highlands.

 

Will this trek be difficult?

We are rating the treks 2.5/5. But really, your level of fitness determines how difficult the trek will be so come prepared! 

 

How much is it and what does it include?

This trip will cost $160 for NUS Rovers Members and $168 for non-members. (Learn more about membership here if you would like to sign up!)

The price includes chartered transport, accommodation, guides and 1 dinner as stated in the itinerary. All other costs shall be borne by you. 

 

What is not included?

  1. VISA

  2. Travel Insurance - NUS provides minimal insurance coverage for NUS students ONLY. Hence, NUS students are advised to purchase their own travel insurance for more coverage if they require such as those who have pre-existing medical conditions. Non-NUS Students are responsible in getting their own travel insurance.

  3. Anything else that are not mentioned in the itinerary such as food, shopping expenses, tips and transport during R&R.

 

How is the trip like?

Day 0: We will depart from Singapore (Kent Ridge/ NUS, location TBC) to Cameron Highlands on a 40 seater chartered bus. Do note that it is not a sleeper bus. The drive to Cameron Highlands takes about 8 to 9 HRS with stops along the way.

Day 1: We will be doing our first trek up Gunung Jarsar. In the afternoon, we will visit the Cameron Boh Tea Plantation. Thereafter, we will be having a steamboat dinner at night. (D)

Day 2: In the morning, we will hike up Gunung Berembun. Then, we will visit the Big Red Strawberry Farm and KEA Farm Market. As it is a Friday night, we can spend some time at the Brinchang Night Market for some shopping and dinner. *There is a charge of RM25 to pick strawberries*

Day 3: On our last day, we will stop by Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur before returning back to Singapore [Drop off location TBC].

 

How’s the weather like?

Cameron Highlands: High/Low, 22°C /10°C (Might be Rainy)

Kuala Lumpur: High/Low, 32°C/25°C 

Cameron Highlands is called "Highlands" for a reason so pack some warm clothes!

 

Where will we be spending our nights?

  • 1 night on the Bus

  • 2 nights at a homestay in Cameron Highlands

 

Will there be a local guide?

Yes we have engaged local guides for both treks!

 

Who's going?

You will be traveling with 6 committee members and 25 other participants! There are only 26 slots and they run out fast so don’t hesitate and sign up now!

 

Important things to take note before signing up:

  1. Our 40 seater chartered bus is not a sleeper bus

  2. Only one dinner is included.

  3. Bring warm clothes because it CAN get very cold!

 

How different is this trek?

Hmm.. if you want a cool (literally) and final escape before school starts, this is definitely the trip for you! While the two short treks can be intense, there are ample opportunities in which you can relax and enjoy the weather at Cameron Highlands! 

 

How do I find out more about this trip?

Contact us at nusroverspd@gmail.com if you have any queries.