January 16, 2010

Run 1714 - 16th January 2010

JMs' OUTSTATION RUN - CAMERON HIGHLANDS

Venue: Sg. Palas Boh Tea Estate, beyond Brinchang
Start time: 4.30pm (as usual!)
Hares: Dave Wilson and Aileen D. (JMs)
Co-Hare(s): Kojak
Scribe: Ryan Hercus
Comic: TBD

Please allow approx 4 hours drive time to run site!

We strongly recommend travelling up in the morning so you can check into your hotel and have lunch in one of the towns on the way (e.g. Brinchang).
Car-pooling would also be an excellent idea.

Directions:
Head North on the North- South Highway towards Ipoh.

Come off the highway at the Tapah exit (exit 132) - signposted Cameron Highlands.

[ From the Jalan Duta toll, that's 143km and costs RM19.40. ]

After the toll turn left and follow the long and winding road (Federal Route 59) up into the Cameron Highlands for over 40km. Note that the speed limit is often very low, due to the tight bends.

Go straight through the small towns of Ringlet, Tanah Rata and Brinchang.

Keep going past Brinchang for a few more kilometers.

Go past the Equatorial Hotel and after another 300m or so take left junction to Sg. Palas Boh Tea Estate (Hash sign).

Follow this small and winding road until you reach the car park at the Tea Estate.


Alternative route
Same amount of time, but the road is less arduous (less hairpin curves), wider, faster and has less traffic. Kojak views it as a generally safer route if you donít try to be a speed demon. But you pay a bit more on the toll highway as you exit later. The road from Simpang Pulai toll to Sungei Palas estate car park is about 70km.

∑ Take E1 (North South Highway) towards Ipoh

∑ Pass the Tapah exit (do not exit there)

∑ Exit 40km later at Simpang Pulai (exit 137 - 182.5km and RM24.80 from Jalan Duta toll)

∑ 100m after toll, turn right towards Cameron Highlands at T junction

∑ At next traffic light (450 m) turn right again towards Cameron Highlands, onto the Second East-West Highway (Federal Route 185)

∑ Follow the scenic, wide (but bendy - drive carefully!) road for a little over 56 km until you see sign Kampong Rajah, Brinchang to the right. Take that direction and drive for about another 15km (should be Federal Route 59, I think, heading West).

∑ Pass Kampong Rajah, Kuala Terla and Tringkap.

∑ About 3km after Tringkap you will see the Equatorial hotel perched on the top of the hill - ugly sight!

∑ There is road sign indicating Sungei Palas Tea Estate to the right (that is where the run is at 4:30pm), and it's about 3 km to the parking site. Follow the BOH and/or PH3 signs and the lovely road to the tea estate. Great sights!

∑ If you want to go to your hotel first, do not turn right to the tea estate, but keep driving to Brinchang town (4.5km from the Sungei Palas turn off to Hotel Titiwangsa) till you see the Hotel Titiwangsa on your left just before the Indian Temple.

Run is in the tea estate and starts at the normal time of 4.30pm.

We will have our circle at the run site and the On On in the Titiwangsa Hotel in Brinchang. The On-On dinner (steamboat) will be complimentary for Titiwangsa hotel guests, and about RM18 for others.

Accommodation:
It wouldn't be a good idea to drive back to KL late at night, so you'll want to stay up in the Highlands.
We have negotiated good rates at the Titiwangsa Hotel but you can choose any place you wish.

Titiwangsa Hotel details:
* Tel. 05 490 1188 / 1189
* E-mail: hotelttw@streamyx.com

For general information (can't guarantee it's up to date):
http://www.cameronhighlands.com/titiwangsa/

Room rates:
* Standard double/twin is RM 158 net per night per room, including breakfast and steamboat for 2.
* Family triple at RM 208 (breakfast/steamboat for 3) and Family quad at RM 258 (breakfast/steamboat for 4).

A number of rooms are held at this rate until 10th January, so please book before then.

Please book directly with the hotel and mention Petaling Hash to get the special rates.

Posted by onsec at January 16, 2010 01:23 PM