MARDI Agro Technology Park, Cameron Highlands

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Agrotechnology Park Cameron Highlands
overlooking KoMARDI’s Agrotechnology Park in Cameron Highlands

Even though Ipoh is quite near to Cameron Highlands, I rarely visit it. Recently, we made a trip up, and had the opportunity to spend time at MARDI’s Agro Technology Park. For a while, somehow, the cottages here reminded me of Fraser’s Hill.

Agrotechnology Park Cameron Highlands
oldest tea bushes in Malaysia

Agrotechnology Park Cameron Highlands
strawberry park

Situated 1400 metres above sea level, this MARDI Cameron Highland’s Station was first established in 1925. Known as Federal Experimental Station, it was recently converted into an agro technology park.

Agrotechnology Park Cameron Highlands
tomatoes

Agrotechnology Park Cameron Highlands
apple trees

Besides housing the oldest tea bushes, it is also home to the oldest tea factory, which is still in operation today. The Park also has four main gardens: English Garden, Herb Garden, Orchid Garden and Rose Garden.

Agrotechnology Park Cameron Highlands
flower garden

Agrotechnology Park Cameron Highlands
tea process

Annually, more than 100,000 people visit this Agro Technology Park. Visitors to this park get to see a multitude of flowers, plants and crops. Due to conducive climate in the Highlands and advancement in agro technology, many temperate plants thrive here, including apples and strawberries. These produces are for sale, probably at much cheaper prices than at the market.

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  1. Established in 1925 by the British, this agro park was then known as Federal Experimental Station. It was one of the best agricultural centres in the country.

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