Brinchang, the highest outpost in Cameron Highlands hasn't changed much through the years and retains many of its laid back countryside charms, and is still crowded with budget accomodation and restaurants/stalls.
Occassionaly you will come across pg 4 complaints on irresponsible hill cutting by some greedy developers & the dubious echo of global warming effects by the usual environmentalists.
Otherwise it is a pleasant enough place to hang around with a daily temperature of 28 degrees C by day ( & rising ) and maybe 20 by night ( far from its lowest 2 degrees C once upon a time many years ago ).On top of admiring & ogling the Taiwanese look-alike pretty ladies in straw hats & blue denim jackets strapped around their kinky waists with hanging strawberries plus roses among other enthusiastic first timers here, another arty thing to do here is eating ( what else ? !).
In fact that is the subject of this short post ( hehe ).While we have long accepted that the infamous Chinese boiling hot pot here is "nothing to dream about" , it is quite obligatory for new visitors to get steamed at least once ...in one of the many trademark Chinese restaurants along the main road just beside KFC/Shell.
At RM20 a head here it isn't cheap at all but then again nobody seems to care ! People say a whiff or 2 of the air alone is worth more !
So come now before it is too late !