We took a grab taxi to this place and spent the day here. The best way is to take boat ride in the Putrajaya lake and explore the place and its architecture. We visited this place during the day and it was hot and humid. I would suggest reach here around evening when the daylight is still there and spend some time till night. This would help you see the best of both worlds and you can see the transition of the city from natural daylight to artificial nightlights. If you have more days at hand then you can also make a trip to Melaka which is again an interesting place to visit in the night. Though a day trip is possible but I would suggest avoid weekends and do make a stopover for the night to fully experience it.
We stayed at Casa Residency which is a flat rental for tourists and we got a 2 bedroom apartment. The building had a swimming pool and we spent considerable time there too. Nearby was a Chinese food street which was crowded with overpriced food and unsatisfactory taste. Being a vegetarian I had to struggle a bit for food but I managed to get something to eat all time. The food will be mostly bland unlike what we have in our country so getting used to it will take some effort. I do enjoy experiencing different cuisine but still I was craving for Indian food most of the time.
After spending four days in and around Kuala Lumpur we started for Cameroon Highlands on Day 5. We took a CSC Travels bus at around noon from TBS bus terminal and reached Cameroon Highlands. The bus was 2X2 seater, spacious and felt royal. The 3 hour journey was comfortable except a small hiccup from the driver who was a Tamilians. There were people who were eating food in the bus and he literally shouted on them and rudely told them not to eat anything as this is Ramadan month and that there are people who are fasting. Now I am not aware if this is a custom so maybe it was wrong but the tone was disappointing.
Anyhow we reached Cameroon Highlands and as it’s a hill station, the weather was just perfect and we checked into Heritage hotel. There was little chill in the air and landscape was undulating. It was a nice quiet place and we witnessed many stalls set up by local people making different kind of dishes and delicacies. We got to know that this was done during Ramadan month. My husband and his friend were excited to be finally able to taste authentic home cooked Malaysian meal. I being a vegetarian just enjoyed absorbing the atmosphere and enthusiasm of the place. Foodies will know that food is even tasted with the eyes, so I did have a great experience seeing the preparation and presentation of the food.
The Cameroon Highlands has many attractions like tea gardens and strawberry farms. But we skipped them all and decided to trek on one of the numerous trails passing through different parts of the area. We did the trek on trail no 10 and as I was not in a great shape, it was difficult for me at first but I thoroughly enjoyed walking in the jungles and taking in pure air. Without having to look after me they would have done the trek much faster but because of me it took more time. We completed the trek and went back to main town and had a good cup of coffee at Starbucks and freshened ourselves at the hotel. After a short naptime we were all ready to explore the local food stalls again.