Gua Musang, Malaysia · 1 hotels available
Lojing or Lojing Highlands is a hill village in the Gua Musang constituency of Kelantan, Malaysia. It is located right next to Cameron Highlands in Pahang, along the Second East-West Highway. In 2010 Lojing was made an autonomous sub-district. The name “Lojing” was long used before 1900, according to the Temiars. The logging trails were the first access roads into Lojing and Cameron Highlands. The early settlers were started by the Temiars beside Sungai (River) Belatop and Sungai Brooke. It was also believed that the head of an Asli family, called Ajing was the first pioneer at Sungai Belatop. The area was named after him, which then became Lojing. Several state and federal agencies will open their branches there following the arrangement; municipal works remain under the responsibility of Gua Musang. It is divided into three communes: Betis, Hau and Sigar.
The Lojing Highlands is rich in flora and fauna and is famed for its biodiversity. Its well preserved pristine hills and jungles are popular eco tourist attraction. There are many species of high quality tropical hardwood such as teak, mahogani, chengal and meranti located in the jungles of the Lojing Highlands. Most of the people that live in the Lojing area belong to the indigenous Orang Asli tribes. Lojing Highlands is a 404 hectare site located within the Rafflesia conservation area, Lojing Highlands. The plant species here show characteristics of decreasing height and size as altitude increases. Some predominant dipterocarps still occur in the Lojing Forest Reserve, such as Shorea platyclados (Meranti Bukit), Vatica heteroptera (Resak Gunung) and Hopea montana (Merawan Gunung). The Lojing Highlands and the surrounding area has been, in the past, subjected to an array of human development. Some activities that are clearly visible are the clearing of hills, soil erosion, intensive and unplanned agricultural development. The current vegetation of this site is mostly dominated by a range of pioneer species such as those found in secondary forests.
It is very easy to get to Lojing town by car. Lojing is connected from Simpang Pulai (Ipoh) at East-West Highway up the fantastic mountain road to the Blue Valley to Kampong Raja in the Cameron Highlands. From there it is about 45 minutes downhill to Gua Musang. The downhill road is super fast. In the Lojing Highlands you can see the clouds are below the road level. You drive above the clouds. In the December monsoon the weather is particularly foggy and cloudy.
Cameron Highlands is the smallest district in Pahang which is located in the north- western corner of the state. One of the most popular hill resort in the country, this highland destination still retains much of the charm of an English village. Although massive development in the last decade has changed the landscape of the highlands, it remains a popular destination for those who wanting to escape the hot weather of the lowlands.
Being the primary agricultural region of the nation, you will find an abundance of vegetable farms dotted all over the highlands. Cameron Highlands is also the leading producer of flowers and tea in Malaysia. Be prepared for a lovely sight of tea plantations and beautiful flowers you won’t see flourishing elsewhere in Malaysia. Located on the Titiwangsa Range at about 1500 metres above sea-level, the temperature here can drop to 16 ˚C or lower at certain times. The weather here remains at the lower to mid 20′s most of the time. Cameron Highlands is made up of 4 main townships followed by smaller settlements at different elevations. The first town from the south is Ringlet, followed by Tanah Rata, Brinchang, Kea Farm, Tringkap, Kuala Terla and Kampung Raja.
The cool temperatures and fresh air of Sigar Highlands, Gua Musang, can be enjoyed at Moonriver Lodge. Offering basic rooms with mountain and garden views, it also has barbecue and karaoke facilities. It is a 30-minute drive, or 12 km, from Cameron Highlands.