Ringlet is the first township along the Cameron Highlands stretch from Tapah, the most established gateway to this resort destination from Kuala Lumpur via North-South Highway. Located about 45km away from Tapah exit, Ringlet welcomes visitors with a giant strawberry statue along the road right after crossing the Perak border into Pahang. This little countryside town is home to a community of farmers, small-time business operators and migrant agricultural workers, evident by numerous vegetable farms hidden behind the hills. While mostly a backwater area, there are facilities such as banks, petrol stations, sundry shops, restaurants and even a lotto counter.
When not working, locals spend their time on snooker, chatter and beer among the shop houses and restaurants. Consequently, Ringlet has very little tourist development with barely any hotels providing basic accommodation (the sole exception is The Lakehouse, a colonial boutique hotel a few km north of town). The town itself offers very little interest except for lunch or snacks at the food court before heading up to Tanah Rata 10km away. Further down the main road, visitors will pass by the Sultan Abu Bakar Dam, a large ochre-coloured lake that supplies some of the water in Cameron Highlands, before reaching Habu, a neighbouring agricultural and residential district where the famous Boh Tea Plantation resides in the valley. Also located next to Ringlet town is Bertam Valley, a rural agricultural settlement that forms an alternative gateway to Cameron Highlands from Kuala Lipis or Raub via Sungai Koyan through Pos Betau.
It is very easy to get to Ringlet by car. Ringlet is connected from Simpang Pulai (Ipoh) at East-West Highway, or about 45km away from Tapah exit, up the fantastic mountain road to the Blue Valley to Cameron Highlands.
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 Lakehouse Cameron Highlands Resort is half a kilometer above sea level and overlooks Sultan Abu Bakar Lake. The nearest town, Ipoh, is a 90-minute drive away, while Kuala Lumpur is a 3-hour drive away. The resort features a charming country house inspired by English heritage, The Lakehouse features wooden ceiling beams and four-poster beds. Sitting on a hill in Cameron Highlands, the hotel offers guided jungle treks. Rooms at The Lakehouse Cameron Highlands feature antique pieces, such as an antique table fan and a rotary dial telephone. Each room has tea/coffee making facilities and a vanity area with a full-length mirror. Room service is also available.