Here’s another postcard from the same sender (from Malaysia)! Featured is a glorious shot of the Cameron Highlands, located in the state of Pahang. Pahang is located in Peninsular Malaysia – in other words, it’s in the part of Malaysia that borders Thailand to the south, as opposed to East Malaysia which borders Indonesia and Brunei. The Cameron Highlands cover over 700 sq. km, and the area is known largely for its cool climate and its tea plantations. Given the altitude of the highlands, it is cooler than the rest of the country, averaging at a temperature of about 25°C (about 77°F). When the area was being explored by the British in the late 1800s (this was during their colonization in Malaysia), it was found to be suitable for growing vegetables and tea, thanks to said climate. So, tea plantations began popping up all along the slopes of the hills. As a quick note: tea is generally planted on slopes so that rainfall is evenly distributed. If it was on flat ground, there’s the potential of water logging occurring – we don’t wanna steep the tea too early! The growing of tea has been carried on by the locals, making the Cameron Highlands the largest exporter of tea in the country. As a matter of fact, one of the most popular brands of Malaysian tea – the Boh Tea Company – has a plantation here. Today, tourists come to the highlands to enjoy the tea, visit the orchards/temples, do some hiking and take in the incredible sights around them. I’m a huge fan of tea myself – my cupboards are packed with the stuff. Unfortunately most of its expired. Not that that stops me from drinking it, though. Anyway, thank you so much for sending me this marvelous postcard and for all your kindness, Carmen!