Malaysia Federal Route 59

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Federal Route 59
Jalan Tapah-Cameron Highlands
Route information
Length: 89.8 km (55.8 mi)
Existed: 1920s – present
Major junctions
North end: Cameron Highlands, Pahang
  Jkr-ft1.svg Federal Route 1
E1 North-South Expressway Northern Route
Jkr-ft102.png Ringlet-Sungai Koyan Highway
Jkr-ft--.png Jalan BOH
Jkr-ft434.png Jalan Girdle
Jkr-ft432.png Jalan Gunung Brinchang
Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Kampung Parit
Jkr-ft185.png Second East-West Highway
South end: Tapah, Perak
Location
Primary
destinations:
Brinchang
Tanah Rata
Ringlet
Kea Farm
Tringkap
Kuala Terla
Highway system

Federal Route 59, or Jalan Tapah-Cameron Highlands, is a federal road in Perak and Pahang state, Malaysia. It was a main route to Cameron Highlands, Pahang from Tapah, Perak, before the second route Second East-West Highway was built in 2001.[1]

Route background[edit]

The Kilometre Zero of the Federal Route 59 is located at Tapah, Perak, at its interchange with the Federal Route 1, the main trunk road of the central of Peninsular Malaysia. The Kilometre Zero monument is erected near Pos Malaysia post office at Jalan Stesen, Tapah.

History[edit]

The Cameron Highlands were explored in 1885 by William Cameron, a British surveyor. The trail used by Cameron remained unchanged until the 1920s when the British colonial Federated Malay States (FMS) government upgrades from trail road to a two-lane road.

Along Federal Route 59 there are many scenic views and tourist attractions. A massive traffic jams has occurred along this road during peak days, weekends and school holidays because there is a daily day-night market in Brinchang town and Kea Farm in which are available during weekends and the Malaysian school holidays, where many vegetable stalls and food stalls are set up.

Features[edit]

At most sections, the Federal Route 59 was built under the JKR R5 road standard, allowing maximum speed limit of up to 90 km/h.

Upgrading from Tapah to Cameron Highlands[edit]

A multi-million ringgit project to widen and upgrade the road from Tapah to the highlands has been proposed. Motorists prefer to use the road from Simpang Pulai in Ipoh rather than the winding road up from Tapah. The 40 km stretch from Kampung Pahang here is regularly used by lorries carrying vegetables from the highlands to the rest of the country and Singapore. During peak days, the road is heavily congested. Motorists dread driving along the road, especially during the rainy season, as it is landslide-prone.[2]

List of junctions and towns[edit]

Km Exit Junctions To Remarks
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0
Tapah North
Jkr-ft1.svg Ipoh
Jkr-ft1.svg Gopeng
Jkr-ft1.svg Kampar
Hospital Tapah Hospital (malaysia).jpg

South
Jkr-ft1.svg Bidor
Jkr-ft1.svg Slim River
Jkr-ft1.svg Tanjung Malim
Jkr-ft1.svg Kuala Lumpur
Jkr-ft--.png Tapah Road
Jkr-ft--.png Chikus
Jkr-ft109.png Pasir Salak
Jkr-ft58.png Teluk Intan
Junctions
Tapah
Taman Tapah
South
Jalan Taman Tapah
Taman Tapah
T-junctions
Tapah
Taman Anson
Northwest
Jalan Taman Anson
Taman Anson
T-junctions
Tapah-NSE E1 North-South Expressway Northern Route

North
Alor Star
Ipoh
Gopeng

South
Kuala Lumpur
Tanjung Malim
Bidor
R&R logo.jpg Tapah Rest and Service Area
T-junctions
Kampung Pahang
Kem Tapah
Tapah Royal Malay Regiment Camp
Sekolah Menengah Sains Tapah (SESTA)
Jalan Sungai Cherok Southeast
Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Sungai Cherok
Sungai Cherok
T-junctions
Kampung Batu Tiga
Sungai Cherok bridge
Kampung Batu Melintang
Kampung Batu Enam
Pusat Ternakan Ikan Air Tawar Tapah
Kuala Woh East
Jalan Kuala Woh
Kuala Woh
Kuala Woh Waterfalls Recreation (malaysia).jpg
Sultan Idris Woh Dam and Hydroelectric Station
T-junctions
Sungai Woh bridge
--- m above sea level Start/End of narrow roads
Max speed limit: 40 km/h
Kampung Batu Tujuh
--- m above sea level
Kampung Batu Lapan
--- m above sea level
Kampung Batu Sembilan
--- m above sea level
Kampung Batu Sepuluh
--- m above sea level
Kampung Batu Sebelas
--- m above sea level
Orang Asli Village
--- m above sea level
Lata Iskandar Waterfalls Recreation (malaysia).jpg
--- m above sea level
Lata Iskandar Waterfalls Recreation (malaysia).jpg
Parking (malaysia).jpg V Recreation (malaysia).jpg Food court (malaysia).jpg Toilet sign (Malaysia).svg Surau (malaysia).jpg
Food and fruit stall
Orang Asli Village
--- m above sea level
Sultan Yusoff Jor Dam and Hydroelectric Station
--- m above sea level
Sultan Yusoff Jor Dam and Hydroelectric Station
Main Hydroelectric Dam
Kelab Golf Empangan Jor (Sultan Yusoff Jor Dam Golf Course)
T-junctions
Restricted area
Sungai Jor bridge
Sultan Yusoff Jor Dam and Hydroelectric Station
--- m above sea level
Sultan Yusoff Jor Dam and Hydroelectric Station
Main Intake
Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) Staff Quarters
T-junctions
Restricted area
Orang Asli Village
--- m above sea level
Viaduct
--- m above sea level
Orang Asli Village
--- m above sea level
Orang Asli Village
--- m above sea level
Orang Asli Village
--- m above sea level
Perak Darul Ridzuan
Batang Padang district border
Perak-Pahang border
1200 m above sea level
Pahang Darul Makmur
Cameron Highlands district border
Cameron Highlands
1200 m above sea level Start/End of narrow roads
Max speed limit: 40 km/h
Ringlet
1200 m above sea level
Ringlet
Ringlet-Sungai Koyan Highway
1200 m above sea level
East
Jkr-ft102.png Ringlet-Sungai Koyan Highway
Jkr-ft102.png Bertam Valley
Jkr-ft102.png Sungai Koyan
Jkr-ft8.png Kuala Lipis
Jkr-ft8.png Raub
E8 Jkr-ft2.png Kuantan
T-junction
Ringlet
1200 m above sea level
Sungai Khazanah bridge
Parking (malaysia).jpg V Sultan Abu Bakar Dam
--- m above sea level
Parking (malaysia).jpg V
Lakehouse Hotel
R&R blue.png V Sultan Abu Bakar Dam Rest and Service Area
--- m above sea level
Parking (malaysia).jpg V Food court (malaysia).jpg Toilet sign (Malaysia).svg
Food and Fruit Stalls
Sungai Bertam bridge
Habu
Habu Heights
East
Jalan Felicia
Habu Heights
T-junction
Habu
--- m above sea level
East
Jkr-ft--.png Jalan BOH
Boh Tea Estate
BOH Tea Factory
Visitor Centre, Tea Shop and Stall
Parking (malaysia).jpg V Food court (malaysia).jpg Toilet sign (Malaysia).svg Information centre (malaysia).jpg
T-junction
Sungai Bertam bridge
Habu
Habu power station
Food and Fruit Stalls Parking (malaysia).jpg V Food court (malaysia).jpg Toilet sign (Malaysia).svg
Food and Fruit Stalls
Parking (malaysia).jpg V Cameron Bharat Tea Estate
--- m above sea level
Cameron Bharat Tea Estate
Tea Shop and Stall
Parking (malaysia).jpg V Food court (malaysia).jpg Toilet sign (Malaysia).svg Information centre (malaysia).jpg
Parking (malaysia).jpg V Cameron Bharat Tea Estate
--- m above sea level
Cameron Bharat Tea Estate
Tea Shop and Stall
Parking (malaysia).jpg V Food court (malaysia).jpg Toilet sign (Malaysia).svg Information centre (malaysia).jpg
Tanah Rata
--- m above sea level
Tanah Rata
--- m above sea level
Cameron Highlands Post Office Post office opened on 1956.
Historical site
Tanah Rata
--- m above sea level
Cameron Highlands Bus and Taxi Station
Parking (malaysia).jpg Food court (malaysia).jpg Toilet sign (Malaysia).svg Surau (malaysia).jpg
Tanah Rata
Jalan Dayang Indah
--- m above sea level
Southeast
Jalan Dayang Indah
Robinson Falls
Majlis Daerah Cameron Highlands (MDCH) main headquarters
Cameron Highlands District and Land Office
Hospital Sultanah Hajjah Kalsom Hospital (malaysia).jpg
T-junctions
Tanah Rata
Jalan Tengkolok
--- m above sea level
North
Jalan Tengkolok
T-junctions
Tanah Rata
Jalan Masjid
--- m above sea level
East
Jalan Masjid
Tanah Rata Park
Masjid Abu Bakar, Tanah Rata Surau (malaysia).jpg
T-junctions
Taman Sedia
--- m above sea level
Desa Anthurium Apartment
--- m above sea level
Jalan Kampung Parit
--- m above sea level
Northeast
Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Kampung Parit
Kampung Parit
Parit Falls Recreation (malaysia).jpg
T-junction
Persiaran Golden Hills
--- m above sea level
West
Persiaran Golden Hills
Golden Hills
Kampung Sungai Ruil
Jalan Tengkolok

Parking (malaysia).jpg Sungai Ruil Tea Stop
Parking (malaysia).jpg Food court (malaysia).jpg
T-junctions
Sungai Ruil bridge
--- m above sea level
Jalan Rumah Persekutuan
--- m above sea level
Summit
Jalan Rumah Persekutuan
Rumah Peranginan Persekutuan Cameron Highlands
(Cameron Highlands Federal Rest House)
T-junctions
Jalan Girdle
--- m above sea level
North
Jkr-ft434.png Jalan Girdle (Girdle Road)
Cameron Green
Strawberry Park Resort
Strawberry shops
T-junction
Cameron Highlands Sultan Ahmad Shah Golf Club
(Formerly known as Cameron Highlands Golf and Country Club)
--- m above sea level
Cameron Highlands Sultan Ahmad Shah Golf Club
(Formerly known as Cameron Highlands Golf and Country Club)
Jalan Kampung Parit
--- m above sea level
Southeast
Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Kampung Parit
Tanah Rata
Kampung Parit
Parit Falls Recreation (malaysia).jpg
T-junction
Brinchang
1500 m above sea level
North
Jalan Angsana

South
Jalan Pecah Batu
Brinchang
1500 m above sea level
Parking (malaysia).jpg Brinchang Food Court
Parking (malaysia).jpg Food court (malaysia).jpg Toilet sign (Malaysia).svg
Brinchang
1500 m above sea level
Brinchang Fire Station
Brinchang
1500 m above sea level
Brinchang
1500 m above sea level
Brinchang Police Station
Brinchang daily day-night market
Parking (malaysia).jpg V Uncle Sam Farm
--- m above sea level
Uncle Sam Farm
Parking (malaysia).jpg V
T-junction
Parking (malaysia).jpg V Rose Garden
--- m above sea level
Rose Garden
Parking (malaysia).jpg V
T-junction
Parking (malaysia).jpg V
Brinchang Strawberry Park
--- m above sea level
Brinchang Strawberry Park
Strawberry Park and Shoppe
Vegetable Market
Cameron Highlands Time Tunnel Gallery
Parking (malaysia).jpg V Food court (malaysia).jpg Toilet sign (Malaysia).svg
Sungai Janggus bridge
--- m above sea level
Parking (malaysia).jpg V S Corner Market
--- m above sea level
S Corner Market
Parking (malaysia).jpg V
Parking (malaysia).jpg V Cactus Point
--- m above sea level
Cactus Point
Parking (malaysia).jpg V
T-junction
Kea Farm
Parking (malaysia).jpg V Kea Farm Food Court
--- m above sea level
Parking (malaysia).jpg V Food court (malaysia).jpg Toilet sign (Malaysia).svg Surau (malaysia).jpg
Kea Farm
--- m above sea level
Kea Farm
Kea Farm daily day-night market
Parking (malaysia).jpg V
T-junction
Copthorne Hotel Cameron Highlands
(Formerly known as Equatorial Hills Resort)
1,262 m above sea level
Copthorne Resort Cameron Highlands
(Formerly known as Equatorial Hills Resort)
Parking (malaysia).jpg V
Butterfly Garden
--- m above sea level
Butterfly Garden
Parking (malaysia).jpg V
T-junction
Jalan Gunung Brinchang
--- m above sea level
Northwest
Jkr-ft432.png Jalan Gunung Brinchang
Mount Berinchang
Orang Asli Village
Sungai Palas BOH Tea Estate
T-junction
Parking (malaysia).jpg V
Rose Valley
--- m above sea level
Parking (malaysia).jpg V
Rose Valley
T-junction
Tringkap
--- m above sea level
Blue Valley Tea Estate
--- m above sea level
East
Jkr-ft--.png Jalan Blue Valley
Blue Valley Tea Estate
Tea Shop and Stall
Parking (malaysia).jpg V Food court (malaysia).jpg Toilet sign (Malaysia).svg Information centre (malaysia).jpg
T-junction
Desa Corina
--- m above sea level
Kuala Terla
--- m above sea level
Kuala Terla
Orang Asli Village
T-junction
Kampung Raja
--- m above sea level
Cameron Highlands
Cameron Highlands (North)
Second East-West Highway
--- m above sea level
Jkr-ft185.png Second East-West Highway

West
Jkr-ft185.png Simpang Pulai
Jkr-ft1.svg Ipoh
E1 North-South Expressway Northern Route
Alor Star
Penang
Kuala Lumpur

East
Jkr-ft185.png Gua Musang
Jkr-ft8.png Kuala Lipis
Jkr-ft8.png Kuala Krai
Jkr-ft8.png Kota Bharu
Jkr-ft185.png Kuala Berang
Jkr-ft185.png Kuala Terengganu
T-junction

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistik Jalan (Edisi 2013). Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Public Works Department. 2013. pp. 16–64. ISSN 1985-9619. 
  2. ^ New Straits Times, 23 November 2009)[1]