Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Murder Mystery in the Misty Mountains

YTL Hotels is proud to unveil its newest Signature Experience at Cameron Highland’s Resort, the group’s 56-room boutique hilltop retreat. Hot on the heels of the event’s successful introduction to distinguished guests and members of the media during the resort’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting Tradition weekend last November, the resort has now incorporated Murder Mystery in the Misty Mountains as a signature offering crafted with the resort’s tagline of “Trails, Tales and Traditions” in mind.

This exclusive whodunit has been developed specifically for Cameron Highlands Resort, unravelling an exciting plot which exists nowhere else. Set in the 1960s, Murder Mystery in the Misty Mountains features Jim Thompson, the legendary American businessman known as the Thai ‘Silk King’ who mysteriously disappeared while holidaying at the Moonlight Bungalow in Cameron Highlands in March 1967. Other exciting characters include celebrities and musicians from the time such as Saloma and Diana Ross.

The experience begins to build two weeks before the event, when guests typically receive their invitations and character briefing, leaving them ample time to put together their characters and outfits for the dinner. Once arriving at the resort, which sits 1,500 ft above sea level, the cool highland clime, misty mountains and lush foliage set the stage for the murder mystery. The getting-to-know-you session, usually conducted over pre-dinner cocktails by the fireplace at the Highlands Bar, provides a sophisticated entry into the evening; guests come dressed to the nines, sporting furs, trilbies and lace elbow gloves. 

Once the formalities are over, the fun begins in the elegant Dining Room. Murders are committed and weapons are found in between courses, with a good dose of blackmailing on the side. Guests rush through the halls of the colonial-style property in the chilly night, looking for clues to up their game and still others make sly barters in hushed whispers. The evening culminates with the voting and selection of Best Performer, Super Sleuth, Best Costume and Wealthiest Player. Satiated from evening’s excitement, coupled with good food and company, guests retire to the magnificent four-poster beds in the comfort of the resort’s spacious rooms.

The Murder Mystery in the Misty Mountains experience is best coupled with a night or two’s stay at Cameron Highlands Resort. Other resort activities include the Signature Picnic in the Boh Tea Gardens, walking the Jim Thompson Mystery Trail with the resort naturalist, golfing, indulging in a sumptuous Traditional English Afternoon Tea at the Dining Room, or immersing oneself in one of the many heady treatments at the award-winning Spa Village Cameron Highlands.

Whether for small party on a celebrative weekend in the highlands, a corporate getaway, or a company brainstorming icebreaker, the Murder Mystery in the Misty Mountains Signature Experience makes a fresh and exciting event, bound to invoke raucous bouts of laughter and inspiration. Prices begin at MYR 4,500 for 20-30 guests and MYR 8,500 for 40-60 guests and are inclusive of event management, printed collaterals, group briefing, clue hunt, emcee and candid digital photography. For more information, please contact or visit

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