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HIGHLAND RETREATS

PAHANG

Frasers Hill

 
 

Sitting pretty amidst the Pahang rainforests is the little hamlet of Fraser's Hill.  At 1,524 metres above sea level, this highland resort is a naturalists' paradise boasting innumerable plant, bird and animal species.  This resort is popular with those who are interested in gentler nature-based pursuits such as trekking, bird-watching, horse-riding, fishing and camping.

 

Origin

 

Fraser's hill owes its name to Scottish trader.  Lois James Fraser, who established a tin ore trading station in the forested mountains between the Selangor-Pahang border at the end of the 19th century.  Fraser was known to have used a mule train to ascend the hill and trade in tin ore until the fateful day that he mysteriously disappeared in the dense forested hills.  A search was mounted for Fraser but he was never found.  However, the potential of the hills as a cool getaway was uncovered.  The hills were surveyed and eventually developed into a hill retreat named after the missing Scotsman in 1919. Access to Fraser's Hill is only possible by road via the 'Gap' at the base of the resort. Once you get through the Gap and into Fraser's Hill proper, you will feel as though you have gone back in time to a bygone era. Fraser's Hill is akin to a little Scottish village with granite-coloured mock-Tudor buildings dotting the landscape.

 

The town proper is relatively small, with much of the activity centred on a market square dominated by a little clock tower.  Most of the town's amenities are housed in colonial styled buildings. The Scottish charm has been carefully replicated elsewhere throughout the resort so as to harmonise with the environment.  From Ye Olde Smokehouse's country home ambience to the many Tudor styled public rest house and privately owned bungalows, right up to the Paddock housing the resort's horses and the myriad flower gardens, the colonial influence is evident everywhere. To support the many conservation efforts being carried out in this naturalists' paradise, the Fraser's Hill Nature Education Centre (FHNEC) was set up in 1997.  Sitting smack in the centre of town, it would be the first stop for those looking to learn more about the resorts and its abundant flora and fauna.  To maintain the relatively unspoiled beauty, FHNEC and various other parties are undertaking conservation efforts to preserve the eight scenic nature trails in the vicinity.

 

Considered one of Malaysia's premier locations for bird-watching, this hill resort hosts the annual Fraser's Hill International Bird Race. This bird watching competition requires bird-watchers to race against time to spot as many bird species as possible within the resort's routes. Visitors to Fraser's Hill have an abundance of relaxing activities to indulge in. From a game of golf at the 9-hole Royal Fraser's Hill Golf Club or the 18-hole Fraser's Hill Golf & Country Club to fishing and boating at Allan's Water, from strolls among the many beautiful flower gardens and parks to splashing about n the icy cold Jeriau Waterfalls, there are enough leisurely pursuits to kept you busy.  Accommodation at Fraser's Hill includes serviced apartments, medium to large bungalows and hotels.

 

 
 
 

Up And Down Fraser's Hill

 

 

Fraser's Hill is an hour and a half away from Kuala Lumpur by ca. En route, you will pass the town of Kuala Kubu Bharu and the journey thereafter will take approximately 45 minutes along winding stretch of road. When you arrive at the foot of Fraser's Hill, you will need to stop at the 'Gap', a stretch that utilises a gate control system to regulate the flow of ascending and descending traffic according to a fixed schedule. Because the road is very narrow, uphill traffic is allowed through at odd hours from 7:00am to 7:00pm, while downhill traffic is allowed through at even hours from 8:00am to 6:00pm.  During these times, traffic is only allowed through for the first 45 minutes of each our (no traffic is allowed through in the last 20 minutes). This 20 minute buffer acts as a safety measure to ensure all vehicles have adequate time to get to their destinations.  Traffic between 8:00pm and 6:40am is not controlled and the gate remains open on both lanes of the Gap.

 
 

Practical Tips

 

While drive up the hill is a pleasant one, the winding roads can give passengers motion sickness.  You may want to roll down the windows for some fresh air and drive a bit slower.  If you are descending the hill in the evening, do stop to take in the spectacular sunset amidst the nearby Kuala Selangor Dam.  Aim to drive up the hill in the daytime, as the winding roads can be quite precarious.

 
 

Bus And Taxi Service

 

There are regular bus services (Bus no. 66) between the Pudu Raya Bus Terminal and Kuala Kubu Bharu every half hour.  From Kuala Kubu Bharu, take the 10:00am bus up to Fraser's Hill.  Taxis are also available at the Pudu Raya Bus Terminal and will coast between MYR120 and MYR180 per taxi.

 
 
 
 

Frasers Hill

PAHANG

HIGHLAND RETREATS