Fraser’s Hill is named after Louis James Fraser, an adventurer and fortune hunter. He brought Chinese miners to mine for tin in the 20th century. Fraser’s hill is located 1,500 meters above sea-level and it’s under the Pahang Darul Makmur state.
Fraser’s Hill is cool throughout the year at an average temperature of 21-23 degree Celsius. Fraser’s Hill is a good choice for tourist to escape the heat waves of Kuala Lumpur. Although Pahang has other two famous destinations such as Genting Highlands and Cameron Highlands, Fraser’s hill is unique with its own serene environment with lush greenery.
There are many historical buildings and bungalows on top of the hill. Not to forget, the abandoned landmarks such as Bishop’s House and Victory Bungalow that reminds us of the old colonial days.
Places to see
Fraser’s Hill is a sanctuary for exotic birds and it’s a paradise for birdwatchers as more than 260 species of birds, local and migratory ones can be seen at Fraser’s Hill. Among the exotic birds found in Fraser’s Hill are the mountain tailorbird, long tailed sibia, chestnut-capped laughing-thrush and mountain imperial pigeon.
Paddock of Fraser’s Hill provides ponies for novice riders who would like to experience pleasure of riding. There are six popular trails for the nature lovers. The longest being the Pine Tree Trail and the rest are Abu Suradi Trail, Bishop’s Trail, Kindersley Trail, Maxwell Trail, Mager Trail and Hemmant Trail.
Waterfalls and Rapids are always a unique attraction to tourist who wishes to at least dip their feet in water. Jeriau Waterfall is located about 4 kilometers from the town center and a popular attraction for family picnics. Allan’s Water reservoir and Telaga Waterfall are another ideal place for splashy activities.
There is a 9-hole and 18-hole golf course for golf lovers. Both courses provide challenging and unique fairways and greens. Frank Hemmant designed the golf course in 1925.
There are two alternative routes which can take you to the hilltop resort that is around 102 kilometers away from Kuala Lumpur.
- First route is through Kuala Lumpur – Karak Highway. Turn left to Bentong to proceed to Raub. At Tranum, turn left to proceed to the Gap.
- Second Route is through the trunk road going towards Ipoh. Once reached at Kuala Kubu Bahru, proceed to the Gap.
Take bus from Pudu Raya bus terminal heading towards Kuala Kubu Bharu as well as Raub. Stop at Kuala Kubu Bharu and board another bus to Fraser’s Hill which is scheduled at 8.00am and 2.00pm daily.
There are plenty of accommodation choice for tourist from old refurbished colonial bungalows and chalets to international class hotels, apartments and condominiums. Few accommodations are listed below:
- Frasers’ Pine Resort – Tel: 09-3622122
- Silver Park Holiday – Tel: 09-3622888
- Ye Olde Smoke House – Tel: 09-3622226
- Puncak Inn – Tel: 09-3622201