Rising 1,500 meters above sea-level on the Titiwangsa mountain range of Peninsular Malaysia is Fraser’s Hill. Named after a solitary Scottish pioneer, James Fraser, who set up a tin-ore trading post in the 1890s, it actually consists of seven hills. Fraser’s Hill is truly an idyllic place for one to rest and to escape from not only the heat and humidity but also the hustle and bustle of city life. It is perhaps the prettiest of the Malaysian Hill resorts.
To get to Fraser’s Hill from the Gap, one must go up a narrow, winding, one-way road for 8 km. Traffic up and down is controlled by a gate system with uphill traffic limited to odd hours, and downhill traffic to even hours. There are hotels, resorts and chalets available on the hill. Tudor cottages sit among brilliantly colored gardens shaded by lofty pine trees. Fraser’s Hill is popular with the locals and foreign tourists for its greenery, forest walks, fresh air and exotic flower gardens, not to mention the golfing facilities. It has many attractions within and around the area. There is a nature education centre where visitors can learn about the flora and fauna of the area. Bird watching is a very popular pastime and Fraser’s Hill is the venue of the annual Bird Race which attracts many foreign omithologists.
How To Get There:
By Road : Fraser’s Hill, 100 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur can be reached via the Karak Highway. Turn left at the Bentong junction and proceed to Teranum. At Teranum, take the left turn towards Gap before the short ascent up to Fraser’s Hill.
Alternatively, one can also take the old trunk route heading towards Penang and turn off at Kuala Kubu Bharu for the drive to the Gap. The last 8 km from the Gap to the top of Fraser’s Hill 9 scenic, narrow winding which carries one-way traffic 7.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Things to do:
Nature Walk / Brid Watching / Golf Course / Boating at the lake / Picnics / Tennis / Archery at the paddock / Horse Riding / Mountain Biking / Nature education at the Nature Education Centre / Squash