Malaysia Backpackers Destination and Homestay


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Fraser's Hill Resort

Fraser's Hill Resort main activity are that you can do here is bird-watching. This hill resort has become a premier bird watching centre in Malaysia with more than 270 species of birds discovered so far. As a recognition of this, the Malaysian Nature society, the WWF Malaysia and Fraser's Hill Development Corporation organise the International Bird Race annually usually in the month of June. Getting a good binocular and a camera is a must if you want to enjoy the most of your bird-watching activity.

The birds that can easily spotted here are the silver-eared mesia, long tailed sibia, fire tufted barbet and the blyth's hawk eagle.

This hill was founded by Louis James Fraser, a Scottish trader who established tin ore trading station at the end of 1900. He used to use mule to transport the goods. However, he mysteriously disappeared in the jungle of Fraser's Hill without a trace in the early 1900s. In 1919, the hill was developed into a hill station for those who want to escape the heat and humid weather at the lowlands of Malaysia.

If you have your own transport, visit the Jeriau Falls, a waterfall with crystal clear water where you can take a dip and enjoy the tranquility of the nature. It is located 5km away from the town centre.

There is also the man-made lake called Allan's Water where you can do boating for a fee. Children will love the boating on the lake in the midst of cool and quiet environment.

The distance of the resort from Kuala Lumpur is approximately 105km. There is no direct bus from Kuala Lumpur to Fraser's Hill. You will need to take bus no 66 from Pudu Raya Bus Terminal to Kuala Kubu Bahru. The bus services are available every 30 minutes. From Kuala Kubu Bahru, take the 10am bus to the hill.

If you are driving from Kuala Lumpur, take the North South Highway to the north and exit at Rawang. From Rawang, follow the signage to Ipoh and you will pass Serendah town followed by Batang Kali and Rasa town. After Rasa town, follow the signage and turn right to Kuala Kubu Bahru town. From here, follow the easterly road past the police station and up the hill. There is no longer any time restriction to go up and down the resort as a new road was opened in March 2006.

Perbadanan Kemajuan Bukit Fraser
JKR300, Jalan Masjid, 25000 Kuantan
Pahang Darul Makmur

Tel: +6 09 5171 623, +6 09 5171 624
Tel: +6 09 3622 195 (Fraser's Hill Office)


goooooood girl said...

Very fine......

Faiz Faiza said...

Isn't true that service up to Fraser's Hill is no more???

Please help. TQ