Frasers Hill, named after a
Scottish trader, is a quiet and cool resort that retains colonial
charm. Fraser's Hill offers visitors refreshing cool mountain air,
an abundance of luxuriant vegetation, peace and tranquillity.
Fraser's Hill is not just another hill resort found in Malaysia, as
it has the distinction of housing the oldest colonial bungalows in
Malaysia. With the advantage cool climate, Fraser's Hill is
certainly a haven for flower lovers, especially amongst the ladies.
The flower nurseries house huge amounts of local blooming flowers,
include pony rides, jungle trails, a nursery containing many exotic
flowers and the Jeriau Waterfalls. Birds from as far as Siberia
migrate here. The Fraser's Hill International Bird Race, the only
event of its kind in Malaysia, is a world renown event and held
every June each year. This event is an international event to get
people to preserve and understand all of the 250 species of wild
Golfing is a popular sport in Fraser's Hill. The 18 hole Fraser's
Hill Golf and Country Club features a colonial style club-house with
tennis courts. A second golf course, is the short and tricky 9-hole
at the Royal Fraser's Hill Golf Club. Recreational activities
include tennis courts and a sport complex with a heated swimming
pool as well as horse riding and angling. One is also able to
purchase fresh cuttings from flower gardens or pressed flowers
the souvenir shops.
Fraser's Hill is often been referred to as a first class
bird watching destination in this region, since this highland
paradise is home to more than 250 species of wild birds. Come
November and December each year, the virtually untouched mountainous
forests of Fraser's Hill will receive many species of newcomers,
that is the migratory species that fly across from places as far as
northern Siberia of Russia and islands north of Japan and
neighboring land mass, to seek new feeding grounds as well as to
escape the freezing winter up north. The sightings of Siberian
thrush from Siberia are often reported and they are truly a rare
treat to ardent bird watchers. Normally these migratory species stay
around in Fraser's Hill for couple of months before migrating
southwards to Australia and New Zealand . They will fly back home to
the north in March and April when the sun is getting sunnier.
Accommodations here range from hotels and chalets to delightful colonial
fashioned bungalows. As far as food goes, there is western as well
as local food to be found. A legacy of the early British settlers,
is the fine traditional fare, served by Steak Houses.
About one and a half hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, passing the town
of Kuala Kubu Bharu, then drive along a winding stretch right up to
the Gap, which is the base of the resort. From here it is 8 km drive
to the top of Fraser's Hill by scenic road.