Fraser’s Hill, Pahang, Malaysia is another favourite highland resort on the Titwangsa Ridge. Known as Bukit Fraser by the locals, the hill has an elevation from 1200m to 1500m. Named after Louis James Fraser who discovered Fraser’s Hill as a tin mine in the 1890s. After the tin runs out, the hill turns into a hill resort.
Hiking on Fraser’s Hill, Pahang, Malaysia
Blessed with lush greenery and pristine rainforest, Fraser’s Hill is less commercialise with fewer urban development as compared to Genting Highlands and Cameron Highlands. There are numerous trails and natural attractions to explore on the hill. The Jeriau Waterfall is a popular nature stop. The waterfall drops over several tiers of rocks, but only the last layer is visible through the thick greenery. Other less accessible waterfall is the Lata Medang and the Sungai Chilling waterfalls. It takes a couple of hours to reach the waterfalls, but the climb is rewarding as the waterfalls drop about 80m high. Another nature attraction is the Sungai Selangor Dam. It is a popular stopover for photographs and fishing activities.
Bungalows on Fraser’s Hill, Pahang, Malaysia
Fraser’s Hill has an extensive collection of English homes left over from the colonial era. The Gap Rest House is one such mansion. It was closed momentarily for refurbishment. However work mysteriously stopped and till today, it remains unfinished. The interior halls and rooms are in disarray, but the exterior walls and roofs are intact, making it a curious attraction for visitors. The English homes are distinctly built with sharp triangular roofs that are typical of Scottish countryside cottages. The houses double up as guest homes to travellers to experience living in an English home in the present day.
Other activities on Fraser’s Hill, Pahang, Malaysia
Fraser’s Hill, Pahang, Malaysia, is one of the favourite locations where bird watching enthusiasts visit. There are more than 250 species of birds recorded on the hill. It is also home to the annual Fraser’s Hill Bird Race. Since 1988, birdwatchers will compete to sight identify and record as many species of birds as possible in the race. Gasing is another unique activity that is popular on the hill. It is a traditional game of spinning tops on its axis with a sharp pull of the string. The Royal Fraser’s Hill Golf Club is one of the oldest golf course in Malaysia. The 9-hole course maybe small, but it offers several challenging holes surrounded by beautiful and tranquil surroundings. Other activities and facilities such as horse riding, archery, boating, playground and a public park are also available. There is also a famous British-looking stone clock tower on the hill for picture taking.
Love Fraser’s Hill, Pahang, Malaysia? There are other locations on the Titiwangsa Range such as the Genting Highlands, the Cameron Highlands and Colmar Tropicale, Bukit Tinggi. Click on each site to learn more about them!