"A Colonial Hill Station" Bukit Fraser by Chuckaziz

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Fraser's Hill

It was a popular retreat amongst the expatriate community during the British rule of Malaya. The expatriates built holiday bungalows here to get away from the heat of the lowlands. This hill station was named after James Louis Fraser, an adventurer, gold prospector and fortune hunter, who was said to have vanished near the hills.

Fraser's Hill is today a popular tourist destination with activities such as golfing, horseback riding, jungle trekking and bird watching amongst others. Annual International Bird Race is held here where participants will try to beat one another in sighting, identifying and recording as many species of local and migratory birds as possible. Fraser's Hill is on the Titiwangsa Range, also known as the Main Range. The range runs from Southern Thailand in the north to Negeri Sembilan in the south forming a backbone which divides the Peninsular into the East and West coasts. The highest point of the range is 2,180 meter and Fraser's Hill is about 1,500 meter above sea level.

A Piece From The Colonial Era

Photographed here is the Glen, a holiday bungalow managed by KTMB, the national rail operator. At about 1500 meter above sea level the evening temperature could be rather low. That is why some of these bungalows are equipped with fire place. The bungalows are mostly owned by multi-national and Government link companies that do not accept walk-in guests. However, there are hotels, resorts and chalets on the hill that accept the public. It is always advisable to have a prior booking especially during the holiday seasons to avoid disappointment.


Part of the green on Fraser's Hill Golf and Country Club course could be seen from the Glen. This is a 18-hole course. Beside golfing the club has other facilities such as swimming pool, sauna and gymnasium.

  • Last visit to Bukit Fraser: Jul 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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