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BUILT ON 7 HILLS AND RISING 1500M ABOVE SEA-LEVEL

[Last stop during our road trip from Singapore to Fraser's Hill.]

Fraser's Hill was built on seven hills. Situated in the Raub district in the state of Pahang, about 103km north of Kuala Lumpur, the hills straddle the Pahang-Selangor border.The hill resort was named after an English adventurer, Louis James Fraser, who built himself a shack in the hill in the 19th century.

He operated a primitive mule train and embarked on a lucrative trade in tin ore. But after 25 years Fraser mysteriously disappeared and In 1910, Bishop Ferguson-Davie from Singapore tried to search for Fraser but failed. The camp and mines were deserted. But the beauty and the coolness of the area convinced the party that the area has more to offer than tin deposits. They convinced the British authorities that it would make an excellent hill station and named it Fraser's Hill, after the missing Englishman.

Surveying work began in 1919 and set the scene for its development as a cool retreat from the hot and humid lowlands.

FLORA

If you love flowers, they are everywhere at Fraser's Hill. They are colourful and abosolutely enchanting.

FAUNA

Fraser's Hill is no lacking with abundant wildlife species. There are butterflies among the flowers, it's a favourite place for bird-watching and is internationally renowned.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:An excellent hill station.
  • Cons:Strict timing on vehicles going up and down of the hill.
  • In a nutshell:Nice scenery, fresh air, best bird-watching place... GREAT!
  • Last visit to Bukit Fraser: Jul 2003
  • Intro Updated Jul 12, 2005
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  • Dec 17, 2007 at 5:25 AM

    The place has deteriorated by alot since my last visit 2 years ago. Dirty towels, mouldy room walls, disgusting unwashed bathroom, dead moths in room!

  • Aug 27, 2007 at 9:52 PM

    the new road is open for vehicles to go up to the hill station. the old road is only for going down to the Gap. So, there is no need to wait for the timing.

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    Jul 29, 2007 at 4:50 AM

    Seems to be a nice place to explore... Your tips are very useful. Hope I can go there end of the year to do some photography :)

  • BlaTboy's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2006 at 11:56 PM

    WAH, did your hair ever grow back fast leh!!!!! =) hehehehehe or was it a B-day present ;-).. Cheers B-out When you leaving on your trip???????

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    Jun 29, 2006 at 9:35 PM

    Bee, I'm coming to place soon for birdwatching. Ok confirmed, I gotto bring leech socks!

  • shikokuzen's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2006 at 9:35 PM

    Hello Bee....enjoying your pages as usual.....some day I may see them all...thanks..bob

  • mad4travel's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2005 at 2:22 PM

    Leeches Urgh!!!!!!!

  • SpagBoll's Profile Photo
    Jul 26, 2005 at 11:49 AM

    Urgggggggggggh. Wow great tip

  • Wild_Orchid's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2005 at 6:58 PM

    nice tips and brilliant pics. I am sure the leech was scared off by your blue nail polish!! hehe

  • chiabh's Profile Photo
    Jul 19, 2005 at 3:07 AM

    hi bkoon... fraser's is nice... was there sometime ago to play golf but too lazy to built page... will try to do it one day... .chia

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