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We were on a group tour of 4 South East Asian countries with 13 people from our local orchid society. Our common interest is Orchid plants and flowers, however most of the group are avid travellers and had visited Asia many times previously.

Our Malaysian visit was for 5 days based in Kuala Lumpur and included a day trip to Fraser's Hill with the hope of seeing some orchids in the wild, but also to enjoy the highlands and the cooler climate for a few hours.

Our charter bus took 2 hours to travel the 100km from Kuala Lumpur as the climb up the hill on a very winding road with blind corners was extremely slow. We saw several cars that missed a corner and paid the penalty of crashing to the valley below.

Fraser's Hill was a colonial hamlet established during "Colonial Times" for the well to do to escape the sweltering heat of the lowlands. Temperature throughout the year averages between 21 and 23C and on the late November day we visited we were greeted with mist and light rain.

The Colonials refered to it as "The Little England of Malaysia" and they should thank Louis James Fraser who discovered the plateau whilst exploring the hills. Soon after he disappeared without trace.

We hiked the area for 2 hours but were restricted to the roadway as the bush tracks were very wet and slippery. The landscape was extremely beautiful and little intrusion had been made by man over the past 100 years.

Fraser's Hill has an abundance of holiday accommodation and provides many activities including hiking nature trails, birdwatching, horse riding, boating, golf etc etc.

  • Last visit to Bukit Fraser: Nov 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2013 at 2:17 AM

    After sweltering in the heat of the lowlands I'm sure it was quite a relief to vacation in such a cool place. The French made a similar highland resort in Vietnam, at Da Lat.
    Have they ever found out what happened to Louis James Fraser?

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    May 16, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    Oh this is weird - such an English-looking place in such a distant part of the world! That town centre could be in any small southern English town, were it not for the jungle back-drop! Loved the pictures of the trees in the mist and the tree fern :-)

  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    interesting place, nasty looking narrow little golf course.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2012 at 8:48 PM

    Hiking Fraser's Hill looks fun and there is nothing better than enjoy the beauty that surrounds us! Nice page!

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jan 22, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    Lovely page! Mike, you have made me want to go here, it sound's just what I would like, the Bird's, flower and the cooler temperature. The Bird interpretive centre looks very well done!


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