Fraser’s Hill, Pahang
Sitting pretty amidst the Pahang rainforest is the little hamlet of Fraser’s Hill. At 1,524 metres above sea level, this highlands resort is a naturalist’s paradise that boasts innumerable plant, bird and animal species.
This place is popular for those who are interested in nature-based pursuits such as trekking, bird watching, horse riding, fishing and camping.
Access to Fraser’s Hill is only possible by road via The Gap at the base of the resort. Once through The Gap and into Fraser’s Hill, you will feel as though you have gone back in time.
Fraser’s Hill is akin to a little Scottish village with granite coloured mock Tudor buildings dotting the landscape. The town is relatively small, with much of the activity centred on a market square dominated by a little clock tower. Most of the town’s amenities are housed in colonial styled buildings.
Considered one of Malaysia’s premier locations for bird-watching, this hill resort hosts the annual Fraser’s Hill International Bird Race. This bird-watching competition requires watchers to race against time in spotting as many bird species as possible within the resort’s routes.
You can indulge in many relaxing activities at Fraser’s Hill. Play a game of golf at the Fraser’s Hill Golf Club or go fishing (only for catch and release) and boating at Allans’ Water, stroll along the many beautiful flower gardens and parks or have an splash in the icy cold Jeriau Waterfalls.
Commuter train services are available from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Kubu Bharu. From Kuala Kubu Baru take taxi to go to Fraser’s Hill.
From Jalan Kuala Kubu Baru (Kuala Kubu Baru Road), there’s a one-way road leading up to the hill. The eight-kilometre drive up the hill is a winding one but traffic is controlled from 6.30 am to 7 pm for visitors’ safety.
Self drive via Bentong – Tranum – Tras – Bukit Fraser. Through this route, you will see many durian stalls (seasonal) along the way and may experience the delicacy of the famous Durian Raub.
Who To Contact
Tourism Malaysia Pahang
Lot G01, Bangunan Mahkota Square, Jalan Mahkota, 25000 Kuantan, Pahang
Phone: +609-517 7111 / 112
Fax: +609-517 7114