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Bukit Fraser, Selangor, Pahang

Posted by on May 12th, 2007
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Frasers Hill

Fraser’s Hill

Bukit Fraser is on the Selangor / Pahang border approximately 103km north, or two hours drive, from Kuala Lumpur, but almost all visitors come through Selangor, and the state border actually cuts through the station at Fraser’s Hill. This hill resort was named after an English adventurer, Louis James Fraser, an ore-trader and mule train operator. However, he disappeared during the first decade of the 20th century and was never seen again. In 1910, Bishop Ferguson-Davie from Singapore came looking for Fraser, and recognized the area’s potential as a hill station. Today, Fraser’s Hill is home to modern resorts, satellite television and the cellular phone.

Of all the hill stations, Fraser’s Hill retains the most colonial charm, and is a quiet and relatively undeveloped place. The station, set up at a cool 1524m altitude is not the easiest place to get to without your own transport. One of the main delights of a visit to Fraser’s Hill is to be able to explore the splendors of nature with a trek through the many well-marked nature trails or tracks, and indulge in bird-watching activity. There are a great variety of birds residing in the area and because Fraser’s has been gazette a protected area for a while now, the birds have become more approachable. A trip to Fraser’s Hill would not be complete without having a picnic at the Jeriau Waterfalls which is about 5km from the town centre.

Bukit Fraser can be done as a day trip from Kuala Lumpur, if you travelling by car to Bukit Fraser, but it’s best to take it easy and book into one of the charming-state-run stone bungalows for an overnight stay. An overnight stay is almost a definite must for those who wish to reach Bukit Fraser by bus, alternatively take a taxi from Kuala Lumpur Puduraya bus station.

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5 Responses »

  1. Any coaches to Fraser Hill from KL?

  2. any public transport from KL to Fraser Hill?

  3. We are only going to be in Maylasia for a week in late July. We would like to see the sights in KL and then also some of the countryside. We have had innoculations (we are coming from Vancouver, Canada) for KL and surrounding area. Are there national parks tours which can be done as a daytrip from KL? We don’t want to visit areas in which we need to take malaria pills if possible.

    Thanks,
    Colleen

  4. Can i have more detail and picture of fraser? What is the best time for bird watching? TQ

  5. I wish to visit Malaysia in third week of January for my honeymoon.
    I had been to Kulalampur and Genting before and do not wish to repeat.
    Instead, would like to visit one of the beautiful beaches and one hill station.

    Could you suggest an economical iteneri ?

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