Fraser's Hill is about 105km north of Kuala Lumpur.
It was built on seven hills, just like the ancient city of Rome. 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. Stories about his life include
rumours of an opium and gambling.
However, he disappeared during the first decade of the 20th century and was never seen
In Fraser's Hill it's cool throughout the year at an average of 18 - 20 degree Celsius, the attraction of Fraser's Hill as a tourist resort has not diminished through the years. Today, Fraser's Hill is popular as a site for company retreats and weekends.
Fraser's Hill can be reached through the Karak
highway. Turn left at the Bentong junction and proceed to Teranum. Alternatively, one can take the
old trunk road route heading towards Penang and turn off at
Kuala Kubu Bharu for the drive
to the Gap. The last 8 km from the Gap to the top of Fraser's hill is along scenic, narrow
winding road which carries one-way traffic from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
(35 min to 45 min) is for one way traffic during the day and 2 way at
night. It is narrow and wide enough for one car only except several
stretches where 2 cars can squeeze through.
Gates (Lower Gate & Upper Gates) control the passage of traffic at
the last 7km stretch to Fraser’s Hill. The gate times are :
Up (Odd Hours)
11.00am – 11.40am
Down (Even Hours)
06.00am – 06.40am
08.00am – 08.40am
10.00am – 10.40am
12.00am – 12.40am
02.00am – 02.40am
04.00am – 04.40am
06.00am – 06.40am
much to do, see and dine in Fraser’s Hill ….there’s archery,
whitewater rafting, waterfalls, bird watching, jungle trekking, golfing,
nature walks, sightseeing tours, picnics, hiking, cycling, abseiling,
mountain climbing, horse rides at the Paddock, fishing and boating at
the Fraser’s Hill Lake and an unending list of activities available
all year round in cool refreshing climate for everyone. There are
beautiful sunrise and sunsets to view, lush pine tree forests for
picnics, highland flower nurseries to appreciate, golf courses to enjoy
and karaokes for entertainment. Children will also find interesting
nature discovery attractions at the Fraser’s Hill Nature Education
Fraser's Hill Town Center
Fraser's Hill town centre is actually a very small commercial area where
there are restaurants, public facilities and markets.
The Fraser's Hill Golf Course (FHGC)
Clubhouse (on the top right hand corner of photograph) houses the Par
on Tenth Restaurant and Karaoke. The restaurant serves Malaysian
food and opens from 8.00am to 12.00 am while the Karaoke opens from 8.00
pm to 12.00 am.
The Spices Restaurant & Pub
(the small bungalow on top of the photograph) opens form 9.00am to
12.00am and serves Malaysian cuisine but Indian food is their specialty.
Beside the Spices Restaurant is the Puncak Inn. This is a budget
inn catering to budget travelers with basic rooms in the range of
RM50.00 per night.