Fraser Hill

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Situated at 1,500 meters (5,000 feet), Fraser Hill was initially created by the British as a cool retreat in the mountain. Fraser Hill (or Bukit Fraser in Malay)is a hill resort located on the Titiwangsa Ridge in the state of Pahang in Malaysia. The resort takes its name from Louis James Fraser, an elusive English adventurer, who had long disappeared when the hill station was built in 1910. Fraser Hill is a relaxing retreat for business executives seeking respite.

Scattered over the seven hills that make up the resort, a series of English greenstone bungalows were built, surrounded by neat English gardens blooming with roses and hollyhocks. More modern facilities have been added including a new hotel. Economical and old fashioned accommodation is offered in the form of bungalows and youth hostel. Fraser Hill is for those who like to relax in the countryside, walk along jungle paths or swim in the pool of Jerlau Waterfall. There is also a 9-hole golf course, tennis court, playground and pony rides for the slightly more active. Unfortunately, for those without a private transport, Fraser Hill is rather difficult to reach. Start with a one hour bus journey from Kuala Lumpur (About 100 km/ 62 miles to south) to Kuala Kubu Bharu, from where you have to board a second bus which takes another one and half hours to get to the top. The last 8 kilometers (5 miles) is up a narrow road which an one-way traffic system operate. So, tourists are advised to get a rental car to get up to Fraser Hill.