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Fraser’s Hill

  • clock tower, town square Fraser
clock tower
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also known as:
Bukit Fraser
Priority: Low
Location Type: Destination
Hill resort located about 100km north of Kuala Lumpur. Fraser's Hill was set up as a tin mine in the 1890s and later become British colonial hill resort enjoying a cooler climate than lowlands.

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Puncak Inn, located right at the town square in Frasher’s Hill, has a tourism information in the lobby to enquire more information and book activities. Puncak Inn also offers a variety of accommodation.

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Wikipedia - Fraser's Hill

The Smokehouse, Fraser
The Smokehouse

Fraser's Hill golf course
Malaysia's earliest highland golf course was constructed on Fraser's Hill in 1925. The 9-hole course was built on former tin mines. In the 1970s, an 18-hole course was added at Jeriau, about 3 km from the main town.

Walking
There are several hiking trails around the hill; their entrance is usually marked by signboards. There is also an accessible waterfall. Trails range from the Hemmant Trail, a short walk, to the Pine Tree Trail, a full day's trek.[8][10]

Bird watching
Fraser's Hill is a notable centre for birdwatching aficionados.The hill station has over 270 species of local and migratory birds flocking here together. The annual International Bird Race is held in the second weekend of June each year, organized by the Fraser's Hill Development Corporation in collaboration with WWF-Malaysia and the Malaysian Nature Society. It sees participants throughout the world converging on the hill station in a team competition to sight, identify and record the highest number of species of birds stated in the official checklist. ... read more

Wikitravel - Fraser's Hill

Royal Fraser
Royal Fraser's Hill Golf Club

Fraser's Hill is named after Louis James Fraser, a Scotsman who prospected for gold in Australia but eventually struck tin here instead in the 1890s. Employing Chinese miners to do the hard work for him and earning his keep by operating mule trains down the mountain, Fraser set up opium and gambling dens to increase his profits, which may have had something to do with his subsequent mysterious disappearance. The tin ran out in 1913, but the lush valley within was rediscovered as a colonial hill resort that, thanks to its 1524 m elevation, enjoys considerably cooler temperatures than Kuala Lumpur. By 1922 a road had been cut through the mountains to the valley, which soon sprouted bungalows and even one of Malaya's first golf courses.

Not much has changed since, and Fraser's Hill retains a wonderfully weird mixed-up character, where locals eat curries off banana leaves in a English cottage next to a golf course while the call to prayer sounds from the mosque. ... read more

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