Bukit Fraser Things to Do

  • Puncak Inn - Fraser
    Puncak Inn - Fraser
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    Puncak Inn - Our Group Waiting For Lunch
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  • Puncak Inn - Fraser
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    Puncak Inn - Centre Of Town

    by Mikebb Updated Jan 2, 2012

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    Puncak Inn - Fraser
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    It was lunch time when we arrived and the bus stopped outside the Puncak Inn. Very handy and a delightful place for lunch or refreshments.

    Outside tables allowed a great view over the small town. We watched as the mist rolled down over the hill towards us. Lunch was good and we were soon ready for our hike.

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    Birdwatching & Bird Interpretive Centre

    by Mikebb Updated Jan 2, 2012

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    The recently opened Bird Interpretive Centre has excellent displays about the migratory and local birds that head to Fraser's Hill during the first quarter of each year.

    The undisturbed jungle and green clad mountainous terrain combined with the cool climate attract over 270 species of birds. Some come from as far as Siberia.

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    Weather Can Be Misty, Wet & Cool

    by Mikebb Updated Jan 4, 2012

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    Mist Over Hilltop - Fraser
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    Arrived midday and the weather was cool, a nice relief from the heat and humidity of Kuala Lumpur.

    Whilst having lunch we noticed the weather was changing very quickly. We noticed the cloud mist was creeping over the hilltop and very soon it progressed half way down the hill. Luckily no rain.

    An hour later when preparing for our hike the drissle commenced, strong enough to need a rain coat. This did not stop us from commencing our 2 hour hike.

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    Hiking Fraser's Hill

    by Mikebb Updated Jan 4, 2012

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    Hiking Fraser
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    Most of our group decided to take on the weather and hike a section of Fraser's Hill. The name is correct the road was full of hills, up and down and believe it or not we constantly needed to sip from our water bottle.

    Light rain was falling, vision was restricted by the mist and low light but this did not stop our group from enjoying themselves and capturing the day on our digital cameras. Our Guide made sure we kept out of danger, but we lost one person who decided to venture down a bush track without informing anyone. Luckily the Guide tracked him down.

    Along the road we were only a few feet from the lush jungle which has a huge variety of trees and flowers.

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    Nature Trails

    by bkoon Written Jul 30, 2003

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    Bishop's Trail

    One of the delights of a visit to Fraser's Hill is to be able to explore the splendour of nature with a trek through the many well marked nature trails or tracks. To fully enjoy the experience, one has to be well-prepared. A pair of good trekking shoe or a strong walking shoe, a light water-proof jacket and a pair of binoculars to look out for the wide varieties of bird life there.

    There are many trails including :
    ABU SURADI (20 mins)
    Linking Jalan Genting near Puncak Inn and Jalan Ampang near Oleh Sayang.

    HEMMANT (30 mins)
    Linking Jalan Genting near to the Fraser's Hill Development Corporation office, to Valley Road at the junction with Jalan Lady Maxwell.

    MAGER (25 mins)
    Linking High Pines Road (Jalan Bukit Pokok Pain) to the Maybank Lodge at Jalan Ampang.

    KINDERSLEY (25 mins)
    Linking Jalan Lady Guillemard near STMB bungalow to the Methodist Lodge at Jalan Richmond.

    ROMPIN (15 mins)
    Linking Jalan Semantan opposite the Ye Olde Smokehouse Hotel toJalan Sungai Hijau.

    WRAY (1 hr 10 mins)
    Linking Pine Tree Road near the Recreational Park to near the Bishop's House. From here it joins to the Bishop's Trail, to the Muar Cottage.

    MAXWELL (1 hr 10 mins)
    Linking Jalan Lady Maxwell to the Jalan Kuari or Quarry Road next to the Tamil School.

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    Jeriau Waterfall

    by bkoon Written Aug 1, 2003

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    Jeriau Waterfall

    Jeriau Waterfall is a ten minutes drive from the Fraser's Hill Town. Follow the road signs and it will guide you to a big carpark. In Malay, waterfall is "Air Terjun".

    From the carpark, you will see a big signage of the waterfall. It is about a ten minute walk from the carpark to the waterfall.

    The water is cold and there are poeple bathing inside the pool of cold water.

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    Bird Watching

    by bkoon Written Aug 1, 2003

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    Lesser Green Leafbird

    To prepare for bird watching, you must take note of the following:
    - a pair of binoculars
    - a field guide (help you identify the species you come across)
    - a field notebook (twrite down your observations)

    Fraser's Hill is popular for bird watching as forests in the highlands are different from those found in the lowlands, and supports mostly different community of birds. The forest is cooler, damper, shorter in stature, and contains mostly different plant species from those found in the lowlands. As bird food, there are differences in fruit production and insect species as well. Bird species in the highlands tend to be related to those of subtropical mainland Asia, whereas birds in the lowlands tend to be related to those in the rest of the islands in Southeast Asia.

    In the entire region of Fraser’s Hill, from the Gap at 2,700ft to the peak at 4,200ft, about 265 species of birds have been recorded.

    The birds of the highlands are particularly important for several reasons. Highlands contain a high proportion of the endemic birds that are found only in Malaysia and nowhere else in the world. Two of the three endemic birds of the Malay Peninsula, and 20 of the 33 endemic birds of Borneo, are found only in the highlands. Examples are the Malaysian Whistling Thrush, the Mountain Peacock-Pheasant, and the Kinabalu Friendly Warbler. We have a special responsibility for these species because their entire populations occur within this country only.

    Second, highland birds are found in a relatively small geographical area because highlands occupy less than 10% of the entire country. Because of this, birds in the highlands (and particularly those that are strictly confined to the highlands) are more vulnerable to disturbance than widespread ones.

    Birds in the highlands are often brilliantly coloured. They are easily spotted and tamer than birds elsewhere. The various Laughing Thrushes at Fraser’s Hill are noisy and active.

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    Horseback Riding

    by bkoon Written Aug 2, 2003

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    The paddock at Fraser's Hill provides ponies for novices who would like to experience the pleasures of riding, and horses are provided for the more proficient riders. This is an ideal way to explore the hill and there are a number of trails that spiral around the hillside. There is nothing like the feeling of the rocking canter of a horse beneath you as the cool mountain air whispers past your face

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    Colonial Buildings Abound

    by Mikebb Updated Jan 4, 2012

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    Colonial Building  - Built 1919 Fraser
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    Fraser's Hill was established by the British during the Colonial Period as a repite from the sweltering heat of the lowlands. Cool throughout the year with average temperature 21 to 23C it appealed to people with European background.

    The village was set up in a similar fashion to a typical English resort of the day. Today it still retains this image.

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    Why Fraser's Hill? (Pick one if not all)

    by muddybok Updated Aug 3, 2005

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    Smokehouse

    Generally, there are three types of people coming to Fraser's Hill (minus the local) and most of them are recurring visitors to Fraser for the following reasons.

    Retreats or Holiday Making – The cool climate at Fraser's Hill provides an ideal place for retreats and family holiday making. You will have the choice of staying into bungalows or regular hotel rooms. Whichever you choice is, Fraser's Hill is also no lack in recreation parks and waterfalls. For a change, you may want to try bird watching and try to spot some rarest species only found in South East Asia.

    Bird Watching – Unlike birds found in the lowlands (some are migratory birds), bird species in the highlands tend to be related to those of subtropical mainland Asia and they are here for more permanents basis.

    Golfing - The 18 holes Fraser's Hill Golf and Country Club features colonial style club-house with tennis facility. A second golf course is the short and tricky the 9-hole at the Royal Fraser's Hill Golf Club which provides the means for golf enthusiasts to tee off in a cool, pleasant environment

    I will write more on each in next few tips.

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    Town Centre

    by bkoon Written Aug 1, 2003

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    Fraser's Town Centre

    The town centre is a very small but cosy one. There is basically one row of shops, a building where the gold course office and UNESCO office is, a clock tower and a post office which was built in the early 18th century.

    There are small eateries, which serve, Malay, Westerna and Chinese food. There are also souvenir stores.

    During the weekends when there are more people, there are make-shift stores selling souvenirs outside the golf course office building.

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    Nature Trails

    by Mikebb Updated Jan 4, 2012

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    Abu Suradi Trail Entrance - Fraser

    There are 8 nature trails around Fraser's Hill, each named after a pioneer naturalist. These take you through the jungle where you can enjoy its beauty, and the the birds and other animals that make their home here.

    The popular trails include: Kindersley Trail, Mager Trail,Abu Suradi Trail, Rompin Trail, Bishops Trail, Hemmant Trail, Maxwell Trail and the Pine Tree Trail. Due to the wet weather our guide would not allow us to walk the bush trails.

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    Bird Watching

    by bpacker Updated Aug 14, 2006

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    Spiderhunter on a Banana Plant

    Fraser’s Hill in Malaysia is the foremost site for bird-watching, period. Apparently, some of the birds in this higher region are endemic. This means to say that they are ONLY found in this part of Malaysia and nowhere else in the world. Honestly, you're missing out a lot if you come all the way here and not do this. The birds over here are brilliantly coloured, rare and beautiful.

    Equipment : If you're keen to do this, you'll need to bring along a decent pair of bins (binoculars). I use the Nikon Monarch (10x24) bins but expert birder will recommend a Swarovski scope or a pair of Leica Bins (15x50) . Of course, I'll like to say that mine cost a miserly USD$200 while the rest cost around USD$2500+.

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    Horse Riding at the Paddock

    by namidub Written Dec 5, 2005

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    Well the Paddock offers visitors to take a ride on a horse for RM4 per round.You can choose to be walked by the horsekeeper or ride it on your own,slowly or even ride it fast!

    There's also a small archery range near the entrance

    Entry is free anyway.

    Opens
    9.00 -4.00 pm on weekdays
    9.00 -4.30 pm Saturdays
    9.00 -4.30 pm Sundays

    and lunch break 12.30-2.00 PM

    pls observe the time or else you might be disappointed.

    While waiting for the lunch break there's a small stall outside for you to eat some goreng pisang,or nasi lemak or laksa and have a drink!

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    Fraser's Hill Golf Club

    by Mikebb Updated Jan 4, 2012

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    Fraser Hill Golf Club
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    A scenic 9 hole golf course winds it way around the virgin forest forming the perfect setting for a relaxing round of golf. The course was designed by Frank Hemmant in 1925 and is the oldest course in the country.

    Green Fees are cheap: Weekends 40 RM , Weekdays 30 RM

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