Lots of exotic bird species, scientists and botanists over here
Lack of decent makan ( eating) places and it rains more than seattle over here!
THE place to do bird-watching in Malaysia!
When you arrive at the hill top you can eat, there are a few restaurants to choose from. Also a little shop. You can even stay over night in hotel or bungalows. But you all do better behave well, there is a police station of British style in the middle of the little village!more
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...more
Jalan Lady Maxwell, Fraser’s Hill, Bukit Fraser, Pahang, N/A, Malaysia
Good for: Couples
If you fancy a nice comfortable stay while at Fraser's, Ye Olde Smokehouse is a good bet. It's full...more
this place used to be merlin inn.. now, it's newly refurbished and called shahzan inn.. it's probby...more
If you asked me, there's only one decent joint in the whole of Fraser's Hill for cheap, inexpensive food. Mimi's strawberry cafe serves decent nasi ayam and delicious drinks. My favourite is their teh-o-strawberry ( Strawberry Black tea. RM1.50) . Somehow, it never occured to me that fresh strawberries can lend a sweet scent and taste to tea! I'll...more
What:Devonshire Cream TeaWere:Ye Olde Smokehouse, Pahang, MalaysiaThere's something about having traditional English tea at Ye Olde Smokehouse. Everything looks damm good on white procelain and the silver tiffin, doesn't it? Well, it was as delicious as it looked. The devonshire cream, the butter and the strawberry jam went really well with the...more
Walking around in the Jungle at night sounds a little crazy but let me calmly assure that 6 full grown adults did it. Yes, we walked around in the pitch farkness in Fraser's hill for a couple of nights just to look for the brown wood owl. And how did we look for it? We gave a little hoot every now and then and waited for the real owl to hoot back....more
If you have the nerves of steel and balls of courage, then try walking in the dark with a torchlight. You'll see action ala National Geographic unfold before your very eyes at Fraser's HillThis furry moth was fluttering around in the dark when I caught a shot of it, sans flash. It was illuminated by my friend's torchlight.Where:Near Jelai Highland...more
If you have the nerves of steel and balls of courage, then try walking in the dark with a torchlight. You'll see action ala National Geographic unfold before your very eyes at Fraser's HillYou'll be tempted to think that the furry legs belong to a tarantula but it actually belongs to a tunnel web spider. Where:Jalan Lady Maxwell, Fraser's Hill,...more
Fraser's Hill is approximately 103km north, or two hours' drive, from Kuala Lumpur. Visitors can take the Rawang exit from the highway and drive further north to Kuala Kubu Bahru (KKB) and up to Fraser's Hill. From KKB, take the road eastwards to Kuala Lipis/Raub. Travel for about 40km until you reach the Gap."wengchun Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:52 MYT...more
There's not too many transportation options in Fraser's Hill. There are no cabs here so it'll be better if you drove over here. For the whole time we were here, we walked for kilometres and hitched rides. Gd thing there are no serial killers here, only botanists. Eventually, we did see a quaint-looking bus that would trudged up the hill and...more
Honestly, the best souvenir you can get for yourself is a pair of unbleached leech socks from the Town. It cost just RM16. Or should I say priceless since it'll save you from hours of jumping, tears and wails as you try to tear the little bloodsuckers from your toes. True, wearing the sock makes you look like an idoit but it's worth the pain of...more
70 Reviews and Opinions
When you're in a jungle in Malaysia, Singapore or Indonesia, look before you pee! The locals believe that there are forest spirits in stones, lakes and particularly at the foot of big trees. Should you pee on those places, you might inflame the spirits and get possessed. Should what should you do in an urgent situation? Beg for permission before soiling the ground . Alternatively, just visit the hotel restroom before going for a trek.
I took the route from Bentung to Fraser Hill on Saturday afternoon. It was a smooth ride till the last 30km. From there, it was a painstaking slow ride because the road is so narrow, curvy and dangerous. It would take almost an hour to get through the hills for a safe driver. Good thing we made it there safely. It is definitely a good idea to...more
Since it rains at Fraser's Hill (Pahang, Malaysia ) more often than Seattle, you'll probably see icky bloodsuckers on those forest trails. To prepare myself for a nice meeting with them, I prepared some leech ammunition (medicated oil) and did not get a single leech bite. If you don't know this, medicated oil acts pretty much like salt and kills...more
There are lots of forest trails in Fraser's Hill (Pahang, Malaysia) and while it is fun and challenging to trek on one, it pays to :1)Stick closely to the path 2)Go with a guide if you're not used to treking or underaged.In case you haven' t heard , 4 young Singaporean boys ventured into Bishop's Trail without a chaperone and was lost for a few...more
Some of my friends call Ye Olde Smokehouse at Fraser's a tourist trap since it's expensive, small and can't be compared to the grander inn at Cameron Highlands. I don't blame them since those sods at the inn attempted to charge me RM5 for a bottle of mineral water and RM20 for tea and scones. Though it was affordable, I felt that it was daylight...more
As amazing as this sounds, there isn't a single shop that sells an umbrella in Fraser's Hill and it rains here once every 2 days. The only umbrella that I found here were ornamental paper umbrellas used for decoration. Duh. They might as well sell cocktail umbrellas. Make sure you bring your own foldable umbrella or a poncho.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring lots of medicated oil (Axe Brand, available in provision shops) for those leeches. Coat the oil lovingly on those leeches when you see them.
Photo Equipment: If you're into birding, you'll need to bring a teleconverter or telephoto lens. I used a teleconverter ( DMW-LTZ10 ) , Panasonic together with my Panasonic FZ20. It boosted the focal distance by 1.5X, up to 648 mm ( the original focal length has a max of 432 mm). My friend, Mithilesh used a Raynox telephoto lens with his FZ30 and the focal distance was boosted to 2x. While the focal length was longer, the lens did not co-operate at certain times and it was a tad frustrating using it.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Don't bet on this. You're better off buying your camping gear before coming here. Bring boots with a good rubber sole, it'll come in handy when it rains. Columbia Boots are a good bet against terrible terrain.
While we were at the Gap Resthouse, the group split to explore the old bungalow while I stayed outside to look around. Good thing I did, I spotted this handsome blue creature perched on a tree, waiting to be photographed. it deserved its whimsical name - Asian Fairy Bluebird . There was something magical about its glossy, iridescent blue feathers!...more
Now, when my birding friends and I planned for this trip to Frasers' Hill , all we wanted to see were birds. We certainly didn't plan on any encounters with the supernatural kind. Yes, we certainly didn't expect to see a ghost in the forest and was quite delighted with the find actually. This ghost wasn't the least bit scary. Far from it, he was...more
Of all the monkeys I saw in Fraser's Hill, this little fella with the white rings around its eyes was the cutest one of all. It looked as though it had permanent white spectacles so it was a like a Elton John primate. Type:Dusky leaf monkey Scientific Name:(Trachypithecus obscurus),more
The Padang Golf Bukit Fraser is the only golf course in Bukit Fraser as the other 18-holes Fraser's Hill Golf Club has been closed for some time now... It is a public course and any golfer can pay and play... The 9-holes course plays to a short par-32 measuring 1,953m from the single tee box... There are 5 par-3s, 3 par-4s and a single par-5... The...more
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.What you really need for birdwatching is a pair of binoculars, a field guide (location specific) & you notebook to write down your birding observation.more
From Kuala Lumpur and SouthIf you are traveling from the South or Kuala Lumpur, take the North-South Highway and exit at the Rawang Interchange (about 20-25 min, from Kuala Lumpur or Subang Interchange). From Rawang, enter the trunk road towards North. You will pass smaller towns like Serendah, Ulu Yam village and Rasa village in Batang Kali...more