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Fraser`s Hill

Formerly a British hill station, Fraser’s Hill is shrouded with tranquillity and tinged with irresistible colonial charm.  Just a hop and skip away from Kuala Lumpur, or 100km to be exact, it is a surreal place to head to when you need to get away from a hectic week at work.  Its vast natural landscape, cosy English cottages and crisp mountain air, will most assuredly remind you of the joys of unhurried living.

The last 8 km from the Gap to the top of Fraser’s hill is a narrow winding road that only allows one-way traffic from 7.00am to 7.00pm.  Take note of the following Gate times:

Duration: Overnight (2D/1N)

 

Driving Guide

8.00am

JELAI HIGHLAND RESORT CAR PARK
Fraser’s Hill is a fantastic birding location and word has it that this car park is an ideal place for a spot of bird watching.  Daybreak’s the best time to glimpse exotic and rarely-seen birds such as Chestnut-capped Laughing Thrush, White-throated Fantail and Fire-tufted Barbet.  Don’t forget to bring your binoculars!
Address: Jalan Ampang, Fraser’s Hill
Tel: +609-3622600
Operating Hours: Daytime
Cost: Free

9.30am

ARZED RESTAURANT
Tuck into a hearty breakfast at this very reasonably priced restaurant in the town centre.  The local dishes served here taste good and serving portions are generous.
Address: No. 7, Puncak Inn, Fraser’s Hill
Tel:  +609-3622299
Operating Hours: 7.30am to 10pm
Cost: From RM4.50 to RM6.50

Optional:

KHENG YUEN LEE RESTAURANT
The curry laksa served here is one of this town’s best-kept secrets.  Served only on weekends, it runs out pretty fast so be there as early as you can.
Address: Near the Upper Gate (road leading towards the Gap), Fraser’s Hill
Tel:  +609-3622299
Operating Hours: 9am to 7pm
Cost: From RM4.50 to RM6.50


10.30am

FRASER’S HILL GOLF COURSE
If you fancy a quick round of invigorating golf, the best place to do so is none other than the oldest 9-hole golf course in Malaysia.  This is an opportunity to indulge in your favourite sport amidst cool fresh air and lush greenery.  
Address: Jalan Ampang, Fraser’s Hill
Tel: +609-3622129
Operating Hours: 8am to 7pm
Cost: RM40.00 for the whole day


12.30pm

HILL VIEW RESTAURANT BAR (NON-HALAL)
Chinese food lovers will not be disappointed with Hill View Restaurant as the cuisine is tasty and the prices are reasonable.  
Address: Jalan Genting, Fraser’s Hill (at Puncak Inn)
Tel: +609- 3622231
Operating Hours: 9.30am to 9pm
Cost: From RM6


2.00pm

BISHOP’S TRAIL
Explore the secluded and surreal 1.5km Bishop’s Trail which is a delight for nature lovers and bird watchers.  Keep an eye out for the leeches and slippery trails when it rains though!
Address: off Ledegham Road, Fraser’s Hill
Operating Hours: Daytime
Cost: Free

Optional Activity:

CHILING FALLS
Don’t miss out on getting yourself soaked at one of the most beautiful and magnificent waterfalls of Selangor. You can reach them after trekking along the river and crossing it five times.  
Address: 21 kilometers from Kuala Kubu Bharu on the road to the Gap
Operating Hours: Daytime
Cost: Free

5.00pm

TEA AT YE OLDE SMOKEHOUSE
Experience more of the alluring British charm by treating yourself to an honest-to-goodness Devonshire tea at Ye Olde Smokehouse.  Their mouth-watering scones, butter, clotted cream and jam are certainly to die for.
Address: Jalan Jeriau, Fraser’s Hill
Tel: +609-3622226
Operating Hours: 3pm – 6pm
Cost: From RM18


6.00pm

JERIAU FALLS
This mini natural waterfall is 15 minutes from the town centre.  It takes a further 20 minutes stroll along a scenic walkway to reach it.  Although not as magnificent as the Chiling Falls, all that walking is great to work up an appetite for dinner.
Address: Jalan Jeriau, Fraser’s Hill
Operating Hours: Daytime
Cost: Free


8.00pm

SHAHZAN INN
Have a sumptuous dinner at Shahzan Inn’s Merak Coffee House where the food tastes great and the portions are generous.  Take your pick from the ala carte menu offering a variety of Continental and local dishes.
Address: Jalan Lady Guillemard, Fraser’s Hill
Tel: +609-3622300
Operating Hours: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Cost: From RM17

Places to Stay

PUNCAK INN
This budget-styled inn may be one of the cheapest accommodations in Fraser’s Hill but it doesn’t come at the expense of comfort.  Newly refurbished, each room comes equipped with hot shower, comfortable beds and a TV.
Address: Jalan Genting, Fraser’s Hill (Near the Clock Tower)
Tel: +609-3622201
Rates: From RM100.00

FRASER’S HILL SILVERPARK RESORT
You have a choice of studio, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom apartments that command an amazing mountain view or a picturesque view of the town.  Each room is luxuriously furnished and comes with its own private balcony.   
Address: Jalan Lady Maxwell, 49000 Fraser’s Hill, Pahang
Tel: +609-3622888
Rates: From RM178

THE PINES RESORT
Nestled amongst a lovely pine tree forest and breathtaking mountain views, these 96-room first-class fully-serviced apartments come with large private balconies and a host of other amenities for your comfort.
Address: Jalan Pecah Batu, Fraser’s Hill, Pahang
Tel: +609-3622122
Rates: From RM220

YE OLDE SMOKEHOUSE HOTEL
When in Fraser’s Hill, do as the British do.  Stay at this Tudor-style house for a bout of colonial luxury.  Avoid the ground floor rooms as noises of guests walking around may disturb your peace.
Address: Jalan Jeriau, Fraser’s Hill
Tel: +609-3622226
Rates: From RM308
 

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Roaming In Raub

One of the oldest towns in Pahang, Raub (translated as ‘scoop’) was once a gold mining town in early 19th century. Today, the quietness of the little town prevails, as locals devour on curry fish head, something Raub is famous for. Nearby, the water runs deep as extremists paddle through the Besu Rapids, while the Zen ones connect with nature at the Jarum Waterfalls.

Duration: Day trip
Suitable for: Families

Recommended itinerary:

10AM-12PM

TEA HOUSE
Address: 28 Jalan Dato’ Abdullah, Raub
Tel.: +6 09 355 1182
Operating Hours: 8AM-6.30PM
Cost:
What: An aptly named old-fashioned teahouse that serves the yummiest teatime snacks straight from the oven.
Must-try: Egg tarts, curry puffs, kaya puffs.


12PM-2PM

JERAM BESU
Address: Sungai Lipis, Benta
Tel.: Greenleaf Holidays Tours: +6 09 267 2131 / +6 019 313 1240
Operating Hours: Daytime
Cost: From RM180 per pax (min 8 pax)
What: Known as one of the most challenging whitewater rafting areas in Malaysia, Besu Rapids happen along the Lipis River and it’s just a three-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur. The rapids here are graded 3 and above.

2PM-4PM

RESTORAN RATHA
Address: 82 Jalan Tun Razak, Raub
Tel.: +6 09 356 1651
Operating Hours: 6.30AM-9.30PM
Cost:
What: Raub is famous for its fish head curry and most locals would patron this restaurant that serves the little town’s best delicacy.
Must-try: Fish head curry, chicken curry.


Optional:
LATA JARUM
Address: Sungai Dong, Kampung Ulu Dong, Dong
Operating Hours: Daytime
Cost: Free
What: Located not too far from the village, Jarum Waterfalls is a picnic spot frequented by locals nearby and tourist from afar. To reach the falls, go down the Raub-Kuala Lipis road, and be prepared for a relaxing day by the cascading waters at the end of the road.
 

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