Thursday, November 25, 2010

Frasers Hill

Fraser's Hill is about 105km north of Kuala Lumpur. It was built on seven hills, just like the ancient city of Rome. The hills straddle the Pahang-Selangor border. The hill resort was named after an English adventurer, Louis James Fraser, who built himself a shack in the hill in the 19th century. He operated a primitive mule train and embarked on a lucrative trade in tin ore.

Fraser's Hill rises 1,500 meters above sea-level on the Titiwangsa mountain range of Peninsular Malaysia.

To get to Fraser's Hill from the Gap, one must go up a narrow, winding, one-way road for 8 km. Traffic up and down is controlled by a gate system with uphill traffic limited to odd hours, and downhill traffic to even hours.

There are hotels, resorts and chalets available on the hill. Tudor cottages sit among brilliantly coloured gardens shaded by lofty pine trees. And so my friend and I went for a drive up there on a nice sunny weekend :)

Photos of the sceneries on the way up towards Frasers Hill via Kuala Kubu Bharu.

Upon reaching the foot hill. We had to wait till the traffic coming down has been cleared in order for us to drive uphill. A winding road too!

Upon reaching the top

Colonial -style buildings


Anonymous said...

camni la member! tak ajak seyh...

I AM said...

Yeeee mmg saye tak ajak ;P