Hill resort spread along 7 peaks at 1,200 - 1,500 meters above sea-level on the Titiwangsa mountain range, about 100km north of Kuala Lumpur. Originally it was set up as a tin mine in the 1890s by Louis James Fraser (hence the name) until the tin ran out in 1913. A few years later the area was rediscovered as British-colonial hill resort. The cooler temperatures made it popular getaway destination from the hot and humid weather for the British. To this day Fraser’s Hill still retains its colonial charm. The area is recognized destination for bird watching with over 250 species recorded. Other activities include jungle trekking, golf, horse riding, archery, boating and mountain biking.
- temperatures range from 13 °C to 24 °C
- rainy season: November - January
How to get to Fraser’s Hill:
There is no public transport to Fraser's Hill! The easiest way to get there is with your own transport.
The closest town to Fraser's Hill is Kuala Kubu Bahru, also known as KKB. KKB is connected to Kuala Lumpur by bus (via Rawang) or Komuter train (KTM).
A 45min taxi ride from KKB costs RM80. It is recommended to make arrangement with the taxi driver for the return journey as there are no taxis at Fraser's Hill.
Getting to Kuala Kubu Bahru by train (from KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur):
- take KTM Komuter train from KL Sentral to Rawang (RM3.60, 44min)
- at Rawang station transit to KTM train to KKB (RM3.60, 37min)
Getting to Fraser's Hill with car:
- Fraser's Hill can be accessed from two sides :
a) take Karak highway (E8) (passing Genting Highlands) and exit in Bentong
b) take North-South highway (E1) and exit in Kuala Kubu Bahru (passing Selangor Dam and Chiling Waterfalls)
- travel time: around 2 hours
Fraser's Hill only has hotel and resort (bungalow) accommodation, but no backpacker’s type of accommodation. Standard hotel rooms starts from RM100 nett.
Bird Interpretive Center
There are 8 available trails:
1. The Bishop Trail (1500m)
2. The Pine Tree Trail (1500m)
3. The Kinderley Trail (750m)
4. The Maxwell Trail (750m)
5. The Abu SuradiTrail (500m)
6. The Mager Trail (1500m)
7. The Rompin Trail (1500m)
8. The Hemmant Trail (1000m)
Horse Riding (RM5 / RM4 children), Archery (RM8 / 10 arrows), Boating (RM6 / boat), Golf (20% discount for Puncak Inn Guests), Mini Golf
more photos and informations:
Fraser's Hill on journeymalaysia.com
Excellent alternative online resources:
Bird Watching / Bird Interpretive Centre
Bird Watching is one of the most popular activities at Frasher's Hill. You can find information on flora and fauna,trails, the history of Frashers Hill and general information about birds at the Bird Interpretive Centre (BIC).
The Paddock offers and family frienly facility that offers horseback riding and archery.
Hotel Frasier's Hill with 2 locations: TM Resort Sri Intan, TM Resort Sri Peninjau Apartment