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Established in : 1922

Founded by : Louis James Fraser

Height : 1,456 m above sea level

The Gap Road Travel Timing : The road to Fraser’s Hill is a one-way road, hence only one side drive is allowed for particular timings. The upside drive is permitted in the odd hours and the downside drive is permitted in the even hours of the day. 
Upside Drive: 7:00 AM - 7:40 AM, 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM, 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM, 1:00 PM - 1:40 PM, 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM, 5:00 PM - 5:40 PM, 7:00 PM - 7:40 PM
Downside Drive: 6:00 AM - 6:40 AM, 8:00 AM - 8:40 AM, 10:00 AM - 10:40 AM, 12:00 PM - 12:40 PM, 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM, 4:00 PM - 4:40 PM, 6:00 PM - 6:40 PM

Time Required : 1 day

Best Time to Visit : June to August

Major attractions : Allan's Water, Fraser's clock tower, Paddock, Jeriau Waterfall, Tamam Awam, Pine Tree Trail

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Fraser, Raub Overview

Fraser's Hill is a beautiful hill resort with a colonial setup and architecture set in the lap of forest on Pahang terrain, 100 km away from Kuala Lumpur. At an elevation of 1,456 m, this unexplored resort is one of the most popular short-stay destinations in Malaysia. For experiencing the cold weather and nature’s sights, tourists travel to Fraser’s Hill from the twisted one way ‘Gap’ road, open for a side drive at particular timings.

Plan a trip in the month of June to August for traversing through the lake and park at Allan's Water, bird watching at Tamam Awam Park, hiking at Pine Tree Trail, and exploring Jeriau Waterfall. Tourists can also relish some majestically beautiful sights, flora, and fauna accompanied by some trekking, boating, archery, horse riding, and many other adventurous sports.

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History of Fraser's Hill

Named after Louis James Fraser, a Scottish adventurer, Fraser's Hill was founded in the 1890s. The founder came here to look for some gold but found some tin deposits in its place. In 1917, some visitors visited the place to explore some dense forest and unexplored part of Malaysia. The Fraser's Hill was then converted to a resort in 1922 with colonial set up. The tourism department then constructed a one way towards the hill for making it a tourist spot.

Fraser's Hill Attractions

Allan's Water: Feel the nature closely in Allan's Water, a lake surrounded by a recreational park. Open from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, tourists visit here to do paddle boating and exploring the nature, flora, and fauna.

Tamam Awam Park: Visit Tamam Awam park to see various gardens and enjoy some sports with friends and family for free.

Jeriau Waterfall: The most beautiful place around Fraser's Hill is Jeriau Waterfall. Enjoy some leisure and relaxing time around the waterfall which is around 4 km away from the hill.

The Paddock: Indulge in horse riding and archery along with many adventure sports at Paddock. Located along the Valley road, it remains open from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily.

Bird Interpretive Centre: Hornbills, doves, pheasants, eagles, endemic species, and some exclusive migratory birds can be spotted from Bird Interceptive Centre located within the sports complex on Fraser's Hill.

Fraser's Clock Tower: Fraser's clock tower is a historical landmark with colonial architecture and a must-visit if you are exploring Fraser's Hill.

Fraser's Hill shopping and dining

  • Situated around a dense forest, few eateries and street hawkers at Fraser's Hill serve some amazing traditional cuisine.
  • You can binge at Pines Restaurant which serves some casual food and barbeque items.
  • The most famous restaurant at Fraser's Hill is the Smokehouse Hotel and Restaurant. Though expensive, it whips up some amazing English cuisine in a beautifully decorated courtyard.
  • The shopping options are not great at Fraser's Hill. Tourists can buy some souvenirs and general stuff on a shopping spree from the nearest market in Kuala Lumpur.

How to Reach Fraser's Hill

Road: The easiest and convenient way to reach Fraser's Hill is by driving your car right there. Fraser's Hill is around 2 hours' drive from Kuala Lumpur through the only single road, The Gap on the hillside. It is always advisable to consider the weather conditions and timings if you are planning to travel through The Gap as it faces a lot of landslides and timings for upside and downside travel vary and are fixed. 

Train: There is no direct train to Fraser's hill. Hop into a train from Kuala Lumpur to reach Kuala Kubu Baru, which is the nearest station from Fraser's Hill. Book a taxi or local cab from Kuala Kubu Baru for RM 80 to arrive at Fraser's Hill.

Taxi: Hire a car or taxi if you don't have a personal vehicle. The taxi starts from Kuala Lumpur or Paduraya Bus Stand. It costs around RM 200 for one way to travel by taxi.

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