Nestling at 1,524 meters above sea level on the majestic Titiwangsa Range, Fraser’s Hill is about one and a half hours drive from Kuala Lumpur. This charming little hideaway with a population of about 1,000 is not unlike a quiet Scottish village.
Granite mock-Tudor cottages sit amidst the brilliantly-coloured blooms of an English-style garden. Most of these bungalows are private residences, although some have been converted into holiday bungalows for visitors. They enable visitors to enjoy a country-style holiday in a cool, refreshing ambience, where the evenings bring along swirling mists to descend upon the little hamlet while cold winds breeze though the lofty pine trees.
Fraser’s Hill takes its name after a Scottish adventurer, Louis James Fraser who set up a tin ore trading station in the forested mountains on the Pahang-Selangor border. In the later years, Bishop Ferguson-Davie mounted a search for Fraser but could not find him. Instead, the potential of hills as a cool getaway was discovered.