Friday, October 12, 2012

Getaway Fraser's Hill aka Bukit Fraser, Pahang

Sorry for the busi-ness that abandoned my blog for awhile... Here I'm back. :)

We were there on one of the Friday in July, taking advantage of Penang Holiday, we drive all the way to Fraser's Hill, my favourite highland in Peninsular Malaysia.

Exit at Tanjung Malim from North-South Highway, and drive towards Kuala Kubu Bharu, we passed by the beautiful Sungai Selangor Dam, one of the 'must' stop-over. We had our unfinished McD meal with the nice scenery without a single tourist around other than us. Only 2 security guard relaxing at their work place. How I wish I have their job...

This place is peaceful and comfortable... we enjoyed the slow and relax stop over admiring the lake reflecting the white clouds and green mountain.

A normal Friday on Fraser's Hill is just too good. Not sure about weekend, but definitely not as crowded as Cameron Highland and Genting Highland. The hill is beautifully surrounded by colonial buildings. Thanks to Louis James Fraser, a solitary Scottish pioneer who found this place. Hotels, restaurants and the famous clock tower left behind, remain its beauty and marked the history of colonialism in our country.

Fraser's Hill situated in between Selangor and Pahang state. Noticed the dotted border line? Remember to take a photo with your legs wide open across two states~ :D

There's a lake named Allan's water, used to be a reservoir but now it served as a recreation area for boat riding and kayaking. I remember I used to ride the paddle boat here when I was like... 8? :O I was overwhelming on how things and life have changed.

We couldn't get in after all as Allan's Water is closed at 4:30pm on weekdays. Kindly take note on that.

There are several hiking trails, golf course, paddock with archery games that I have not been to after more than 3 times up here... One day, one day I will walk into the paddock myself, if it still exists when the day comes.

I simply love the greenery on this hill, love to hear birds chirping on the trees, and around me.

Our dinner is to have our self-prepared tomyam steamboat. Although it's a bit tiring to do the preparation, I even bought my portable gas stove from Tesco the day before our trip. Insisted to do this because I knew it will definitely be one of the best memory of the trip. Tomyam steamboat in cold weather, who can resists it??
photo credited to V's -Life Simple Pleasures

Walking on the quiet colonial street after dinner, nothing much you can do during night time at Fraser's Hill, some said, what's the fun of it?

I said, that's the best part of them all.

photo credited to V's -Life Simple Pleasures

Direction: How to Go Fraser's Hill (Bukit Fraser)
Exit at Tanjung Malim from North-South Highway(from North), and drive towards Kuala Kubu Bharu.

Total took us 6 hours drive from Penang to Fraser's hill.
From exit to Fraser's Hill around 2 hours including leisure time at Sungai Selangor Dam.

GPS Location:   N 3 42.755  E 101 44.145

More information check-out: V's - Life's Simple Pleasures

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