Fraser's Hill © RoB
Louis James Fraser was a controversial, solitary figure who arrived at the seven hills that have come to be known collectively as Fraser's Hill and set up camp on one of the cool, lush summits. The Scottish pioneer disappeared under mysterious circumstances before the area's potential as a hill station was recognised but others followed him to investigate the site and found it perfect for a highland retreat. Fraser's Hill rests at 5,000 feet (1,524m) above sea level, within the state of Pahang, and is north of the Genting Highlands. The hill station is only about two hours' drive from Kuala Lumpur.
Fraser's Hill is a peaceful and cool place, a preferred holiday destination for bird enthusiasts and nature lovers. Jungle trails, waterfalls and colourful nurseries nestle peacefully in the landscape and are complemented by golf and horse-riding activities. There are extensive hiking trails in the area, and these are a big draw for those who want to explore unspoiled jungle. The scenic route from the base of the station twists and turns along a 22-mile (35km) stretch. Holiday accommodation is provided by a range of hotels, chalets and colonial bungalows. Although Fraser's Hill has been developed for tourism there are now regulations in place to ensure the jungle is protected from further development and remains as magnificent as it is.