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What to see in Hill Resorts

Hill Resorts Attractions

Though once reserved for colonial officials and their families, Malaysia's hill stations have become popular destinations among locals and tourists alike. Scenic and refreshingly cool, the old stations offer visitors an enticing range of experiences, from leisurely forest walks in settings characterised by colonial quaintness, to luxury resorts.

Bukit Larut, or Maxwell Hill, is the oldest hill refuge, and is a peaceful, old-fashioned place. Cameron Highlands is the largest hill resort and has been well developed for tourism, retaining some British traditions, but also encouraging commercialisation. Fraser's Hill is the preferred station for nature lovers, offering extensive hiking trails and natural attractions, with development limited to protect the rainforest. The Genting Highlands is a glitzy resort playground of casinos and theme parks, and bears no resemblance to the hill stations of old. Penang Hill is another popular resort. Also called Bukit Bendera, it has phenomenal views over Georgetown and the Penang Bridge.


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