Fraser’s Hills Clock Tower

The plan of visiting Kuala Lipis via the Karak highway took a last minute change of mind as I decided on visiting Fraser’s Hill. I took the back road via Selayang , Batu Dam and Batang Kali with a short technical check up of my old faithful Proton Perdana in Kuala Kubu. The  journey to Fraser’s Hill through the winding old Gap road took me two  and a half hours on a weekday with stops along the way.
The old Gap Road
(Picture Credit Terra our Playground )

Abandoned  “Gap Resthouse”
((Picture Credit Terra our Playground )

Gap Resthouse
((Picture Credit Terra our Playground )

Inside the Gap Rest House
((Picture Credit Terra our Playground )
Stopped at the former Gap rest house which is abandon and also in a deplorable state.It used to be the stop for vehicles going up and down Fraser’s Hill where once the eight-kilometre road to Fraser’s Hills from Gap was a one-way road with certain times for vehicles going up and down . Since the new road that leads down was opened the Gap Rest House was bypassed and had to close down. According to my uncle , the Gap rest house used to be the only R&R stop for buses plying the Kuala Lipis – Kuala Lumpur route .

Fraser’s Hills Post Office

Post Box @ Fraser’s Hill Post Office

Fraser’s as it is commonly referred as was once the weekend getaway place for people from Kuala Lumpur as it was once the “few” places that are quite accessible for the city folks to unwind its cool climate (1,200m above sea level) and misty mornings for the weekend. It is also the last few places where  “imprints” of the British colonial masters are ever present . Frasers Hill was named after a Scotsman named Louis James Fraser who tried to mine gold in the area but only manage the find tin . As the tin deposits dried up , Louis James Fraser mysteriously disappeared in 1915 and only in 1917  the Bishop of Singapore rediscovered Frasers Hill and began to develop into a hill station as it is today . One black incident that occurred around Fraser’s Hill was that Sir Henry Gurney , then the High Commissioner of Malaya was killed by Communist terrorists  back in the early 50s along the Gap road after spending the weekend in Frasers Hill 

Fraser’s Hill Police Station

Fraser’s Hill Police Station

Restaurant @ Fraser’s Hills

Restaurant @ Fraser’s Hills

One of the few hotel’s at Fraser’s Hills

Frasers’s Hills Clinic

Fauna @ Fraser’s Hills

Fauna @ Fraser’s Hills

Fraser’s Hills Golf Course Hole No 1

With its cool climate there are abundance types of fauna that could be found in Fraser’s Hill. Fraser Hills is also a bird watching haven as it is a haven  for various species of migratory birds. The Malaysian annual bird watching competitions is also held here .There is a nine-hole golf course at Fraser’s Hill which the memory of my late mother’s golf shot  on the first hole that  out drove the shots of my father’s , cousin and mine still sketched in my mind  My ego was checked BIG  time at that moment . After spending a couple of hours at Fraser’s I slowly drove to Kuala Lipis passing small towns with a lot of durian fruit  plantations along the way ……… 

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