The resort is named after an
English adventurer, Louis James Fraser, who, towards the end of the
nineteenth century built himself a shack in the hills, operated a primitive mule train and embarked on the lucrative trade in tin ore. This continued until the first decade of the twentieth century when he apparently disappeared.
In 1910, Bishop Ferguson Davie of Singapore combed the mountains in search of Fraser. The search for Fraser proved fruitless but he had on the other hand discovered a perfect mountain retreat - one that was to become one of Malaysia's foremost hill resorts. Surveying work began in 1919 and set the stage for its development as mountain retreat.
Today, in spite of the spate of developments and the addition of modern hotels and luxury condominiums, Fraser's Hill retains much of its natural charm and quiet tranquillity through careful planning and engineering ingenuity.
(Note: There are several petrol stations along the way and motorists are advised to fill up their petrol tanks whenever possible. There are no petrol stations in Fraser's Hill. At Ulu Yam there is a supermarket (Sanata Supermarket) situated near the trunk road where a wide variety of daily provisions and snacks are offered.)
From Penang and North
If you are travelling from the North, enter the North-South Highway and exit at the Tanjong Malim Interchange. Take the trunk road towards South and look out for signage indicating Kuala Kubu Bahru or Bukit Fraser (Fraser’s Hill). Turn left into Kuala Kubu Bahru which is the last stop at the foot of Fraser’s Hill.
Taman Negara, Kuantan and the East Coast
The access from the East Coast is via Bentong and Teras ending up at The Gap. The journey from Bentong to the Gap takes about 1 hour 15 minutes. Travelling time from Kuantan to Bentong is 3 hours and from Kuala Lumpur to Bentong is 1 hr.
From Kuala Kubu Bahru towards
From Kuala Kubu Bahru, drive easterly following a winding road up to the Gap (21 km about 35-45 minutes).
the Gap to the Top
Gates (Lower Gate & Upper Gates) control the passage of traffic at the last 7km stretch to Fraser’s Hill. The gate times are :
Going Up (Odd Hours) Going Down (Even Hours)
07.00am – 07.40am
06.00am – 06.40am
09.00am – 09.40am 08.00am – 08.40am
11.00am – 11.40am 10.00am – 10.40am
01.00am – 01.40am 12.00am – 12.40am
03.00am – 03.40am 02.00am – 02.40am
05.00am – 05.40am 04.00am – 04.40am
07.00am – 07.40am 06.00am – 06.40am
(Tip: It is advisable to drive slowly and leisurely on this section to avoid car motion sickness. It is important to negotiate the bends "smoothly" and slowly to prevent the back of the car from swinging causing much discomfort tor passengers. Slow moving vehicles like tour coaches usually does not create car motion sickness for its passengers. Avoid oily and spicy food before the journey, have sufficient sleep and wind down the windows to have plenty of fresh air. Medication like "Sea Legs" is sold in pharmacies as restricted drugs (which can cause drowsiness) but remember to take them (not for the driver), at least half and hour before the journey starts. Remember that once you feel the discomfort of car motion sickness, it is more difficult to alleviate the discomfort than to prevent one in the first place)
If you intend travelling by bus to Fraser's Hill, you will be able to catch a Tanjong Malim bound bus from Pudu Raya bus terminal in Kuala Lumpur which has a stopover at Kuala Kubu Bahru. From Kuala Kubu Bahru, you will have to take another bus up to Fraser's Hill. The bus travelling up to the summit leaves Kuala Kubu Bahru twice daily, at 8.00 am and 12.00 noon, while the downhill bus leaves Fraser's Hill at 10.00 am and 2.00 pm
You may also rent a car from the many car rental companies in any city or airport. The telephone number for AVIS Rent A Car is 03-241 7144 in Kuala Lumpur and 02-737 9477 in Singapore. Car rental rates in Malaysia varies from RM90.00 to RM220.00 per day.
There are air flights into Kuala Lumpur from most parts of the world. Fraser's Pine Resort is also available under Malaysia Airline System (MAS)'s CityStay Programme, Malaysia - on - Wheels Programme and Golden Holidays Programme. You can walk into any MAS office worldwide to book rooms at Fraser's Pine Resort. MAS's ticket reservations telephone number is 03-746 3000.
The Malaysia Railway (KTM) runs from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur and northwards to Kuala Perlis. From Kuala Lumpur, you can take a taxi to Fraser's Hill. KTM's contact number is 03-274 7442.
Van, Coach and Limousine
These services are available from Fascinating Travel & Tours (M) Sdn Bhd at 03-704 7728. Chauffeured van charges is RM350.00 per way. One way coach transfer charges starts from RM800.00 including mandatory licenced tour guide. Limousine charges starts from RM200 per way.