Saturday, April 5, 2014

Getaway to Fraser Hill 2D1N

A day which we decided to escape from waterless and sweltering heat of this concrete jungle to a Scottish village ambience and cool highland gateway, Fraser Hill. Fraser Hill is located on the titiwangsa ridge in the state of Pahang. It is known as a invigorating getaway amidst pristine nature tropical to visitors where it is just 2hr plus drive from Kuala Lumpur. First, we depart from KL to my housemate hometown Kuala Kubu Bharu then only start our journey to Fraser's Hill.

Fraser's Hill name derived from a solitary Scottish pioneer, Louis James Fraser, who set up a tin-ore trading post in the 1890s. Most of the old colonial charm and stone cottages previously owned by colonial traders still retained well in Fraser's Hill which amazed me very much. I am quite fascinating the collection of English stone houses left during the colonial era. Every corner of Fraser's hill offers a breathtaking scenery where you can immerse yourself indulging the tranquility of this cozy haven. Natural attractions abound including of the Jeriau Waterfall, Allan's water, paddock, birdwatching, jungle trekking and etc. This area offers various paths including Bishop Trail, AbuSuradi Trail, Mager Trail,Rompin Trail, Kindersley trail, Hemmant Trail, Pine tree trail and Maxwell trail for intrepid hikers. I wish one day i can hike one of this trail, perhaps Maxwell? Besides, Fraser's Hill is a birdwatchers paradise which a haven for various animals particularly the exotic birds. This is one of the best birdwatching places in Asia. However, we are not a bird-watching lover ,so we didn't really go for birdwatching. Rather than that we go sightseeing all along as our purpose is come to rest and relax.

We depart around 12pm and arrive KKubu Bharu around 1pm and had homecook food as lunch in my housemate house. Then we departed again around 2pm and arrived Fraser Hills about 3.30pm as it rained in the middle of the journey. Along the journey we passed by and dropped by a place called, Selangor Dam. Indeed it is a picturesque view.

Finally we reach fraser hill.   

Clock Tower.

The first thing we arrived is check in to Puncak inn.

Puncak Inn

Our deluxe room 

A spacious, clean and comfortable room, since the weather is cooling, there is no need to have fan or aircond. Reasonable price and booking can be made through phone call as well. This Inn is quite strategic where you can go any place just within few minutes.

We waited the drizzling stop then we went out to walk around and snap pictures. The weather is freaking cold and freezing as the temperature expected to be heavy mist and occasional rainfall throughout the year.

Snap with clock tower. One of the snap picture hotspot!

One of my favourite: post  box

We waited quite sometime til the rain stops. We didn't went to anyplace as the sky turns dark very fast. So we just head to the restaurant named "Smoke House" to have our dinner. 

Before we head into the restaurant, we loiter around to take picture, as the place is so beautiful especially if you are a nature lover and photograph lover. You will thought that as if you are in Britain where you can find English countryside colonial bungalow complete with old furnishings and antiques. This place serves authentic English cuisince as well as offers stay for people who like english style

Flowers blossom every corner of the house.

The waiting room while waited to be seated.

Another waiting room for VIP.

A place where you read their menu and order your food & drinks while waiting to be served and seated in their dining room.

Another English furnishing, a small corner with a real log wood fireplace, english furnitures & antiques.

Dining hall

While waiting our food to be served, we are being seated in the waiting room and served with our hot drinks.

When the food is almost ready, we will be seated in the dining room furnished with the wooden table and chairs. They partitioned some part which furnished with wooden table which can accomodate 8 people for a  family gathering or a bunch of good friends gather.

Our candle light dinner ^^

Day 2:
The next day morning we have our breakfast as the hotel provide breakfast. Later we went out to walk around to see some other attractions over here.

After breakfast, we went to a nearby coffee shop belongs to a chinese to have a cup of hot coffee.

Then, we move on to the Smoke house again to have a day time photo session. I manage to find a few small plants which inhabit on the tree.

A outdoor place for breakfast with lush of green forest view.

We moved to Allan's water. Again both of us like to capture flowers and the nature. Nothing much to see in this place just flowers, trees and some water activities.

A collection of flowers and ferns.

 Before we go back, we took a picture in front of the fraser hill clock tower as our memories.