Hill, located 1,524 metres above sea-level in the mountains of Pahang
is another enchanting hill resort. Frasers Hill offers a rather
quiet rustic air, more in keeping with the rustic solitude of English
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 tranquility through careful planning
and engineering ingenuity.