A Short Stop for Paddock and Archery, Fraser's Hill, Pahang - Part 1

in #travelfeed11 months ago

A few weeks ago, when the weather of Malaysia started to get better from the haze that's been covering our sky for months, we decided to take a day trip up the hill for some cool fresh air and walk in nature. So the nearest hill to Kuala Lumpur is the Fraser's Hill, the locals called it "Bukit Fraser".

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The Famous Landmark - Clock Tower.

Fraser's Hill is situated in Raub District, Pahang, a stated that's is about 2 hours drive from the city of Malaysia. The highest peak is about 1500 meters above sea level, and the temperatures are around 22°C~28°C during the day, 16°C~20°C during the night.

The last time I came was about 10 years ago, the temperatures during that time are very cooling, I need a sweater to walk around during the day, but now the global warming has taken a big effect to our nature. The temperature has risen and during this trip, we were walking under a hot sun, sweating...

The good thing is the greens have not changed a lot, and we can still breathe clean fresh air over here, due to less development and no heavy construction in this area.

Here's a bit of history of this magnificent place, taken for the Fraser's Hill Info site:

Fraser’s Hill is a highland resort destination nestled among the mountains of Pahang, located two hours away from Kuala Lumpur. Locally known as Bukit Fraser, this cooling holiday retreat is popular for its nature activities and cooling climate, being one of the last hill stations of Malaysia, an imprint by former British colonial masters.

Fraser’s Hill has its roots in the 1890s, when Scottish prospector Louis James Fraser opened up a tin mine but mysteriously vanished in 1915. In 1917, the bishop of Singapore rediscovered Fraser's Hill while on a hunt for the man, providing suggestions for the area to be developed into a hill station which was brought to fruition by authorities.

Source of info: www.fraserhill.info


We started our journey early in the morning.


We used the highway which took us about 1 hour to reach the foothill of Fraser's Hill.

At the foothill, there are 2 roads on the opposite side, left is to go up, the right is to come down, which means there will be no coming traffic along the way, which is safer to drive.

In the old days, there is only one road to go up and down, so there is a time table stating what time can you go up, and come down. If you reached there before the time to go up you will have to wait at the foothill until they open for you. Lucky us, now we don't have to do through that anymore.


The road up the hill is very narrow, so it is advised not to speed during driving. Plus the local cyclists love to take this trail up the hills so be careful when you're driving.

Take your time, enjoy the view of the jungles alongside the road. I especially like the huge ferns and the tall trees!



There are also natives who live in the area walking along the side of the road, sometimes we can spot a few foreigners accompanied by a guide doing "Bird Watching", which is a very popular activity at Fraser's Hill as well.

It was said, there are over 270 species of local and migratory birds you can find in the hill, the township even have an annual International Bird Race held in June each year.



After about an hour later, we have finally reached the entrance of Fraser's Hill.



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Once you enter the town, the first thing you will see is the famous landmark - The Fraser's Hill Clock Tower. We decided to go further up and slowly take our journey back down to this town again.


So for this Part 1, we will take you to one of the tourist attractions here - The Paddock and Archery.


Any kind of vehicles are forbidden to drive into the premises, but there is a free parking space at about 2 minutes walk to the main entrance. So we parked our car, take a walk down the steep road to the Paddock and Archery area.

There aren't many people on the day we went as it was on a weekday. The place is empty when we went in, we have the whole place for ourselves, haha...




I LOVE this view!

The old stable, white fences, green trees and clear blue sky!!



The Paddock is a place for horse-riding activities. Visitors can take a ride on retired racing horses around a small course, guided by the keepers. Pony for children will be taken for a walk by the keepers as well. Price is RM9 for adults and RM6 for children. They open 8.30 am - 6 pm, with a 1-hour lunch break.





We are not allowed to go in the stable, plus I only saw one horse there, maybe it's too quiet today, so the place seems closed. But it gave me the opportunity to take photos wherever I like, which was cool!


Let's head over to the Archery shall we!




There are flowers everywhere! Just lovely to be around such beauty.

Since there are no customers today, the coach was feeling very generous and guided Rose and also explained the usage of the pad on her arm and show her how to shot in a more efficient way to hit the centre target.

The price for 10 arrows is RM10, you can go for as many rounds as you like as long as your hands can take it.




Rose was the one having fun today as this is her first time holding a bow. After the first round, her excitement was too much that she went for the second round of it. She had totally shot 20 arrows for the day.

Here's the result of the archery. Not bad for a first-timer!


I'm glad we stopped by this place and really had a lot of fun. It also gave me the chance to introduce this place to the world through #Travelfeed!

I hope you enjoy this part of the story, I will write about another attraction in Part 2 later on. See you in my next post!


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All photos were taken with my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge phone camera.

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Nice shooting! Looks like fun. I know a place near me that hosts archery. Sounds fun.
I'm glad you had nice weather. The sky and image with the stable reminded me of California. The giant ferns are awesome to me also. Those didn't remind me of California :)
Ferns are special. I think these guys are speaking english: https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/videos/712-why-are-ferns-unique

I trust you'll have more fun! 😁

Thanks for sharing your memories with us too! Indeed we had lots of fun!

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awesome post it is!! I feel envy a bit -- never was holding a bow in my life (except of the Tomb Rider and Far Cry videogames, heh).

I consider it is excellent result for the 1st time...

oh, but I have darts instead!
I need to do my post about it, as well..

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It looks absolutely wonderful, so fresh and clean. I've been to KL a number of times but didn't know about this place, maybe next time I'm there I will go to see it..

It's out of KL, plus tourists like Cameron Highland rather than Fraser's Hill, less boring I guess.

It's quite a common place mentioned by my uncle, but I've never went there myself...nice to see that it's a pretty and green place that we crave for these days :)

The view on the mountain is indeed amazing, I guess that's why they can visit it over and over again!

Plus it's nearer and less traffic up there.

hello how nice to feel free in nature
nice photos
I would love to learn the art of bow haha
a nice time at home
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Looks like a greta outing and glad to hear the haze is clearing I think she did super well for the first time trying archery, far better than I did :)

So you have tried before? How was it?

Ohh yes about thirty or more years ago at the start I was terrible but I got better at it

That must be a fun try for you!

I haven't done it for many years maybe one day I will try again

Careful with the arm though.

I will be with age I have grown some common sense LOL

Beautiful nature!) And I would also shoot from a bow)))

I hope one day you can shot an arrow!

Aye, twenty arrows can be a lot for the fingers of a first-timer. I want to do some archery now ;) But maybe I won't today. It requires the mindset of a person not in a hurry.

Absolutely not for a person who is in a hurry... :)

Awesome clock! I would have liked to try the archery after seeing Rose shooting the arrows. 😊

If you can find one, you should!

Oh wow Malaysia is really beautiful @joelai, lovely photography!

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