3 days at Persekutuan Bungalow
06 Jan to 08 Jan 2011
|(L-R) Alistair, Janie Ho, Wong, Pauline Toh, Val Allan, Dr. Diong, Joyce Tan, Betty Ching, Catherine, Ching Neng Bin, not in is Lim Kee Moon who took this picture.|
Day 01 (06.01.11) Sitiawan to Fraser's Hill
The journey started at 8.15am from Sitiawan in three cars. It took us 1.5hr to reach Bidor (95km) for toilet at a petrol station. We continued our 87km drive to Kuala Kubu Baru arriving at 11.30am. We had very good chicken-chop for lunch at this Kedai Makanan Hailam Sun Sun Nam Cheong. From here it was another 40km to Fraser's Hill. We have to be at the Gap by 1pm for the one way up the hill. It took us about 20minutes drive up from the lower gap. On arrival, it was raining throughout the day with thick mist and strong wind. One thing to remember is that the whole journey from KKB to Fraser’s Hill is a very winding road journey. It is also very scenic where you can see lots and lots of greenery all along the road.
|At no. 8 Jalan Mat Kilau, Kuala Kubu Baru.|
KKB is a little town at the foothills. It began as a mining colony in the 18th Century and originally situated between two tributaries of the Selangor River, but a massive flood in 1883 wiped out the entire town, claiming 33 lives including District Magistrate and Revenue Collector Sir Cecil Ranking. The town was then moved to its present location on hilly terrain to prevent further tragic recurrences.
|The typical Chinese family name.|
|Catherine enjoying the chicken-chop.|
|Royal Fraser's Hill Golf Club is a 9 hole walking course where Fraser's mine used to sit. Open daily 8am-7pm, green fees RM30/40 weekdays / weekends (whole day).|
|This is a Malaysian Government bungalow. Rental per day is RM200. If you are a Govt. Servant, you can book at this site: http://www.bph.gov.my|
|Entrance to our bungalow along Jalan Girdle.|
|It has two blocks. Block A is a bungalow and block B is an apartment.|
|We stayed in this double storey bungalow for RM200 a night. It has 6 big rooms.|
|The very spacious living room.|
|The large dinning room.|
|(L-R) Janie, Joyce, Pauline, Catherine and Betty.|
|It was tea-time at 4pm.|
|As a photographer, I shot myself through the mirror.|
|It was cold and with slight drizzle, nevertheless, we were ready for a walk.|
|Maxis telecommunication tower.|
|The thick mist behind us, but we enjoyed the cool weather most.|
|The large bed room for 3 person.|
|The clean toilet.|
Day 02 (07.01.11) Fraser's Hill
After the bungalow breakfast we drove to the food garden and parked our cars there and walked to the following places: Allan's Water, Taman Bunga (without flowers), Sri Muniswarar Temple and all the bungalows along Jalan Sri Pahang. We then took a 5km (30 min drive) to Jeriau Waterfalls. Had lunch at the food garden Hill View Restaurant. After lunch we drove through all the roads available in the hill.
|'Nasi Lemak' breakfast catered by the caretaker at RM3 pp. Dinner is at RM10 pp.|
|A good walking tour to places of interest.|
|The entrance left side leads to two large shelters that extend slightly into the lake.|
|From the right of the entrance, a paved path leads to a small bridge which crosses over part of the lake. From here, there is a cemented trail that follows the water's edge for a distance, coming to a stop at the furthest end of the lake.|
|This Sri Muniswarar Alayam temple is just opposite to Allan's Water.|
|If you like nature this is the place to be, surrounded with beautiful virgin forest.|
|The TM Resort Bungalow.|
|The Shell Malaysia Mallaig Bungalow with the stone staircase.|
|Fraser’s Hill is like a little Scottish village with Tudor buildings. Many of these bungalow privately owned by Malaysia corporations as a getaway for their employees and also for rent.|
|The Army bungalow.|
|This 5km Pinetree trail is the most challenging and toughest trekking path.|
|At the entrance to Jeriau Waterfalls.|
|The stream that flows into the Jeriau Waterfalls.|
|The trail that leads from the entrance is broad and well paved, following the river edge.|
|I am standing at the top of the Jeriau Waterfalls where it drops 20 feet below.|
|There are two swimming pools below Jeriau Waterfalls.|
|Small and shallow pool for children.|
|Jeriau Waterfalls, 5 km (30 min drive) from the town centre and then a 15-min walk. The falls are 6 meters high and fall into a shallow pool suitable for bathing. The area is equipped with restrooms and shelters for picnics.|
|This is the best place to eat Chinese food.|
|The beautiful flower garden in the neighbor's bungalow.|
|Taking a break after our dancing session.|
We were not able to go out in the morning as it was raining. We spend our time watching astro program and listening to music. We checked out at noon and went straight to the food garden and had our lunch at the Hill View Restaurant. We stopped at Teluk Intan for dinner before driving back to Sitiawan.
|Old clock doubles up as a roundabout in town. Clock|
|Tower is the central point of Fraser's Hill, this British-looking little stone building covered with creeper vines is the most popular place to get your picture taken.|
|Catherine and Ching.|
|Betty and Kee Moon.|
|Pauline and Val Allan.|
|This old post office built in 1917.|
|Puncak Inn at clock tower serves Chinese and Western food.|
|The Sports Complex at clock tower.|
|(L-R) Catherine, Janie, Pauline, Betty and Joyce.|
Firstly, I am not shy to admit that this was my first trip to Fraser's Hill in my whole life. I am sure there are also many people out there may not have been to Fraser's Hill.
Secondly, I must say that it was a very good 2011 new year holidays for all eleven of us. Many thanks to Mr. Lim Kee Moon for booking the bungalow and he has agreed to follow up with other places of interest with such nice bungalow in future.
As it was the last day of our vacation and we had to bid farewell to Fraser’s Hill. The trip for us didn’t involve much outdoor activities as it was purely a rest and relax time for our body and soul. After the vacation, I guess it’s time to get ready for the busy city life once again. Fraser’s Hill, good bye and I’ll be back!
Total expenses for the 3day holiday was RM120 each.