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HILLS RESORTS & HILL STATIONS OF MALAYSIA MALAYSIA’S HILL RESORTS Malaysia's heartland is gifted by the beauty of its natural landscape and the spectacular topographical formations. From the scenic coastline to the mangrove swamps and deeper inland into the sprawling rainforests right up its rugged mountains, the terrain changes systematically offering richness in resources and biological diversity. The great diversity of Malaysia's attractions includes several hill resorts that are located on t
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  HILLS RESORTS & HILL STATIONS OF MALAYSIA MALAYSIA’S HILL RESORTS   Malaysia's heartland is gifted by the beauty of its naturallandscape and the spectacular topographical formations.From the scenic coastline to the mangrove swamps anddeeper inland into the sprawling rainforests right up itsrugged mountains, the terrain changes systematicallyoffering richness in resources and biological diversity. Thegreat diversity of Malaysia's attractions includes severalhill resorts that are located on the main mountain rangeof the Peninsular and in Sabah and Sarawak on the islandof Borneo. Each of them possess their own uniquecharms. Mount Kinabalu, with its looming granite massifs,represents the ultimate challenge, while Fraser's Hill andCameron Highlands with numerous jungle trails, Englishcottages and gardens will appeal to those inclinedtowards gentler pursuits.Whatever one's choice, the jungle clad hills with anaverage temperature of 16-21 degrees Celsius offer acool, refreshing getaway from the cities. Here ancientpine trees fringe hauntingly beautiful peaks enshroudedin swirls of mist; delicate ferns heavy with crystals of dewglisten like filigree silver; and temperate flowers instriking shades of colors invite gasps of admiration.Whether you are going for a day excursion or anextended stay, you will discover a holiday in Malaysia'shill resorts to be an invigorating and pleasantly soothingexperience.The backbone of Peninsular Malaysia is known asBanjaran Titiwangsa or the Main Range. Running from theMalaysia-Thai border in the north to the southern state of Negeri Sembilan, this central spine effectively separatesthe eastern and western part of the Peninsula. Thehighest peak in the range is Gunung Tahan (2,187m.)situated in the central Malaysian state of Pahang. Otherhigh peaks include Gunung Jerai in Kedah, Bukit Larut inPerak and the legendary Gunung Ledang (Mount Ophir)which straddles the Melaka-Johor border. In Sabah, themost prominent highlands are the Crocker Range withaverage heights ranging from 457 to 914 metres. Alsosituated in the range are the three highest mountains inMalaysia: Mount Kinabalu (4,101m), Gunung Trus Madi(2,597m) and Gunung Tambuyukon (2,579m) In Sarawak, home to one of the world’s largest natural cave systems, the two highest peaks are Gunung Murud(2,425m.) and Gunung Mulu (2,371m.) CAMERON HIGHLANDS  Cameron Highlands (1,829metres) is the largest of thehill resorts in Malaysia. It is located in Pahang. Thehighest peak is Gunung Brinchang (2,032metres).Cameron Highlands is regarded as the 'Green Bowl'supplying its produce of cabbages, tomatoes, carrots,green peppers and lettuce to major cities in Malaysia, andalso to Singapore. These are grown on terraced slopes.There are three main towns, i.e. Ringlet, Tanah Rata andBrinchang, with the last two being popular with visitors.Other tourist attractions include tea plantations, teafactories, rose gardens, strawberry farms, waterfalls, thebusy market square at Brinchang, handicraft stores andthe Chin Swee Buddhist Temple. There are old colonial-style houses that offer a glimpse of the past.Thehighland's 18-hole, par-71 golf course is open to thepublic. Driving up to Cameron Highlands is also apleasure as many interesting stops along the way. FromKuala Lumpur use the North South Expressway, exit atTapah Exit and turn left after paying the toll. Along theway, you may stop at the Kuala Woh Forest Recreation  Park there are picnic areas and a hot spring. You will passby a majestic waterfall, Lata Iskandar. Accommodationfacilities in Cameron Highlands include Strawberry ParkResort, The Lakehouse, Century Pines Hotel & Resort and Bala’s Holiday Chalets.   FRASER’S HILL  Fraser's Hill nestles at 1,524 metres above sea level inthe state of Pahang. At the resort there are jungle trails,waterfalls, flower nurseries and mushroom farms. Theresort is also a popular venue for bird watchers. It has 2golf courses and are open to public. The resort is aboutone and half hours away from Kuala Lumpur. The road tothe hill resort winds for about 35 km. Fraser's Hillprovides visitors with the cool mountain air, theabundance of luxuriant vegetation, the peace andtranquility combined with other attractions such as itsstable of ponies, the nursery containing many exoticflowers and the Jeriau Waterfalls. Other facilities include achildren's playground and a roller skating rink. The best accommodation facilities on Fraser’s Hill is the Fraser’s Silverpark Resort which is located on the highest peak of  Fraser’s Hill.   BUKIT LARUT  Bukit Larut (Maxwell Hill) was founded in 1888 and isMalaysia's oldest hill resort. It rises to a height of 1,035metres, just 3km from Taiping, Perak. Coffee and teawere grown on an experimental basis in the past, givingrise to the Chinese name 'kopi sua' The resort, however,makes a suitable choice for those wanting to enjoy peaceamid a cool scenery Getting up to the resort is via a landrover from the base of the hill. No private vehicles areallowed up the hill.   Page 1  |  Page 2   STRAWBERRY PARK RESORT  Strawberry Park Resort was specially built to be a perfecthideaway for those on a holiday or on business. The resortis set atop a 7-acre hill on a plateau over 5,000 feet abovesea level in Cameron Highlands. CLICK HERE   FRASER'S SILVERPARK HOTEL  Silverpark Resort offers three delightful designs to selectfrom. Each room possesses a spacious balcony whichoverlooks an inspirational mountain view or a charmingview of the quaint English-like town of Fraser's Hill. CLICKHERE      LAKEHOUSE RESORT CAMERON HIGHLANDS  The Lakehouse in Cameron Highlands is about 199kmfrom Kuala Lumpur. Set in an area dubbed The Valley of Eternal Spring , this Tudor-style country house sits atop ahill overlooking the lake and landscaped green terraces.CLICK HERE   Page 1  |  Page 2   GUNUNG JERAI  Jerai Gunung Jerai (1,200metres) is relatively unknown as a hill resort but thishighest peak in the northern region offers a worthwhile and interesting visit as thearchaeological site of Lembah Bujang is situated close by. Attractions on themountain include a Forestry Museum and the Sungai Teroi Forest Recreation Parkwith jungle trails and waterfalls. Gunung Jerai is located 34 km south of AlorSetar. Access to the peak is from Guar Cempedak from Route 1. Jeeps ply the 13km route to the resort or you may drive up. BUKIT TINGGI  Located in the state of Pahang in Peninsular Malaysia, one of the latest holidayresorts is Bukit Tinngi.It is located a mere 40 minutesjourney time from thecommercial capital of KualaLumpur.  GENTING HIGHLANDS  Genting Highlands, only fifty kilometers from Kuala Lumpur, is the mostdeveloped hill resort in Malaysia. Genting Highlands offers all of the excitement,luxury, and entertainment of an international resort destination. There areinternational dinner shows and discos, while the world-class Casino de Gentingoffers Blackjack, Baccarat, Keno, French Bull, Roulette, Tai Sai and slot machines.Genting Highlands can be reached from Kuala Lumpur via the faster KarakHighway or the slower old Pahang Road (Route 68). The latter passes byMimaland, which may be a good place to stop by before proceeding to GentingHighlands. The Genting Express Bus leaves every hour from the Puduraya BusStation in Kuala Lumpur.  MOUNTAINS OF SABAH AND SARAWAK  Gunung Kinabalu, one of the highest mountains in Southeast Asia at 4095m islocated in Kinabalu Park, Sabah. It is accessible to all trekkers. The Summit Trailleading to Low's Peak is equipped with clear paths and ropes to climb steep rockysections. Exotic plant life such as the Necklace Orchid can be seen on the climb.Gunung Trusmadi is reacheable by a difficult week long climb through mossyforest, steep hills and rain swollen rivers. Upon reaching the summit, you will berewarded with one of the best views of Gunung Kinabalu and a chance to see theremarkably large and rare pitcher plants only found on the ridges of Trusmadi.Other mountains can be climbed in two days as long as you are fit enough totackle the steep terrain. Gunung Santubong is one of the most popular mountainsin Sarawak with its spectacular view of Kuching. Guides will be needed on thetough trek to Sarawak's Gunung Penrissen. The 60 meter vertical scramble to thetop can be completed in a day or two. The long uphill walk to the sandstonesummit of Gunung Mulu takes four days and passes through primary jungle,swampy patches and clumps of colorful rhododendrons before the white cloudsdisperse to reveal the massive limestone outcropping of Gunung Api just acrossthe valley.Mountain Climbing Sites in Malaysia includes Gunung Jerai, Kedah 1217m,Gunung Korbu, Perak 2183m, Gunung Tangsi,Negri Sembilan 2707m, GunungLedang, Johor 1276m, Gunung Tahan, Pahang 2187m, Gunung Gagau, Pahang  1376m, Gunung Brinchang, Pahang 2032m, Gunung Beremban, Pahang 1840m,Gunung Jasar, Pahang 1696m, Gunung Perdah, Pahang 1529m, Gunung Kinabalu,Sabah 4095m, Gunung Tambuyukon, Sabah 2508m, Gunung Trusmadi, Sabah2643m, Gunung Silam, Sabah 883m, Gunung Lotong, Sabah 1667m, GunungPenrissen, Sarawak 1329m, Tama Abu, Sarawak 2113m, Bukit Batu Buli, Sarawak2082m, Bukit Batu Lawi, Sarawak 2046m, Bukit Batu, Sarawak 2092m, BukitBatu Iran, Sarawak 2018m, Gunung Mulu, Sarawak 2376m, Gunung Santubong,Sarawak 810m. Accommodations Accommodation facilities available on Cameron Highlands are Strawberrypark Resort, Lakehouse Resort, Bala’s Holiday Chalets, Century Pines Hotels & Resortand on Fraser's Hill are Fraser’s Silverpark Resort.  Malaysia Hotels Dot CC, brings you some of the best hotels on Malaysia HillsResorts. On Cameron Highlands we bring to you Strawberrypark Resort, Lakehouse Resort, Bala’s Holiday Chalets, Century Pines Hotels & Resort and onFraser’s Hill we bring to you Fraser’s Silverpark Resort. We present them herecomprehensively with factual information on all our participating hotels andresorts on all the major Malaysia Hills Resorts.  
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