Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Colonial House Chimneys of Fraser's Hill

Fraser's Hill is named after Louis James Fraser, a Scotsman who prospected for gold in Australia but eventually struck tin here instead in the 1890s. Employing Chinese miners to do the hard work for him and earning his keep by operating mule trains down the mountain, Fraser set up opium and gambling dens to increase his profits, which may have had something to do with his subsequent mysterious disappearance.
The tin ran out in 1913, but the lush valley within was rediscovered as a colonial hill resort that, thanks to its 1524 m elevation, enjoys considerably cooler temperatures than Kuala Lumpur. By 1922 a road had been cut through the mountains to the valley, which soon sprouted bungalows and even one of Malaya's first golf courses.
Today it is under the care of Fraser's Hill Development Corporation





The most outstanding chimney here is this one at Ken Bungalow.






This one at Raub Bungalow.







Mallaig Bungalow











Whittington Bungalow









The Tavern






The Dispensary of Fraser's Hill.

















The Pos Office of Fraser's Hill.







This rest house with a unique chimney at Gap before the road up the hill.







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