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  • Kuala Lumpur Highlands Guide

    Highlands near Kuala Lumpur

    Cool, calm and expansive, the Kuala Lumpur Highlands not only offer respite from KL’s often scorching heat, but tranquil surroundings and breathtakingly verdant views. A trip to any of Malaysia's hill resorts certainly is a special experience, where you can enjoy the seclusion and privacy of quaint Tudor cottages, restful teahouses and charming flower gardens. Wherever you choose to stay, whether in inexpensive chalets, quaint bungalows, luxurious hotels or theme resorts, the cool green hills will provide a relaxing, peaceful place for both weekend retreats and week-long getaways.

    The Highlands near Kuala Lumpur are mostly accessible within a two-hour drive from the city centre, and are situated within the state of Pahang. Malaysia's most popular hill resorts include Cameron Highlands, Fraser's Hill, Genting Highlands Theme Resort, and the romantic, French-themed Colmar Tropicale in Berjaya Hill. All of these offer unique and fulfilling experiences at soaring heights.

  • You'll enjoy the cool climate and relaxing pace of life here. This peaceful getaway offers nature-based activities with a variety of interesting places to visit, and to suit all moods.

    A place to look out for is The Smokehouse Hotel, an enchanting Tudor-style building dating all the way back to 1937. This pretty place comes complete with latticed windows, wooden beams and is furnished with interesting antiques of the colonial English.

    An important tip is to make your reservations early, as the charming rooms are limited to a highly private and exclusive 13 suites. Also remember to ask for the hotel's specialty - Devonshire tea - to while away the afternoon. An English garden provides a peaceful retreat to spend some time in.

    A visit to one of the many strawberry farms to pick-your-own is a surreal experience in Asia. Read More...

    For a taste of all things French amid lush tropical surroundings, there is Colmar Tropicale in Berjaya Hill.

    Meander among the enchanting French cafes, authentically French art galleries, charming town square and cool lush tropical highland surroundings uniquely Colmar Tropicale.

    Modelled after the lovely 18th century French town of Colmar, this terrific theme resort is a dream come true. Read More...

    Fraser's Hill is a quaint little town big on romance. It centres on a really picturesque market square dominated by a small clock tower. This resort was developed with care and detail to preserve the harmony of its hilly the natural beauty.

    Thus, much of its original old-world charm remains unspoilt with well-clipped lawns, sprays of colourful blooms and charmingly secluded clearings. Pretty colonial-style buildings are peppered around town in the guise of restaurants, sidewalk cafes, the post office, police station and tourist information centre. For honeymooners who wish to spend time together uninterrupted, Fraser's Hill is a great spot. Read More...

    For a glitzy and elegant trip to remember, head straight for Genting Highlands Resort. Definitely different from the other Malaysian hill resorts, this popular piece of prestige was made for the fun loving and fast-paced. The myriad of its entertainment-centred activities have christened it the "City of Entertainment". Read More...

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