The year-end getaway has been an adventurous, wonderful and refreshing retreat over at Fraser’s Hill. Adventurous, as our small group of family and friends dropped by at the Chilling Waterfalls in Kuala Kubu Bharu, en route to Fraser’s Hill. Unfortunately, we took the wrong turn and did not make it to the waterfalls, but nevertheless, it was a terrific jungle trekking experience through thick undergrowth and unexplored paths.
Fraser’s Hill has always been regarded as second to Cameron and Genting in terms of attractiveness and the “happening” factor. No doubt, it may not be as entertaining and commercialized as the former highland vacation spots, but don’t let this small hill-top town fool you. The many old english pre-war buildings, coupled with its excellent chilly and misty weather make for a good, quiet and relaxing location to unwind with a book, scones and a cup of tea. Fraser’s Hill is also known as a bird watcher’s paradise.
There are quite a few restaurants in Fraser’s Hill. But situated at the town centre, the Scott’s Pub & Restaurant, once known as the “Tavern” is notably one of the most cosy ones around with pretty decent food. It has now been fitted with English country house furniture, with an ambient that resembles that of a hunter’s cabin deep in the woods. We had lunch there and I seized the opportunity to grab a couple of shots of the food (something which I do not normally do).
The restaurant’s terrace has a commanding view of apparently, the oldest Golf Course in Malaysia and the iconic Clock Tower. Offering both Western and Asian dishes, the Scott’s Pub & Restaurant also serves both local and imported beer, along with some English Ale.
Unfortunately, I had to do without off-camera flashes as my remotes weren’t with me. Pushing the 5D Mk3 ISO up to 1000, I grabbed a few portraits of family and friends.
The food wasn’t spectacular in any way but were pretty affordable and quite tasty. Service was good and I have to say, the chilly ambient and warm glow of the tungsten lighting added to the atmosphere. Plus, the intermittent breeze of cold fresh misty air was just enough to top off the exquisite dining experience. Many thanks to the year-end monsoon season.