Malaysian Highlands are well loved for its cool climate and beautiful sceneries, becoming a popular tourist destination for Malaysians and Singaporeans to escape the city heat and unwind. Due to its hilly landform, the hilly roads are prone to soil movements (in other words – landslides) especially after intense rain. And Fraser’s Hill is no exception.
Soil slips, landslides and fallen trees are recurring events in Fraser’s Hill especially since the roads are cut around hill sides. While these century-old hilly roads are mostly stable, the chances of a landslide happening is higher after prolonged rain. Tourists and guests who wish to visit Fraser’s Hill, or any highland for that matter, should be aware that landslides or fallen trees blocking the roads may happen during their journey up the hill, and duly consider these circumstances while planning your trip to Fraser’s Hill.
Fraser’s has a dedicated JKR / RoadCARE team that routinely handles fallen trees or landslides that block oncoming traffic, and these are usually cleared in 1 – 3 hours. In fact, JKR has spent the past year improving the hill road structures by cement-reinforcing more slopes. The new cement-reinforced slopes can be seen along the road up/down Fraser’s Hill.
Despite these minor incidents, we’ve had many returning guests over the years who frequently visit Fraser’s for the spectacular view and great weather that the small town brings, an exceptional place to recharge and reset for your days ahead.
If you’d like to take extra precautionary steps, we suggest you keep yourself updated with the weather in Fraser’s prior to your trip, and bring warm clothing with you in case it gets too cold. Here’s an accurate live weather forecast that you can follow: https://zoom.earth/#view=3.71674,101.73891,16z/layers=fires
We hope this post provides you assurance to enjoy your stay with us in Fraser’s Hill. If you still have any doubts, please feel free to drop us a message and we are glad to help clarify any of your queries. 🙂