Is this newspaper so not popular that they have resort to advertisment?
No customer except us
Fish & chip
Am I in Europe?
Exterior looks a bit run downMinature of Silverpark Resort
Although I have made a reservation through phone, payment was made when checking in. The apartment key and 4 breakfast vouchers were given to us.
LoungeLavender CafeIt's 23 degree celsiusWe stayed at the second floor apartment on the left
No lift but only staircaseThe apartment unit which we stayLiving roomBalcony
2 Toilets - 1 with bathtub
How nice it would be to sit at the window side admiring the scenary
Paranomic view from the balcony
After settling down our belongings, we head out to explore Fraser Hill. We drove to the town near the upper gate and bought tibits and cup noodles in a provision shop.
The tudor houses here gives Fraser Hill the pet name - Little England. The clinic and police station were built in 1919 while post office was built in 1923.
I wanted to mail a postcard to myself but the post office was closed. =(
This is probably the most photographed clock tower in Malaysia. It is an important landmark of Fraser Hill which greets visitors when they first arrived. This tower is made of stone and covered with elegant creeper vines.
The golf course was built on a former tin mine and is the first highland golf course in Malaysia.
Fraser Pine Resort
FHDC (Fraser's Hill Development Corporation)
Shahzan Inn (white building at the top right hand side)
Singapore House is one of the bunglow available for rent by Singaporean and PR in Fraser Hill, the other being Richmond Bungalow. Initially, I did thought of renting one of them but there is a minimum stay of 2 nights, hence I drop the idea. Among the bunglows we had seen, Singapore House and Richmond Bunglow are the better maintained ones. Most of the bunglows are privately owned by corporations and not available for rent to the public.
Sole primary school in Fraser Hill
This resort is in dire need of renovation
One of the most beautiful playground I have seen
Another private property
After spenting about an hour plus exploring most of the places in Fraser Hill, we head to Jeriau waterfall which is 4km away from Fraser Hill. As we explore the places by driving, it is much faster than walking. The journey to Jeriau waterfall is ~30min drive and another 15min walk. The route to the waterfall is a downhill walk which means we have to walk uphill on the return route. Along the way, we saw rapids which eventually flow into Jeriau waterfall.
Entrance to Jeriau waterfall
Environmental friendly signboard
FlowerWhite fungusAn interesting hut top shelter
The waterfall is 6m tall and the pool is quite shallow. But the water is a bit murky hence we did not went into the pool.
Flights of stairs leading down to Jeriau waterfall
Next, we head to The Smokehouse for high tea. This English style cottage was built in 1924 and houses a hotel and restaurant now. Room rate is not cheap, starting from RM280+. The furniture and layout inside the interior of Smokehouse resembled a English home. Only guest and diners are allowed to take photographs inside. There is a patio where guests can have their high tea.The Smokehouse Hotel & Restaurant
Titanic posterCouching on the sofa
Interior of The Smokehouse
Getting warmth from the fireplace
High tea is served daily at 3pm. The Devonshire Cream tea and 2 scones came in a set and cost RM18 ~ S$7.50. We ordered two sets, Banga and mash, Tuna sandwich, Choc Lava cake and 2 additional tea. The total damage is RM105.80 ~ S$44 which works out to be ~S$11 per pax, not expensive at all. The food is delicious especially the scones.
The restaurant also serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. I have read from other bloggers that having a dinner here is not cheap.
Devonshire Cream tea setYummy scones with cream, strawberry jam and butter
Bangle and mash
We finished everything
After our high tea, we went back to our apartment and rest. We had our bath and there is hot shower in the apartment. However, the heater needs to be turn on for some times before the water gets hot.
We saw a few monkeys climbing around. One even climb into our balcony and I got a bit scared and asked Joe to close the balcony sliding door.
Enjoying the cool breeze
We had cup noodle for dinner as we don't feel like going out for dinner. There are limited restaurants here. The TV channels here are also limited, only free to air channels.
Our drinks and tibits
We played cards game and dice game until around 10plus. I was quite tired by then and we carried the mattress to the living room to sleep as only the living room has a ceiling fan. We couldn't open the windows as there are a lot of insects flying outside.