Best place to visit in Pahang – June 2019

Pahang – a large state in Peninsular Malaysia is famous for its mountains, rainforests and beaches with clean and white sand and beautiful coral reefs. Where is the best place to visit in Pahang? Let’s save the date for one of the most expecting and exciting events in Malay – Fraser’s Hill International Bird Race. What awaits us head? Keep on exploring!

Pahang – Author: Mohd Erwin


1. About Fraser’s Hill – Best place to visit in Pahang June 2019

Standing kinda in the middle of Pahang rainforest is the small hamlet of Fraser’s Hill. At the altitude of more than 1,500 meters above the sea level, Fraser’s Hill is a natural paradise which is home to numerous plants, birds and animal species. For nature lovers, especially who prefer nature-based pursuits like bird watching, trekking, horse riding, fishing and camping, Fraser’s Hill surely promises to satisfy you.

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Fraser’s Hill Tower Clock – Photo from

Fraser’s Hill looks like a little Scottish village with granite colored mock Tudor buildings scattering the landscape. Thanks to its ideal natural condition, Fraser’s Hill has been selected to host the annual Fraser’s Hill International Bird Race. The event this year marks 32nd time of organization.

2. Fraser’s Hill International Bird Race June 2019 – Best place to visit in Pahang:

Coming to Pahang this June, you should never miss out the highlight event of Fraser’s Hill International Bird Race among best place to visit in Pahang. This bird-watching competition requires bird watchers to race against the time and to spot as many bird species as possible.

Every year, the Fraser’s Hill is organized in the main Fraser’s Hill Clock Tower area where birders come together before starting the race.

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Participants are divided into team of three to take part in two-day race. They will then travel on foot to spot as many birds as they can within the given time.

This longing event will be held from 21-23 June 2019. Fraser’s Hill International Bird Race aims at preserving nature and promoting Fraser’s Hill as a bird sanctuary.

Venue: Fraser’s Hill, Raub, Pahang 
Date: 22-23 June 2019
Phone: 09-5681623/ 24 

Fax: 09-5681626
Organiser: Frasers Hill Development Corporation (Perbadanan Kemajuan Bukit Fraser), Tourism Pahang

Visit Pahang Tourism Homepage to learn more about the Fraser’s Hill International Bird Race.

3. Activities in Fraser’s Hill International Bird Race:

Some of the activities listed below require pre-registration to participate, therefore you should check the ones you want to join beforehand:

Bird Race: This is the main event which requires teams of three and you need to register in advance. The race starts at 1:00 PM on 22nd June and ends at 12:00 PM the next day.

Bird Photography Contest: This event is open for everyone. You can register at the event. There are three main categories in the event including Advanced Category (for serious and experienced bird watchers), Novice Category (for those who have just taken up bird watching as a new hobby) and Local Category (for local residents).

Silver-eared Mesia – Author: Suntoro Tjoe

Bird Talk: This section is conducted in the evening when bird experts are invited to share about various bird topics.

Conservation Talks: This section is to share about nature-related topics.

Exhibition: This one is organized for bird photography.

Bazaar Vendors: Around 15-20 vendors will promote and sell bird-watching equipment.

Guided Tours: This is free guided tour service with the motto of first come first served in which you need to sign up at the main tent.

Orange bellied leaf bird – Author: digdeep1962

4. How to get to Fraser’s Hill – Best place to visit in Pahang June 2019:

From Kuala Lumpur to Fraser’s Hill:

The distance from Kuala Lumpur to Fraser’s Hill is about 100 km and it takes you around 3 hours by car. You can still make a one-day trip from KL to Fraser’s Hill. It is suggested that you depart early in the morning and will return to KL in the evening.

The cheapest way to get from KL to Pahang is to bus which costs about US$ 6-10 and can take up to 5 hours.

The fastest way is to take a taxi which costs US$ 95-120 and can take about 3 hours.

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Cherating Beach – Internet photo

Fraser’s Hill International Bird Race is an ideal option to change your vibe among many exciting things to do in Malaysia. After immersing yourselves into the stunning natural scenery in the place, remember to bring home some Malaysia gifts for your beloved ones.

Refer to our article on What to buy in Malaysia as gifts for more interesting suggestions.

Wish you have such a great time in the best place to visit in Pahang with the outstanding Fraser’s Hill International Bird Race 2019.


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