Welcome to Malaysia’s cool highland resorts. Located on the main mountain ranges of Peninsular Malaysia and the states of Sabah and Sarawak in East Malaysia, these charming highland resorts are a refreshing change for those seeking a respite from the warmer tropical weather. With temperatures averaging 16° to 21°C, Malaysia’s highlands offer generous open green expanses, fresh mountain air and breathtaking flora and fauna.
Be it the exciting city in the clouds, Genting Highlands, or the idyllic hamlet of Fraser’s Hill, each highland destination is a unique getaway with its own distinctive character. Come discover enchanting Penang Hill and tranquil Bukit Larut up north. In the state of Pahang is the charming Cameron Highlands and invigorating Bukit Tinggi. Across the South China Sea in the scenic island of Borneo, lies Kinabalu Park, a World Heritage Site.
Whether you stroll through cool tea or strawberry plantations, trek through misty jungles to catch glimpses of rare fauna and flora, or tee off above the clouds, Malaysia’s highland resorts will provide you with an uplifting experience.
Cool Highland Resorts:
- Fraser’s Hill – Nestled prettily amidst the Pahang rainforest is the little hamlet of Fraser’s Hill. Akin to a little Scottish village, Fraser’s Hill is characterised by granite coloured mock-Tudor houses and colonial-style buildings. The hill resort exudes a nostalgic charm, almost as if visitors have been taken back in time, to a bygone era. At 1,524m above sea level, the highland resort is a naturalists’ paradise boasting a wide range of plants, birds and animals. Fraser’s Hill is ideal for visitors who are interested in gentler pursuits.
- Bukit Larut (Formerly known as Maxwell Hill)
- Penang Hill
- Kinabalu Park
- Borneo Highlands Resort