Old information warning board in Malaysian Frazer's Hills.
Fraser’s Hill is a highland resort destination nestled among the mountains of Pahang, located about two hours away from Kuala Lumpur. Locally known as Bukit Fraser, this cooling holiday retreat is popular for its nature activities and cooling climate, attracting not just locals escaping the city heat, but visitors from Singapore and other international locations.
It is also one of the last hill stations of Malaysia, an imprint left behind by former British colonial masters. Fraser’s Hill has its roots in the 1890s, when the tin ore trade was bustling. After a failed gold mining venture in Australia, Scottish prospector Louis James Fraser arrived to explore the remote Titiwangsa Mountains of Pahang.
One day, he came across rich tin ore deposits embedded in several ridge tops, hidden by a thick drape of mossy forest. Opening up a mine, Fraser hired Chinese labourers and used mules to transport tin ore down a steep mountain track to Raub town for trade.
Eventually, Fraser himself moved up the hill and operated several gambling and opium dens for miners to find entertainment after work. Sometime around 1915, he vanished just as the tin deposits dried up and everyone moved away.
Fraser's Hill became overgrown as nature reclaimed the mined land while Fraser himself became somewhat of an enigma, as his mysterious disappearance has not been solved till this day.
In 1917, the bishop of Singapore rediscovered Fraser's Hill while on a hunt for the man, providing suggestions for the area to be developed into a hill station which was brought to fruition by authorities.
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danos (78040) 2013-09-28 22:31
nice the view as the presentation of this old sign as coming from the former British colonial masters.I like the way that with designs tell to the visitor everything for the place with the note to inform us for the history of the hill.
Have a good Sunday,Danos
ikeharel (43903) 2013-09-29 1:44
Good that it is allowed breathing over there...
Nicely spotted the sign, Miro, and beautiful area and scenery as saw in the attached link.
Have a nice start of a new week,
ourania (18532) 2013-09-29 2:47
I like very much the original way you chose to talk about this place and stimulate the viewer's interest and curiosity to find out more. Your note is most intriguing. We get information from the little naive icons of the sign and try to combine it with bits from the note. Good idea to adjust the frame of the sign to the frame of your picture. The rendering of colours is lovely and the textures add great interest too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Noel_Byrne (13234) 2013-09-29 4:32
A gentle and artistic reminder to visitors, very pleasing and a far cry from the signs we normally see that warn us of jail sentences and fines! I like the images that they have used as well, innocent and almost childlike. I am not sure about the idea of walking barefoot in the place, but I guess the shape of feet is more amusing that the shape of shoes.
Miguel82 (14376) 2013-09-29 5:12
Good afternoon Miro, nice to see that funny board on a trekking path, nice colors and sharpness, I can see the moisture in that humid area
All the best, have a good We
abmdsudi (32471) 2013-09-29 11:27
Signs of the times....
A history is told in this image-- One only needs the key to read the stories. A sort of natural texture layers image rather charming, yet rather dilapidated but I love it when reality produces the effects; and sort of local feature and the subtle colours speaks volumes of the past. Great picture of old sign glad you have this to help bring back memories from my last visit thirty years ago Miro!!! Well taken shot, Congrats
Fis2 (76922) 2013-09-29 11:51
Your photo is interesting.
Good shot, nicely colors.
shevchenko (18725) 2013-09-29 20:11
Attractive colourful board, old board but still look like new and everlasting, good frame and clear to show it, informative note to introduce the historical location too, thanks for sharing.
Cricri (92095) 2013-09-29 22:40
Intéressante image de cette ancienne plaque suivi de la note intéressante et bien expliquer, excellente texture et cadrage
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (8046)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-10
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikkor AF-S 18-200 mm f1:3.5-5.6 DX GED
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-28 20:16