What’s up in Fraser’s Hill?

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Rising more than 1000m above sea level on the Titiwangsa Range and straddling the Pahang-Selangor border, Fraser’s Hill is a highland rainforest area that is a popular ecotourism getaway for many. The sudden demolition of both the colonial-style Maybank Lodge and Jelai Resort last month and the proposed construction of a 15-storey building resort and spa on the site has shocked residents. Residents are calling for a review of the proposed development, which is almost three times taller than anything else on Fraser’s Hill. BFM finds out more from Nik Jassmin Hew and Sean Yap, who are from Persatuan Alam dan Warisan Bukit Fraser.

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Lim Siew Lan
Lim Siew Lan
1 Sep 2020 2.13pm

Damn sickening. By and large Msians falls behind the mentality of Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Indonesia in preserving heritage. And Why Is that so ?! Ask any average person you meet on the street and speaks to each at random. I can safely say most are not bothered about heritage preservations as the vast majority If we as Msians don take pride in our heritages, who else. We msian culture seems are pretty good at demolishing heritages