Maxwell Hill is the oldest and least developed of all the hill stations in Malaysia. It is about 1250m above sea level and the temperature is about the same as Fraser’s Hill, between 19-25C.
The virgin jungle reserved is supposedly rich in wildlife with 25 species of mammals and more than 200 species of birds recorded at Bukit Larut and around its foothills.
Most of us either have not been to Maxwell Hill or were there many years ago so we decided to make a trip there in late Novermber to see if the wildlife there is as good as Fraser’s Hill.
We depart early as it is a long drive from Singapore and the last transport up the hill departs at 3pm ! We arrived at the park office at 2+, just in time for the last transport up the hill. We transferred our baggage into a cart and hopped onto a jeep.
The ride up the hill top was about 30+ minutes, through very bumpy, steep and whining road. We regretted leaving our camera bags in the cart and wondered if our cameras will survive the journey.
After what felt like a never ending roller coaster ride, we finally arrived at our bungalow, Angkasa, in one piece. All our cameras survived the trip, thanks to our padded camera bags.
Jee Kin checking to see if everything is intact.
Angkasa is 1036m above sea level -
The front of our bungalow -
Looking out from the bungalow -
In the 2 days there we saw many interesting wild life :
These are just a sample of what we saw during our two days at Maxwell. There are places that we did not have time to explore and we will definitely go back next year to continue where we left off.