A rambling colonial building, it was built in 1926 from funds provided by the British Red Cross Society and the Order of St. John of Jerusalem in England for the benefit of ex-members of the Imperial Forces (1914-1918) and their dependents.

1. the rambling colonial building that is now Rumah Sri Berkat atop Fraser's Hill

1. the rambling colonial building that is now Rumah Sri Berkat atop Fraser’s Hill

This gift was presented to Malaya as a token of the generosity of its inhabitants and to commemorate the unexampled co-operation between the Empire overseas and the Motherland during the Great War.

2. Rumah Sri Berkat on Fraser's Hill

2. Rumah Sri Berkat on Fraser’s Hill

Today, this heritage building in Fraser’s Hill on the border of Selangor is known as Rumah Rehat Sri Berkat (Sri Berkat Rest House) and is managed by Tourism Selangor.

3. reception counter

3. reception counter

From the Victorian-English era, there is a fireplace and chimney in this double-storey building, albeit no longer in use.

4. living room on the upper floor - note the fireplace

4. living room on the upper floor – note the fireplace

Due to its architecture, Rumah Rehat Sri Berkat is a popular filming location for both domestic and international film makers. Apart from that, it is a top choice to host private gatherings, corporate meetings, family days and team building activities.

5. my room for the night - one of the three suites available

5. my room for the night – one of the three suites available

As the rooms are very spacious, as you can see from my photos, Rumah Rehat Sri Berkat can accommodate some fifty to sixty guests at a time.

6. cosy corner of my suite including dressing table on the other left

6. cosy corner of my suite including dressing table on the other left

Rooms categories available from the eight bedrooms are Suite, Executive and Deluxe. They go for RM120 to RM250 per night. These are rack rates and could go higher during super and triple peak seasons. Also, do remember that there is 6% Goods and Services Tax to be included.

7. one of the four units of shared bathroom upstairs

7. one of the four units of shared bathroom upstairs

The best time to visit would be from March to July during ‘spring’ and ‘summer’, when the flowers are in bloom, also birds and insects appear in droves.

8. a gazebo to rest our tired feet

8. a gazebo to rest our tired feet

The coldest temperature recorded at this rest house is 7 to 10 degrees Celsius during ‘winter’. This area is, after all, 1025 metres above sea level.

9. flower-lined garden

9. flower-lined garden

The state tourism office owns and manages three other tourism destinations. They are Chongkak Park & Resort, Hutan Lipur Kanching and Taman Rimba Komanwel.

10. at the entrance of Rumah Sri Berkat

10. at the entrance of Rumah Sri Berkat

For enquires or to make a reservation at Rumah Rehat Sri Berkat, contact:

Tourism Selangor Promosi Sdn. Bhd.
Lot P7, Jalan Indah 14/12,
Seksyen 14, 40000 Shah Alam,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.

Tel: +603-55132000 / +609-3262036
Fax: +603-55136268 / +603-55182407

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