Bukit Larut formerly known as Maxwell Hill is the oldest Hill Resort in Malaysia. It was founded approximately 120 years ago and named after George Maxwell, a British Resident of Perak.
The highest point is 1,250 meter above sea level, approximately 13km from the base of the hill. Its first metal road to the top was constructed after the war in 1948. Before then, any person wanting to the top just for the sake of fancy hiking had the choice of Pony Back or Sedan Chair.
Currently, Land Rover service is the only transport service provided by the State Government of Perak. There are 72 hair-pin bends, once every two minutes along the road. The journey takes about 30 minutes to reach the top station at 1,036 metres above sea level at the distance of 10km.
The weather at day time is about 15°C to 25°C. This hill is known as the wettest place in Malaysia about 98 inches of rain a year. This Resort is suitable for clean atmosphere peaceful, quite and out from busy city life.
IT’S the start of a new chapter for Bukit Larut or more popularly known as Maxwell Hill.
After 65 years, management of the country’s oldest hill resort, which has all these while been under the care of by the Larut, Matang and Selama District Office, has been handed over to the Taiping Municipal Council …more