Update by Lim Kim Chye
Those who want to drive up to Scott’s Hill, the site of the Taiping Raptor Watch 2010, can do so. MNS Perak has received permission from the management of Taiping Villa for us to drive up to the watch site situated in this private land.
To get to the road access, from Taman Lake View/Kamunting (the walking route to the watch site), continue to drive downhill along Jalan Istana Larut until you come to the junction with Jalan Ong Saik (TNB building on right). Turn right and continue along this road until you see the sign for Asia Columbia Hospital (see map below). Turn right into the access road and drive past the entrance to the hospital to the security gate and register there to be allowed to drive into Taiping Villa.
Continue driving straight uphill (very steep!) until there are no more houses and the concrete road ends. The watch site is just up ahead. Please be careful when driving uphill and going downhill as the road is very steep. Those driving do so at their own risk.
Note that you can also walk up the hill the usual way if you are familiar with the walking route to the watch site. I will be at the security gate from 8.30 am to 9.00 am sharp.