Janda Baik is a good place to seek rest and recreation because of its proximity to Kuala Lumpur. The following are the interesting places that one should explore and enjoy these unique experience.
What happens when two rivers meet? A kind of chemistry takes place. The meeting of the Bunus and Ceringging rivers is the birthplace of Janda Baik. In the early days, there was a small islet where Sultan Abu Bakar of Pahang took his meals.
Santap is the language of the royal courts which means the Sultan is having his meal. The place was aptly named Pulau Santap. The islet is no more to be seen but the place still entices visitors to have a picnic or take a dip in its shallow water.
Ulu Tampit Waterfall
Ulu Tampit waterfall is located in Latto Charok. It is recommended to visit the waterfall if you are visiting Janda Baik. Many would find that Tampit waterfall is the most enjoyable one! There are seven floors of waterfall and 4th, 5th and 7th floor, are the most common floors people go to visit. It only takes about 45 minutes of light trekking and hiking through the jungle to get to the top floor. During raining season it is not advisable to go there because first of all the water is not clear, secondly many �pacat� or leeches and lastly you may fall down during the hiking because of slippery.
At the 5th floor of the waterfall, the panoramic view is so beautiful while at 7th floor is the best to dip into the water! The water is so cold and so deep, yet you will not be carried away by the current. It is one of the safest waterfalls to plunge into the water. Kids enjoy it the most at the 5th floor.
How to get there? Unfortunately, visiting the waterfall will only be allowed if you are accompanied by an experienced guide. The guide is available with an advance booking. Kindly call 03 4270 1700 for further assistance.
For those who are looking for something tougher, it is recommended to go hiking to Gunung Nuang through Janda Baik. It takes 10 hours of trekking to go up and down. Good luck!
Gunung Nuang or Mount Nuang (1493m) is the highest in the state of Selangor, which is located in Hulu Langat. Gunung Nuang is among the famous mountain for local
and foreign trekkers and it is also a "training centre" for those who plan to challenge the Mount Tahan in Pahang and Mount Kinabalu in Sabah. Trekking up Gunung Nuang in Hulu Langat offers intrepid trekkers endless opportunities to observe exotic and rare tropical flora and fauna. Striding through the forests of this mountain, the lush vegetation displays Malaysia's primeval and unexplored rainforests. The hilly terrain makes trekking up to the peak of Gunung Nuang more arduous. The vibrant ecosystem that stretches throughout the trek will expose visitors to nature at its most natural form.
It is estimated at about 11 hours of journey from the main entrance. Along the journey, there are 2 campsites, where you can have a rest and refresh your energy before continuing another hard trek to the summit. The view from the peak is spectacular with fresh air breezing. A satisfaction guaranteed when reaching this famous summit.
Elephant Conservation Center
Located in Kuala Gandah, 40km from Bentong, this center is dedicated to rescuing and protecting the country's elephants. Take a close look at these friendly jumbos during their feeding times or watch the fun as they enjoy a muddy splash in the nearby river. Open daily (8.00 am to 4.30 pm) Activities are held from 10.30am to 3.15pm.
Contact Elephant Conservation Center:
National Elephant Conservation Centre (NECC)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP/PERHILITAN)
Kuala Gandah, 28500 Lanchang
Pahang Darul Makmur
The fun never stops at Genting - City of Entertainment - perched on the top of Genting Highlands, which is accessible by road or cable car. There is a choice of outdoor or indoor theme parks, indoor splash pool with warm water, or outdoor water park.
In the evening, there is spectacular entertainment at the Genting International Showroom or Pavilion, be it a thrilling magics show or an ice-skating extravaganza, shopping at First World Plaza, games and feasting on a wide range of delicious food.
Genting Highland is only a mere 35 minutes drive from Janda Baik and can be access from the Genting Sempah exit.
Orang Asli Museum ( The Aborigines Museum )
The Orang Asli Museum in Jalan Gombak, 24km away from Janda Baik and Batu Caves, is an impressive and informative centre showcasing the history, customs and traditions as well as the social and economic development of the peninsula's early inhabitants.
Managed by the Orang Asli Affairs Department, the museum displays models and exhibits highlighting the lifestyle of the tribes including their dwellings, personal adornment, arts, costumes, musical instruments, hunting and agricultural tools, animal traps and traditional medicine.
There is no entrance charge and visiting hours are from 9am to 5pm from Saturday to Thursday. The museum is closed on Friday. For details, call 03-6189 2113 ext 216 (museum) or 03-2161 0577 (Orang Asli Affairs Department).
Lentang Forest Recreational Park
Lentang Forest Recreational Park is a good getaway for those who live around the city of Kuala Lumpur and Janda Baik. You can get there in just over half an hour by car. A botanical garden of sorts gives an added, educational dimension to a camping trip here. And for those who wish to stay overnight (or longer), special campsites have been prepared by the park authorities.
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