Janda Baik is a small village in Bentong, Pahang and geographically located in the state of Pahang. Janda Baik is a simple Malay kampong or village with a population of approximately 1000 people. It is a peaceful village surrounded with untouchable natural tropical rain forest and idealistic for retreat from the hectic city life of Kuala Lumpur where temperature reaches 34 °C at its peak in daytime. Janda Baik approximately located within 45 km and about an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur. Janda Baik has now grown into a popular highland tourism retreat spot where dozens of operators offer homestays and chalets in Malay kampong or village style capitalizing its breeze and cool highland climate that is clean and fresh.
You can board a plan to Kuala Lumpur International Airport to reach Janda Baik. From KLIA airport you can use either the ERL (Express Rail Link), coach, taxi or shuttle bus, get down at the KL Sentral. From KL Sentral, you can either rent a car or get a taxi direct to Janda Baik.
Janda Baik is easily accessible by road where you can drive to Janda Baik where the distance is within 45 kilometers North of Kuala Lumpur and half an hour drive from Kuala Lumpur via Gombak-Karak Highway.
You can take coach at Jalan Pahang Bus Terminal where the journey is 1 hour to reach Bentong. From Bentong , you have to take a taxi direct to Janda Baik where the journey takes 30 minutes’ drive away.
LataTampit is also known as Ulu Tampit is a 7-tier waterfall that hikers of all levels will enjoy. It is recommended to visit the waterfall if you are visiting Janda Baik. At the 5th floor of the waterfall, the panoramic view is so beautiful and kids enjoy it the most at this floor while at 7th floor is the best to dip into the water. The cold water with clear crystal water makes it a perfect place to swim.
Another main spot tourist destination to visit in Janda Baik is Sungai Benus. The river is great for an adventurous track and for fishing enthusiasts they will love the river with its diversity of fish. Some of the fish found in the river include the mahseer, hampala barb and catfish.
You may spend your time at the Orang Asli Museum where the distance is only 24 km from Janda Baik , is an impressive and informative center showcasing the history, customs and traditions as well as the social and economic development of the peninsula's early inhabitants. 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.
Don’t forget to visit Bukit Tinggi New Village during your stay in Janda Baik to get a fresh fish, fruits and vegetables. The journey is just 30 minutes’ drive from Janda Baik. You may buy famous bentong young ginger here and famous crunchy vegetables called yin yong or kalian.
Harmony Valley Retreat is a 4-star property is conveniently located in Janda Baik is a splendid choice for you who are seeking a luxurious treat for your holiday. Harmony Valley Retreat offers accommodation with a terrace or a balcony, free WiFi and TV, as well as a garden and a terrace. Get pampered with the most excellent services and make your holiday memorable by staying here.
Staying at Cherengin Hills Convention & Spa Resort is a perfect choice when you are visiting Janda Baik. This 3-star resort is a hillside retreat hidden in between Janda Baik’s lush tropical rainforest in the state of Pahang. Featuring 136 tastefully decorated rooms and suites, the resort guarantees privacy and a relaxing ambience completed with modern amenities.