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<b>Janda Baik</b>: A back to nature retreat from Kuala Lumpur | Travelfish <b>...</b>

Posted: 06 Feb 2012 11:42 PM PST

It may seem strange to visitors from cooler climes, particularly those escaping from the bleakest months of the European or North American winter, but Malaysians spend much of their time trying to avoid the heat. Increasingly, people work, play and sleep in air-con. This is especially true of urban areas like Kuala Lumpur, where temperatures are hot and humid all year round.

Cold snap unlikely.

Cold snap unlikely.

No wonder then that when many KL residents, both local and foreign, go on holiday, they seek out cooler climes. In colonial times, this resulted in hill stations such as Fraser's Hill and Cameron Highlands. More recently, huge entertainment and accommodation complexes have been built in the mountains, like Resorts World Genting and Berjaya Hills Resort.

Still a rural Malay community at heart.

Still a rural Malay community at heart.

Janda Baik is somewhat of an oddity in that it did not start its life on the planning board. A small group of villages existed in this area long before the first tourists arrived. Despite rapid development over the past decade, it has managed to retain much of its rural, Malay feel.

No shortage of lovely streams.

No shortage of lovely streams.

Quite apart from the coolish climate (about 23-27 degrees Celsius during the day), Janda Baik has a lot to recommend it as an escape from the city. It is undeniably attractive, with crystal clear streams and verdant hills.

Not a bad spot to chillax.

Not a bad spot to chillax.

And it's a great spot too for outdoor pursuits, principally walking, mountain biking and bird-watching. Last but not least, it's just 45 kilometres from central KL.

Not exactly frenzied, but still too much development for some.

Not exactly frenzied, but still too much development for some.

Needless to say, all these new tourism businesses popping up, most of them owned by outsiders, is not welcomed by all. Many locals feel the pace of development should be slowed down, to limit environmental damage, and that it should more directly benefit the people of Janda Baik.

A qualified thumbs up to tourism.

A qualified thumbs up to tourism.

The vast majority of visitors are Malaysians, whether on weekend family breaks, activity holidays with friends, or work "team-building" jaunts. This means accommodation -- often fully booked at weekends -- eating and available activities are primarily targeted at domestic tourists.

Budget international travellers are not the target market.

Budget international travellers are not the target market.

This is well off the beaten track for independent travellers. A final point worth bearing in mind is that it's all so lush for a reason: it rains a lot!

Rain not an unlikely event.

Rain is not an unlikely event.

Not surprisingly, given the Malaysian love affair with motor vehicles, getting to Janda Baik by public transport is not possible. The closest you can go by bus is Bentong, from where you will have to get a taxi. By far the best option is to hire a car. For detailed instructions of how to drive there, as a well as plenty of other useful info, see the Friends of Janda Baik website.

Further reading

» Getting back to nature at the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
» The River of Life: bringing Kuala Lumpur's waterways back from the dead
» Kuala Kubu Baru: one of Malaysia's most laid-back little towns

Resort in <b>Janda Baik</b>, Pahang, Malaysia | NJCampingInfo.com

Posted: 24 Jan 2012 10:23 PM PST

Latest resort in Janda Baik, Pahang, Malaysia is now available. Elegantly designed in Tudor style by our late father, our family holiday home is located on a 3-acre land in Kampung Chemperoh, Janda Baik. Nestled in the mountain tops, one can experience the cool weather and beautiful natural landscape. Located only 45 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur, it is our family's small heaven on earth.

The house, which is Tudor in design, was built by our late father in 1999. The house has 6 queen-sized bedrooms, 3 shared bathrooms, 1 single en-suite room with a bunk bed and a large master bedroom, which we have turned into a spa room.

The land is located at Sungai Chemperoh, named as one of the cleanest and best rivers in Janda Baik. The river flows right in front of the house and it is used as a source of water for our fish pond. The kids use it often for swimming.

In addition to this natural beauty, the house also has a tennis court, badminton court, fishing pond, a games room and a kids swimming pool. Areas for BBQ and tele-match games are also available.

For self-catering requirement, a fully fitted kitchen, dining and lounge areas are provided. For those who prefer to order food, catering services are also available upon request.

Details are at http://www.le-manah-retreat.com.my and at http://le-manah-retreat.blogspot.com

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