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A mountainside of dramatic peaks, valleys and ravines ranging from 1500 to 4500 feet above sea level, laced together with picturesque streams and waterfalls. For a holiday with a difference, try this secluded green enclave. For KL residents the place is easily accessible and driving is a breeze via the Karak Highway.

Janda Baik is a village town in Pahang, Malaysia. Geographically located in the state of Pahang, Malaysia(03 31N Longitude 101 55 E). A simple Malay kampong or village with a population of approximately 1000 people. Janda Baik is set amidst a small valley bounded by thick rainforest with cool rushing brooks and waterfalls. Located approximately 45km and about an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur, the place is a popular holiday and recreational destination for city folks. Ensconced somewhere between the towering hills of Genting Highlands and the Berjaya Hills resort, it is no surprise that the climate here is much cooler at between 23° and 28°Celsius during the day and below 22°Celsius in the evenings.

"Janda Baik" means "the good widow" in Malay. As the story is told by local folks, in the old days a path that connects Selangor and Pahang beats its way through the village. It was said that a mercenary, who was returning after fighting in a civil war in Selangor stopped at the village for a rest and to nurse some wounds he had sustained in battle. Upon seeing this ragtag team in the vicinity, a kindly widow immediately offered help and tended to the mercenary's wounds. The man was thankful and deeply cherished the kindness. As a mark of respect for this kind widow, the leader of the warrior pack would always advise his men to call on the woman whenever they were in the vicinity.

Fast forward to the present:

Today, almost all the resorts and camps in Janda Baik offer motivational courses, as well as various obstacle challenges such as the ever popular jungle trekking, flying fox and abseiling. Camping grounds are available.

Janda Baik's serene & peaceful environment promises you a peaceful getaway from the hustle & bustle of city life. It's simply a better place to relax not far from the comforts of home.

Directions Janda Baik is just 45 kilometers North of Kuala Lumpur and 1/2 hr drive from kl via Gombak-Karak Highway.After the first tunnel turn left,make a U-turn and turn left after petrol station PETRONAS and MCDONALD. On that left turn, all the way in and there will be a junction and a 'Welcoming Arch', turn right. From here, it is the main access to Janda Baik. There are signboards along the roads. Along the journey, you will see TanaRimba and Electricsola Factory on your right side. After the factory, either turning left at the T-junction at the Janda Baik's surau (mosque)which is located on the left side of the road or just keep on going straight in, it will somehow, takes you to the main Kg. Janda Baik.

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