Top 5 Places to Visit In Janda Baik
Janda Baik. Nestled in the thick, lush rainforests of Pahang, this tranquil village is a hidden gem of sorts for those in search of a quick getaway from the hectic life of the city. However, you may be wondering, what’s there to do? What’s there to see? And of course, the most important question of life, what’s there to eat? To help you explore the great attractions this humble village has to offer, we’ve compiled a list just for you. Here are the top 5 places to visit in Janda Baik.
1. LataTampit Waterfalls
We’ll start things off with something for the nature enthusiasts. LataTampit, also known as Ulu Tampit is a 7-tier waterfall that hikers of all levels will enjoy. It’ll take at least 30-40 minutes to reach to good spots; the level 4 twin falls or the level 5 fall that has a pool suitable for swimming. Though the hike takes a while especially with children, we can tell you it’s worth the walk. And if you want to go chasing waterfalls instead of the rivers and lakes you’re used to, you can make your way up to level 7 with this guide.
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A few things to note; parking is at the privately owned LattoCharok chalet. You can call its owner, Jafri at 019 3470 772 to arrange your parking. Of course, you’ll want to prepare appropriately, with clothes for swimming, and the proper shoes to prevent slipping. Drinks and snacks are great for a picnic. And if you do visit the falls, do be civilised and keep the place clean. It’s one of the places to visit in JandaBaik; don’t turn it into the dirtiest.
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Get there from Rest. Pause. Rainforest Retreat (17-minute drive).
2. Restaurant Remember 126
Ok, ok, we’re going to go to food. One of the places to visit in JandaBaik for good food is Restaurant Remember 126. With a name that literally means the patrons have found a place to eat in Cantonese, you can expect good warm food for the soul in the cool air of Bukit Tinggi.
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Because of its location, Restaurant Remember 126 is a popular stop for those travelling up to Genting Highlands, be it the high rollers or the young friends who go up just for Starbucks. It is also a food destination for KL folks who’ll drive up for a delicious dinner. If you’re planning to visit, you’ll have to come in early, and put your kiasu mode on for a seat.
Their popular dishes include their claypot fish, stir fried watercress, marmite chicken and fried squid. While you’re waiting for your dishes to arrive, you can always grab some fruits from the stand in front of the restaurant.
Remember 126 Restaurant, PT3347, Kampung Bukit Tinggi, Bentong, Pahang
Get there from Rest. Pause. Rainforest Retreat (14-minute drive).
3. Restaurant BBQ Chan
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Here’s another one for the foodies. One of the popular food places to visit in JandaBaik is Restaurant BBQ Chan. A quick search on Google will show you how popular it is, with lots of bloggers dishing out their opinions on the dishes. As you walk inside, you’ll notice umbrellas hanging upside down, and racks of empty wine bottles; they’re part of the décor brought over from their old location.
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The restaurant is popular for a few dishes; one of which is the lamb. The lamb is cooked nicely while the juiciness is maintained. It’s served with mint sauce for a nice touch. You can also try the steamed white chicken, another favourite of the restaurant. And, if you’re feeling adventurous, you might be interested in trying some fried green chillies.
No. Lot 25001-A, 28750 Kampung Bukit Tinggi, Pahang, Malaysia
Get there from Rest. Pause. Rainforest Retreat (15-minute drive).
4. Bukit Tinggi New Village
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If you appreciate delicious vegetables on your plate, you’ll appreciate them even more when they’re fresh from the farm. Bukit Tinggi New Village is not only home to great restaurants, but stalls selling fresh fruits and vegetables. Now you may be thinking, vegetables and fruits are available at my local market, why would anyone go all the way to JandaBaik or Bukit Tinggi to get them? Our answer is, can you get them as fresh as the ones sold here?
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One unique vegetable you won’t find anywhere else is a vegetable known as yin yong. It’s a mix of choy sum and kalian, and it’s known to be crunchy and sweet. You’ll also be able to stock up on your red bananas, and other delicious fruits such as mangosteens, passionfruit and even a durian or two. Oh, if you love eggs, good news! There are stalls which sell kampung eggs fresh from the farm.
Kg Bukit Tinggi, Bentong, Pahang.
Get there from Rest. Pause. Rainforest Retreat (16-minute drive).
5. Sungai Benus
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Consider yourself a Malaysian Bear Grylls? Have a heart for adventure? Among the places to visit in JandaBaik is Sungai Benus. The river is great for an adventurous trek. Fishing enthusiasts will also love the river with its diversity of fish. Some of the fish found in the river include the mahseer, hampala barb and catfish.
A fishing expedition will require a bit of researching and planning your route, and it may be difficult to bring children along. However, if you love fishing, this river is the perfect spot in JandaBaik for you.
Get there from Rest. Pause. Rainforest Retreat.
There are many places to visit in JandaBaik. More importantly, it feels liberating to be away from the hectic hustle and bustle of the city life. No tall skyscrapers, no smog, and no stress. It almost feels like everyone’s hometown. Good food, good views, what more could you ask for?
And the best part is, you can visit them all from the comfort of Rest. Pause. Rainforest Retreat. They’re all less than 20 minutes away by car from the retreat! Book your stay now, click here.