Maninjau Chalet

RELAX and UNWIND

IF you haven’t been to Kampung Janda Baik in Pahang, the quiet little village will hold many surprises for you.

Basic A-hut at Meninjau Chalet.
Change in.
The number of signposts leading to resorts and chalets along the winding road shows the village is no longer a secret hideaway for urbanizes.

From names as simple as Maninjau Chalet to those as grand as Cherengin Hills Convention & Spa Resort and Suria Hill Country House, Kampung Janda Baik has it all.
Jackie's Organic Farm Offices a healthy choice of a getaway.
Choices vary from basic A-hut and kampung-style chalets to six-room hilltop bungalows and five-star hotel rooms.

There are at least 20 small resorts and chalets. In addition, there are private bungalows owned by the Who’s Who in the country’s list of the rich and famous.

Complete with huge landscaped lawns, some bungalows accept paying guests but with prior arrangements.

Perfect choice
This booming picture makes one wonder what makes Kampung Janda Baik a preferred tourism location.

Try horseback riding at Highlanders Equestrian Park.
Perhaps it’s because the village is only about 60km from Kuala Lumpur and a 40-minute drive away. The pleasant drive along the Karak Highway continues to the trunk road from Genting Sempah to the village.

In less than 10 minutes, you’ll pass through the village where the picturesque scene is made more perfect by a few rocky streams flowing from the nearby Titiwangsa Range.


With the majestic range nearby, the village enjoys cool weather — between 22°C and 28°C — especially from sundown till late morning. This gives the place the extra edge.

Walk in the park
Surrounded by lush nature, the village is not short of outdoor activities. There are many things to do and see.

Choices range from a leisurely walk in a heliconia garden and horse rides to a demanding two-hour trek to the source of a waterfall.


For families with children, the rocky streams make a perfect choice. The water is cold and clean and their depth and width are quite safe, even for little kids.

If parents want something more exciting for the children, there is a stable offering leisure rides as well as horse-riding classes.

The cool weather turns Kampung Janda Baik into a botanic garden of sorts. There are a few farms or gardens that offer basic accommodation and one that offers by-invitation-only homestay.


Singaporean guests have been flocking to Jackie’s Organic Farm which offers basic chalets and organic meals made with produce harvested from the farm.
On the other hand, Alex’s is a commercial garden that offers a myriad species of exotic heliconia. In addition to selling potted heliconia and other ornamental plants, Alex’s also offers landscaping services.

For a more elaborate garden, drive to Taman Hana — a huge garden that belongs to famous political writer Syed Hussein Al-Attas, fondly known as Pak Habib.

His 2.4-hectare land has more than 1,000 species of plants, beautifully planted around a handful of uniquely designed houses. However, these are only for invited guests.

Kampung adventure
If parks and streams are too tame to get the adrenaline pumping, the rugged Titiwangsa Range should have something to thrill.

With the rainforest, camping and jungle trekking are obvious treats. Try the eight-tier Tamping Waterfalls. Those who want it light and easy will be just as happy with the big pond at its sixth tier but if they are adventurous, they will get to the source of the beautiful waterfalls.

Some adventure seekers trek up the waterfalls to abseil and do the flying fox. Another interesting waterfall is Kuala Gula Waterfall where the falling water disappears into an underground cave.

For a more arduous trek, take the trail to Lolo Waterfall located en route to the peak of Gunung Nuang in Hulu Langat, Selangor.

Then, if you still have the stamina and time, continue the trek to the peak. The Janda Baik-Nuang trek takes 11 hours.

How to get there
The best way is via the Karak Highway. Follow the road signs after the Genting Sempah R&R area. The road is narrow but well-defined and one cannot get lost in Janda Baik as the road comes around in a full circle.

Call      : 09-2330181
e-mail  : uzaifah@gmail.com
For inquiries Chalet Coordinates : 3°19'18"N 101°50'52"E
Check In : 2.00 pm Check Out: 12.00 pm

Bookings Notice :
For chalet bookings, you can bank in RM50 per chalet into one of these bank accounts:
  • Maybank: 151016920395 - Uzaifah binti Abdul Latiff
  • CIMB: 14340003732206 - Uzaifah binti Abdul Latiff
Please call to inform Maninjau chalet when you've made payment.

1 comment:

  1. Do you have any map to This place. Maninjau chalet ?

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