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.

Suria Hill Country House

Welcome home to Suria Hill Country House

Looking like a posh private bungalow, Suria Hill Country House stands out from the other kampung-style resorts in the area, writes ZALINA MOHD SOM.

SURIA Hill Country House is not your typical hotel or resort. While its counterparts in quaint Kampung Janda Baik in Pahang take on the look and ambience of typical kampung-style resorts and chalets, Suria sets itself apart as a private homestead.

If you miss the signboard, you will just drive past Suria, thinking that it is just another big, posh bungalow, like the many that have mushroomed in the village.

The high concrete fence makes it look even more like a private bungalow built as a second home for the rich-and-famous who, attracted by the cold weather and proximity to the city, come here for a back-to-nature retreat.

Meeting venue at Suria Hill Country House


Neither a private bungalow nor a resort, Suria Hill Country House is positioned as “a home where guests go for their break”.

The 16-room mansion is a modern interpretation of traditional Malay architecture. Traces of Malay architectural designs and details are obvious.

Inside, the three-storey house is homely and cosy, making it an intimate venue for corporate firms or families.
The reception looks very much like a living room with a huge flat-screen TV in front of a Persian carpet, a teak settee and a console table.

Dining is a family affair as home-cooked food is served at the gazebo-styled Bunga Padi Restaurant. Just peep into the kitchen and you will see that it is no different than the ones you find in many homes.

Chefs from its other properties will only be deployed to prepare food when Suria Hill Country House runs at full-house, usually during corporate meetings and seminars.
Other properties under the Suria Hotels & Resorts are Suria Cherating Beach Resort in Pahang, Merang Suria Resort & Merang Suria Holiday Camp in Terengganu, Suria City Hotel Johor Bahru in Johor and The Royal Cambridge Hotel in London, UK.

FAST FACTS HOTEL Suria Hill Country House, Lot 8567 Kampung Janda Baik, 28700 Mukim Bentong, Pahang Tel: 09-233 0003 Fax: 09-233 0506.

E-mail: sales@suriaresorts.com Website: http://www.suriaresorts.com/ GETTING THERE Kampung Janda Baik is 40km from Kuala Lumpur and is accessible via Karak Highway. The route to the resort is well marked. MAIN ATTRACTION Homely concept FIRST IMPRESSION Tasteful modern Malay house ROOMS Sixteen rooms in two categories — deluxe and premier. The rooms are tastefully furnished with basic facilities. However, the coffee/tea-making facilities are stationed at the restaurant. F&B OUTLETS Bunga Padi Terrace Restaurant is an all-day dining outlet. Buffet meals are served when the hotel is full. Otherwise, a la carte meals are offered. FACILITIES A private jacuzzi and two meeting rooms OVERALL SERVICE Homely and personalised PLACES WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE A rocky river and an orchard at its back lawn.

Wadi Samrah


wadi samrah
dine dining
gaxebo
view steps to the main house
location
living bedroom

Villa Rates ~ valid till 31st March 2012
(Package rates based on per person basis)

Room Category inclusive of breakfast
Rates (RM) per villa per night Nett
Daily Rate
Half Day Rate
(8 hours)
Damai Hani Suite (3 bedrooms, 2 nathrooms, 2 family halls , 1 dining area, 1 surau)
RM 2,300 nett
RM 1,100 nett
Samrah Suite (2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, family hall)
RM 1,100 nett
RM 600 nett
WadiSamrah Package
*Damai Hani + Samrah Suite
RM 3,000 nett

Please Note:
* Check in time is after 3.00pm and Check out time is at 12.00 noon * Extension time of late check out after 12.00nn will be charged RM30nett per hour and is subjected to availability. Rooms occupied beyond 6pm will be charged at full day rate

Conditions:
* No cooking in Damai Hani and Samrah Suite * No camping allowed at Resort * Resort does not sell any alchoholic beverages and cigarettes * All alcoholic beverages and non halal food are strictly prohibited from entering the premise * No REFUND in any part will be given for cancelled and no show reservations
**Please Note that there will be a non-refundable handling charge on payment made.

Hotel Description
Destination Pahang ~ Bentong ~ Janda Baik ~ 45 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur Room Type 16 rooms ~ deluxe and premier Room Description connecting rooms can be requested ; Deluxe room ~ 2 single beds , Private balcony (subject to availability) , Garden view with individually controlled air-conditioning, a 26-inch LCD TV featuring selected ASTRO channels, mini refrigerator, wireless Internet access. Rooms also feature a private bath fitted with a rain shower and water heater ; Premier Room ~ King-size bed , Balcony (subject to availability) , Garden view , with individually controlled air-conditioning, a 26-inch LCD TV featuring selected ASTRO channels, mini refrigerator, wireless Internet access. Rooms also feature a private bath fitted with a rain shower and water heater Facility & Activity Bunga Padi Terrace Restaurant, Jacuzzi nestled in one of the gardens , meeting rooms, Children’s outdoor playground , Picnic and barbecue area , Fish pond and mountain stream

Wadi Samrah
Kampung Janda Baik, 28700 Mukim Bentong

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