Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Places of interest in Janda Baik


There are many places of interest in Janda Baik. Other than the chalets and resorts mentioned earlier, there is Gunung Nuang - for those who enjoy mountain hiking, there are also Kepala Gua and Ulu Tampit for jungle tracking and camping. We can do some fishing at the river. You can get some small fish.

I have been to Kepala Gua once - a trip organized by our sports club. About 20 members went together. We gathered at the Sekolah Kebangsaan Janda Baik. Then we rented a 4-WD to send us till the last part of the road where the car can go in. We have to enter through the land belongs to UIA (University Islam Antarabangsa) and stopped at the river. We have to cross the river. Luckily it was not deep. We had a picnic at a nice river inside the jungle. We cooked rice in bamboo - the Orang Asli style. We grilled some fishes which we caught by fishing at the river. Though the fishes were small, but it was nice!

Not long ago Idayu had taken some friends from our China plant (who were at Elektrisola Malaysia for training) to have a good picnic at Ulu Tampit. They were all so happy and excited to see the waterfall.

Ulu Tampit waterfall located in Janda Baik is the one that I like most at the moment. I had been to other waterfalls such as Lata Kinjang Waterfall in Perak, Kota Tinggi Waterfall in Johor, Lata Iskandar Waterfall on the way to Cameron Highlands, Fraser Hill waterfall, Gunung Ledang waterfall and others. Yet I found that Ulu Tampit waterfall is the most enjoyable one!

There are seven floors of waterfall and floor 4, 5 and 7 are the most common floors people go to visit. My favorite floors are floor 7 and 5. It only takes about 45 minutes of light trekking and hiking through the jungle to get to the top floor. During raining season it is not advisable to go there because first of all the water is not clear, secondly many ‘pacat’ or leeches and lastly you may fall down during the hiking because of slippery.

At floor 5 the waterfall is so beautiful but at floor 7 is the best to dip into the water! The water is so cold and so deep, yet you will not be carried away by the current. It is one of the safest waterfalls to plunge into the water. Kids enjoy it the most at floor 5.

How to get there? Unfortunately the visit the waterfall is only allowed if you are accompanied by the guide. The guide is available at Latto Carok 019-3470772 (Jafri Jais).

It is recommended to visit the waterfall if you are visiting Janda Baik. For those who are looking for something tougher, it is recommended to go hiking to Gunung Nuang through Janda Baik. It takes 10 hours of trekking to go up and down. Good luck!

Article written by: Idayu Mohd Nor

1 comment:

Param said...

Useful info Thank you v much.. however was keen to know abt the trek to Nuang from Janda Baik
Param