Janda Baik, which means 'the good widow' in Malay, is most likely a tribute to a nice lady who was said to have cared for wounded and tired warriors who stopped by at the place after engaging in a war elsewhere hundreds of years ago. The place is a traditional Malay village and has become a homestay destination or tourists who visit the East Coast. Those from Kuala Lumpur flock to the place as well. As it is only half an hour's drive away and the idyllic valley offers many beautiful spots where you can rest and relax, and is farmed for flowing mounting streams and breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains.
Experience the rich legacy of Pahang. Stay in the stilted traditional Rumah Serambi with a distinctive verandah out front, where you can laze the afternoons away. Learn traditional games and indulge in local activities to add to your experience in staying in a homestay Kampung Janda Baik.
A Heaven For Nature Enthusiasts
One of the most popular waterfall spots in Janda Baik is Ulu Tampit waterfall, famed for its eight cascading tiers of waterfall, with each tier offering a different experience to savor! Go on hike through the conifer forest behind Bukit Tinggi, or camp out at comfy chalets scattered around Pulau Santap where you can bring your family along for a picnic and a frolic in the river.