Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The ride to Janda Baik from Kuala Lumpur

It took me about an hour drive from the center of Kuala Lumpur to Janda baik and a toll which costs me RM5.00 one way. In truth, I've never been to Janda Baik before but that's the magic of it. To explore the unknown (which in this case it's unknown to me lor. hehe)

I used the Gombak route, passing UIA on my left into the Gombak-Karak Highway. Signage were easily found during the whole drive and very hard to miss.

Janda Baik also means "nice widow" in Malay. Hehe
I had to drive into the resting area called Genting Sempah to get to a roundabout that will lead me into Janda Baik. Thank god for the large, easily viewable signage! FYI, my car is not equipped with GPS, never been, never will. #toopoortobuyGPS =(

Janda Baik at nine o'clock
The view during the drive was filled with trees on both sides of my car. At one point we could see cyclists on our right and a drop on the left. Scarryyy..... until we reached the gate below.

It says "Welcome to Janda Baik village" in Malay. Postcode included.
And on the left of the gate are the lists of hotels, resorts, chalets and camp sites situated in Janda Baik. I have never seen such an elaborate list of places at road-sides in my life before! I was honestly astonished to find such unusual signboard here! Haha!

We have so many choices to pick from for a stay in the hills! (Or is it mountains?)
We continued the picturesque drive upper hill into Janda Baik. It reminded me so much of the old highway from Kota Kinabalu to Kota Belud. The tormenting winding roads of Crocker Mountain Range. This is among the reasons why Sabahans prefer to own four wheel drives instead of normal vehicles. Got umphhh! Local people say la. hehe

A delightful picturesque view!
My housemate and I chanced upon a small fruit stall at the side of the road. I actually had to u-turn just so I can buy some durians!

Durian kampungs are the best! Petai anyone?
We experienced local hospitality when Pak Mokhtar (the guy who cut open the durian for us) lent us a place to eat, served with iced water! 1kg of durian grade D24 costs only RM10. The durian I ate weighed around 2kg and I paid RM18 for it. Smaller durian kampung costed RM5 per kg. I planned to stop by the next day on the way back.

After the durian feast, we continued our way until we reached a T-junction and yet another informative board as seen below.

So where to now? 
Our destination will be revealed in the next entry. Hehehe. #kasisuspensikit


salfhi said... [Reply]

Saspennye.. Saspender labuhh..

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@salfhi saspender kamu labuh ke? ehehehe

rayyan haries said... [Reply]

Okay, enuff suspens for janda2..haha

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@Rayyan Haries hahaha.. adakah anda dikategorikan sbg janda? kerana itu anda suspens?

Unknown said... [Reply]

amboi nama tempat die : teratak di hujung kampung. ekkeeke

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@Aimi Laili hehe. aku amik masa yg agak lama jugak dok perhatikan dan baca kesemua nama2 tmpt kat papan tu. =p

comel2 kan nama tempat tu?

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Good Widow The Series......

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@cikgu hehehe.. thanks for the link

Norfa said... [Reply]

hari tuh nak pergi janda baik.. lepas tuh. terlajak sampai lancang..terus pi lancang je.. haha...mandi air terjun je pun..

hazman aka species1980 said... [Reply]

durian kampung memang best...manis campur pahit skit... yummy

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@Norfa kat janda baik ada air terjun jugak.. tp kena ade guide baru leh sampai kat sana. huhu

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@hazman aka species1980 betul2. hehe. dah baca kat blog kamu pasal durian kat bangi. murah wei! hehe

Happy walker said... [Reply]

i like durian~ XD

Sherry said... [Reply]

Wah durian I like so yummy

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