About Janda Baik
Baik literally means the village where the good
widow lives. Being its close pro ximity to Kuala
Lumpur the immediate surroundings of Kuala Lumpur
have many nice surprises for the visitor.
waterfalls, primary forest, Orang Asli settlements,
all within easy reach. Janda Baik also known as the
rich men retirement homes has a unique blend of
beautiful landscapes, fresh mountain air and
Malaysia’s rugged terrain, dense rain forests and
numerous mountainous regions make it an irresistible
destination for off road driving enthusiasts. Mud,
heat, sloping hills and rainstorms add to the
challenge in the gruelling and exhilarating sport of
off road adventure. With 58 per cent of the country
still under jungle cover, Malaysia’s terrain bring
out the best of man and machine in a test of skill
under ever changing conditions.
Our experienced four
wheel guides will let you experience the fun and
excitement on our rough terrains in our rainforest.
Get ready for a good time!
note that an adventure trip involves risk. Whilst we
make every effort to safeguard our guest, we cannot
be held responsible for personal injury or loss due
to the action of clients which are beyond our
control. A signed release or Indemnity Form will be
required from all participants.
The experience of
going off road into the wild will be hard to forget. Two
hours being driven in a 4WD vehicle with a different to get
the joy of your adventure. We take you right of the
beaten track to exploring the heart of a rainforest,
pass through rivers with a magnificent view of the pristine
Things to Always Carry on Trips
Basic recovery gear (snatch straps,
'D' shackles, shovel, axe, jack and jacking plate; winch
and chainsaw are optional).
First-aid kit (antiseptic, burn
cream, scissors, eye drops, bandages, dressing).
Tools (ring and open spanners,
hacksaw, file, wire cutter, tyre gauge, pump and repair
kit, battery jumper leads, spray lubricant).
Spare parts (radiator hoses, fan
belt, fuses, spark plugs, coil, condenser, tyre tube).
Extra water, map of area, compass,
torch, knife, matches
General Off road Driving Tips
Observe all rules and regulations
pertaining to the use of public land.
Avoid areas which are easily damaged
such as swamps and vegetated sand dunes.
Carry out all the rubbish you brought
Always ask permission before entering
Leave gates as you find them.
Driving in Tricky Sections
Don't change gear in the middle of a
If in doubt, always use a lower gear.
A low second or third gear is
generally best for going uphill, a low first gear is
best for steep downhills. If your vehicle begins to
slide sideways, a very slight acceleration and steering
into the slide will normally straighten your descent.
Use your footbrake sparingly and avoid touching the
Move the steering wheel rapidly from
side to side to improve traction in mud; if you become
stuck, rock the vehicle forwards or backwards by
alternating between first and reverse gears.
To get through sand, lower the tyre
pressure to 140 kpa (20 psi) and avoid sudden changes in
direction or acceleration. Fitting specialist desert
tyres may help.
When descending a dune, avoid
braking, but don't go so slowly that the wheels stop
Before entering a water section,
loosen the fan belt, and spray electrical equipment with
lubricant. In the water, use a low second gear, keep the
speed down but fast enough to create a bow wave, and
keep the engine running. Avoid changing gears or
disengaging the clutch. If the engine stops, do not
restart it but winch the vehicle out.
PRACTICAL OFF ROAD DRIVING TIPS
Wear light but absorbent natural fiber
Nights in the rainforests may bet cooler
than expected so bring along water-proof
jacket to keep you warm as well as
protected from the rain.
Sturdy shoes are a must especially in
competition events. Bring a pair of
thongs or sneakers to let your feet
breathe and relax when you make camp.
Socks are a must to keep your feet dry
A pair of heavy duty gloves are also
Bring a sleeping bag and a camping tent
for overnight shelter.
Always check vehicles before starting
out on a drive. Pay special attention to
tires which can develop punctures from
the rough terrain.
Carry a first aid kid with elastic
bandages, surgical dressing, antiseptic,
burn cream, eye drops, scissors and
WHERE TO DRIVE AND WHEN
Coast offers the best terrain in Peninsular
Malaysia for off road driving. Gua Musang in
Kelantan and Tasik Kenyir in Terengganu,
Endau Rompin in Johor, Tasik Chini and
Cameron Highlands in Pahang are the routes
most often used for the sport. The are
around the Kinabalu National Park in Sabah
and Bintulu in Sarawak are places of off
road enthusiasts in East Malaysia.
also some good places to drive closer to
Kuala Lumpur and the Peninsular. The most
notable are Pertak in Kuala Kubu Baru,
Selangor which is two hours drive from Kuala
Lumpur. The route is especially scenic with
fruit plantations and fresh produce stalls
fringing the approach road.
Terengganu still remain the favourite off
road driving destinations. The Sungai
Lembing mines in Pahang are a safe though
challenging route and anglers may like to
pack their rods for some fishing as well.
The Endau Rompin are in Johor is a more
trying route and a group expedition is
strongly recommended since a lone vehicle
may encounter difficulties.
Lake, Kuala Berang, Sungai Loh and Sungai
Kelamin in Terengaanu are also great spots
for off road adventures. The proximity of
these places to small towns make it easy to
get provisions or fuel.
the ruffed terrain and jults and bumps
sustained during a drive, participants need
to be of a sound body and constitution.
Off road driving is a year round
activity, but depending on the level of
expertise of the drive, some months are
better than others. The dry season from
March to October make for firmer terrain
and less mud. Visibility is also much
better without the slashing November –
February monsoon rains and so the dry
months are recommended for the Casual
The casual driver as well as the contestant
must always bear in mind that off road
driving seeks to unite man and nature. It is
never a test of wills of one against
another. Internationally accepted practices
are to be abided by when traveling and
Always remember to take your garbage with
you. No burying of thrash is allowed. Carry
out bodily functions at least 100 meters
away from campsites and well away from
water. Keep to marked trails and do not
drive over vegetated sand dunes while on
Never run over or flatten any living
undergrowth or saplings if your vehicle can
safely go around it. Attempt also to move
fallen obstructions blocking your track
rather than trying to drive over them.