“Nestled in the hills of Janda Baik, Pahang resides a secret haven by the name of Aman Rimba. Laced with endless natural tropical beauty, timeless tradition and serenity of the highest level, Aman Rimba is a private getaway from the world you have come to know.” (excerpt taken from Aman Rimba’s official website)
The brief moment when Chris of Pureglutton extended this invitation for a two days, one night retreat at Janda Baik, I was skeptical. Searching frantically for online information led me to a few reviews and websites on resorts utilized for team building projects. You know, the generic dorm-like environment that reminded me of one remotely memorable experience back in Langkawi two years ago.
That was sheer horror.
This is not.
And then I was told that the place was going to be Aman Rimba. From their website, and several blog posts published on the net, the overall feedback was magnificent. The idyllic retreat looked promising from the pictures posted online, and the prospects of spending two days away from civilization sounded so much more bearable.
I was actually looking forward to that weekend. And guess what? This turned out to be one of my most unforgettable travel moments of 2011.
Warning : A crazy load of photos after the jump. I can assure you, if the thought of wandering into the wild and yet well within the backyards of Malaysia for an ideal getaway never crosses your mind, this post might just change your perception. Read the rest of this entry »