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Goat farm at Janda Baik
Mahbob Abdullah | 06 Apr 2018 00:30
Abdullah A Kadir, owner of the goat farm

A FEW days ago, I made a trip to see a goat farm at Kampung Janda Baik. I was keen to know if it really was doing well and if it was a good way to use the land.

It took about thirty minutes on the road past the tunnel at Genting Pass and then a stop for a coffee at McDonald’s, before turning to the old road to Pahang, now made quiet by the Karak Highway.

A while later, we were on the narrow road flanked by ferns, rocks and little waterfalls. There is an arch to say you are entering Kampung Janda Baik.

No one call tell you how the place got its name, for it means a good widow. The stories vary, including one about an orang asli who had reconciled with his widow and she took him back.

But the truth may be lost in the mists of time. Certainly, it is true that the air is fresh, the humidity is low, and it felt good to be there.