The Gunung Lambak Eco Resort in Kluang , Johor is ideal for jungle trekking and those who want to be close to nature and hold their various company events. Story and pictures by PEGGY LOH
IT’S morning. You step out of your chalet, throw your arms wide and stretch.
You drink in the fresh morning air drenched with dewdrops and enjoy a panoramic view of tropical greenery — matured rain-trees with sunbursts and prisms of light reflecting on damp fronds.
Suddenly, there is a movement in the branches and you blink, wondering if you actually saw it. And there it is: The wonderful sight of a rare white squirrel! Rare glimpses of white squirrels, hornbills and a host of interesting insects and plants are the treats to enjoy at the Gunung Lambak Eco Resort.
Chalets, a campsite, a terrace restaurant and a Water Park have been creatively carved into the slopes of Gunung Lambak in the Gunung Lambak Forest Reserve. The natural terrain and habitats have been carefully preserved to maintain a balance in the delicate eco system.
What To Do
Don’t be alarmed if you are awakened by the sound of footsteps and heavy breathing. These are only fitness enthusiasts who trek up the slopes at the crack of dawn for an invigorating start to their day.
Surrounded by tropical rain forests, the spacious resort car park at the foothills is perfect for morning workouts. In the early light, the car park will be dotted with rows of tai-chi exponents, seriously working out to the strains of recorded traditional music.
Locals have been enjoying healthy refreshments at Gunung Lambak for a long time, and now you can get closer to Nature, too. Families, youth and corporate groups who enjoy healthy outdoor activities often go jungle trekking in the forest reserve.
The trek up Gunung Lambak begins with a thrilling walk across a suspended bridge. While the fittest may finally reach the summit, the less adventurous can take a detour on a less challenging route.
While the cozy resort is a popular choice for events like corporate dinners, children’s parties, family days, product exhibitions and conferences, it is also fast gaining a reputation as an ideal spot for families to host circumcision celebrations!
The resort is expanding its facilities for groups of up to 500 guests. A team-building village equipped with comprehensive facilities, including artificial rock climbing features and war game activities, will appeal to youth and corporate groups.
A Nature Study Center will also be set up to present interesting information on trees, plants, herbs, animals and insects found in this forest reserve.
Where To Stay
Accommodation comes in choices of Deluxe or Standard chalets, suites designed with themes and 200-bed dormitories on the hill slopes. The more adventurous can hire tents for an outdoor camping experience in the tropical rainforest.
How To Get There
From the North-South Expressway, exit at the Air Hitam/Batu Pahat tollgates and drive towards Kluang.
The resort is only 5km from Kluang and easily accessible from Jalan Mersing, Bandar Tenggara and Jalan Batu Pahat. The main entrance through Kampung Dato’ Abdul Rahman and Taman Sri Jaya are clearly indicated. For details, call 07-776 0077, fax 07-776 0037 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location, Map and Driving Direction to Gunung Lambak Recreational Forest: