This story about Tanah Aina Fahad in Raub, Pahang is written by one of our contributors, Juliana. Some parts of the article may have been edited for length and clarity.
Since the Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia due to Covid-19, most of us had been staying at home for more than 2 months. Once the government announced the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) on 7th
June 2020, we planned for a 2D1N staycation here at Tanah Aina Fahad, Raub, Pahang. The journey to Tanah Aina Fahad took about 2.5 hours from Kuala Lumpur by car. During the journey, you can find a lot of durian stalls along the road. If you are a durian lover, I’m sure you will stop by.
We stopped by at Lemang To’ki restaurant in Bentong, Pahang on our way to Tanah Aina Fahad for breakfast. We had tasty lemang with rendang (beef/chicken) and also Ayam Bakar. Dont forget to try their popular Lemang and rendang if you come here!
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Ambience at Tanah Aina Fahad
As glamping has been trending in Malaysia, we decided to try a new experience of staying at one of the glamping retreats. As all of us are nature lovers, we choose Tanah Aina Fahad as it offers accommodations that allow holiday-makers to be near nature without the hassle of hauling tents and lugging heavy equipment.
Tanah Aina Fahad is an 8-acres resort located next to the famous Lata Jarum nature reserve in Ulu Dong, Raub. It is suitable for all nature lovers who would like to escape the city’s hustle and bustle. Upon reaching Tanah Aina Fahad, guests are greeted with the sound of the river flowing and the beautiful view of Sungai Dong. The sound of the water is so calming and relaxing ?
Once at Tanah Aina Fahad, you will likely start to feel like a different person. You are bathed in beautiful natural sounds; the resort blends in subtly with the surrounding natural landscape, the air smells clean, the flowers sweet, the food is scrumptious, you forget about life at home or work, you become calm, relaxed, and feel like there is no other place you need to be and nothing else that you need to do, except to take the journey of love back to nature.
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Rooms at Tanah Aina Fahad
Tanah Aina Fahad offers multiple different Tents/Rooms for you to choose from. The price range is from RM250-RM330 per pax per night. They are currently having a discount of 20% available until 31 Dec 2020.
We stayed in the King Tent with an inspiring view of Fahad’s endless forest canopy. The tent is very spacious and can fit an extra bed comfortably.
A super big wardrobe and dressing table are also provided. A comfortable toilet is just outside the tent.
At the balcony, drinking water, hot drinks and biscuits are available. The staircase to go down to the river and to the suspension bridge is just a few steps from the tent.
Muslim-friendly tip: the room is spacious to do your prayers and prayer mats are provided.
P.S. If you love Tanah Aina Fahad, you'd love Gibbon Retreat in Bentong, Pahang too!
Halal food at Tanah Aina Fahad
- For our 2D1N trip, halal buffet was served for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner and Breakfast (all included).
- Free flow of coffee, tea, misai kucing tea and water.
- You have no chance to feel hungry here.
- The best experience was when we enjoyed our meal with the best view ever while listening to the river flow from a distance.
Activities at Tanah Aina FahadJungle trekking (+ Hiking)
- Jungle trekking was accompanied by the guide provided
- I would say the hikes are of easy-medium level.
- You can play all the games that are available here
- Or you can bring your own favourite games
- They also have a giant Chess + Snake and ladder board
At night, there is also a campfire.
Besides that you can pay extra for paintball and the Tanah Aina Fahad team can also organise team-building activities.
This glamping haven is not just for nature lovers but is also the perfect weekend getaway spot for city-dwellers!
Tanah Aina Fahad
Lot 1053, Mukim Ulu Dong, 27600 Raub, Pahang, Malaysia
Find more of Juliana's travel adventures on her Instagram @mustika_bunga_indah
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