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09 March 2016

2D1N Road Trip to Tanjong Jara Resort #DynamicXperience

2D1N Road Trip to Tanjong Jara Resort - Dynamic Xperience with PETRONAS Dynamic Diesel

2D1N Road Trip to Tanjong Jara Resort - Dynamic Xperience with PETRONAS Dynamic Diesel

On 20th February, car club owners, media and blogger friends and of course the winners of Paultan.org contest were all together for a road trip experience to Terengganu with the beautiful Tanjong Jara Resort as our final destination. We all departed with a four-wheel drive, powered by PETRONAS Dynamic Diesel and get to enjoy the off-road experience at Jerangkang Waterfall in Maran, Pahang. 

'Dynamic Xperience' is part of a series of PETRONAS’ Experience To Believe road trips where participants get to experience and review the PETRONAS Dynamic Diesel first-hand on the road. Just scroll down for our road trip photos =)

If you prefer motion pictures, just watch my travel blogs above. I assure you it will be way more fun!!



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Encik Shaharuddin Muhammad Sidek, head of Retail Business Division in PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad giving speech during PetronasDynamic Xperience kick off event
Encik Shaharuddin Muhammad Sidek, head of Retail Business Division in PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad giving speech during PetronasDynamic Xperience kick off event

This diesel awareness programme is a 4x4 road convoy consisting of vehicles powered by PETRONAS Dynamic Diesel. Through #DynamicXperience, participants get to experience first-hand the benefits of the PETRONAS Dynamic Diesel – a fuel that ensures reliability for superior fuel efficiency. 


Group photo of blogger buddies together with PETRONAS VIPs that made this Dynamic Xperience possible!
Group photo of blogger buddies together with PETRONAS VIPs that made this Dynamic Xperience possible!
A group photo before we started our dynamic road trip experience to Kuantan!!
A group photo before we started our dynamic road trip experience to Kuantan!!

Four-wheels drive off-road adventure at the Jerangkang Waterfalls in Maran, Pahang
Four-wheels drive off-road adventure at the Jerangkang Waterfalls in Maran, Pahang

In this Dynamic Xperience programme,  it covered a 450km journey starting from Rondaevoo in Bandar Sri Damansara and ending at the Tanjong Jara Resort in Terengganu. In between, we drove through the Karak Highway and through Kuantan, Pahang. The most exciting part of this trip was none other than the off-road segment at the Jerangkang Waterfalls in Maran, Pahang. I noticed that both on road and off-road driving experiences were really smooth, thanks to the fuel being used - the PETRONAS Dynamic Diesel.

If you wonder, this was actually the third Dynamic Xperience Road-Trip that PETRONAS has organized. The previous two were held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah in December, and in Miri, Sarawak in January, and participated by 4x4 enthusiasts. But this was the first time that the Dynamix Xeperience event involved media and bloggers! So I felt pretty lucky.

My co-driver throughout this roadtrip - SaiMatKong bro
My co-driver throughout this roadtrip - SaiMatKong bro

We stopped by PETRONAS Station Bentong for fuel up
We stopped by PETRONAS Station Bentong for fuel up
To start this Dynamic Xperience fueled by PETRONAS Dynamic Diesel, we flagged off at Ativo Plaza and stopped by PETRONAS Station Bentong for fuel up.  After that, it was a smooth driving experience journey all the way east to Jerangkang Waterfall in Maran, Pahang.


Convoy lead by Harvinder Singh Sidhu from Driven Communications and PaulTan.org
Convoy lead by Harvinder Singh Sidhu from Driven Communications and PaulTan.org

Other than Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad sponsoring the Nissan Navara trucks for us to drive, Nestle Products Sdn Bhd and Mamee-Double Decker (M) Berhad also sponsored the snacks and coffee to keep us awake and refreshed during the journey. We couldn't finish it in time because it was a lot to eat haha.

Off road trail driving experience near Jerangkang Waterfalls, Pahang
Off road trail driving experience near Jerangkang Waterfalls, Pahang

After a 3 hours drive, we then finally reached Jerangkang Waterfall in Pahang. Before we stopped for a lunch break, we went off-road throughout the muddy roads and crossed the small river with a cool ride. Overall, I like the feeling when driving the Nissan Navara, powered by PETRONAS Dynamic Diesel, as you get an elevated view from the car-seat and you can easily control your car-speed with the buttons on the steering.

Driving a brand new Nissan Navara for our road trip to Tanjong Jara Resort
Driving a brand new Nissan Navara for our road trip to Tanjong Jara Resort

A close-to-nature lunch session at Jerangkang Waterfalls, Maran, Pahang.
A close-to-nature lunch session at Jerangkang Waterfalls, Maran, Pahang.

Ariff Shah with Jerangkang Waterfall as the background
Ariff Shah with Jerangkang Waterfall as the background
We didn't have enough time to fully explore the beautiful waterfall but it does seems that you can have a better view and cleaner water if you go for the 10 minutes uphill climb. Below is the photo captured by the official photographer of this Dynamic Xperience Road Trip.

Beautiful Jerangkang Waterfall at Maran, Pahang
Beautiful Jerangkang Waterfall at Maran, Pahang

The spacious bedroom that can fit a family of three - Tanjong Jara Resort

After another three and a half hours smooth drive powered by PETRONAS Dynamic Diesel, we finally reached beautiful Tanjong Jara Resort.

The spacious toilet with a bath tub in the middle - Tanjong Jara Resort
The spacious toilet with a bath tub in the middle - Tanjong Jara Resort
Overall, it was a comfortable stay at Tanjong Jara Resort and if you are here for a one day trip, you should really walk by the beach because that's why you would want to be there. We arrived at Tanjong Jara Resort around 6PM++ and spent an hour near the beach for the exciting huge waves crushing the shore.

There was a Malay Kampung Village themed outdoor activities scheduled by Tanjong Jara Resort. It was a Saturday and you get to see well-trained monkey plucking coconuts from the trees. You will get to drink the fresh coconuts water while looking at kids running around playing with the goats. Me and SaiMatKong went for a free shoulder massages since we drove all they way up to here haha.

Monkey plucking fresh coconuts off the trees in Tanjong Jara Resort
Monkey plucking fresh coconuts off the trees in Tanjong Jara Resort

Kids feeding the young goat some milk
Kids feeding the young goat some milk

Complimentary shoulder massage at Tanjong Jara Resort. They definitely got skill and I recommend you guys for an hour spa
Complimentary shoulder massage at Tanjong Jara Resort. They definitely got skill and I recommend you guys for an hour spa 

Strong waves hitting the shore and you just gotta play along with it - Tanjong Jara Resort
Strong waves hitting the shore and you just gotta play along with it - Tanjong Jara Resort

SaiMatKong did handstand and starfish twist at the beach of Tanjong Jara Resort
SaiMatKong did handstand and starfish twist at the beach of Tanjong Jara Resort

Well, we did had a lot of fun at the beach with little time left before sunset - Tanjong Jara Resort
Well, we did had a lot of fun at the beach with little time left before sunset - Tanjong Jara Resort

Scrumptious BBQ dinner at Tanjong Jara Resort
Scrumptious BBQ dinner at Tanjong Jara Resort
One of the highlight during my stay in Tanjong Jara Resort is none-other than their delicious Seafood BBQ dinner at the beach side. That was the night that I ate a lot although I was already full. The seafoods were fresh and everything just tasted great. They have a grilled lamb too =)

Fresh grilled seafood at Tanjong Jara Resort
Fresh grilled seafood at Tanjong Jara Resort

Grilled lamb at the beach of Tanjong Jara Resort
Grilled lamb at the beach of Tanjong Jara Resort

Did I mentioned that the table layout and ambiance were perfect for a wedding dinner?
Did I mentioned that the table layout and ambiance were perfect for a wedding dinner?
A close-up session with PETRONAS Fuel Technology Expert, Mohd Hafiz Abdul Aziz
A close-up session with PETRONAS Fuel Technology Expert, Mohd Hafiz Abdul Aziz
Before dinner, we had a close-up session with PETRONAS Fuel Technology Expert, Mohd Hafiz Abdul Aziz. We get to ask many questions about the new PETRONAS Dynamic Diesel that we used throughout the road trip. I am actually quite envy on Hafiz's job as he get to travel to the research labs oversea and meet race team engineers and drivers. Well first, I must have the knowledge and passions he has to design a better fuel for the cars. It shows that PETRONAS is very involved in the fuel development, it's not just a logo sponsor.

Through the sharing session, you will know that PETRONAS Dynamic Diesel fuel technology is tested and proven to deliver superior fuel efficiency and enhance engine performance to the PETRONAS Iveco De Rooy team, as evident in its recent win at the Dakar Rally 2016.

Plus, the technology that was being innovated for the fuel development doesn't happen overnight, it happens through a ton of research and feedback from the race team to develop the winning formula.


PETRONAS Dynamic Diesel delivers superior reliability through three attributes:

  • Cleans engine: Removes and prevents internal and external injector deposits for finer fuel spray and better engine life.
  • Restores power: Regain engine performance, efficiency and reliability by protecting modern diesel injectors.
  • Better combustion: Easier starting and better drive-ability through improved combustion properties and friction reduction.


With these three attributes, you also gain superior efficiency with PETRONAS Dynamic Diesel. To experience the fuel yourself, find the nearest PETRONAS station through the station locator on www.mymesra.com.my/petrol-station-locator.aspx or download the PETRONAS Pitstop App on App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android!

Burning camp fire marking the end of the fun night
Burning camp fire marking the end of the fun night

It was a windy night accompany with the sound of waves and bright moon at Tanjong Jara Beach
It was a windy night accompany with the sound of waves and bright moon at Tanjong Jara Beach
Since I brought my tripod along, I did a night photography near the beach and the moon was real bright. You can actually see the big waves hitting the shore even in the dark. I really enjoy myself sitting by the beach while waiting my camera capture the time-lapse of the moving clouds. If you love nature, you definitely need to be here to experience it yourself. Thanks PETRONAS for organizing this road-trip and I really enjoyed it =D

Looking at the bright sky and fast moving clouds near the beach - Tanjong Jara Resort
Looking at the bright sky and fast moving clouds near the beach - Tanjong Jara Resort
I spent most of my time at the beach and forcing myself to go back to sleep at midnight because I wanted to catch the sunrise in few more hours. I overslept, but luckily SaiMatKong woke me up in the morning or else I would have missed the beautiful sunrise.

Beautiful sunrise at Tanjong Jara beach
Beautiful sunrise at Tanjong Jara beach

#TCSelfie with Tanjong Jara Beach - A beautiful place in Malaysia you should visit!
#TCSelfie with Tanjong Jara Beach - A beautiful place in Malaysia you should visit!

Saw a peacock after we finished breakfast - Tanjong Jara Resort
Saw a peacock after we finished breakfast - Tanjong Jara Resort
A group photo with some of  the participants for PETRONAS Dynamic Xperience Road Trip before we go back KL
A group photo with some of  the participants for PETRONAS Dynamic Xperience Road Trip before we go back KL

I still can't do a handstand at the beach yet, so I will definitely come back again =)
I still can't do a handstand at the beach yet, so I will definitely come back again =)
Although this 2 Days 1 Night Road Trip to Tanjong Jara Resort was a really short one, I truly had fun driving the Nissan Navara throughout this trip and the most enjoyable moment was the off road trail adventure in Jerangkang Waterfall. Thanks again to PETRONAS and hopefully the next PETRONAS' Experience To Believe road trip will be happen real soon! If PETRONAS is going to organize a contest for you to experience, remember to join it!!

For more information about PETRONAS Experience To Believe Road Trip and PETRONAS Dynamic Diesel, visit www.mymesra.com.my.


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