Went to Betong to visit my brother’s national service camp few weeks back. It’s my first time having a long distant road trip with my parents. The furthest we had traveled by car was to Sematan. We had never gone beyond that distant. The road trip to Betong took us about 4-5 hours as we made few stops along the way.
Journey started at 6am on 24th January 2010. First stop was KFC at Sarawak Plaza as my brother wanted KFC. First time bought KFC so early in the morning.
We made a stop at Serian to go to the toilet before continuing our journey. Basically I’ll just show you the scenerythat greeted us along the way.
We stopped at Lachau for another toilet break. This is a popular place for travelers to stop for toilet break , eat something or buy some jungle produce.
It’s a very small town with only few rows of shops.
This is the market.
After 45 minutes there for toilet break, simple breakfast, and walked around the place, we continued our journey to Betong. I really love the mountain view. It’s magnificent. The photos just can’t tell you how magnificent it was. You really have to see it with your own eyes. It’s like a huge and long stretch of green wall. Do refer to the first photo in this post, it’s just part of the mountain.
Left: Another part of the same mountain.
Right: The paddy field along the way.
Left: The mountain again.
I wonder how long this mountain will be here to stay. Imagine that the mountain is gone in years to come, maybe not so soon but eventually it will be gone one day. It’s possible! It’s going to be a really sad case. If not mistaken, this is the mountain that separates Indonesia and Sarawak.
Right: Turn right to Betong. Straight up, it’s Sri Aman, this is where you can find the famous Tidal Bore of Sarawak.
That’s all for now. Will continue again tomorrow.