Sungai Genuk situated at the vicnity of The Royal Town of Pahang, Pekan in south Pahang.
Calm in turbulence
After spending the night in Sen Monorom, the next morning we headed back to Kaoh Nhek. Here we stop for a brief rest and preparing for food supplies before entering Phnum Prech Forest.
Although we are treavelling in hot and dry season, the challenge is still eminent. The heavy euse during the rainy season has affected and given impact of vehicle trails thus has affected us. In generals made it difficult to travel. It is also difficult to travel over the dry and rocky rivers and we have experienced three times the tires punctured caused by these rocks
The soil formation is not as expected. 80% of these areas appear to contain rocks and pebbles. It causes our exploration to last until late night to ensure the whole area has been studied
We were supposed to go home tonight to Sen Monorom through the jungle trails, but many routes that have long been abandoned and close to each other even the GPS could not help much. We mistakenly chose the wrong path, so we lost our trail in the forest that night. This is where the 4WD vehicle that has been punctured twice before, get another puntured tyre. However we continue the journey.
Until 1 am, we decided to stop, time to get rest, the trails also getting blurred, we getting stuck of the way out.
We spent the night in the forest without much preparation. The next morning we found the surprise.
Now we heading to get a rest at Sen Monorom, the capital city of Mondulkiri. Eventhough the distance to Sen Monorom is 100km, the evening scenery to Sen Monorom make us enjoy the journey.
We passed through a few villlages such as Chbar and Phu Chri.
Sen Monorom situated on higher altitude ie about 700m and the tempeerature at night is cooler maybe 17-20 degree Celcius.
At Sen Monorom you can visit the Coffee Plantation, a favourite drink in Cambodia.
Begin our journey from Steung Traeng to Sen Monorom in Mondolkiri. In effort to reduce our travelling time of 8 hours by half, we decided to go through Lumphat in Ratanakiri where we have to make river crossing there. We forgot that day was Sunday and ferry service not made available. After hard negotiation they agreed to make special crossing for us. We crossed Tonle Srepot by ferry not by small boat as in the picture.
Dry season, where you can witness many bush fire along the road and of course dusty road
Next rest stop is Kaoh Nhek.
Tanjung Piai is located in Mukim Serkat, Pontian, Johor, Malaysia. This cape that juts into the Straits of Malacca represents mainland Asia’s southernmost point. Its exact location is at latitude 01°16 North / longitude 103°30.46 East.
The Straits of Malacca is one of the world busiest waterway. Shallow passage between Sumatra, Indonesia and Penisular Malaysia. It is approximately 805 km long and varies inwidth from 64 km in the South (between Tanjung Piai, Malaysia and Karimon Island, Indonesia) to 275 km in the North (between We Island, Indonesia and the Isthmus of Kra, Thailand), connecting the Andaman Sea and the South China Sea.