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Lumphat & crossing Tonle Srepok at Ratanakiri

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.


Today’s Photograph : Tanjung Piai; The Southernmost Tip of Mainland Asia

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.