Venue: Near Denkil
Hare: Paul Martin
Co-Hares: Michael Chow
Scribe: Ilona Russell
GPS 2.861671N 101.705535E
a) Take the MEX/MAJU Highway to Putrajaya till you reach the Putra Jaya toll (set trip meter 0.0km)
b) immediately after toll, exit left (Exit 2005)
c) 2.6km exit to Dengkil (B11)
d) 3.1km follow signboard Dengkil (B15)
e) 8.1km continue straight on B15 (ignore exit to Dengkil), direction Salak Tinggi
f) 12.9 at traffic lights, turn left towards Bangi (on B18)
g) 13.3km traffic lights turn right (follow H3 sign boards) towards Kampung Lalang
h) 14.0 km right turn
i) 14.2km turn left
i) 14.9km cross a railway bridge
j) 15.0 km left to run-site - look for hash sign
On-On Dengkil Seafood
GPS 2.85957N 101.678871E
Set trip meter at run site and turn right onto tarmac road.
At 1.4km turn right
At 1.6km turn left
At 2.3km at traffic light turn left and join main road (B18) towards Dengkil
At 2.7km at traffic light go straight towards Dengkil
At 4.5km at traffic light in Dengkil town turn right
At 4.6km immediately after traffic light turn left and park
Dengkil Seafood Restaurant is immediately opposite the car park
Venue: Betong, Thailand
Hare: Opera Cheong/Choo Nai Kwong
Scribe: Paul Martin
It takes 4.5 to 5 hours to drive from KL to the Thai border. Basically, drive north along the North-South Plus Highway, passing Ipoh, and exiting at the Kuala Kangsar Interchange. Continue to head northwards, passing Lenggong, Grik, and at Pengkalan Hulu, look for signs towards Betong. Upon clearing both the Malaysian and Thai immigrations, it takes only 7-8 minutes to get to Happy Garden, the main event venue. Garden House, the other hotel, is located just 100m before Happy Garden. Hash signs will be posted on the 2 turnings to the left leading to them. Location will also be shared via whatsapp with participants who require it.
Clearing Immigration & Customs
As we are entering another country, passport is a must; most nationals could obtain visas-on-arrival.
To drive into Thailand, you will need a copy of the vehicle registration card, and after clearing the Thai immigration, proceed to the Customs counter with the registration card/copy to declare 'importing' your vehicle into the country. Safe-keep the declaration form, as you will need to return it upon your departure from Thailand, failing which you will be heavily fined when you next enter the country using the same vehicle.
NOTE if you are driving a vehicle not registered in your name, you have to bring an authorization letter from the owner plus a photocopy of their identity card or passport. Failing which you cannot bring the vehicle into Thailand. The vehicle ownership card must also be original.
Friday, February 10, 2017: Pub Crawl starts 3.30pm local time from Happy Garden Cafe & Homestay. Cost: RM20/adult, non-beer drinking kids F.O.C. Includes softies and beers, but excludes food.
Saturday, February 11,2017: Run starts at 3.30pm local time from Chulaporn Village, approximately 30km northeast of Happy Garden. Includes all drinks and On On. Cost: F.O.C. for Petaling H3 members, guests RM80. Congregate at 2.15pm local time in the vicinity of Happy Garden to convoy to the run site.
Note that pub crawl & run guest fees will be collected in MYR.
As Betong is a border town, most places will accept both the Thai Bath and Malaysian Ringgit. As a rule of thumb, RM100 will get you only TB800.
There are a few places of interest in and around Betong. The Saturday run site is one, being a village set up post-peace agreement made between the Malaysian government, the Thai government, and the Communist Party Of Malaya. To the west of town, is the Piyamit communist tunnel, with the Floral Garden about 10km nearby. En route to these places, there is the hot springs with pools to dip and soak into.
For those who enjoy a rub or two, there are many massage centers in town. Additionally, you could ask the receptionist to arrange for room service.
Betong is essentially a Thai-Chinese town, and most eateries serves Chinese food. Famous food around town include steamed chickens, braised pork legs, porridge, and fish maw soup. There is a popular Thai restaurant located across the main road coming out of our hotels.
Apart from Thai, various Chinese dialects are widely spoken. Local muslim Thais speaks good Malay. If all else fails, use sign language!
Betong is experiencing the north-east monsoon, so it could be rainy during our trip there. The temperature is a few degrees lower than in the Klang Valley. It is advisable to bring along an umbrella/rain coat, a jacket/pullover especially on Saturday at the run site cum On On venue, which is on a valley in the mountains.
Venue: Behind Old Avian Farm, Seminyih
Hare: Nori Lake
Co-Hares: Tartan Frogs
Scribe: Opera & Choo Nai Kwong
GPS: N 02 56'39.4" E101 53'20.2" or 2.944234 101.888965
Drive your favourite route to Semenyih
Go straight at traffic lights with mosque on right
Go thru one set lights and turn left on to B34 to Broga at the second set, setting trip to 0 (HHH sign)
At 4.4km turn left (HHH sign)
At 4.7km turn left (HHH sign)
5.3 km arrive at run site
On On: FISH VALLEY SEMENYIH
GPS 2.971543 101.869407
Drive back on B34 from whence you came (need to make a u turn when come out from run site)
Turn right at traffic lights (T junction) onto main route 1 (set trip to 0)
At 1km turn right at traffic lights next to mosque onto B19
At 4.3km turn right
AT 5.2km turn left into restaurant
Venue: Bukit Kapar
Hare: Daniel Walchli
Co-Hares: Virginia & Clan Campbell
Scribe: Nori Lake
GPS Coords: E101.44268, N3.17610
Waze: Jalan Tangki Air (Kampung Bukit Kapar)
- Find your way to Persiaran Mokhtar Dahari - the route B49 to Puncak Alam
(From South: Lebuhraya Koridor Guthrie - route E35 - exit 3506A)
(From North: Jalan Sungai Buloh - route 15 turn left at traffic light & cross over Lebuhraya Koridor Guthrie)
- After approx. 8.0km along Persiaran Mokhtar Dahari - the route B49 to Puncak Alam
- after passing DB-Schenker on the left, turn LEFT at the traffic lights onto Jalan Paip [Kampung Budiman]
- After 210m, turn RIGHT at the traffic lights onto Jalan Bukit Cerakah
- 5.4km: turn LEFT onto B1 - Jalan Meru Tambahan
- Contimue South towards Meru / Setia Alam / Klang
- 1.5km: Turn LEFT onto Jalan Tanki Air (this is just after the concrete road dividers where you will see water pipes and a TNB Switch Station on your left).
- ~ 350m: pass the nursery on your right - the road veers slightly left, up-hill
- ~ 250m: turn RIGHT into the Oil Palm Estate (HASH Sign here)
- The track here is a little rough, but OK for saloon cars
- After a further 350m you will reach the Run Site
Please park sensibly in the open area to the left - 4WD's may park within the Oil Palms providing that thay do not obstruct access for the beer wagon.
ON-ON: Village Fish & Rice Restaurant
8, Jalan Setia Prima L U13/L
Setia Alam, Seksyen U13
40170 Shah Alam, Selangor D.E.
Tel. +603 3341 1389
Waze: Village Fish & Rice Restaurant (Shah Alam)
- Drive back to the main road and set your trip-meter to ZERO
- Turn LEFT
- 4.3km Traffic Lights - Go STRAIGHT
- 6.3km Traffic Lights - Go STRAIGHT
- 7.1km Traffic Lights - Go STRAIGHT
- Follow sign to KLANG; BANTING; MORIB and then
- Go OVER the flyover (keeping left)
- Immediately slip LEFT following sign to SETIA ALAM
- 8.1km Turn LEFT to Setia Alam / Persiaran Setia Impian
- 8.4km Traffic Light - Turn RIGHT
- 8.8km @ 'Success Kopitiam' - turn RIGHT then
- NEXT LEFT -'Village Fish & Rice Retoran is near the end of this road on your right - so park where you can!