Monday, February 25, 2008

A short but sweet trip to Betong

Last Saturday, my hubby and I went to Betong with a group of Rotarians for a visit to Rotary Club of Betong. Betong is a small twn situated near the (Kedah)Malaysia-Thai border. We stayed at the 5 star hotel called Grand Mandarin Hotel. here are some pics from different views.

Among the interesting places we visited are:

The Thai King and Queen
The town hall with the largest postbox in Betong.The world's largest mailbox is located at the Clock Tower Intersection in the town center. It was built in 1924 by Mr. Sa-Nguan Jirajinda, the former head of Betong Post and Telegraph Office and the Lord Mayor of Betong. The purpose of this mail-box is to distribute news and to give services in posting and distributing mails for the people of Betong. It is made of reinforced concrete, with a cylindrical shape divided into 2 parts - the base and the box. The circumference of the base is 265cm and that of the box is 240cm. At a total height of 320cm, it is at present used as an ordinary mailbox.

CPM Ex-Communist Camp Piyamit Tunnel

the Betong Hot Spring
to boil egg..
and to soak out tired fatigue legs after much walking and shopping

Some of the specialities are:

Thai oranges,leong fun,watercrest,the dried yellow mee and Thai coffee (which cant beat the Ipoh white coffee)

Thai oranges
Chee Cheong Fun
leong fun

The best thing we enjoyed was the Thai 2 hour massage. We called the masseurs from the Hotel merlin next door. It cost us RM30 only for room service. If we had gone to their centre it waould be cheaper still...RM26. Really relaxing, .soothing n rejuvenating

Had a great time there. Although it was a 3 hour journey frm Ipoh pasing Taiping, K.Kangsar and Grik, just one night stay, it was pretty exhausting with all the activities, sight seing and shopping.

We'll sure to be back again during Betung Club installation dinner sometime in August.


CY said...

Hi. Didn't know Betong is also such an interesting place. I'm an Ipoh guy who is working in Thailand, Bangkok and this country is such a lovely country. If you need advice please let me know or drop by my site to see places of interest in my blog. Thanks..CY.

renet13 said...

Hi CY, thks for dropping by. I'm a bit confuse. Ur identity shwn is alicia but u said u are a guy frm ipoh. U have oso left a comment on my physiomom blog on labour day holiday right?

Jane said...

Hai.....I would like to ask that how to book the Grand Mandarin Betong Hotel??Can you please give me their contact details to, thank you very much

SL said...

Hey Hey...Nice post on Betong trip. I was just surfing for more info on Betong as i'll be going there next weekend. U can also visit for more info on Betong since u might be goin there this august. The website also features alot of posts on Ipoh and Perak food. Trust me, it will transcend u into a world of gastronomic fantasies.. =P
( p/s : Betong is located at Perak-Thai border)

J2Kfm said...

hey! thanks SL for that comment.
hahaha .. one year on, and i've stumbled upon this post.