Kedah Day 03

bfast-shop

We had breakfast at another local dim-sum shop before a drive to Betong, South of Thailand.

thai-street

As my aunty did not carry her driving license, I had to take over the wheel. I must say, driving at 120km/h is an experience.

It is not as difficult as it seems for high speed driving. The cars are generally spaced further apart compared to Singapore and overtaking is a breeze. Just be sure to use both lanes generously when taking corners for a smoother ride.

sc-border

You can see from the map that Malaysia and Thailand is divided by an "imaginary line". I say it is imaginary as it's purely human defined and no one can assure you that it will not be breached one day.

giant-durian

Yes, it's a dinosaur durian. Everything seems to be gigantic here. (banana for scale)

piyamit-tunnel

The next stop is at Piyamit Tunnel where we learnt about how the communist built tunnels and used it to fight during the Japanese occupation.

thai-durian

Yet another humongous durian. (running out of vocab soon) We bought them but it's not as delicious as the Kedah ones.

tunnel-ticket

As we are near the Malaysia-Thailand border, both currencies are accepted.

tunnel

(Un)fortunately, the tunnel has been widened for tourists to enter. What a pity.

work-room

There's limited space in the tunnel but spaces are dedicated for different purpose.

equipment

Here's some equipment that they used for communication. My aunty told me that many modern day inventions were by the communist. Interesting.

photo-carry

This is a photo of them carrying rations during their navigation.

various-tools

You can see that they were pretty advanced during the 1940s era. There's batteries, headlight, cast leg etc...

land-mine-detected

Even the land-mine detector was DIY-ed!

sc-gps

Having internet access is readily available due change the way we travel. I can easily navigate 76km of foreign land without issues.