Sunday, June 28, 2009

Pulau Betong, Balik Pulau(浮罗勿洞)

The view from the village to the road(P237)

The lane lead you to the famous fish market

The fishing jetty

The bridge over the fishing jetty

Hai Ching Coffee Shop located at the end of P237, Jalan Bahru

The view of the P237 from Balik Pulau town ,taken from Hai Ching Coffee Shop

On the way to Pulau Bentong fishing village

The Chinese primary school, SJK(C) Pulau Bentong

The view of town at the junction of the SJK(C) Pulau Betong

Pulau Bentong fishing village town

The village town was named after the island of the same name.

Coming from Paya terubong/Relau, going through hilly Jalan Tun Sardon(P14), you join the Route 6, Jalan Balik Pulau at the Balik Pulau town, continue to Genting town. At the town there is a road junction, where Jalan Balik Pulau, Jalan Pondok Upik(P16), Jalan Sungai Nipah (P16), P239 meet. Follow by P239 which is the road that will lead straight to Pulau Betong. The Kolej Kemahiran Tinggi Mara can be seen at the road side. The Jalan Balik Pulau (Route 6)now split to Bukit Genting and continue to Teluk Kumbar, do not follow this road. On the way to Pulau Bentong, passing the junction where P239 join P237(Jalan Bharu), near Masjid Pulau Betong. Continue P237, journey to the small junction where SJKC Pulau Bentong is located, there is a small town. After that the road lead to the end of the P237 where Kedai Kopi Hai Ching or Hai Ching Coffee Shop is located(actually it is a restaurant ). There is a sign board, which said further inroad is the hill path leading to Kem Bina Negara. At the right or opposite Hai Ching, there is a sundry shop selling fruits, passing this shop it lead you straight to the small bridge ,where the fishing jetty is located. Turning left, there is Chinese village, following the lane in between the village houses, it lead you to the Fish Market. The road can lead to Pasir Panjang Beach(大沙坡).

Pulau Betong fishing village was affected by 2004 Tsunami on 26-12-2004.Fortunate for the place, the mangrove swamp forest preserved acted as a natural protection for further damage.

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