After a 6 hr drive from KL, we arrived at Betong around 12.30pm ( Malaysian time 13.30).
After our hotel check in (Garden View) , we had our lunch at a coffee shop in front of a large mail box, near the iconic Clock Tower in the town center.
The rest of the day was devoted to casual shopping, buying local seafood snacks, shoes, medical oilments etc and visiting some places of interest around Betong. As Betong is a small cowboy town, we could easily visit many of the places of interest around town. But finding a parking space is a major issue in the city center
In the evening, we invited Mr Leong's friend ( Mr & Mrs Lee now are Thai citizens ) who run a retail business and tour agency (New Friend Tour Tel 073-245291 or mobile 089-8767076) for a 5 course dinner (Rm130 for a table of 6) at a local restaurant in Betong. Mr Lee's family is a major shareholder of Winter Flower garden resort and we ended up staying a night in this resort (we realised later we were given a free stay for a night at the chalet !)
Mongkollit Tunnel &Betong Wet Market