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3.7 km (2.3 miles) E of Pasir, Johor, Malaysia
Approx. altitude: 10 m (32 ft)
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Antipode: 2°S 77°W

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
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#2: View to the South #3: View to the West #4: View to the North #5: View to the East #6: GPS Reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: Road 100 m from the Confluence #10: The Bridegroom-to-be

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  2°N 103°E (visit #3)  

#1: The Confluence from 15 m

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

03-Feb-2013 -- This confluence visit is the first one out of a series of 15 visits in Malaysia and Thailand. It is in turn part of a 4-month bicycle trip starting in Tasmania at 43°S 147°E and continues from 15°S 167°E.

On the eve of confluence day, I landed at Singapore airport, unpacked my bicycle and rode into Malaysia, staying in the coastal tourist town Pontian. The following day it was raining cats and dogs - but since it was warm rain, I just put on my Chinese raincoat that goes over the handle bars and kept on cycling northwards. This confluence was located perfectly on my route. However, it is located in a labyrinth of little roads within an oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) plantation. These plantations are huge and cover the whole area (and also a couple other confluences on the Malaysian peninsular). The oil can be extracted from both the pulp of the fruit and the kernel. In between these plantations, there are villages and access roads for the plantation. No wonder that is was possible to get within 100 m on a road. From there, it was a stroll to the precise location.

After the confluence visit I cycled just 500 m further and then bumped into a wedding. The whole village was invited for the ceremony. When I came along, many people waved me to join in. With such a hearty invitation and an empty stomach, I could not resist and agreed. The next two hours would be wonderful with great food, colorful dresses, traditional music and at least one English speaker who was able to explain the details of the ceremony. With a satisfied mind and stomach, I continued my trip and stayed in the town Labis for the night.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to an asphalt road: 100 m
  • Distance to a footpath: 10 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 100 m
  • Time to reach CP from bicycle parking: 5 minutes
  • Time at CP: 1:44 PM
  • Measured height: 10 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 6 m
  • Topography: flat
  • Vegetation: oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) and ferns at the trees
  • Weather: rain, 23° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Village Wedding Confluence

More pictures of the trip can found at mautz.net.

The story continues at confluence 3N 103E.

Here is an overview of the all visits on this tour in table form:

DCP Visit No. Date Time Hight / m Distance Bike Parking / m Minimal Distance / m GNSS Accuracy / m
Australia
43°S 147°E

7

24.10.2012

11:00

169

14

0

7
43°S 146°E 1 28.10.2012 12:00 433 25000 17000 7
38°S 146°E 6 03.11.2012 14:00 267 532 0 10
37°S 146°E 4 05.11.2012 09:00 333 1200 0 3
36°S 147°E 5 06.11.2012 11:45 222 450 25 3
36°S 148°E 3 07.11.2012 13:00 458 1600 0 3
36°S 149°E 5 09.11.2012 08:15 1149 106 1 5
32°S 152°E 5 19.11.2012 18:30 121 100 0 4
31°S 153°E 3 21.11.2012 14:00 10 160 0 3
30°S 153°E 3 22.11.2012 16:00 91 2460 2460 5
29°S 153°E 6 23.11.2012 12:00 50 770 0 4
28°S 153°E 8 24.11.2012 11:00 74 177 1 3
27°S 153°E 6 26.11.2012 08:00 15 74 1 4
26°S 153°E 7 28.11.2012 05:15 46 150 0 6
23°S 148°E 4 05.12.2012 14:45 272 1800 0 3
22°S 147°E 3 07.12.2012 17:30 218 400 0 3
20°S 146°E 1 10.12.2012 06:30 302 16600 16600 4
20°S 147°E 2 11.12.2012 15:45 131 100 1 3
19°S 146°E 2 13.12.2012 17:00 587 650 0 8
18°S 146°E 4 15.12.2012 10:55 14 14 0 3
17°S 144°E 1 18.12.2012 14:41 224 2800 1 3
Indonesia
8°S 113°E

2

04.01.2013

13:30

1537

1900

1780

7
New Caledonia
21°S 165°E

2

12.01.2013

13:15

76

400

0

5
Vanuatu
15°S 167°E

2

23.01.2013

9:30

235

2000

0

8
Malaysia
02°S 103°E

3

03.02.2013

13:44

10

100

0

6
03°S 103°E 2 04.02.2013 15:30 46 28 0 4
04°S 103°E 1 05.02.2013 17:30 101 2 2 6
05°S 103°E 2 08.02.2013 08:30 28 42 1 3
06°S 102°E 3 09.02.2013 11:30 18 7 1 6
Thailand
08°S 100°E

4

11.02.2013

17:45

24

20

0

6
09°S 099°E 3 13.02.2013 10:00 34 26 1 8
10°S 099°E 2 14.02.2013 16:00 101 190 0 7
13°S100°E 3 19.02.2013 08:15 3 37 2 3
14°S 100°E 6 20.02.2013 08:45 15 14 14 6
15°S 100°E 2 21.02.2013 08:00 11 12 12 3
16°S 100°E 2 22.02.2013 07:00 38 5 1 3
17°S 099°E 3 23.02.2013 08:30 154 100 0 4
18°S 099°E 4 24.02.2013 13:30 592 60 1 5
19°S 099°E 3 25.02.2013 15:00 353 130 0 4


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 15 m
#2: View to the South
#3: View to the West
#4: View to the North
#5: View to the East
#6: GPS Reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: Road 100 m from the Confluence
#10: The Bridegroom-to-be
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