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Malaysia

3.7 km (2.3 miles) E of Pasir, Johor, Malaysia
Approx. altitude: 10 m (32 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 2°S 77°W

Accuracy: 8 m (26 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: The view in one direction (East) #3: A similar view in another direction (South) #4: The GPS reading #5: The proud team. From left to right George, Alice, Peggy and 'Kwai Loh' Jan #6: The GPS map of the region #7: No throughroad. One of the failed attempts #8: Pictoresque Palmoil Fruits

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  2°N 103°E (visit #2)  

#1: What is so special about a confluence?

(visited by Jan Stuivenberg, Peggy, Alice and George)

25-Apr-2004 -- Our main target for the day was a visit to the heronry at Yong Peng and bird watching at Parit Jawa.
When we noticed that this was in the region of the 2N 103E confluence, we decided that it might be interesting to see if we could find this confluence, especially for those members of our group who had no idea what a degree confluence was.

Last year a Singaporean team had visited the confluence and they had given a clear description how to reach it.

On our way from Kuala Lumpur there was time enough to explain to the newbies in our team what exactly a Degree Confluence is.
When we arrived at the Sri Medan village, we started looking for a suitable approach. Our first attempt was blocked by the Simpang Kiri. See pic#6 for a map of the GPS-data. When we crossed this small river, we could come close to the confluence on paved roads. The last hundred meters we had to walk. This is a region of palmoil and rubber plantations, with some scattered kampung houses and hardly any undergrowth. No problem to reach the exact confluence point.

"But there is nothing special to see here", was the slightly disappointed comment of our newbies...:-) Our arrival did not go unnoticed for the many mosquitos and the biting ants.
So after taking the usual pictures, we thought it better to retreat.

It was a nice and rewarding experience!


 All pictures
#1: What is so special about a confluence?
#2: The view in one direction (East)
#3: A similar view in another direction (South)
#4: The GPS reading
#5: The proud team. From left to right George, Alice, Peggy and 'Kwai Loh' Jan
#6: The GPS map of the region
#7: No throughroad. One of the failed attempts
#8: Pictoresque Palmoil Fruits
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