QUOTE(prospeed_ballz @ Sep 14 2009, 05:26 PM)
ipoh-gua musang-kuala berang-kuala terengganu.........
i used this road in june 2009 when going for holiday but was going back to ipoh. it tooks around 6 to 7 hours from kuala terengganu to ipoh with 1 hour rest at gua musang. journey from KT to Kuala Berang is easy. just follow the road sign. after kuala berang head to tasik kenyir (also follow the road sign). reaching tasik kenyir area you will see road sign directing you to gua musang/ipoh (cant remember the sign). from here onward is the tricky part. from what i heard this road are not open to public yet (from what i heard in june). but you can still use this road only that there are no road sign, no kilometre sign, no development, no house, no village..........nothing. just road and trees.............the road is good.....no bumping and potholes. and network service could come and go. drive through this road for about 2 to 3 hours (i think) at the end of the road there will be some road construction and you will end up inside a palm oil estate. drive through this oil palm estate to main road. when you reach the main road turn left to go to gua musang or right to kuala krai/kota bharu. forgot to tell, the road in the estate is poorly maintain due to the heavy mechineries used for the estate and road construction.
my advise if you wanna use this road make sure your car is well maintain and use this road during day time. not many people know this road i think coz i only passed 4 to 6 cars during the 3 hours drive along the tasik kenyir road.
i forgot the name of the oil palm estate but if you are from gua musang, 20km after gua musang there is a rest stop. can try ask there......
OMG Have to pass thru oil palm estate kah??? Better not drive at night then.
I was analysing googlemaps (which is not updated) and can see a road #1744 (also known as Jalan Felda Aring) but it ends at Kenyir Lake at its easternmost terminal. I assume that there is now a new road connecting the end of this existing road to K Berang which from the map scale is only about 60km away as the crow flies.
I think best that from either GM or KB make sure petrol at fulltank and tyres inflated properly. I assume no gas stations along the way. Also to buy some bread/drinks/water before attempting the stretch in case sangkut. Help would be a long time coming! (CHOY!!! CHOY!!! TAI KAT LAI SEE!)
In the drive through the oil palm estate what is the condition of the road? Full tarmac or dirt road? Whats a reasonable & safe vehicle speed? Would the road bog down in rain? Is a 4WD necessary or preferable?
Tks prospeed for the road review!
Added on September 14, 2009, 5:49 pm
In my upcoming trip I will make a road review with photos of landmarks and references and post it here.This post has been edited by ipohmali70: Sep 14 2009, 06:01 PM