11-Mar-2009 -- I went to South Thailand to observe a couple of gibbon rehabilitation projects on behalf of a Norwegian TV company. That done, there was time for getting around bit. I got a car in Phuket and set out with a very general map of SE Asia (1:2.000.000), the first visitor's report, a compass and my GPS. I headed NNE on 415 and continued to Ban Ta Khun on 401. From there I drove 19 km on 401 and found the small road going north through oil palm and rubber tree plantations for 3,4 km to a T-junction. 200 m to the left brought me to a point where a small muddy track went 130 m north to the confluence point. I walked the last 130 m and found the little building described by the last visitors. But the pineapple fields had been replaced by new rubber trees.
The confluence point was about 25 m back towards the road, in the shrubs. The tall rubber trees made it difficult to get an accurate reading on the GPS, but shuffling about for a while indicated the confluence point to be where a cobra had recently shed it skin.
Ps. Forgot to change the time on the GPS which shows CET