The East-West highway (Lebuhraya Timur-Barat) connects the cities of Gerik and Jeli in the north of west Malaysia, and provides a connection between the east and west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Completed in 1982, the highway is 215km long and consists mostly of only two lanes, with only some sporadic three lane sections. The highway crosses two mountain ranges, the Bintang range and the Titiwangsa range, reaching over 1100m at its highest point. Despite the designation as a highway, due to the road conditions, curves and speed limits, the average travel speed averages around 60-70km/h. Close to the Belum state park there are street signs warning of elephants and tapirs crossing the road.
01 East-west highway 02 Tapir street sign 03 Titiwangsa mountains vegetation 04 Fern
05 Titiwangsa mountains 06 Bridge over Temenggor lake
07 Bridge over Temenggor lake 08 Bridge over Temenggor lake 09 Elephant street sign 10 East-west highway
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