The British-Siamese Boundary Stone are stone markers put up by the Siamese after their conquest of Kedah in 1821. One of these stones is found at Ekor Kuching between Penang and Kedah. There is another at Bukit Panchor, at a height of 416 (it has yet to be rediscovered).
Ekor Kuching straddles Sungai Muda. The village proper is on the Kedah side of the river.
According to The Star1, the boundary stone was discovered by a mechanic Ai Chop An Chian in 1989. He had initially thought that it was to control the irrigation gates, but on close inspection, found that it has inscriptions in Thai.
How to go to the British-Siamese Boundary Stone
To reach the stone, you have to go through a series of country roads in northern Seberang Perai. See the map below that shows the location. I mark out the final portion for you, the rest is up to you which country road you wish to take.
Entrance to the country path that leads to the boundary stone.
Shelter built to protect the British-Siamese Boundary Stone from the elements. The path on the right leads to the Muda River. (22 July, 2015)
Timothy Tye at the British-Siamese Boundary Stone (22 July, 2015)
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