Malaysian tourists host luxury motor show in Thailand’s Betong town

Malaysian tourists host luxury motor show in Thailand’s Betong town

The poor state of Thailand's roads may have prevented a group of Malaysian tourists from enjoying the ride in their luxury cars, but all was not lost as they instead decided to showcase them to driving enthusiasts at a makeshift car showroom.


Thirty-three Malaysian tourists were planning a trip to Thailand's Betong area, but their plans were thwarted by poor road conditions. So, they put their luxury cars on display and allowed Thai citizens to sit inside for free and take pictures.

One tourist told Channel 3 that the motorists live in Kuala Lumpur and have traveled to Thailand together under the name NEXT DRIVE. The tourist added that the highlight of their three-day trip was the newly opened Betong Ai Yaeweng Skywalk.

The tourist said he couldn't drive on some of the roads in the area because they were in poor condition and dangerous, so instead they decided to rent a few cars from Thai travel agencies. After the tour, the drivers decided to arrange an hour-long mini-motor show for the people of Thailand. Tourists parked their cars in the Betong Mongkolrit tunnel and allowed visitors to view them, take pictures and sit inside.

33 sports cars were presented by famous brands such as Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Ford Mustang, etc.

Channel 3 reported that many Thais wandered through the tunnel to take some pictures.

Malaysian tourists are regular visitors to Thailand even as Nok Air cancels direct flights from Malaysia to Betong. If flights are cancelled, most Malaysians simply hop in their cars, fill up their tanks and head through the border checkpoint in the southernmost district of Betong in Yala province.

Tayrat stated that the area's economy and tourism industry is still thriving despite the fact that there is currently no direct flight from Malaysia. Cars with Malaysian numbers can be found on every corner of Betong.