Located 40km south of Cameron Highland. It was a small
village with 20-30 Semai families scattered around the
area and were found by foreigners in 1930s. During
1958/59, Fort Betau was established as a settlement and
fort for counter insurgents. Most of the scattered
families were relocated. The only way of communication
were from Betau River and from air. A small airstrip was
constructed and small aircraft like Auster and Single
Pioneer can be used.
On October 22, 1967, RMAF Twin Pioneer was crashed
killing all crewmembers near Fort Betau.
Now a new road connecting Sungai Koyan and Ringlet run
through Fort Betau ( now Pos Betau ) and bringing
development to this village which once stood important
during the Emergency years.