The Last 2 of Tin Dredger In Malaysia

This is my last year trip. I go to batu gajah to see last tin dredger in malaysia. Tin mining was extensively in the Kinta Valley of Perak some decades ago. Today it is a sunset industry and most tine mines have closed down. You can still find many mining pools, but this is the only dredge you see. It's an exhibition item near Chendrong, Batu Gajah.

This is my last year trip. I go to batu gajah to see last tin dredger in malaysia. Tin mining was extensively in the Kinta Valley of Perak some decades ago. Today it is a sunset industry and most tine mines have closed down. You can still find many mining pools, but this is the only dredge you see. It’s an exhibition item near Chendrong, Batu Gajah.

This tin dredging vessel stand in Batu Gajah for about 100 years. For entire Malaysia I think it is less than 2 of them still standing, it is classified as national heritage now. After years of relative obscurity, the Perak tin dredge at Tanjung Tualang will open its doors to the public from Feb 1. Run by Osborne & Chappel, the attraction will have packages that include guided tours. A trip to a tin mining museum and movies on how the 4,500 tonne giant works.

written by eastmoe on 2008-12-07 in #world #locations #leisure #family-vacation #histories #freetime

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