Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Last Tin Dredge, Batu Gajah, Perak 2 June 2012

KM9, Jalan Tanjung Tualang, Batu Gajah.
Tel : 05-370 2253

To get here from KL - Take Gopeng exit at North South Highway. Turn right at T-junction after toll. Go straight and follow the left turn to Kellie Castle. Pass Kellie Castle on your left. From here, it is about 30 minutes to Tin Dredge. Go straight on, till the end. Follow signs to Tanjung Tualang, which is a right turning. Then, drive on to Tanjung Tualang. The Tin Dredge is visible on the left, by the road side.

 RM6 for adult. RM3 for kid. 
Open daily. 830am to 6pm

There is a very small tin mining museum at the ticket counter.

The tools and tin ingot.

One of the many photos that were hung on the wall. 

We were awestrucked by the colossal metal dredge. 

  
Visitors are allowed to view the ground floor.
After reading Lat's comic book which talked about this metal monster, the kids were excited to view a real one.

At your own risk.

Old life vests.

Rusty crew lockers.

Wide starboard.

Looking at the series of solid metal buckets were awesome.

The wire cables and pulleys.

Huge rusty spanner seen hung at the side.

The view from top floor.

The many levers.

Tin ore sifters. The dredged soil are sifted here among the arrays, where heavier tin ore are submerged into the rectangular compartments for further process.



"Maximum production at low cost and no trouble" a tagline on the wall of the operation office room upstair.

 From this view, the kids said "It does look like a metal monster"


Such enormous and beautiful machine.

You can walk around it.

2 comments:

hafidzyoungscientist said...

With God will, I will bring my children to this site one day. A wonderful post!! A few months ago,during our homeschooling class about bijih timah at Lembah Kinta, the children were very interested to know about this huge antique machine. Anyhow it was a limited info about it in internet. I must show the photos to them. Happy to visit your homeschooling blog.

Ng Shannon said...

Thank you Hafidzyoungscientist. I am glad you enjoyed the post. Go early as afternoon can be pretty hot over there.