Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge

Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge, Perak, Ipoh Overview

The Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No 5, also known as TT5, is a former tin mining dredge, open to the tourists for taking a guided Dredge Tour, panning and self tour inside the gallery while also exploring the magnificent view of the landscape.

At a 40 minute drive away from Ipoh City, it is the only remaining tin Dredge in Malaysia and provides an insight into the tin mining heydays of Malaysia. Taking a guided tour to the tin dredge is something one must add to their itinerary if one is looking forward to soak in the history and heritage of Malaysia.

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Story & Background of Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge

This Dredge, which was rather a floating factory was built for a company named Southern Malayan Tin Dredging Ltd and remained in operation for 44 years until the sharp decline in the Malaysian tin industry in 1982. It was then all the dredges were disposed but this Dredge was saved under the 'Save the Dredge' campaign.

It was restored and preserved and then opened to the public. The tin dredge scooped loads of tin bearing soil from the water, which was passed through an oscillating drum and a system of jigs and screens to extract the tin. The waste material was then spewed out.

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