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The Last Tin Dredge @ Batu Gajah, Malaysia

The tin dredge in Batu Gajah along Jalan Tanjung Tualang is the last witness to the prosperity of tin mining in Malaysia.  Also known as Tanjung Tualang Dredge No 5 (TT5), this 4500 tonne giant floating on the excavation site is a precious remain that tells the history of Malaysia, and especially so for Perak, the home of many tin mines.  “Perak” literally means silver in Malay, which was thought to resemble the silver color of tin.  Continue reading

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