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The Last Tin Dredge @ Batu Gajah, Malaysia

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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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Tanjung Tualang Prawn @Restaurant Sun Mee Fong, Malaysia

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When one goes to Tanjung Tualang (about 45 minutes drive from Ipoh), the delicacy to eat there is definitely the big head prawns.  We ate at Restaurant Sun Mee Fong (新美芳海鮮樓) which looks like a new restaurant, but it’s an established seafood restaurant that’s been around for the past 20 years and has just been rebuilt.  Continue reading

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