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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

#1 - VISIT TO KINTA TIN MINING (GRAVEL PUMP) MUSEUM, KAMPAR.

My friend and I agreed to start at 9.30 am for a visit to the Kinta Tin Mining (Gravel Pump) Museum in Kampar. Even though it was about 10.30 am, it was a hot, sunny day. A busload of visitors was just leaving when we arrived.

Today's post are photos taken in the compound. Next post will have the photos taken inside the museum. These are selected from the many photos I have taken.
This Kinta Tin Mining (Gravel Pump) Museum has been opened about 3 years ago.
Address: Jalan Batu Karang, Taman Bandar Baru, 31900 Kampar. 
Opening hours: Mon - Fri - 9 am to 1 pm
Sat, Sun & Public Holiday - 9 am to 4 pm.
Entrance is free.
After the busload of people left, we were the only visitors.

Six tall pillars on the left after we passed through the gate. I couldn't make out what was written in Chinese.

Saw this bridge behind the pillars.

Layout plan of the "Chin Chia" or Waterwheel and pump

Waterwheel and pump model

Tin mining - Gravel Pump method. Two life-sized female models of dulang washers (to separate tin ore from the sand by using water and the dulang).

Some of our elderly friends from Gopeng used to work as dulang washers.

The dulang washers need to cover themselves from the hot sun.

I like the bridge over the pond.

Antique vehicle used by the miners.

Manual - old hydraulic monitor & 3 life-sized models of male workers at work.

Parts of the Gravel Pump machinery.

Life-sized models of male workers working at different stages of tin mining.




"Prospecting" (Manual operated)


Antique transport vehicle (lorry) used in the mines.

Vertical Gravel Pump - driven by Diesel Engine.

In the west, people will respect the name of the LORD;

in the east, they will glorify Him.

For He will come like a raging flood tide

driven by the breath of the LORD.

(Isaiah 59:19, New Living Translation-NLT)

40 comments:

  1. Great post dear, nice pics! Kisses

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    1. Thank you, Carolina. A wonderful day to you!

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  2. Thanks for taking us a nice tour of the tin mining museum. A great post that gives us knowledge on how tin mining are done. Waiting for your next coming post.

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    1. Thank you, Irene. Hope you enjoyed today's tour.

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  3. One of these days must bring j go there for a visit

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    1. Yes Kathy, it will be an eye opener for him.

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  4. Hello, the mining museum is neat, what a nice tour.. It looks like the people were hard workers..Thanks for sharing your visit, have a happy day!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. The tin mine workers are very hard workers. Their lives are very tough ones. Have a happy week!

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  5. What a great tour that you have taken us on, very interesting.

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    1. I hope you enjoyed the museum tour.

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  6. I love museums and this one looks so interesting. Too often we don't think about how common things are produced. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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    1. I too love museums, others may find them boring but I find them very interesting.

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  7. Great photos

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    1. Thank you, Julie. Have a happy day!

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  8. Malaysia has many nice places to visit...

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    1. Sharon, it is true, there are still others which I have not visited yet.

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  9. Amazing pictures kiss

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    1. Thank you, De. Have a happy day!

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  10. Thank you, Nancy... another place I might never know of. blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Thank you, Tanna. Have a happy day!

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  11. So nice to see this museum!

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    1. Joy, it is an enjoyable and interesting museum!

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  12. no doubt, hard labor involved! i loved the pillars at the gate!

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    1. Thank you, Theresa. Happy a pleasant day!

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  13. Really nice visit ad an educational one too!

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    1. I fully agree with you, Mun. I learned so much from this visit.

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  14. Wonderful photos, Nancy, thank you so much for sharing. :)

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    1. You are most welcome, Linda. Have a pleasant day!

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  15. I would love to go here! My favorites are the pillars, the sweet little bridge, and the washers.

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    1. Ginny, I am sure you would enjoy this place very much.

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  16. interesting journey to the past

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    1. Gosia, it is also a very educational journey for my friend and I.

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  17. Interesting tour of the tin mining operation. When did the tin mine closed?
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. Julia, I am not sure but I think around 1988-1989, the tin production started to decline.

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  18. Very interesting and informative post. I would love to visit this mine museum one day.

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    1. Rose, if you do have the chance and time, do drop by Kampar for a visit. It is worth visiting.

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  19. Hi Nancy,

    This looks like an interesting visit. Nice to know and appreciate how our pioneers work in the past.

    Zoe

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    1. Zoe, after the visit to the museum, I really appreciate all the hard work and sacrifice that contributed to the development of Malaysia.

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  20. Nancy, this museum is very educational. Reminds me of my school days when we learnt about mining in our geography lessons.

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    1. Phong Hong, yes I remembered too. If only we have this type of museum to show us how the tin mines and the production look like.

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Thank you for your visits and encouraging comments. They are greatly appreciated. Have a beautiful day.

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