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Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5    

  9th KM, Jln Tanjung Tualang, 31000, Batu Gajah, Perak |   014-904 3255
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The Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5 or TT5 located in Batu Gajah district 5 is a former tin mining dredge converted into a visitor gallery, open for public. In this living museum, Visitors can take guided tours to learn about the tin industry and how the dredge worked in the past.

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Tags: Historical

What to Expect?

Tin rush in Perak began from 1848 in Taiping. Perak became the wealthiest state in Malaya. Its capital Ipoh was fondly known to many as “The City of Millionaires”.

Panning (‘mendulang’ or ‘melampan’) was the earliest method to source for tin ore. In January 1913, Malayan Tin Dredging (MTD) introduced the first dredge in Batu Gajah. The cost to build one dredge then was nearly RM 40 million and with 123 dredges in 1940, the total foreign investment for dredging industry was about RM 4 billion.

Due to declined tin price, operations started to shut down and ‘floating factories’ were dismantled or sold off. Today, there is only one remaining tin dredge known as Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5 or TT5. It was built in England by F.W. Payne & Sons in 1938, upgraded in 1963 and had continued its operation for 44 years until August 1982. In 1997, Malaysian Mining Corporation (MMC) donated TT5 to the Perak State Government.

Menteri Besar Incorporated Perak (MB Inc.) was mandated by the Perak State Government to conserve the last tin dredge in Malaysia in 2015. Located about 40-minute drive from Ipoh, TT5 is now fully open for visitors to experience TT5 Guided Dredge Tour, panning and self tour inside the gallery and the magnificent view of the landscape.

Entrance fees :
- Adult : RM10.00 (MyKad)
- University student : RM8.00 (MyKad)
- Child : RM5.00 (MyKad)
- Senior citizen (aged 60 and above) : RM5.00 (MyKad)

There are other interesting community-based programs and events at TT5 such as weekend community bazaar, traditional games, art and crafts, cooking classes, drone race, ATV fun ride, horse riding, blowpipes, camping, fishing, family picnic, and BBQ. Moreover, TT5 is also suitable for photography, filming venue, treasure hunt, teambuilding and corporate function.

Source: Tourism Perak Malaysia
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 Address:   9th KM, Jln Tanjung Tualang, 31000, Batu Gajah, Perak

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014-904 3255

Everyday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  Reviews 4.3   (2,155)
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    Kin Kin

    in the last week

    This is the only tin dredge left in the whole of Malaysia. Well worth a visit. There are 2 maze for the family to explore too.

    50 years ago, these dredges were a common sight beside the road if you were to drive from KL to Ipoh. The collapse of the price of tin led to the demise of the tin dredging. The lakes you see beside the roads in Perak is most likely an old dredging site that should have been properly rehabilitated as they are notorious for drowning incidents.

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    BW C

    a month ago

    It was an enriching experience to learn about tin mining by witnessing the last tin dredge and listening to the guided tour. There is also a wonderful maze garden where you can enjoy walks. It is a highly recommended visit for family.

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    Amelia Halim

    a month ago

    Very educational n fun way to spent with family. Underage kids not recommended as the tour in the ship itself can be quite dangerous with heavy equipment n tools but trip to the maze next door are more suitable

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    Clr 93

    2 months ago

    An educational side trip, especially if you have small children. Nothing much but I assumed if you took the tour, it would be more informative. Unfortunaly, the tour starts at 430pm when I arrived around 2pm. So, I decided to explore on my own.
    You can only enter the dredge if you join the tour. Else, you can only take pictures from afar and explore their mazes and admire the grazing goats.
    You also get a free post card when you are near the maze and they will post your post card for free if you manage to locate the hidden post boxes in the maze.
    Admission is rm8 per adult.
    Parking aplenty and FREE.

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    Faye Zufairi

    2 weeks ago

    Awesome place. Glad Perak made this into tourism place. I was here a few year ago only visiting outside the gate. Now we can go inside the place and even going for a tour inside the dredge. But we missed the slot this time. Will come back for the guided tour in the future (since my hometown is so near). The garden surround also made the place looks nicer and fresh. A very good place for family to come.

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