TANJUNG TUALANG TIN DREDGE NO. 5 (TT5)

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  • Admission ticket to Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5 (TT5)

Important Info

  • Due to social distancing SOP’s only 15 pax allowed per guided tour
  • Free entrance for children under seven (7) years old
  • Please contact the attraction a week or atleast three (3) days earlier to check & confirm your tour slots
  • Contact information will be provided in your e-Ticket
  • Guided tour slots : 9:00 am – 4:30 pm | 7 days a week, including school & public holidays

TANJUNG TUALANG TIN DREDGE NO. 5 (TT5)

A road trip back in time – If only the last tin dredge could speak, do you ever wonder what secrets would she reveal? This surviving tin dredge, known as Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5 (TT5), proudly remains as a colossal industrial relic from the days when Malaysia was the world’s largest tin producer. Explore this historic floating tin dredge and relive the moment of Malaysia’s tin mining heydays.

Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge is certainly a unique relic during the glory days of Malaysia’s tin mining industry. The Tanjung Tualang Dredge No. 5 (TT5) in Perak, makes a statement of its own standing as the last tin dredge in Malaysia.

Weighing about 4,500 tons and supported by a pontoon of 75 meters in length, it is a sturdy tin dredge that has lived throughout the era. Constructed in 1983 by F. W. Payne & Son, which was a major design engineering company in bucket-line dredges during its time, Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5 was represented as a symbol of prosperity in Perak.

Built for the Southern Malayan Tin Dredging Ltd, TT5 was in operation for 44 years until 1982 by which time the Malaysian tin industry was in rapid decline due to a combination of exhausted tin deposits, low tin prices and high operating costs. Falling during hard times, other dredges around the area were soon disposed, until a glimmer of hope was found through the persistence of heritage-loving individuals who fought for its preservation.

Now, still standing as a test of time, the TT5 invites you to step inside its modest museum for a summary of its tin mining history. Then, be guided as you head inside the tin mining dredge and discover how this mammoth system works.

What starts off first with are the massive buckets used for quarrying the tin-bearing soil. Then the excavated soil goes through a swinging barrel and passes through a series of jigs and screens to haul out the tin, before spewing out the waste materials at the end. Make time to scale up to the stairs to get a closer look at the massive buckets used for digging up the tin-bearing soil.

Considering it was manufactured in Great Britain in the late 1930’s, shipped and assembled in Perak, it’s fascinating to witness it in a remarkably good condition. The Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge guide too, does a thorough job in explaining in detail how it worked and how it revolutionised tin mining. It’s certainly a site worth visiting to know of tin mining and how it shaped the history of Ipoh.

Location

Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5, 9th KM, Jalan Tanjung Tualang, 31000 Batu Gajah, Negeri Perak
9:30 am – 4:30 pm | 7 days a week, including school & public holidays
  • Admission ticket to Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5 (TT5)

Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge is certainly a unique relic during the glory days of Malaysia’s tin mining industry. The Tanjung Tualang Dredge No. 5 (TT5) in Perak, makes a statement of its own standing as the last tin dredge in Malaysia.

Weighing about 4,500 tons and supported by a pontoon of 75 meters in length, it is a sturdy tin dredge that has lived throughout the era. Constructed in 1983 by F. W. Payne & Son, which was a major design engineering company in bucket-line dredges during its time, Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5 was represented as a symbol of prosperity in Perak.

Built for the Southern Malayan Tin Dredging Ltd, TT5 was in operation for 44 years until 1982 by which time the Malaysian tin industry was in rapid decline due to a combination of exhausted tin deposits, low tin prices and high operating costs. Falling during hard times, other dredges around the area were soon disposed, until a glimmer of hope was found through the persistence of heritage-loving individuals who fought for its preservation.

Now, still standing as a test of time, the TT5 invites you to step inside its modest museum for a summary of its tin mining history. Then, be guided as you head inside the tin mining dredge and discover how this mammoth system works.

What starts off first with are the massive buckets used for quarrying the tin-bearing soil. Then the excavated soil goes through a swinging barrel and passes through a series of jigs and screens to haul out the tin, before spewing out the waste materials at the end. Make time to scale up to the stairs to get a closer look at the massive buckets used for digging up the tin-bearing soil.

Considering it was manufactured in Great Britain in the late 1930’s, shipped and assembled in Perak, it’s fascinating to witness it in a remarkably good condition. The Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge guide too, does a thorough job in explaining in detail how it worked and how it revolutionised tin mining. It’s certainly a site worth visiting to know of tin mining and how it shaped the history of Ipoh.

  • Due to social distancing SOP’s only 15 pax allowed per guided tour
  • Free entrance for children under seven (7) years old
  • Please contact the attraction a week or atleast three (3) days earlier to check & confirm your tour slots
  • Contact information will be provided in your e-Ticket
  • Guided tour slots : 9:00 am – 4:30 pm | 7 days a week, including school & public holidays
  • This ticket is refundable if it has not been redeemed.
  • Tickets that have been redeemed at the counter will not be refunded.
  • There will be a 10% cancellation fee for all refunds.
  • All tickets are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase.
  • You do not need to print the ticket, simply present the QR code via your phone.
  • In order to redeem your ticket, please proceed to the attraction’s counters.
  • MyKad or MyKid must be presented at the attraction for purchase of Malaysian – with MyKad type tickets.
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Is this ticket refundable if I do not visit the attraction?Please read the Cancellation Policy and Terms & Conditions for more information.

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