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Penang and Perak Tin Mining Connection

๐——๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ธ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฃ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ธ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜†? ๐˜›๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต-๐˜ข๐˜ง๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜Œ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ. ๐˜ˆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ต, ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ, ๐˜ด๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ; ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ข ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ.

๐—ง๐—ถ๐—ป ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—œ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ The first record of tin being exported is from Klang in the state of Perak in 1613. During the 18th century, the Chinese arrived to work at the newly discovered rich tin fields. The Chinese merchants in Penang and Singapore then financed them to work at the tin-mining states along the west coast of the Malay Peninsula. The influx of Chinese miners gained momentum from 1848, when a new tin field in the Larut Valley of Perak was discovered; by 1870, more than 40,000 Chinese miners had been employed.[1]


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๐— ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—˜๐˜…๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป: ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐——๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด Until 1912, the Chinese were using lampanning, the crude method of extraction. Lampanning is when the miner washed the clay containing the ore in a bowl of water until only the ore remained. In 1912, the first tin dredge was being experimented with at Malayan Tin Dredging property near Batu Gajah. [2]

๐—˜๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ง๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†'๐˜€ ๐—š๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—ถ๐—ป ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด'๐˜€ ๐—›๐—ฒ๐˜†๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€ The Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge is a historical relic that used to be a working Floating Factory. The dredge is named TT5; which stands for Tanjung Tualang unit 5 Dredge. TT5 was put out of service due to the fall in tin price during 1980s and donated to the Perak government in 1997. Today, the Perak state government transformed this unused tin dredge into an educational museum and is now an Eco Heritage Park, that spans 32000 sqft and has 700meters worth of maze routes to explore and discover.

According to the in-house guide at the TT5 museum, there were more than 100 units of tin dredge in Perak. Each tin dredge was built at the cost of 35 million straits dollars and more.


Here was the connection to Penang: after the tin is mined in Tambun, Tanjung Tualang, Kinta and Larut, the raw tins were sent to Penang for further processing at Eastern Smelting at Dato Keramat Road before being sent out for export at Penang Port.




The Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge is open everyday except Monday from 9am to 6pm, lunch break 1pm - 2.30pm.

Guided Tin Dredge Tours start at 10am, 11am, 12 noon, 2.30pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm.

References: [1]https://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/.../bc8fd0f6-1c2a-4b33-841e... [2]https://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/.../straitstimes19390302-1...

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