Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5 (TT5)

Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5 (TT5), Batu Gajah: Hours, Address, Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5 (TT5) Reviews: 4/5

Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5 (TT5)

Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5 (TT5)
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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No.5 or TT5, the last tin dredge in Malaysia. 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”. In January 1913, Malayan Tin Dredging (MTD) introduced the first dredge in Batu Gajah. 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 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. 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. TT5 has been proclaimed as part of the Kinta Valley National Geopark since October 2018, hence a ‘must visit’ tin mining heritage site in Malaysia.
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QueSera
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia3 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
Place is well maintained with very informative tour guide, i think her name was Raina, or Hari, didn’t really catch her name. She’s a local and has great information on this place. The tour and exhibition is very interesting and organised. Not to forget , the maze is intriguing and fun. Suitable to bring tourists from abroad as they explained everything in good English
Written 19 February 2022
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Piz z
George Town, Malaysia4 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
Interesting definitely worth it and it's the last of it's kind if it sinks you can't see it so come to see before it's too late
Written 8 February 2022
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Yap S
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia3 contributions
Dec 2021
Nice scene, informative tour guide, great view on the historical tin dredge and hearing of interesting stories in the past. The maze garden is well maintained and offer good scenes for photo shooting.
Written 3 January 2022
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tokkiii
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2 contributions
Oct 2021
I had such a wonderful time here. The tin dredge is amazing and we got to play at the newly open maze park before our tour started. Definitely worth to try if you have extra time! Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgable. I was in awe when exploring the tin dredge while listening to him explaining the stories about TT5. The only downside during my trip here was the guided tour started 10-15 minutes late. I'm assuming one of the staff "forgot" to remind about the group tour that was supposed to start at the designated time. Overall it was an amazing experience!
Written 5 November 2021
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June L. Admodisastro
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia6 contributions
Oct 2021
I love history and this is the best place to visit. Learned about the early days tin mining industry. The guide took us to the dredge & give full details about the history of the dredge. The dredge itself is a piece of history.
Written 28 October 2021
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Wendy Ng
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Solo
Their virtual guide was really creative.The tour guide was really nice and provided me tons of details
Written 11 August 2021
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SAMJIAWEN@SEU338E
Ipoh, Malaysia84 contributions
Nov 2020 • Friends
We got to see the last tin dredge in Malaysia here. And there's guide to lead us to explore the place.
Written 26 March 2021
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SITI AISHAH MUHAMAD AMIN
Shah Alam, Malaysia35 contributions
Sep 2020
I love discovering historical places regardless local or foreign. This tin dredge is one of my must-visit list which I already planned since February 2020. The staffs are friendly and helpful. The guide's name is Afiqah, she is a knowledgeable person which I could say all the explanation is understandable.

This place is suitable for all people from all ages. The scenery is spectacular which make it suitable to take few pictures.

Recommended to all.
Written 20 December 2020
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Shybb
4 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
The last tin mine dredge that contributed to Malaysia’s economy in the olden days that is worth a visit and preserving.
Written 17 September 2020
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Zhi Yao
1 contribution
Sep 2020 • Family
A worthy trip. Fee not very expensive, suitable for locals. Get a chance to understand Malaysia tin mining history. Nice and friendly tour guides who can answer to your questions.
Written 12 September 2020
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  • Tue - Tue 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wed - Mon 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

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