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Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo

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Address: 3 Jalan Bijeh Timah, Ipoh 30000, Malaysia
Phone Number:
+60 5-241 4541
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Ipoh World (IpohWorld) is an education-based, not-for-profit organisation...

Ipoh World (IpohWorld) is an education-based, not-for-profit organisation established in 2004 to promote awareness and appreciation of Perak, the Silver State of Malaysia and its unique, diverse and rich heritage, with particular focus on Ipoh and the Kinta Valley. In 2006 we ran our first public exhibition "The Story of Ipoh: From Feet to Flight", in cooperation with Darul Ridzuan Museum. Since then, supported by sponsorship, we have run several more exhibitions while continuing to seek further financial support for a permanent, lively and interesting heritage gallery for Ipoh, thus enhancing both education and tourism. This current project, our first permanent, museum quality exhibition is our first step to fulfilling this objective. Advance booking is recommended as space in the building is limited. You may book via our website by clicking on Exhibitions or by the QR Code on our brochure. It is quick and easy and you receive a booking confirmation by return.

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Piece of Malayan history

Interactive guided tour about lives of the wealthy Hakka tin miners during the heyday of tin mining. Artefacts displayed and information presented touches on early Chinese mining... read more

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Interactive guided tour about lives of the wealthy Hakka tin miners during the heyday of tin mining. Artefacts displayed and information presented touches on early Chinese mining activities in Malaya, with primary focus in Ipoh. There are further information on Chinese diaspora if you're interested. Tour guide was friendly and even made sure we have time to snap photos with... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is well worth visiting if you want insights into the history of the Chinese tin mining community of Ipoh. Lots of well-preserved exhibits in this packed 3-storey building. The 90-minute tour is very informative. Just remember to book your tour online, otherwise you might arrive and be very disappointed.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You have to join the tour at certain times....it is quite informative and interesting. It is a bit long though. Free but donations are appreciated.

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1 Thank travelling2day
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very professional tour guide gives very interesting reviews. artifacts are genuine and the could find very good antiques.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Would highly recommend for people interested in learning a bit more about the history of Ipoh. My parents are not generally interested in museums but they really loved the 1.5 hour guided tour. There was also plenty of unique photo opportunities.

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1 Thank SVWhite
Leo_CWY, Public Relations Manager at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, responded to this review

Dear SVWhite, thank you for taking the time in writing about your visit to Han Chin Pet Soo. Being housed at the old hakka tin miner's club, we found it only apt to tell the story of the people and industry that helped develop Ipoh. We hope you and your parents enjoyed the experience as much as you all did... More 

Penang Island, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good Preservation of the Historical building and the history. Good explanation and sharing of the famous club and life of the people at olden days at Ipoh. Good replica to show the club activities in the past. Worth the visit

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1 Thank NgCheeHeng
Leo_CWY, Public Relations Manager at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, responded to this review

Dear NgCheeHeng, thank you for taking the time in writing about your visit to Han Chin Pet Soo. Being housed at the old hakka tin miners' club, we found it only apt to tell the story of the people and industry that helped develop Ipoh. We hope you enjoyed the experience and tour, see you again some time soon! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was one of those "I think I'd like to see/hear all that again" experiences; there was so much to take in, and the 75 mins went very quickly. Our tour guide was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable, and was able to answer questions confidently. The premise upgrade itself has been a remarkable feat for the community, and holds much of... More 

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Leo_CWY, Public Relations Manager at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, responded to this review

Dear takoyaki_kate, thank you for taking the time in writing about your visit to Han Chin Pet Soo. We're delighted to hear that would consider coming again to our museum. Being housed at the old hakka tin miners' club, we found it only apt to tell the story of the people and industry that helped develop Ipoh. Yes, we do... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very comprehensive explanation from the tour guide. It is about Hakka on how they started the mining in Ipoh, and their contribution to the society. Very impressive. It is good to know and learn!

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1 Thank tyencheng
Leo_CWY, Public Relations Manager at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, responded to this review

Dear tyencheng, thank you for taking the time in writing about your visit to Han Chin Pet Soo. Being housed at the old hakka tin miners' club, we found it only apt to tell the story of the people and industry that helped develop Ipoh. We hope you enjoyed the experience and tour, see you again some time soon! More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you drop into this heritage home and see how this inspiring man built an empire and created a charming piece of history it only takes about half an hour to explore so make sure you put it on your list of places to see when in Ipoh

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1 Thank Vicki T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good experience to know lot info from there of the history,Tour Guide is good.A very insightful and illustrative tour of the history of the Hakka tin mining industry in Ipoh

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Leo_CWY, Public Relations Manager at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, responded to this review

Dear Alan T, thank you for taking the time in writing about your visit to Han Chin Pet Soo. We're delighted to hear that you had a "very good experience" after your visit to our museum. Being housed at the old hakka tin miners' club, we found it only apt to tell the story of the people and industry that... More 

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