Panorama Hill in Sg Lembing
Sungai Lembing is a tin mining town in Kuantan, District Pahang Malaysia. In Sungai Lembing, there is Panaroma Hill which is known as ‘Bukit Panaroma’.
Panorama Hill is located just within the walking distance of Sungai Lembing. It is 271 metres tall in height. To reach Panorama Hill, you have to climb up around 1,100 steps which is very challenging and interesting experience.
For normal people who always exercise regularly, might take up around half an hour, while people who are new to these and don’t really exercise might take up around 45-60 minutes to reach the top of the hill.
Best Time to Reach Panorama Hill
The best time to reach this Panorama Hill is at the dawn. So it is advisable to start climbing the hill around 5.30am and just assume that can be reached in less than an hour. If you feel that, you will take some more time to reach the top then it is advisable to leave even early that is around 5.00am so that you will never miss out the beautiful sunrise moment.
Tin Tunnel in Sungai Lembing
In tin Tunnel here, you can witness small railway track and small tram. Then, you will go underground world of wonders. Inside the tunnel, you can feel a chilling and cooling air and hearing small water dripping. Besides that, the paths for tourists are very safe, flat and easy to walk through, even for children and older adults inside the tunnels. It makes everyone to feel convenient and comfortable to walk through the tunnel.
Learning of the Tin Tunnel Creation
There are some places where you can stop and learn about how mining was there in those times and tunnels. To make it more interesting, there are audio visuals aids at designated areas for better understanding about the place for everyone.
There are also places inside where they preserved the original state of the mining areas and you can have a picture of how hard it was for the miners before to pound on every spot to make subterranean ways and how they mine for tin ores back in the days.
Besides videos, there you can actually see and experience the mining work by yourself. Here you can actually try to do some mining activities such as carrying loads of tin ores.
Museum Sungai Lembing
Sungai Lembing Museum exhibits a collection of the original mining used for the subterranean tin mining in Sungai Lembing. It is very amazing to know that Sungai Lembing was once played a pivotal role in the contribution towards economy and tin mining.
The wooden moulds used for making spare parts for the machines that operated in the factories is the one of the interesting pieces. There is also a kiew wheel and a winch, which are used as a part of the equipment to raise or lower mining workers, goods, wood, or iron in the tunnel, as well as for hauling the ore.
The collections in the museum are arranged in order. They are kept very clean and the information gathered that are very useful to everyone.
Rainbow Waterfall at Sungai Lembing
The Rainbow Waterfall at Sungai Lembing is also known as ‘Air Terjun Pelangi’. It is a magnificent waterfall and you can enjoy taking bath there.
The journey is about 40-60minutes to get in from Sungai Lembing town. You can actually see rainbow at the waterfall if the previous night was raining. It is very crowded specially during holiday season. Once reached the waterfall, park your vehicle at the parking area.