History of tin mining
Do you remember the history of Sungai Lembing? It was known as a prime mining spot for tins back in the days from 1800s to 1980s.
Sungai Lembing is a land that is rich with precious metals and the mines were among the largest in the world. It is more than 300km with the depth as 700m. It was a huge tin mining.
Sungai Lembing, a town in Kuantan District, Pahang, Malaysia. Sungai Mining is an old mining town. Sungai Lembing mines is famous for its longest and deepest underground tin mine in the world.
How to get here?
From Kuala Lumpur, yo have to go to Kuantan using the East Coast Highway and the drive takes about 3 hours.
Exit at Kuantan Toll Plaza, turn right at the first traffic lights and follow the directions on the signboard.
Sungai Lembing is about 30 minutes’ drive away from Kuantan. An hourly bus service is available from the Kuantan bus terminal for the people who wish to use public transports.
Popular Tourist Attraction Destination
Now Tin Tunnel in Sungai Lembing has become a tourist attraction spot for many tourists in Malaysia and around the world. Many visitors will come and visit during the school holidays.It is a good choice for children to visit since they can learn the history of Sungai Lembing, Malaysia.
What to see in Tin Tunnel?
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.
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.
The Things No Body Tells You About
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.
Activities in Tin Tunnel
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.
Recommended Tips to Follow in Tin Tunnel
Everyone is advised to wear comfortable dress. Next is to wear running shoes. This is because you are going to walk underground so it is convenient with these running shoes.
Please avoid wearing high heeled shoes and slippers because they are not suitable. Please bring your cameras and led Lights for your photos. Capture your sweet memories
It is very hot outside the tin tunnel so please be ready to sweat.