TT5 Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge Kapal Korek Perak - Attraction in Malaysia

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TT5 Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge Kapal Korek Perak Summary

  • Attraction: TT5 Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge Kapal Korek Perak
  • Location: Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia
  • Attraction Type: Historical Building

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About TT5 Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge

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”.

Panning (‘mendulang’ or ‘melampan’) was the earliest method to source for tin ore. In January 1913, Malayan Tin Dredging (MTD) introduced the first dredge in Batu Gajah. The cost to build one dredge then was nearly RM 40 million and with 123 dredges in 1940, the total foreign investment for dredging industry was about RM 4 billion.

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 Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5 or 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.

In 1997, Malaysian Mining Corporation (MMC) donated TT5 Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge Kapal Korek Perak to the Perak State Government.

Menteri Besar Incorporated Perak (MB Inc.) was mandated by the Perak State Government to conserve the last tin dredge in Malaysia in 2015. Located about 40-minute drive from Ipoh, TT5 is now fully open for visitors to experience TT5 Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge Kapal Korek Perak Guided Dredge Tour, panning and self tour inside the gallery and the magnificent view of the landscape.

TT5 Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge Entrance fees

Adult : RM10.00 (MyKad)
University student : RM8.00 (MyKad)
Child : RM5.00 (MyKad)
Senior citizen (aged 60 and above) : RM5.00 (MyKad)

Other Activities in TT5 Tin Dredge Tanjung Tualang Perak Malaysia

There are other interesting community-based programs and events at TT5 Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge Kapal Korek Perak such as weekend community bazaar, traditional games, art and crafts, cooking classes, drone race, ATV fun ride, horse riding, blowpipes, camping, fishing, family picnic, and BBQ.

Moreover, TT5 Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge Kapal Korek Perak is also suitable for photography, filming venue, treasure hunt, teambuilding and corporate function.

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TT5 Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5

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The Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5 or TT5 is a former tin mining dredge in Batu Gajah, Kinta District, Perak, Malaysia.

History of TT5 Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5

The dredge was built in England, the United Kingdom in 1938 by F.W. Payne & Son, a major dredge engineering company at that time. It was built for the Southern Malayan Tin Dredging Ltd., a company formed in 1926 which operated 6 dredges in total in Batu Gajah and Tanjung Tualang.

TT5 was used for 44 years until 1982 when the Malaysian tin industries declined due to the falling world’s tin price, exhausted tin deposits and high operating cost.[1] In 2012, the facility was closed due to water leakage. Starting January 2015, the area is undergoing a MYR8.5 million renovation for 2 years which is carried out by Mentri Besar Incorporated.

TT5 Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge Technical details

The dredge weights 4,500 tons. It is supported by a floating dock with 75 meters in length and 35 meters in width and 3 meters in depth.

TT5 Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge Kapal Korek Perak Opening time

The facility is opened everyday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

*Source : tourismperakmalaysia.com
*Source : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanjung_Tualang_Tin_Dredge_No._5

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TT5 Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge Kapal Korek Perak - Attraction in Malaysia

A tin dredge is like a floating factory. This one, named Tanjung Tualang Dredge No. 5, or TT5, weighs 4,500 tons and is supported by a pontoon of 75 meters in length, 35 meters in width and 3 meters in depth. It was built in England in 1938 by F.W.Payne & Son which, at that time, was a major design engineering company in bucketline dredges.

Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5  
Tourist attraction in Batu Gajah, Malaysia

Address: 9th KM, Jalan Tanjung Tualang, 31000 Batu Gajah, Perak, Malaysia

Phone: +60 5-370 2253

Hours:
Saturday 9AM–5AM
Sunday 9AM–12AM
Monday 9AM–5AM
Tuesday 9AM–5AM
Wednesday 9AM–5AM
Thursday 9AM–5AM
Friday 9AM–5AM

Tourism Perak

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy9avAT7RIc

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TT5 Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge Kapal Korek Perak - Attraction in Malaysia

A tin dredge is like a floating factory. This one, named Tanjung Tualang Dredge No. 5, or TT5, weighs 4,500 tons and is supported by a pontoon of 75 meters in length, 35 meters in width and 3 meters in depth. It was built in England in 1938 by F.W.Payne & Son which, at that time, was a major design engineering company in bucketline dredges.

Tin dredges work by scooping up bucket loads of tin-bearing soil at the front end, which then passes through an oscillating drum and a system of jigs and screens to extract the tin, before spewing out the waste material at the rear end through a number of chutes.

This dredge was built for the Southern Malayan Tin Dredging Ltd, a company formed in 1926 which operated a further 5 dredges in the Batu Gajah and Tanjung Tualang area. TT5 was in operation for 44 years until 1982 by which time the Malaysian tin industry was in rapid decline due to a combination of exhausted tin deposits, low tin prices and high operating costs.

All the tin mining and dredging activity which took place for over a hundred years has left behind a pockmarked landscape running for hundreds of miles down the length of Peninsular Malaysia. But the scars have filled with water and cleaned up quite well and now serve new roles as fishing ponds, wetlands, water features for housing developments and so on.

The first package (RM5 for adults and RM3 for children less than 60cm tall) will include a movie, visit to the dredge museum and a tour of the dredge from outside.

The second package (RM15 for adults, RM8 for children aged 12 years and above) features tours inside the dredge.

Info from: http://www.ipoh-city.com/

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Contact TT5 Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge Kapal Korek Perak - Attraction in Malaysia

Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5,
9th KM, Jln Tanjung Tualang,
31000 Batu Gajah
Tel : 014-904 3255

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