The Last Dredge, Tanjung Tualang No. 5

Feb 25, 12 at 12:30 pm

After our epic lunch at Lung Seng, my dad suggested that we should stop by the last remaining tin dredge in Malaysia for a quick visit. We all unanimously agreed and happily drove to the place. The drive took about 10 minutes from Tanjung Tualang and it is actually located near the village of Chenderong.

Now, the tin dredge is actually more like a floating factory, where the chain of manganese buckets at the front dig the earth for tin deposits, passes through a couple of machines to extract the tin and finally the waste material being disposed back to the earth at the rear of the dredge.

This dredge, called Tanjung Tualang No. 5 or TT5, weighs 4,500 tonnes was built in England by F.W. Payne & Co. in 1938 for a company called Southern Malayan Tin Dredging Ltd. It operated for 44 years until 1982 when tin industry in Malaysia collapsed due to low tin prices and escalating operating costs.

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Prawns Frenzy @ Lung Seng Seafood Restaurant, Tanjung Tualang

Feb 19, 12 at 10:54 pm

Honestly, I’ve been waiting for this day to come for a very long time. When opportunity struck, there is just an answer and YES, let’s go and have some prawns~! No place is more famous with its freshwater prawns other than Tanjung Tualang, and this tiny, quaint town is located almost 30km away from Batu Gajah and a further 45km away from Ipoh. If you are coming from Ipoh, do not forget to drop by the one and only tin dredge in Perak.

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Now, coming back to the food, we were in dilemma whether to eat at Luen Fong or Lung Seng or Sun Mee Fong. The latter is recommended by Axian, a TV food expert but one of us had bad experience with Luen Fong, so we ultimately decided to go with Lung Seng. And don’t fret because all the shops are located near to each other. If you can’t decide, just follow your heart. After all, when it comes to prawn, we are all in unity right?

It was about 3:30pm when we arrived from Sitiawan, and immediately we summoned the captain and placed the order.

Tua Pek Kong Temple @ Pasir Panjang, Sitiawan

Feb 8, 12 at 10:22 pm

Update: Direction with map (at the end of the post)

I love visiting all kinds of Chinese temples. Even in my travels, most of them include at least a visit to the temple.

Over the festive holidays, I took the opportunity to visit this particular temple located at Sitiawan, almost an hour’s drive from Ipoh. Truth be told, I have never set foot in Sitiawan for more than a decade, so I vaguely remember what we did the last time we were here. Lumut is another place I have not seen for a long time. Perhaps, another time.
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Back to the story, the temple is located deep inside a kampung by the coast at Pasir Panjang. The main attraction drawing crowds of local and out-of-town visitors are 98 statues of deities and animals from the Chinese lunar calendar on the well-landscaped three-hectare compound.

Tua Pek Kong Temple at Kampung Pasir Panjang, Sitiawan