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Sungai Lembing Museum
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

Must see when you are at Sungai Lembing. Situated at the hill, the museum itself actually is the PCCL former managers house. Sungai Lembing, being once the largest subterranean mine in the world, had many quaters for it's PCCL staffs. Open daily from 9am to 5pm, free entrance, only closed on Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Hari Raya Aidil Adha.(Malaysia public holiday).
-The display will make once walking to the history of mining at Malaysia. The underground tunnels were dug manually, with the occasional usage of explosives. Before any mining work undertaken, geologist will identify tin deposits araes to ensure continous operation. The deepest tunnel Myah Mines , is measured 700 metres below ground!! The distance between each tunnel is 30 metres, overall lenght of tunnels is 322 kilometres! Anyway these underground tunnel are unstable and no longer safe to visit, due to disuse, constant flooding and cave-ins. In museum there one mni structure of tunnels.
There are still some miners at Sg Lembing, they are old, around 80years old. Interview with local people than you will find more abount the place. Shop opposite it selling VERY VERY GOOD chicken soup in noodles. reasonable price, RM 4.00per bowl. Also selling Thai food, because owner's wife is Thai.

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Reviewed 7 April 2012

In late March 2012 my wife and I visited the Sungai Lembing museum in Pahang, Malaysia.

Sungai Lembing lies 42 km from Kuantan and is easily accessible on a surfaced road, provided one has private transport. For those without their own transport, buses or taxis start from Terminal Kuantan bus. The village currently has 1200 occupants but in its heyday when the mine was fully active had around 20,000. Although the village is somewhat rundown, with many shops closed on the main street, the museum that portrays the history of the mine, is outstanding and free of charge to visitors.

The mine was operated by British companies for almost 100 years until its closure in 1986 when tin prices worldwide plummeted and the British company controlling the mine went into liquidation. Tunnels were built, mainly by hand, to a depth of 2000 ft and covered a total distance of 130 km. Although the tunnels cannot be visited as they are unsafe due to flooding and collapse, the museum exhibits tell everything one would like to know about the history and development of the mine with descriptions in both Malay and English.

The museum which opens every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., is situated on a hilltop in what was the former mine manager's accommodation.Allow an hour to one hour and half to view the exhibits.

There are a few local eating places in the village and some basic inexpensive accommodation for those who wish to stay overnight.

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