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Sungai Lembing


"Sungai Lembing Mining is about 29 km from Kuantan. It was once known as the deepest and longest underground mine in the world. My grandfather and my other family members worked here. For me this is the first time that I have this visit. So, it touches my heart. . . I have always listened to their stories about this place when I was a child. Now I am here. . and can at least look back at what they have experienced..

The Sungai Lembing Museum was established in memory of the glory days of the area. It was once the richest producer of tin in the world. There are many attractions in the area. An animal farm, waterfalls, Mount Tapis Recreation Park the Chara's Cave Sleeping Buddha, Panorama hill etc. Just a few to mention.
If you want to enjoy local dishes, do not forget to eat 'mee jawa'. That is so nice".  



Sungai Lembing

Sungai Lembing is a mining town near Kuantan, where there was a tin mine. In West Malaysia, tin was extracted from open-pit construction. Open-pit mining is a form of mining, where the minerals are excavated in a quarry at the surface. That is why the damage to the landscape in this method of reclamation is very large, in contrast to underground mines. An example of this are the lakes at the Mines (Kuala Lumpur) and the lakes at Kampar.
In Sungai Lembing they had a "mine", an underground tin mine, which can still be visited.

"Sungai" means "river" in Malay. "Lembing" means "spear". The legend tells of a local ruler, who had a vision of a spear in the nearby river. He named this town according to his vision.

Around 1860 Sungai Lembing was already a major producer of tin. In the 1880s the city of Sungai Lembing developed strongly, because the British turned it into a real industry. The history of mining, however, goes much further back.
Much later, in 1891 the Pahang Consolidated Company Limited (PCCL) was established. This was under British control and they got a lease for 120 years to mine the mine. The PCCL managed the mine from 1906 until the closure in 1986. This was the year that world prices for tin collapsed.

The mines were closed due to high operational costs and low yields, but during their heyday they were among the largest and deepest mine in the world. The total length of the tunnel is 322 km, with a depth between 610 m and 700 m. A museum for the tin mining industry was opened in 2003. The museum is housed in an old bungalow, once used by the mining manager. The museum provides more insight into mining. For example info boards, miners (mannequins), drills, trains, and interactive exhibitions.

 


De Tinmijn

 

Today, the city of Sg Lembing is in decline, although it was once one of the richest cities in Pahang. It was known as the "El Dorado of the East". In the 1940s about 1400 people worked in the mine. Today many of the wooden shops are closed and people are leaving. The city lies on the river and the main street on the right bank is an avenue with majestic trees. At the end, an old wooden building overlooks the padang, where cricket matches and other social activities were held.

Near Sungai Lembing is Bukit Panorama, a popular place to view the sunrise. About 16 km from Sg. Lembing is Gunung Tapis Nature Park, where you can camp, fish and photograph the rapids. The Gunung Tapis (mountain) is 1512 m high. On the way to Sg. Lembing in the hamlet of Panching [2] is Gua Charas, a temple cave that is a popular tourist attraction, as is the Sungai Pandan waterfall, located 29 km from Kuantan.


The Museum

 

 


Xcape Resort

Conveniently located in Sungai Lembing, Xcape Resort at Sg. Lembing is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. Situated only 49.8 km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
Xcape Resort at Sg. Lembing offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like family room, BBQ facilities, restaurant, tours, shops.
All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including fishing, garden, to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Sungai Lembing, make Xcape Resort at Sg. Lembing your home away from home.

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