The Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge

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The Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge is a surviving tin dredge that located close to the town of Batu Gajah, Perak. It is a colossal industrial relic from the days when Malaysia was the world’s largest tin producer.

The tin-bearing soil is scopped up in bucket loads at the front end. Then it passes through an oscillating drum. Before spewing out the waste material at the rear end through a number of chutes, it passes through a system of jigs and screens to extract the tin.

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.

The dredge is currently owned by the Perak State Government so there is a chance it will be preserved. This is the last tin dredge in existence in Malaysia.

2 Comments

  1. to whom it may concern,

    it has been reported that the tanjung tualang tin dredge no.5 is closed
    for maintenance.

    please let me know when it will be opened.

    i shall travel to perak early next month.

    thank you.

    yours faithfull
    nw

  2. to whom it may concern,

    I left a message some days ago and have not heard from anyone.

    could you please please let me know whether the tin dredge no. 5 is open for public now (especially Feb 7, Saturday)

    it has been reported that it was closed in Dec 2014.

    thank you.

    yours faithfully
    ngw

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