A painful reminder of the days of World War II and the Japanese Occupation, this carbide factory chimney and some chunks of carbide have been transformed into a historic monument.

1. take the Kampar/Gopeng road rather than Malim Nawar

1. take the Kampar/Gopeng road rather than Malim Nawar

The factory and this chimney were used by the Japanese to manufacture armaments. This setup, along with another kiln, was estimated to be established in 1943.

2. road leading to the chimney, note the signage in brown

2. road leading to the chimney, note the signage in brown

Still standing tall at 18 metres after so many years, this chimney is located at Kampung Tanjung Bangkung in Malim Nawar, Perak.

3. Japanese Carbide Factory Chimney

3. Japanese Carbide Factory Chimney

When coming from Ipoh, you will reach a junction that points to Kampar / Gopeng on the left and Malim Nawar on the right. Even though this chimney is in Malim Nawar, do not head right. Turn left instead and after a short distance, you can see the primary school, SJK(C) Ying Sing. Turn into the lane next to the school.

4. mural of mining palong depicted on the wall of a corner shop lot in Malim Nawar

4. mural of mining palong depicted on the wall of a corner shop lot in Malim Nawar

At this road junction, Dewan Orang Ramai Malim Nawar is on your left, and the school on your right. Drive on till you see a road, Lorong 1 on the left side. Turn into it and the chimney is on your right.

5. the mural was painted by UTAR students in 2016

5. the mural was painted by UTAR students in 2016

A local resident told me that many couples come by to shoot wedding photographs, including himself!

GPS Coordinates: N 04° 20.876′ E101° 07.439′

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