Palong Tin Museum

Palong Tin Museum
Palong Tin Museum

Palong Tin Museum, located just next to the tin mine palong along Kinta River, opposite Kinta Riverfront Hotel & Suites in Ipoh, is owned and managed by Morubina Sdn. Bhd., the proprietors of the hotel. It is a mini museum and the set up is modest.

Palong Tin Museum
exhibit

Palong Tin Museum
lobby of the museum

Even though there aren’t many exhibits yet, as it is a work-in-progress, a visit to Palong Tin Museum is still an educational outing, where visitors could read about tin mining history in Malaysia, tin mining in Kinta Valley, mining methods in Malaysia, including tin dredging, opencast tin mining and underground mining. Also, modern tin mining technologies currently adopted by mining companies around the world.

Palong Tin Museum
the making of Kinta Valley

Palong Tin Museum
the history of tin mining in Malaysia

This February and March, visitors can watch a short film entitled “Time for Tin” nightly, at the basement of this Palong Tin Museum. Showtimes are at 8pm, 9pm and 10pm. Seats are limited.

Palong Tin Museum
mining methods in Malaysia

Palong Tin Museum
tin ore

The main attraction of Palong Tin Museum, however, is the operational palong, though I have no idea what time of the day it is operated.

Palong Tin Museum
exhibit

Palong Tin Museum
monthly records of work done by tin mine workers

Admission to Palong Tin Museum is RM2 per person, free-of-charge for children below 4 years of age. There will be a RM2 rebate at the neighbouring Häagen-Dazs and White Coffee outlets, therefore, admission is essentially free.

Palong Tin Museum
a family of visitors checks out the exhibits

Palong Tin Museum
basic apparatus of a dulang washer

For more information on Palong Tin Museum, call the MARCOM department of Kinta Riverfront Hotel & Suites at +605-2458888.

Palong Tin Museum
tin mining towns in Perak

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2 thoughts on “Palong Tin Museum

  1. Commendable effort by Morubina Sdn. Bhd.

    Reminiscence of the glorious days seen by Ipohites.

  2. Thanks on update.
    Shall consider to bring oversea friend for a tour.
    Heritage to be embraced. Ipoh, a city that Tin built !

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