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