Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sungai Lembing Tour Package

Our Tour Packages.. Pick your choice

Tour Package 1: Air terjun Pelangi (Rainbow Waterfall) 1/2 day Trip (6am-2pm)
RM50 per person (minimun 10 persons/ RM500), including snacks 

Tour Package 2 (just scroll down this blog): Sungai Lembing Tour (Trip to the Mines Museum, Sungai Lembing Museum, Mount Tapis, Panorama Hill, aboriginal people village, Sg Jin Waterfall & Cristal House)
RM25 per person (minimun 10 persons/ RM250Price not including admission ticket

Tour Package 2:Trip to the Sg Lembing Famous Tourism Spots

What so special about Sungai Lembing?

Welcome to my second blog. You wanna know why Sungai Lembing is so special? Sungai Lembing is a tin mining town 42 km northwest of Kuantan in Pahang, Malaysia. Lembing is Malay for spear, and "sungai" means river. Per local legend, the local ruler saw a vision of a spear in the nearby river and thus named his town after this vision. Until the 1970s, Sungai Lembing was a major producer of underground tin. Sungai Lembing town developed in the 1880s when the British set up the tin mining industry, although the history of mining in this area extends much further back. From 1891, the Pahang Consolidated Company Limited, (PCCL), which was under British control, had a 77-year lease to mine the area. PCCL managed the mine from 1906 until its liquidation in 1986 when world tin prices collapsed. 

Well, enjoy this short documentary;-)

A short documentary about Sungai Lembing

Sungai Lembing tin mining histoyThe pit mines were closed in 1986 due to high operational costs and low yields, but during their heyday they were among the largest and deepest in the world. The total tunnel length is 322 km, with a depth of between 610 m and 700 m. A museum highlighting the tin mining industry was opened in 2003. The museum is housed in an old bungalow once used by the mine manager. The museum houses a collection of mining artifacts.

Sungai Lembing view from above
Today the town of Sg Lembing is in decline although it was once the richest town in Pahang, known as El Dorado of the East. In the 1940s about 1400 people worked in the mine. Today many of the wooden shoplots are closed and people are moving away. The town straddles the river, and the main street on the right bank is split by an avenue of majestic trees. At the end, an old wooden building overlooks the padang where games of cricket and other social activities were held.

So, what are the interesting tourism spots of Sungai Lembing?

If we mention Sungai Lembing among area residents, we already know that the area was a former tin mine site. Even it was closed but the area has become the focus because there are several places that you visit either local or foreign tourists. Sungai Lembing Museum and Tin Tunnels Museum are two popular location a must-visit for tourists to view the history of commodities is growing at one time.

a. Panorama Hill

For those who want a more attractive location, Panorama Hill is one of the compulsory place to be.This is because its hilltop promises a particularly beautiful view of sunrise at once gave a memorable experience of truly memorable. 

Panorama of the tall hill 291 meters above sea level gaining attraction. Those who want to climb to the top of the hill do not need a road trail because there are 815 stairs to get to atas. Those who have never set foot in Sungai Lembing, the journey only takes 30 minutes from the exit toll plazas East Coast Highway towards Kuantan next heading to the venue. 

Those who want to climb the hill to start the journey as early as 5.30am for car park is always full of visitors vehicles to get there and the climb is between 20 to 40 minit. Once they got to the top, it is definitely much anticipated time of sunrise and where visitors can record a variety of exciting memories with friends or family members. The peak hill area is around ​​200 square meters, also provided two huts for patrons to relax after the climb.

b. Sungai Lembing Museum

The Sungai Lembing Museum showcases the history of the world-famous subterranean tin-mine. Located in the old turn-of-the-century town of Sungai Lembing, which was built with the wealth generated by the tin ore mined there, this interesting museum is housed in a beautiful colonial-type bungalow on top of a hill that overlooks the sleepy settlement below.

The town of Sungai Lembing is located 42 kilometers from Kuantan town. A good road links the two places. Here, at the museum visitors can browse the exhibits that represent almost every facet of the now defunct largest underground tin mine in the world. So famous was the mine at Sungai Lembing that it was often given the nickname the eastern ‘El Dorado’. Tin was mined here way before the British-owned  Pahang Consolidated Company Limited ventured forth to commercially work the place on a large scale in 1906 until it’s liquidation in 1986. In fact there is evidence that the mineral had attracted miners since prehistoric times.

Today, the place is brought back to life as a museum exhibiting information and historical evidence of what was once Pahang’s richest tin manufacturer. The Sungai Lembing Museum is managed by the Department of Museums and Antiquities, and the museum is set up in what was once the General Manager’s house back in its heydays, which is more than a hundred years old.

The Sungai Lembing Museum opens from 9 AM till 5 PM on Mondays to Sundays, 9 AM to 12.15 PM and 2.45 PM to 5 PM on Fridays. It is closed on Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Hari Raya Aidiladha.

c. Mount Tapis
About 16 kilometres from Sungai Lembing is Gunung Tapis,  the 18th highest mountain in the peninsula at 4, 957 feet. A favorite challenge for climbing and trekking enthusiasts while in Pahang, the immediate vicinity in which Tapis mountain resides is a well-kept nature park with camping areas, hot springs, white water challenge in its fast-flowing rivers and great fishing,  especially for the much-sought after kelah cave (Malaysian mahseer).          
Although compared to other mountains, taking on  Tapis Mountain may not be an overwhelming undertaking to the experienced climber, it is best not to underrate mother nature and take extra precautions. The trek to the summit is very challenging and is uphill all the way from the trail head. High fitness level is necessary and trekking hours will be quite long through the undulating trail. Get an experienced guide and always inform the officers at the police station at Sungai Lembing before you start the climb.

The view from the top is quite breath taking. Most of the time all you can ever see is a sea of white clouds obscuring the view of the lowlands, with occasional breaks to reveal the surrounding terrain. On a clear day, you can see  Tahan Mountain in the distance. The temperature at the peak can range between 18 to 8 degrees Celsius, depending on the time of day. The sunset from the peak is great and on the way up you will come across a grove of miniature-like trees dubbed by climbers as the bonsai garden. The stunted appearance of the treks and shrubs is due to the relentless gust of wind that blows against the hillside.

d. Discover the uniqueness of Sungai Lembing Mine

The tin mine in Sungai Lembing was once the deepest and longest underground mine in the world. It was operated on a big scale thus making Sungai Lembing renowned throughout the world. Visitors will experience a lifetime journey trough the “Original Mine” which displays various collections of mining paraphernalia’s. Visitors will come across mannequins, drilling machines, trams, interactive exhibits, info boards and other extravaganzas.

Current operating schedule
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Open Everyday!
Monday to Sunday: 9 am - 6 pm

Underground tunnels or ‘pengkang’ were dug manually without using explosives. Prior to mining work, the geological members will study the locations of tin ore deposits. Studies were conducted on an ongoing basis to ensure that mining activities will perpetuate. The mine has the deepest tunnel. There are also several other mines, such as the Taibeto mine, reaching more than 700 meters beneath, double the height of KLCC!

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Come & enjoy the wonders of 'El-Dorado of the East' with us, we are waiting for your call;-)