Tin Mining and Horse and Carriage

Museum Sungai Lembing
Museum Sungai Lembing

During the December holidays we brought the kids to visit Muzium Sungai Lembing when we were in Kuantan. Sungai Lembing used to be a well known  tin mining town back then. Since last decade the mines have been closed and this colonial building which used to house state officials has been turned into a museum.

Charts about formation of Tin
Charts about formation of Tin

Within the museum visitors are able to learn about how Tin is formed and what items it has been made into.

 

Burlaps used to transport tin out of the mines
Burlaps used to transport tin out of the mines

The kids got to see first hand how tin was collected and how a tin mine had been constructed.

Tin fragments
Tin fragments

The boys got to see Tin in it’s raw form and how it has been polished into the pewter ware which we commonly see in shops.

 

Horse and Carriage Ride
Horse and Carriage Ride

 

After  spending time at the museum we came across this ride on the way back to the car. R decided to let them try the ride as it’s not available back in Singapore and would be fun for them to try out.

The kids loved their short horse ride and it was the first time that they have ridden in such a horse carriage. It was certainly an interesting experience for them.

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15 thoughts on “Tin Mining and Horse and Carriage”

  1. I love the historic and learning new things such as this. I often go around the UK looking at the historic areas of the country as there are hundreds of mines, castles and ruins to look at.

  2. i do not know if there’s a mining museum here in the Philippines. If there is, I bet it would be a great visit. I would love to see real diamond or a clump of gold.

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