I know the existing of a place called Batu Gajah, literally means Elephant Stone. You can see the signboard turning to this town from the North-South Highway (E1) in Peninsular Malaysia.
On my way back to Kuala Lumpur, I decided to clear the doubt once for all. What is this stone anyway? We passed by the famous Kellie Castle and dropped by Clearwater Sanctuary.
One can play golf or fishing at Clearwater.
When we started circulating the town, we saw some interesting heritage buildings.
There are easily over 20 buildings that are over century old, and still occupied by local residence.
The 2 traditional Malay houses are actually residence of the railway station master, still in used and owned by railway company.
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Kinta Valley used to be the largest tin producer in its hay days. You can still see the thousands of tiny lakes on Google map, which was the left over tin mining lakes in the region.
Dredge (also known as the Iron Ship 铁船) was heavy duty mining machine to mine the tin cores. This is Tanjung Tualang 5, a 4,500 tonne beast that was erected on 1938 and ease operation after 44 years at Gopeng. In 1982, TT5 has be relocated to Chenderong (a small town between Batu Gajah and Tanjong Tualang).