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Searching for the legendary Elephant Stone (Batu Gajah)

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.

Clearwater Sanctuary

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.

Goodbye Tin-Mining sculpture 1997

One can play golf or fishing at Clearwater.

Court House at Batu Gajah

When we started circulating the town, we saw some interesting heritage buildings.

Royal English School at Batu Gajah

There are easily over 20 buildings that are over century old, and still occupied by local residence.

Station Master's Quarters at Batu Gajah

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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The last tin dredge in Kinta Valley – TT5

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.

TT5 Tin Dredge (2)

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).

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