Lombong Bijih Timah Bawah Tanah
Tai Pei Tong
0900 - 1800 daily (break at 1300 to 1400)
Adult with MyKad - RM15.90
Child with MyKid - RM7.95
Adult - RM31.80
Child - RM15.90
The Sungai Lembing Tin Mines was reopened so visitors could explore and experience a part of the deepest and longest underground mine in the world. It is located up on a hill right next to the Sungai Lembing Museum.
|Wait for the train here|
After a short and very noisy ride, we walked down the tunnel to continue our exploration.
There are lit boards with many interesting information on Sungai Lembing and mining on the wall for you to learn. They helped to provide some context on the ground you're exploring. Then there are interactive exhibitions and mannequins showcasing various activities in a tin mines.
One tunnel led to an area with a screen to show videos on Legend of the Million Dollar Chamber and The Tin Mining Story. Visitors may choose English or Malay language.
During my visit, we reached a dark tunnel just after an interactive display. Other tunnels have metal bar or 'No Entry' signages. So a bunch of us went ahead using light from our phones. It turned out that there were more to see down the really dark tunnel.
When we returned, I asked a staff at the entrance and he thought that there must be a power trip and reassured us that we were not trespassing. He immediately asked some crew to check and restore the power.
So, bring a torch or phone with light just in case. And stay calm.
Exit is located near the spot where the train stopped. Outside, there are outdoor exhibitions but a couple areas near the front gate looked abandoned.
Expect to spend less than an hour here. Maybe two if visiting during school holidays.