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Old tailors in Menglembu

Tailored clothes are common in the past, and the business bloomed. However, with the mushroomed clothing shops, buying ready-made clothes became a trend, affecting the business of some tailors and forced them to survive on modifying clothes and sewing zippers.


Turning abandoned mine into vegetable farm

Located in eastern Selangor, Ulu Yam has evolved from a desolated land into a small town, thanks to its tin mining activities. Residents here were engaged in rubber plantation, tin mining activities and oil palm plantation in early days and today, many have shifted to vegetable farming.


Mining story in Ipoh

The then British colonial government's Datuk Panglima Kinta asked Chinese leader Yao De Sheng to fund the construction of new shops and Yao readily agreed.


Massacre a forever pain for Ulu Yam

Although the massacre took place 60 years ago, the wound will not heal for residents here and the then grief scene would be summoned whenever the it was recalled. The journey to claim justice for the tragic death of the 24 innocent rubber tappers is still going on even decades of years after the incident.


Bukit Penara carries history of MCP

After the disappearance of the MCP, the forest cleared and turned into a fortress by the British colonial government has now become the largest flower and vegetable garden in Penang, exclusively supplying dahlias and roses. It grows also vegetables and fruits.


A survival story

According to historical records, its origin can be traced back to 1867 when its founder led 400 people to start coal mining activities here. The influx of coal miners drove the growth of local population and the village gradually developed into a town.


Ancient buildings have stories to tell

The Old House Museum was built in 1880 and is the first three-storey building in Taiping. It houses numerous of rare and precious antiques. The building itself is a historical heritage and even after centuries of wind and rain erosion, it is still able to maintain its original appearance, particularly woodcarving doors and ancient screens.


Treasures from Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve

Mangrove forests catch nutritious fine mud from upstream and nourish river creatures. Meanwhile, fishes, shrimps, crabs, shellfishes resting under the shade of mangroves absorb nutrients provided by decomposed leaves, increasing fishermen's catches.


Tin-mining brings prosperity to Sungai Chua

Sungai Chua was well-known for its tin-mining industry. It has come into existence as early as 1807, while the first Chinese tin miners arrived here only around 1870. In end of 19th century, the rise of rubber industry had further promoted the prosperity of Sungai Chua, with most villagers engaged in rubber tapping and tin-mining activities.


Walking down memory lane

The century-old "Mistress Lane" in Ipoh is a narrow alley hardly accessible to motor vehicles. It saw its glorious days during the heyday of the tin-mining industry but later went into oblivion as the tin mining industry began to decline.