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Sungai Lembing: A Historical Tin Mining Town Tour

Pick up from Kuantan
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Tour Code: KUA-04 Duration: Approx 4 Hours

Explore Sungai Lembing and get to know the spirit of “El Dorado of the East”, a town once known all over the world for its magnificent tin mining days, having had the largest underground tin mine in the world located in the state of Pahang!


  • Visit Sungai Lembing, the Biggest Underground Tin Mine in the World
  • Discover What Life in Sungai Lembing was Like During the Heyday of Tin Mining
  • Explore the Tin-Mine Museum to View Memorabilia from the Tin Mining Days

Tour Description:

This tour will appeal to the ones that enjoy nature and history of what used to be the most-talked-about tin-mining towns, particularly during the lucrative days of tin mining. Previously called “El Dorado of the East”, Sungai Lembing is about 42km away from Kuantan, the capital of Pahang.

Sungai Lembing was once well-known for its underground tin mines being the biggest underground tin mine in the world. In the Malay language, “Sungai” means river while “Lembing” means spear. Sungai Lembing was developed into a tin mining central in the 1900s by the British under the Pahang Consolidated Company Limited. Business was booming in Sungai Lembing for several decades, right until the global tin prices crashed in the 1980’s and the company had no choice but to close the mines, leaving the local folks without a job. Since then, Sungai Lembing became an abandoned ghost town.

Fast forward to today, the township of Sungai Lembing has been given a second lease of life as a tourist attraction. As you arrive the former cowboy town, explore the old market square to take sight in the surroundings of where the Chinese clan houses are located. Step into a home bakery which still uses wood-fired ovens to bake delectable delights such as buns, coconut biscuits, cakes and “coffee-croutons”. Discover more of this charming little town and observe how the locals use the high hanging bridges during the rainy season to cross the Lembing River.

Entrance fees to the Tin-Mine Museum allow you to enter the network of old mine tunnels which spans over 785 kilometres underground. You can also observe you can see their extensive collection of mining equipment that was used back in the days such as tin samples, drilling machines, safety helmets, railway tracks and furniture from the mine manager’s office.

Cancellation Policy:

Please refer to our refunds policy under Terms of Use section.

Pick-Up Time:

  • 8:30 am to 9:00 am

What's Included:

  • English-Speaking Guide
  • Return Transfers

What's Not Included:

  • Tour Excursions Exclude All Entrance Fees Unless Stated Otherwise
  • Meals

Additional Information:

  • Minimum two (2) pax for tour to be confirmed
  • Transfer duration above are estimated and subject to traffic and weather condition, and not inclusive of any sightseeing
  • Tour requires minimum 4 pax to be confirmed. Please check with Adventoro Customer service for availability (Call / Whatsapp: +6010 468 8011)
  • Please adhere to strict pick-up time punctuality. Tour operators may forfeit tours for travellers if no-show during stipulated time
  • Registered name of the traveller must be corresponding with photograph documentation (Example: Passport). Tour operators reserve the right to reject if registered traveller fails to provide photographed documentation of their own

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List of Location(s):

    Pick up is also available for other location(s) under the vicinity of Kuantan. For more information, please contact Adventoro's concierge service.

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