Saturday, January 23, 2010

My sons at Kellie's Castle

We drop by the Kellie's Castle on the way to the Batu Gajah Tin Dredge.
It was an enjoyable trip for both my sons even though they look tired
because they have to be up early for the trip as we are driving from KL.

Up on the roof top.

The haunted alley.

Ruins of the kitchen area.

Wei Shen on a stairways to nowhere.


The main stairs to the castle.

The lift shaft at the back.

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Perak Tourism

Monday, January 18, 2010

Our Trip to Batu Gajah's Tin Dredge

The Tin Dredge Heritage is situated by the Tg Tualang road in Batu Gajah,Perak.
I took my two sons there to have a look since all three of us have not seen a tin dredge before and on the way we stop by at Kellie's Castle and the temple Kellie Smith build.
This dredge is one of three remaining in our country.
The other one i know off in at Paya Indah Wetlands,Putrajaya.

Opens everyday,830am to 600pm(1hr Lunch break) with a RM5 fee for adult and RM3 for children.

The welcome center have a display of tools,photos
and a video show of an actual working dredge in Selangor which is also retired now.

Tin ore in a 'Dulang'.

Old spanners on display.

Old rubber sheet making rollers.

The dredge is already tilted to one side because of leakages
and something have to be done before it's too late.

The buckets of the dredge which will scoop in tin rich sand into the dredge to be process.

The processing area.

Captain's control panel.

View from the top rear of the dredge.
A smiling "haruan ' fish.

Oh! I am having a backache and i need a rest,an old MC chit book.

My sons,Han and Shen at the bridge.

On the walkway to the Captain's cabin.

Trying his hands on the controls.

This spanner is big and heavy.

If you need high or low yardage,just move the controls.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Trip to Kemaman Mini Zoo and Recreational Park

The new Kemaman Mini Zoo and Recreational Park is a new addition to the east coast town of Kemaman.
The mini zoo is yet to be completed,the tiger display area,
walking path around the birds cages and signboards for the displays need to be added,
also the elephant which is on loan from Thailand
will only will be available in January 2010 after an earlier 3 months stint.
Other than that the mini zoo is alright with lots of ostrich,parrot,peacocks,
peasant birds,a pair of bears,deers,otters,phytons
and awaiting the elephant and tigers.
A completed water falls with 2 swimming pool and a water park still under construction with slides and float rides.
I only hope that the municipal can find someone to run and maintain it properly
because this will be the first one run by a goverment agency.

The entrance and ticket booth to the Mini Zoo,
pls watchout for traffic passing by in front of the entrance,
seems to be a hazard crossing from the car park opposite the entrance.

The layout of the area.

The orchid area.

The man made waterfalls and pools,another ticket booth here with changing and wash room.

The kids playground.

View from the jetty at the back of the zoo.

A pair of white peacock.

Kemaman river esplanade.

A row of old shop in town.

Mum with Han,Yang,Sin Yee and Shen before we went for stuff crabs,
now at RM7.50 per pcs.

Yang trying to play with the talking parrot.

In front of the ostrich cage.

The arapaimas aquarium,the same type of fish which was suspected to have cause the death of 2 person in Kenyir lake recently.

The suspension bridge over the deer enclosure.

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Kemaman Municipal Council Zoo
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