Monday, August 18, 2008

East Coast Trip - Chapter of Sungai Lembing 林明篇

This name of Sungai Lembing will sound familiar if you still remember your History and Geography (appplies to Malaysian students only) . Sg Lembing is a former tin mining town which has the deepest tin mine, now closed except for some parts. A sleepy hollow for a while but tours now pours in droves.

Lembing Hill is quite an easy climb and boasts spectacular views. Locals and tourists climb up before dawn to see the sunrise. When you look down from the top of the hill, the parts below are shrouded in mist, and the view looks just right out of a Chinese scenery painting. The sun woke up quite late, and greeted us with its sizzling egg yolk and dazzling sunbeams.

Lembing noodles are the gastro-speciality here, these not-your-typical yellow noodles are not to be missed.

This town also has three hanging bridges, and they are so sturdy locals ride their motorbikes across them!

The tin mine expo site is closed for repairs, but ruins of the "tin refinery" site can be seen. Here lies once a bustling area, producing tin for the early global economy.

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