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Perak, Malaysia: Tin Mining Town of Gopeng [SP]

Posted on December 6, 2013

The Gopeng Heritage House exhibits antiques from the tin mining heydays of Gopeng in Perak, Malaysia. Before the state capital of Ipoh grew in prominence in the late 19th century, the town of Gopeng, 20 km south, in the Kampar district of Perak, Malaysia was the premier tin mining town, where, as a result of the economic boom, people came to spend money on opium, gambling and women, among many pursuits. The town was populated by an eclectic group ofRead More