Ei Dorado of the East, was one of the richest town in Pahang state, Malaysia. Tin mining industries started in 1880s under British control. The mining activities stop in 1980s due to high operational cost.
The icon of Sungai Lembing.
This is my second visit to Sungai Lembing. The last visit was nearly 20 years ago. I noticed no changes since that time. The town is declining as people are moving away. The town is under water almost every year during monsoon season with water from river just beside the town.
Sungai Lembing with hanging bridge.
The quiet town. Look a bit like cowboy town in the Wild Wild West.
The town is visited by tourists as well as locals especially during weekends and holidays for sunrise viewing at Bukit Panorama.
The pit mine is the largest and deepest in the world. Total length of the tunnel is 322Km and goes as deep as 700m.
The entrance of a tunnel.
The tunnel network.
Rainbow Waterfall is another must see place in Sungai Lembing. However, it involved nearly 2 hours of dirt track on 4 wheel drive or small high horse power lorry and about an hour hiking through jungle and streams. But the view worth the hard journey. The rainbow will emerge every morning as long as there is sunlight, and as low as you can touch it or sit on it.