Tin rush in Perak began from 1848 in Taiping. Perak became the wealthiest state in Malaya. Its capital Ipoh was fondly known to many as “The City of Millionaires”. In January 1913, Malayan Tin Dredging (MTD) introduced the first dredge in Batu Gajah. Due to declined tin price, operations started to shut down and ‘floating factories’ were dismantled or sold off.
Today, there is only one remaining tin dredge known as Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5 or TT5. Located about 40-minute drive from Ipoh, TT5 is now fully open for visitors to experience TT5 Guided Dredge Tour, panning and self tour inside the gallery and the magnificent view of the landscape.
Next to the tin dredge is a meticulously landscaped Maze Park. It is designed with different landscaped gardens, exhibitions on the evolution of tin mining in Ipoh, animal farm, stall, and colourful curiousities.