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Telok Melano and Sematan, Sarawak

Telok Melano, Sawarak.

Telok Melano located about 140 km from Kuching, capital city of Sarawak. Its proximity with Tanjong Datu National Park and Samunsan Wildlife Sanctuary offers eco-tourism activities to the visitors.

Telok Melano now known as 0km (beginning chainage) of the Pan Borneo Highway which was officially to traffic in January 2019. The opening of 33.7 km Telok Melano – Sematan highway stretch, Telok Melano experience the influx of visitors.

The Telok Melano – Sematan section of Pan Borneo Highway

The newly opened road to Telok Melano, which was previously only accessible by boat from Sematan, attracted many visitors during the weekend and holiday period. It will flourish the economic activities around the vicinity.

Telok Melano offers the breathtaking view of the beach and the pristine blue waters of the South Chine Sea.

Sematan
Sematan
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Batu Buruk Beach, Terengganu

Batu Buruk Beach is a well known beach and located near Kuala Terengganu City. It’s make an easy to reach by visitors. Lines with casuarina trees and wind blowing from China South Sea makes Batu Buruk beach as a popular spot.

Pantai Batu Buruk sudah begitu popular sejak sekian lama, kedudukannya tidak jauh dari bandar Kuala Terengganu menjadikan ianya mudah untuk di kunjungi oleh para pelancong. Dengan deretan pohon-pohon rhu dan tiupan sejuk segar angin Laut China Selatan menjadikan pantai ini sebagai lokasi pilihan untuk beristirehat ataupun berkelah.

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Flood Damaged Tepisoh River Bridge in 1970/1971 – derailed the train and equipments

When the Mine closed in 1970, I was given the task of dismantling the treatment plant and shipping it, together with other plant and machinery, to Tanjong Tengku for disposal.

The huge floods at the end of 1970 and early 1971 damaged the railway line in several locations, and finally, huge logs floating down the flooded river damaged the tressells of the Tepisoh railway bridge over the river, twisting the steel rails and causing  a derailment of the train and wagons, which caused the plant and machinery to fall into the valley below the bridge.

Cranes mounted on railway flat top wagons were brought from Tanjong Tengku to the coastal side of the damaged bridge and the machinery and plant were lifted up from the valley and loaded back onto  flat top wagons and finally hauled down to Tanjong Tengku.

It was a very challenging situation, and I was very pleased when the project was completed and all the plant and machinery from Bukit Ibam was finally transferred to Tanjong Tengku.

The steel rail tracks and sleepers were subsequently dismantled and hauled to Tanjong Tengku for disposal, after I had left Rompinco in March 1971

]as narrated by Graeme Scanlon]

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Official Opening of Bukit Ibam Mine on 7th July 1962

The Rompin Mining Co. Senior Staff welcoming the Sultan of Pahang to Bukit Ibam
The Sultan of Pahang addressing the guests with the GM of Rompin Mining Co. Mr J.N.McHugh behind and to the left of the Sultan, before the Sultan pushed a button to start the Treatment Plant, and officially declared the Mine open
The Sultan and his playing partner playing tennis on the courts adjacent to the Company school at Bukit Ibam
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Bukit Ibam Mine – Iron Ore Treatment Plant [Part 2]

Picture25Tailings Area

Picture26Fines stockpile

Picture27Classifier washing the fines

Picture28Treatment plant view

Picture29Treatment plant view

Picture30Conveyors and screens

Picture31Washing screens​

Picture32Conveyor from primary crusher to Blade mill

Picture33Primary crusher

Picture34Feeding Ore into the primary crusher​

Picture35Treatment plant control panel at primary crusher

Picture36Stream to the tailings dam

Picture37Sluice gates at weir

Picture38Pumping station​

Picture39Power Station control panel​s

Picture40Power Station control panel​

Picture41View of Treatment plant and stockpile

Picture42Train loading bin

Picture43Blade mill emptying onto screen

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