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Sungai Lembing is a tin mining town in Kuantan District, Pahang, Malaysia. Lembing is Malay for spear, and "sungai" means river. Per local legend, the local ruler saw a vision of a spear in the nearby river and thus named his town after this vision. Until the 1860s, Sungai Lembing was a major producer of underground tin. Sungai Lembing town developed in the 1880s when the British set up the tin mining industry, although the history of mining in this area extends much further back. From 1891, the Pahang Consolidated Company Limited, (PCCL), which was under British control, had a 120-year lease to mine the area. PCCL managed the mine from 1906 until its liquidation in 1986 when world tin prices collapsed. The pit mines were closed in 1986 due to high operational costs and low yields, but during their heyday they were among the largest and deepest in the world. The total tunnel length is 322 km, with a depth of between 610 m and 700 m.A museum highlighting the tin mining industry was opened in 2003. The museum is housed in an old bungalow once used by the mine manager. The museum houses a collection of mining artifarts. Today the town of Sg Lembing is in decline although it was once the ricest town in Pahang, known as El Dorado of the East. In the 1940s about 1400 people worked in the mine. Today many of the wooden shoplots are closed and people are moving away. The town straddles the river, and the main street on the right bank is split by an avenue of majestic trees. At the end, an old wooden building overlooks the padang where games of cricket and other social activities were held. Nearby Sungai Lembing is Bukit Panorama, which is a popular place to watch the sunrise. 16 km from Sg. Lembing is Gunung Tapis Nature Park, where one can camp, fish, and shoot the rapids. Gunung Tapis itself is 1,512 m high. On the way to Sg. Lembing at the hamlet of Panching is Gua Charas, a temple cave that is a popular tourist destination, also Sungai Pandan Waterfall, which is 29 km from Kuantan. Since 2014, much of the rainforest surrounding the popular Rainbow Waterfall has been cleared to make way for a palm oil plantation.

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Find crucial information and trip planning details about Sungai Lembing, which is a city in Malaysia. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Genting Highlands, Malaysia. Genting Highlands is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Genting Highlands Theme Park, Genting Skyway Cable Car, Chin Swee Cave Temple. Also, to reach Sungai Lembing, you'll have to take a flight to Genting Highlands; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Sungai Lembing.

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  • Pollution Statistics in Sungai Lembing

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    • Air Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Sungai Lembing: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Sungai Lembing for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Sungai Lembing.

    • Burglary and Theft 60 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 65 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 40 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 80 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 55 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 15 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 80 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 30 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 10 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 56.25 (Moderate)
  • Living in Sungai Lembing - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 53.36 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 58.15 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 48.28 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 66.67 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Sungai Lembing

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Sungai Lembing

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.64 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30.07 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 69.24 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 53.35 USD

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