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Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, Ipoh

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Learn about the city's Chinese community of tin miners at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, a museum situated inside a former clubhouse. Established in 1893, the clubhouse provided the miners with a place where they could gamble, smoke opium, entertain "dancing girls," and socialize with colleagues and friends from back home. Take a comprehensive and informative guided tour of the museum, see the clubhouse history brought to life through dioramas, photos, and period artifacts from the 19th and 20th centuries, and learn about the tin mining process. Reserve your tickets in advance, as the number of tours per day is limited. PutIpoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo into our Ipoh trip planning app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Tour was conducted by a humorous and experienced gentleman who was well versed in its history and cultures of the era. Spoke fluent English. The tour lasted approximately an hour. It was about early.....  more
    Tour was conducted by a humorous and experienced gentleman who was well versed in its history and cultures of the era. Spoke fluent English. The tour lasted approximately an hour. It was about early.....  more »
  • Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Ipoh. The tour was informative and interesting, with a brilliant guide. Perfect length too. 
    Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Ipoh. The tour was informative and interesting, with a brilliant guide. Perfect length too.  more »
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  • This is definitely the best museum tour I've ever had. I made booking online before visiting. If you are lucky enough, you will also be able to join the tour if there are still empty seats available. Mr Leong is super knowledgeable and friendly. He shared almost everything about the Hakka culture with tin mining, very detailed and clear story telling from him. There are also many antique pieces displayed at the museum and bring back so much memories of my parents. Definite a 10/10. Strongly recommend if you are visiting Ipoh.
  • A wonderful visit to this museum. The tour guide explains in depth on the history of Tin mining in Ipoh as well as the migration of Hakka people from China to Tanah Malaya. It is a free tour but visitors are welcomed to give donations accordingly as it is a non profit museum.

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