A town that tin built

There are still many pre-war shops which line the main road in Mantin although some have undergone minor renovations over the years. — Photos: UU BAN/The Star

JUST like many other towns in the peninsula during the late 1800s, Mantin in Negri Sembilan grew to prominence on the back of the tin mining industry.

If local legend is to be believed, the town’s very name – Mantin – is derived from a corruption of the words ‘mine tin’, a moniker bestowed by the British in reference to the area’s mining boom.

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