Japanese, Chinese writing dating back to 1913 found in Tambun's Gunung Datok cave

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 27 Apr 2019

IPOH: Japanese and Chinese writing believed dating back to 1913 has been found inside Gunung Datok in Tambun near here.

State Tourism, Arts and Culture Committee chairman Tan Kar Hing said the inscriptions that were written in charcoal mentioned the year 1913 and the Taisho period.

"1913 is even before World War 1. We believe soldiers were at the cave probably as intelligence troops. However, we need more experts to come down and have a look, especially the Japanese embassy," he said

Tan told reporters this after visiting the morning market held in conjunction with the Ipoh Food Fest by the River here on Saturday (April 27).

He said he and a group of experts from the Perak state Park Corporation, Tourism Perak, Minerals and Geoscience, Heritage and Museum departments paid a visit to the cave on Friday (April 26).

He said the cave is located within the Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat.

"However, we will be writing to the embassy, and we will get experts to tell us what the writing is about," he added.

The Taisho period in Japanese history dates from 1912 to 1926, coinciding with the reign of the Emperor Taisho.

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