Tin mining town strikes gold

THE story of Kampar is not only about the spirit of its early tin pioneers but also the resilience of its residents in facing hardship and crises. But the birth of the town is unquestionably linked to tin. 

According to local historian Chye Kooi Loong, 73, two enterprising French mining engineers, Brot de Saint Paul-Lias and Errington de la Croix, visited Perak in 1880 and made an extensive tour of the tin rich areas of the Kinta Valley. 

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