Monday, December 23, 2013

Gopeng Heritage House & Gopeng Museum - by the locals for the locals

Surprised? Us too! 

Who would ever thought that a small town like Gopeng have their own little museum and guess what, it was built on the local initiative to create awareness and educate the younger generation on what Gopeng famous for; tin mining. There are two museums within walking distance that you should visit when you are in Gopeng or even in Ipoh (since it's a short drive of 20-30 minutes), that's the Gopeng Heritage House & Gopeng Museum. Aside form this 2 museums, do expect the upcoming attraction in Gopeng; murals, around this charming town. Will share more about them murals in my next entry.

Gopeng Museum
Initiated by Mr. Wong Kuan Cheong with the help of local community, built a museum for Gopeng locals. Mr. Wong donated his family house to turn it into a museum with no entrance fee charged. Maintenance is done by the community using fund donated by the publics.








Gopeng Heritage House
Time : 9.00am - 3.00pm (Only Open On Saturday & Sunday) 
Entrance Fee : Free
Address : 6, Jalan Sg Itek, 31600 Gopeng, Perak.
Tel : +6016-542 1287


Gopeng Museum
Another Gopeng community initiative to educate publics on tin mining history; what Perak was famous for. Bernard Yaw, a banker by profession fulfilled his mother wish by opening a Gopeng Museum thus rebranding the town of Gopeng.


Here they list down the history of tin mining, the equipments used, as well as the lifestyle of a Chinese tin miners back in those days. Their main objective is to preserve historical items of Gopeng future generation.









Gopeng Museum
Time : 9:00am - 5:00pm (Only Open On Friday to Tuesday) 
Entrance Fee : Free
Address : No. 28, Eu Kong Street,31600 Gopeng, Perak
Tell : +605-359 782


Credit to IpohCity

As a traveler, I truly mesmerize by their passion, courage and initiatives, hence I urge both my family and friends visiting these places to contribute and support them.



A #VMY2014 #Perak Media Fam Trip in collaboration with #GayaTravel


7 comments:

Khai said...

Cantik. Tapi kalau nak pergi tak tau nak pergi dengan siapa. My close circle of friends ramai yang tak adventurous, tak outdoor and tak minat muzium! Haha

Lily Riani said...

khai,

pulak! ish.... road trip best tau tempat2 cam ni... enjoice.

Khai said...

one day.. one day! :) asyik road trip melaka je. sekali sekala ke sini mesti best kan? hehe

nor hidayah mohd nor said...

Salam Lily Riani,
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Lily Riani said...

khai,

sila sila.... secepat mungkin.

hidayah,

you can email me the detail at lilyriani@hotmail.com

nor hidayah mohd nor said...

Hi Lily, I already emailed you. Hope to hear from you soon :)

Lily Riani said...

hidayah,

noted. abit busy... will reply soon







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