Nakujima. Kuala Lumpur.
Bucket Dredge (side view), doing 80,000 yards a month.
IPOH ROCK TEMPLES.
The nearest rock temples, but by no means the finest, are at Gunong Chiroh. To reach these leave the railway station by the Kuala Kangsar road and continue right along it till you reach the level crossing. Do not cross but keep to the right, and, leaving the marble works on the left, make for the limestone rock. Nature has so obligingly disposed the approach that a rikisha can pass along the track between the rock on the left and stalactite dropping to meet the rising stalagmite on the right. But motors must keep to the road which runs a few yards below, between the pendant white rocks and the yellow Kinta river, bearer of silt washed out of mines. The first little shrine is Tamil. Its exterior is not impressive, but looking behind the outer altar one sees with a little shock of surprise a tiny glimmering flame set afar off down the mouth of a black passage in the rock. Entering the passage, or ever you come to the bottom thereof, you reach a second altar apparently closing the way, but just enough space has been left for slim people to slip past and go, tripping over chance stalagmites, avoiding chance stalactites, along a dark, gloomy and narrow run way in the rock, breathing a heavy smell of incense, and at last arriving at the tiny glimmering flame which you find fitfully illuminating two tiny gods,
glistening with votive oil, decked with white and sacred blossomsa Naga, the cobra, and Ganeslia, the elephant-headed. Hardly envying them their twilight of the gods you pick your way again to outer air, contributing your mite to the shrine as you depart. Thence to the Chinese temple further along under the cliff where the caves, much, alas, defiled by detestable signatures in all kinds of characters, have been adapted to the use of Chinese shrines. A curious feature here is a natural stairway gradually being formed by lime-bearing water which wells out of the living rock and trickles down over the flight of steps it has built for itself. This temple, however, is not so fine as the Chinese temple 3^ miles out on the Gopeng road.
ROUND THE KINTA VALLEY.
Seeing that he is in the most famous tin-mining area of the world, it is worth while for the traveller who halts at Ipoh to take a motora they are to be hired in the towna and drive right round the Kinta Valley which surrounds Ipoh. Leaving Ipoh by the bridge which crosses at the Peoplea s Park we take the bend to the right and continue
Nakajima. Kuala Lumpur.
Mine at Rawang: Hydraulic Nozzle (50 lb. sq. in. pressure).