along the Gopeng road. At the 33 mile the road winds under the rock where is the temple, and beyond again the red mining water comes from the Tekka Mine close to the village of Sungei Raia, where also is the Kramat Pulai Mine. Both these are hydraulic. This temple at Gunong Rapat is far larger than that at Gunong Chiroh, and the ramifications of the caves have been cunningly adapted to the uses of the temple. It was here that some years ago proofs were discovered in the soil of the caves that they had been inhabited by early races of men in prehistoric ages. Climb to the topmost shrine, high in the rock, and there through a natural window look out right across the Kinta Valley to the Kledang range. Near the 63 mile the road forks and the left-hand fork shouldbe avoided, as it is only the old road now abandoned and covered with tailings from the mines. At the 631 mile take the left fork for Gopeng. Here is noted how curiously the white marble of the limestone rocks blushes from reflection of the laterite soil below. At the hill foot on the left lies French Tekka Mine, opposite the 64 mile, where also are Eu Tong Sena s and Kloo Soo Cheowa s Mines. Opposite, and on the right, are Gopeng Consolidated and Kinta Tin
Nakajima. Kuala Lumpur.
Tin-Saving Boxes on a Mine at Fawang.
Nakajima. Kuala Lumpur.
Bucket Dredge (Stern View), Showing Boxes Delivering.
Mines. Flumes, launders and pipe lines comprise the scenery here. At the 66 mile is another fork to the right up the hill, which should be taken, as it leads to the hill on which stands the Gopeng rest-house. From here there is a view of all the valley of Kinta, upheaved, turned-over, scored, pitted, scarred, turmoiled by miners, yet not exhausted and still destined to be worse treated, no doubt. As a contrast, the little rest-house and the shady trees of its hill invite us. All round is the view of the hills, the great splashing scour of the Ulu Gopeng workings being conspicuous. Below the little hill lies the village, and through it runs the main road to Kampar. But Kampar is more easily reached by rail, so we motor back to the 64 mile, and there turn to the left for Batu Gajah, along a quiet and pretty road, passing Kellas Estate on the tawny waters of the Sungei Raia and crossing the Kinta River where the Raia runs into it. Crossing the line at Batu Gajah Station, if time serves we turn to the left to the resthouse, past which runs the road to the English quarter of pretty Batu Gajah, or, alternatively, we turn to the right and keep on under the hill on our way back to Ipoh. Near Batu Gajah is the Malayan Tin Dredging