Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, Ipoh

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Learn about the city's Chinese community of tin miners at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, a museum situated inside a former clubhouse. Established in 1893, the clubhouse provided the miners with a place where they could gamble, smoke opium, entertain "dancing girls," and socialize with colleagues and friends from back home. Take a comprehensive and informative guided tour of the museum, see the clubhouse history brought to life through dioramas, photos, and period artifacts from the 19th and 20th centuries, and learn about the tin mining process. Reserve your tickets in advance, as the number of tours per day is limited. Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Ipoh Edition.
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  • my visit to Han Chin Pet Soo changed my view to Ipoh. It used to be a makan (eating) place for me but I now appreciate Ipoh city more after knowing the history of it. Worth to spend some time and visi...  more »
  • If you like history and museums, this is the place not to be missed in Ipoh's Old Town. Unlike other museums that I have visited, I found this museum to be very interesting, entertaining and informati...  more »
  • A wonderful guided tour of this museum on the life of the wealthy tin miners in Ipoh. Although the exhibits are not the most high tech, our guide made the visit enjoyable and interesting.  more »
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  • A really wonderful experience, enriched with history and knowledge. There's even an 11 minute video shown on the tour made in the early 1920's about the history of tin mining. The tour is about an hour plus long, with lots of interesting facts and exhibits. The tour guides are also very friendly, and encourage photos to be taken. A must to visit if you are in the area.
  • A one hour walk back journey through time. Very interesting and well preserved historical muzium. Drop by if you have the time to spare.
  • Okay to go if no other activities to do in ipoh. but it's not really an interesting place to me. Prefer if the place don't have specific time to come. Not suiting visitor timing.
  • Highly recommend the 11am tour (donation) to learn about Hakka Tin Miners history
  • Really enjoyed the tour. The tour guide was enthusiastic and gave life to Ipohs history :) A must visit!
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