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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Kampung Dada Kering - Kuala Lipis, Pahang




“I am always queried about it when I give my address on the phone,” says Kampung Dada Kering headman.

(Dada Kering means “dry chest’’.)

The most famous feature this village is a sign with its name. People tend to steal the sign. Significant amounts of public funds have been spent on replacing it.

The village was once a gold mine, literally. The gold deposits attracted rockhounds but reserves were soon exhausted and the mines were shut down.

The village was named dada kering (dry chest), which refers to the land that had been mined and abandoned. The mine sites had since been filled with water and turned into fresh water farms.

There are still remnants of gold in the river. But you will need clearance from the land district office to get to it.

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