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“This Thing Costs RM10 Million?” Netizens Couldn’t Believe That This Old Tin Mining Dredger Is THAT Expensive

“This Thing Costs RM10 Million?” Netizens Couldn’t Believe That This Old Tin Mining Dredger Is THAT Expensive

Some people wondered if anyone wants to visit a tin mining museum in the area and think it’s a waste of taxpayer’s money.

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Last June, the Selangor government acquired an abandoned tin mining ship (tin dredge) in Dengkil from the Sepang City Council (MPSepang) for more than RM10 million.

The plans are to convert one of the world’s largest tin mining ships in Malaysia into a museum to attract tourists to the area.

According to Selangorkini, the museum is expected to be ready latest by next year.

While it sounds like an interesting plan, some netizens decried the idea because they believe the money could be better used to improve the infrastructure in places such as Cyberjaya. They couldn’t believe the abandoned structure could cost so much.

They believe it’s a waste of taxpayer’s money since the funds could be used to fix the streetlights in Cyberjaya and Dengkil, replace the rusty signboards in Cyberjaya and Sepang, and address the massive traffic situation on the MEX Highway.

Some came to the conclusion that the amount could have also been used to provide bus services for Cyberjaya locals.

They also questioned who would be interested to visit a tin mining museum in the area.

On the other hand, a netizen explained that if the museum is planned well, it could be a worthwhile attraction that could generate income similar to the U-Boat Museum in Hamburg, Germany.

The upcoming tin mining museum in Dengkil isn’t the first museum about mining tin in Malaysia.

Currently, there’s a tin mining museum called the Kinta Tin Mining (Gravel Pump) Museum in Kampar, and visitors can visit the Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5 in Batu Gajah, Perak.


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