The Rotary Club had a vocational visit, this time to the iron mine of which one of the member is the EIA (Environmental Consultant). Nine of us went, including the organising Chairman Vivian.
Alan is a civil engineer, Anthony is a nutritionist with Elken, Vivian is an IT specialist, Hishyam is a geologist, Govin is a trader.....they are starring in the movie.........
We started very early, so it is still quite dark!!
Hmmmm.....we stopped for a yummy wantan mee and curry wanton mee breakfast at Bukit Tinggi
Bukit Tinggi breakfast restaurant
our breakfast crowd!
After reaching Sri Jaya, we changed into an 11 seater for our drive on dirt track to reach the plant
this our new 11 seaterm we are the first to ride in it!
you might think it is iron ore county with no inhabitants, but traffic was busy!!!!
sparse scenery but clear blue skies!
lone tree and untarred roads tell you land has been cleared for iron ore mining
a dam has to be built to harness water for open cast mining
camera opporunities a-plenty
The OC taking pics for her report
Anthony instantly uploads his pics on whatsapp
He shoots me and I shoot him because the rock looks like Malboro country
Alan then asks us to put on full protective gear: hard hats, vest, all terrain boots, hearing plugs, dust mask, protective goggles...wow!!!! I could not handle all that!!
quarters for workers and office for briefing
suitably dressed, we are now ready to go to the plant...
We have to keep going down, and at every level, there was an activity...
so sorry, I did not keep up with the group and so I can't explain to you the technicalities...
so you see for yourself ar.....this video...
at ground level, Alan shows us how to separate mud from the ore
the iron ore
I took some home, and had to scrub and wash the ores for a long time, note the muddy water...
At Sri Jaya, the nearest town, we had an exotic lunch!!! above: long bread
egg drop soup
river terrapin!!! ( I did not like this!!)
curry wild boar meat....not too bad
sweet potato leaves
kampung or free range chicken
white beard fella (pak sou kung)
Lunch at Sin tong Kok
9 iron miners and the tour guide!!
with the Rotary bannerette!!!