A photo exhibit of prominent Hakka miners who lived in Ipoh at the turn of the century at the Han Chin Pet Soo museum, Ipoh, Malaysia. Photo: Samantha Cheh

Malaysian mining town’s Chinese Hakka heritage is under threat, despite efforts to keep the history alive

Chinese labourers flocked to Ipoh in the late 19th century chasing dreams of wealth. One archivist is doing his best to preserve the culture and lifestyle of the town’s tin mining golden age, but faces a number of challenges

Topic |   Chinese overseas

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A photo exhibit of prominent Hakka miners who lived in Ipoh at the turn of the century at the Han Chin Pet Soo museum, Ipoh, Malaysia. Photo: Samantha Cheh
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