Lubang Mbah Suro (Bekas Tambang Batubara)

Lubang Mbah Suro (Bekas Tambang Batubara), Sawahlunto: Address, Lubang Mbah Suro (Bekas Tambang Batubara) Reviews: 4/5

Lubang Mbah Suro (Bekas Tambang Batubara)

Lubang Mbah Suro (Bekas Tambang Batubara)
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fr4nc1sc4
Jakarta, Indonesia447 contributions
A great place for sure!
Oct 2017 • Couples
As a person that's into history, and love to see 'off the beaten path' places, this coal mine really interest me.

You need to prepare yourself to go inside the mind, and it had to be with a guide. Only several sections of the mine are open for public, of course, and that's for safety purpose.
I couldn't imagine being hundreds of meters below surface for hours every day for long, while I only got into the 'first base' which is not that far down below at all, already give me a cold feeling inside.

It is a recommended place. I do home Unesco appoint this place to a World Heritage Site one day.
Written 5 December 2017
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Sita S
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Sawahlunto: what a city!
Sep 2016 • Family
Sawahlunto used to be a sleepy abandoned mining town. It was transformed in 2013 to be tourist destination by reviving its historical role in coal mining. As you enter tge town from Batusangkar you will see three gigantic silos and the abandoned coal factory. Moving into city centre you will see a lot more historical trace. There is a triangular quarter in the city centre where locals hang out in the afternoon. The quarter was very lively when we came. Lots of food stalk, games and picnic seating. As it was alrwady late, we only manage to visit Lubang Mbah Suro which is originally a coal min in the Dutch colonial era. The site gives a sense of the dark story of the "chained people" . Chained people were a term used to call miners as they lived in a very deprived living condition. Visiting the site is a must as it gives you a clear idea how mining was done in the old days and how it brough depriviation to tge environment and the worker's life. A good hand on history learning centre!
Written 26 September 2016
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Okky T
Medan, Indonesia35 contributions
Historical coal mine in Sawahlunto
Aug 2014 • Family
- excellent service with helpful, knowledgable staffs
- some dirty, watery boots and shortage of safety helms
- when going down to the mine, take extra care for children due to slippery stairs and floors there
- have camera with flash when taking picture in the mine, as it's a bit dark with limited number of lights
Written 17 November 2014
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