PHS Field Trip and Tour

The Perak Heritage Society is organizing a field trip to the pre-historic Tambun Rock Paintings, the Naga Mas Fossils and and a walk in Gopeng town.

Date        : Sunday, 30 January 2011
Meet       : 8.45 am outside PHS Office: 85 Jalan Sultan Abdul Jalil,
opposite the Syuen Hotel.
Cost        : Members and children under parental guidance – FREE
Non-members – RM10
Booking : Sundralingam: 012-5057654; booking required, first come, first
served. Maximum 20 pax.

Part 1: (9 am to 1pm)
Destination 1: Gunung Panjang, Tambun
Destination 2: Gunung Naga Mas, Gopeng
Read more about them in Heritage News: “Rock of Ages: Treasures of Malaysia by Liz Price” .
(You may access past issues of Heritage News in our blog.)

Part 2: optional (2 pm to 4.30 pm)
A walk in Gopeng
After Gunung Naga Mas, we proceed to Gopeng for lunch, at your own expense.
Destinations: Gopeng Museum, the new “Heritage House”, what’s left of the water pipelines and other sites.

Sun protection, mosquito repellent and comfortable footwear recommended.
Don’t forget to bring along your thirst quencher.

Tambun Rock Paintings/Naga Mas Fossils

– Notice to All Visitors-
Welcome to one of the most significant pre-historic sites in Malaysia Pre-historical relics are rare but important because of what we can learn from them.
The locations where they are found are important as it presents to us the context for their significance within the region.
It is a rare opportunity to be able to enjoy significant relics in their natural state.
To protect and conserve this site, please observe the following:


1.   Take notes and pictures. You will be pleasantly surprised by the details captured which may have eluded your gaze.

2.   Stay on the designated path to avoid damaging the site and for your own safety. Rock-falls can seriously injure or kill.

3.   Get in touch with Perak Heritage Society if you wish to know more about this site:

4.   Report any abuse or encroachment upon the site to PHS. Pictures will be of great help.

5.   Help to conserve this site by keeping it clean & hazard free. Dispose of wastes appropriately. It is best that you take them away to the nearest waste bins provided.


1.   Don’t remove any relic or material from the site.

2.   Don’t touch, paint, draw or climb up the rock face; it is to preserve    the relic as well as to mind your own safety.

3.   Don’t litter; wastes attract pests, contaminate the site, and pose a fire & health hazard.

4.   Don’t smoke within the vicinity of the site. It’s both a fire and health hazard.

Note: It is an offence to remove, damage or deface historical artefacts, the penalties include a hefty fine and jail time.

Proposed by Mr Cheah Soon Tatt, Penang, 2009



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