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Explore Bukit Besi, Dungun

A Historic Mining Town

Bukit Besi, a small town in Dungun, Terengganu, Malaysia, derives its name from iron ore mining activities. Also known as 'Bukit Batu Besi,' its coordinates are 4°45' North, 103°10' East. The town is situated in the Ketengah region (Kemajuan Terengganu Tengah) and lies along the Lebuh Raya Jerangau-Jabor.

Archaeological Significance

Delve into the rich history of Bukit Besi, which served as a site for iron ore mining in the Dungun district. Evidence of Paleolithic to Neolithic settlements, including smooth stone axes discovered in open sites, attests to its historical significance. The town holds a unique place in Malaysia's archaeological landscape.

Historical Mining Operations

Explore the town's past as a mining hub, once operated by the Japanese company Nippon Mining Company (Nippon Kogyo) before 1939. The iron ore production reached 1962,000 tons in 1940, but mining ceased as the ore was depleted. During the Japanese occupation, the mining operation continued, monitored by an intelligence agent named Kosaki Ishigai.

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