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27 April 2014

Gunung Pondok, Perak

Gunung Pondok is a large limestone hill in Perak. It sits right by the N-S highway at Padang Rengas, which is between Kuala Kangsar and Taiping. The hill was documented in 1874 by colonial visitors.

Today the hill is being heavily quarried and there is an associated cement plant. Initially it was the Perak Hanjoong Cement factory, then YTL Cement acquired a stake forming YTL/Hanjong Cement now it is YTL Cement Berhad.

YTL Cement operates 2 world-class Integrated Cement Plants in Pahang (Sagu) and Perak.

These photos are various views taken over the years, mostly from a car or bus window. The first 3 were taken in 2010 -

 These next photos show a similar view in 2006 and 2014, so not too much has changed on the front side that faces Padang Rengas -


However much of the quarrying is taking place on the back side, the side that can't be seen from the highway or the town -
The end corner that is untouched, in 2007 & 2014

Over the years, several caves of archaeological interest have been found and documented.

Gunung Pondok register number Prk 55/01.

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