3 Old Towns to explore in Malaysia
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Kampung Cina is a Chinatown located in Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia. It is one of Southeast Asia's early Chinese settlements and contains stately ancestral homes, temples, townhouses, and business establishments. The town is small but has colorful shophouses along both sides of the road that carries traditional flavor.
Sungai Lembing is a tin mining town in Kuantan District, Pahang, Malaysia. Lembing is Malay for spear, and "sungai" means river. Per local legend, the local ruler saw a vision of a spear in the nearby river and thus named his town after this vision. Until the 1860s, Sungai Lembing was a major producer of underground tin.