Friday, 13 November 2009

Time Tunnel @ Cameron Highlands

NBThis is the 3rd installment of my Sojourn in Cameron Highlands
4th part: Where To Eat @ Cameron Highlands

Since our last visit to Cameron Highlands in September 2007, a new attraction has been added. Time Tunnel is a "must see" if you're interested in what Cameron Highlands looked like in the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, all the way to the present. 

The entrance fee is RM5 per adult, and there are a fair bit of memorabilia which could have been bought from the flea market at Amcorp Mall. Well, at least the black & white photo of Tanah Rata in the 1930s was purchased there.

However, if you're expecting a true museum of antique items, you'll be disappointed. The items collected and displayed in Time Tunnel only date as far back as the early 1960s.

When I first stepped inside the premises, I was like, "Wow! An antique dentist's chair!" to which my hubby said, "No, darling, it's an antique barber's chair!" Gosh, I felt so embarrassed at my lack of knowledge... :)

Dentist's chair? No, barber's chair

Me: Your grandfather, darling? 
Hubby: No, an aborigine, but might be your grandfather

I thought I saw this "mode of transport" in use by some hypermarket staff??

Austin J (Junior) Forty - a pedal car
Austin J (Junior) Forty by Austin Motor Company, Great Britain. There were some 32,000 of these cars produced in 1950 - 1960. It is made from sheet steel surplus metal from Austin Birmingham. Work was sent to a purpose-built factory in Wales, where disabled miners worked on the "Joycars" as part of a rehabilitation program. It has battery-operated headlights and the bonnet opened up to a detailed engine.

Cents were in paper notes, then, not in coins. One cent must have been able to buy you quite a bit of stuff.

Parit Waterfall in early 1960s....snow blanketed the place for 45 minutes

A funny A4 printout I saw.......there were many other such funny printouts.


Vivien Lim said...

hhmm how come my silly friends never take me to this kind of museum ish ish ish....

The Chair Speaks said...

Have never been to Camerons but that red pedal Austin brought back happy memories. My brothers and I had a green pedal Jeep which one would pedal like crazy with the rest of us including neighbood children, cousins included packed on top. That tough jeep was still in good shape and going then!