It was originally one of the major tin-mining towns in Malaysia around early 1900'. Get it names from Tualang tree or Toh Allang Chinese Tin Ltd. In 1939 Tanjung Tualang were a major host for Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) recruiting their comrade where one of their Malay Leader (known as Rashid Maidin) were recruited here by Tu Lung Shan.
The mukim is under the administration of Batu Gajah District Council.
Here is the list of multinational amalgamated and tin mining company whose on one time operated and control the mining area in Tanjung Tualang in the mid 1900' – Lower Perak Tin Dredging – Southern Kinta Consolidated – Southern Malayan Tin Dredging – Austral Amalgamated Tin – Osborne & Chapple – Pernas Chartered Management – Malaysian Mining Corporation.
In 1970 there are 5 (type number 1) tin dredging machine (also known as Kapal Korek in Malay) which size is humongous (the world biggest dredge), Could be considered as one last of its type with many other smaller type of this machine scattered in Tanjung Tualang. It's normally own by a European company whilst a local mining company opted to use a "Palong" type of mining technology.
Right now this mining area is either converted to become a freshwater pond (known as Lombong in Malay) to breed freshwater prawn/fish or being turn into palm estate. Tanjung Tualang also have a vast area of rubber estate (either being own personally or by a large European and Local corporation).
It also host a "Underground Armament Testing Complex" for Malaysian Government under close monitoring by Ministry Of Defense. The actual site for this underground facilities is undisclosed but some clues were pointed out to a nearby area known as Changkat Tin. Access to this area is restricted.
Tanjung Tualang is also famous for its freshwater prawns which in turn giving the Tanjung Tualang a nickname (Freshwater Prawn Town). Places like Sungai Durian is promoted for its famous freshwater prawns.
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