Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto

Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto
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The Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto is a late 19th century industrial system built by the Netherlands colonial government. 

The mines were worked by local labourers (including forced labourers), the town of Sawahlunto grew to 7,000 inhabitants. The site comprises 12 locations, including mines, coal fields, tunnels, a Mining School and railway system.

 

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Elisabeth Fransisca Situmorang

Indonesia - 24-Oct-17 -

The City of Sawah Lunto, around 3-4 hrs from Padang, the capital of West Sumatra, is actually quite a small town. It is an easy day trip starting from Bukittinggi and ending it in Padang (with a close detour to another TWHS, Nagari Sijunjung).

Visited the Goedang Ransum (mass kitchen for the labourer) Museum and one of the Coal Mine. It's really worth to see how the city was alive because of the coal mining exploitation from the Dutch period, how a big deal it was during that time. I must say it is cool experience.

Highly recommended.


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Site Info

Full Name
Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto
Unesco ID
1610
Country
Indonesia
Inscribed
2019
Type
Cultural
Criteria
2 4
Categories
Secular structure - Factories and industry
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Site History

2019 Inscribed

Locations

The site has 12 locations

Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto: Batu Tabal Train Station
Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto: Coal Processing Plant Compound
Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto: Coal Storage
Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto: Company Town
Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto: Kayu Tanam Train Station
Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto: Mining School
Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto: Ombilin Railway
Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto: Padang Pandjang Train Station
Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto: Railway System
Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto: Salak Power Plant and Ranith Water Pumping Station
Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto: Soengai Doerian Mining Site
Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto: Tinggi Bridge

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