Japanese Carbide Chimney

The Japanese Carbide Chimney is located in Malim Nawar. It was constructed by the Japanese during the world War 2 as part of the factory to manufacture carbide for armament to be sent to Burma. However, the facility was never completed. After the Japanese surrendered in 1945, the communists supporters stole some of the building material for themselves.The chimney and a small guard house are what remain of the abandoned carbide factory.

The chimney is about 18 meters high with a diameter of 6 meters at the base, tapering to about 3 meters at the top. It has 4 arches, 2 are at the bottom for fire while the other 2 on top are closed to form the kiln. It is still in a good condition for its age.

Image by: Ah Kan Hou FB

Operating Hours

The place has no operating hours, however it is advisable to go during the day.


There is no entrance fee.


Off Jalan Yeop Abdullah, Kampung Tanjung Bangkung, Malim Nawar,

Kampar, Perak.

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Hear From Others

Huge blocks of carbide lie at the base of the chimney as a reminder of the past. One of the chimneys still stands tall at an estimated height of 18m while the other has the base to show. This artefact with thick brick walls whispers many untold stories.


A painful reminder of the days of World War II and the Japanese Occupation, this carbide factory chimney and some chunks of carbide have been transformed into a historic monument.


In 2010 the chimney was shown on Astro TV, on the History channel, in a series called Hidden Cities.The presenter, Anthony Morse, went to see the chimney. He was told the chimney was used by the Japanese to manufacture carbide for bombs.

Liz Price

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