I was at Sungai Petani on saturday and at Semeling on sunday morning (4th and 5th December 2010) for my workplace family day. At Semeling, we visited an Archaeological site which was an eye opener for me and others. At first i thought we were going to the usual Lembah Bujang Archaeological site but instead we went to a new area called Sungai Batu (still in the Lembah Bujang area but different place). This is an important site which was recently discovered by USM's team. It was dated 110 A.D.,the oldest civilisation in South East Asia...it is actually a vast area for iron ore industry. Can you imagine...iron ore industry in 110 A.D.! This is a place where everybody should go..
This area is quite new and facilities is still quite minimal but the work of preserving this important heritage area are on going. There are more discoveries to be made. They will start digging two ships which sunk along the river at the side of this area next month. Can't wait to come back and see more...!
After visiting this area, i realized that after this discovery...we need to rewrite our history book!
Keep up the good work USM archaeological team!