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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Teluk Intan Leaning Tower

Remember the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, you can find one here in Perak too. Not copy or built purposely to tilt, the teluk Intan Leaning tower, a clock tower is built in 1885 by a chinese, Leong Choon Choong. The pagoda like tower was use to covered water tank for the Teluk Intan residents, it was later then used by the Japanese as observation tower during world II and later Boy's Scouts headquarters.
Well, it started to tilt towards jalan Bandar Road of about 1.8m between 1889 and 1895.
Today, remains as it is, you can hear the chimes from the tower as far as 8km twice every 15 minutes. Especially on Wednesday, you get to see the caretaker who will wind up the clock and doing some maintaining works for the tower. To get here,exit at Bidor Interchange and head towards Teluk Intan and into jalan Selat Road from the north-south Expressway .

4 comments:

MamaFaMi said...

Had never been to Teluk Intan. Wish I could visit this Leaning Tower one day..

shat mashuri said...

dh lme xtgk menare nie :-)

Mr Lonely said...

visiting here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =)

Regards,
http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

Zainal said...

never been to Teluk Intan ,
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