Let's go visit the Leaning Tower of Malaysia! The Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan is one of the famous landmarks in Perak, and I would like to say that, in the whole of Malaysia as well. It is well known in Malaysia because of its leaning character, which is similar to the world famous Tower of Pisa in Italy. It takes about a 2.5 - 3 hour drive from Selangor.
The tower is 25.5 meters high. The leaning clock tower of Teluk Intan was built as a pagoda-style structure in year 1885 by a Chinese contractor, Leong Choon Chong. The tower looks like an 8-storey building from the outside but actually it is divided into 3 storeys inside. The outer structure was built with wood but the inner structure is made of bricks. The Leaning Clock Tower is located in the center of Teluk Intan.
The tower was originally used as water tank, which supplies water to the town when necessary. During the time of the Japanese Occupation, it was used as an observation post by the Japanese Army. It had a clock at the top level, and it is still working now. Currently, it no longer stores water and becomes a local tourist attraction. Now, the area around the tower is used as a plaza. Many stalls/vendors hold business there during some special days such as Hari Raya and National Day.
In recent years, the Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan was renovated with colorful lighting and the area around the tower was paved with bricks. It became an eye-catching building especially at nighttime. The changing colored lights were wonderful and makes the town look more lively. Many youngsters and families used to hang around the clock tower.
Come with me and step in the Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan and explore the mystery of this building.
Have a different view of Teluk Intan from the tower. You will be able to enjoy the great view of the town at upper level.
It’s time to take a photo with the Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan before we say ‘goodbye’.