Tilting tower in Teluk Intan

Teluk Intan (formerly known as Teluk Anson) is famed for the wondrous leaning clock tower. Equivalent to the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, this clock tower in a small town in the state or Perak has eight levels but in reality, the tower is only separated into three storeys.

Straight before it tilted

Believe it or not, when the tower was first built standing at 25.5 metre, the structure was actually straight! Rumour has it that the tower began to tilt between the years of 1889 and 1895.

History of Tilting Tower

Built by a rather renowned contractor, Leong Choon Chong, the tower was meant to be used as a tank to supply water for local folks in Teluk Intan. Then, when the Japanese army marched into the small town, the pagoda-like structure was used as an observation post. As the years go by, the tower is only used to tell time. But nevertheless, this tilting tower remains as a landmark for the small town of Teluk Intan.

Getting to the tower and opening hours

To reach here, you can come from Kuala Lumpur through Kuala Selangor route. From there, you will pass Pasir Penampang where you will find a great place to enjoy the local seafood. Then continue on towards the north where you will then pass by Sekinchan before Sabak Bernam. There, you will see road signs taking you to Teluk Intan which will take you directly into the city centre and the tower.
The tower is open everyday including public holidays.

Darryl

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