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Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Leaning Tower Of Teluk Intan, Perak.

After our lunch at the Kedai Makanan & Minumun Hawaii, we walked back to the leaning tower. This is the first time we will be exploring the tower.
The clock on the tower showed 12.26 pm.
The midday sun was very hot that day.
This stage was in the vicinity of the leaning tower.
There were makeshift stalls selling clothing.
I wouldn't want to miss taking a snapshots of the above.
Come follow me! Let us go explore the tower.
We are going to the top of the tower.
Leaning Tower Teluk Intan
Built in 1885 by contractor Leong Choon Chong.

Originally housed the water tank that supply water to the town area and reserve during drought and fire. It was also used to report time and served as a beacon to guide ship into Telok Anson Port.

The tower drew comparison with the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. Standing at only 25 meters with 110 steps, it is not as tall compared to the Leaning Tower of Pisa which stand at 55 meters.

The tower has a 'pagoda' shaped design. Although it looked like an eight-storey tower, the circular brick structure is actually three-storey high. The structure is made of wood and brick. The base of the tower is 13 meters in diameter against 8.2 meters in diameter at the top.

Now the Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan serves as a clock tower. The chiming clock which was installed in 1984 was bought from London and designed by J.W. Benson-Ludgathy.
 Travel map
 The Leaning Tower is registered as a National Heritage
 Visiting Hours.
Mon - Fri 8 am to 5 pm
Sat, Sun & Public Holidays - 9 am to 6 pm. 
ATTENTION: Kindly register your name in the book before entering the tower. Forbidden to engage in any improper / impolite behaviour. Stern action will be taken against offenders.
Please register your name here. Thank you.
 Wooden railing and metal grill covering a rectangular hole.
 There is hole but without any water.
Visitors have thrown some currency notes and coins into the hole.
 A framed up replica of the leaning tower.
Contribution from Mr Kong Wai Hiong.
Outside this door is where you can see the weights of the chiming clock.
 Weights of the chiming clock.
 Same as above.
On the 2nd floor, looking up I suppose this is the water tank made of steel and is on the 3rd floor.
 View of the surrounding area looking down from the 2nd floor of the tower.
 View from another look out from the tower.
 Wall designs and wooden floor boards.
 Wooden fencing.
Here ends the tour of the Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan.
We can really feel the tilt while we were up on the tower.


O my Strength, to you I sing my praises;

for you are my high tower of safety, my God of mercy.

(Psalm 59:17, The Living Bible-TLB)

42 comments:

  1. Thanks for showing us inside the tower. Amazing structure with history value. Look like the surrounding was equally happening with market.

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    1. There are many tents set up for stalls selling clothing, etc. around the tower.

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  2. It's truly fascinating heritage site. Really enjoyed reading and looking at the photos you took to share, specially the wooden floor boards - thank you Nancy.

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  3. Thank you for taking us on a tour of the leaning tower! :)

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  4. Thanks for the detailed description of the history of the leaning tower, i learned something today, so funny that the people treat the hole as a lucky well and throw notes and coins inside, the structure of this leaning tower looks very chinese

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    1. Thank you, Libby! It looks like a pagoda to me.

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  5. Gostei bastante de ver esta reportagem desta magnifica torre.
    Um abra├žo e boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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  6. Fascinating tour! Thank you.

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  7. A very interesting tower Nancy. It has much history in it. I also noticed the name Samsung n the area. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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    1. Thank you, Paul. Samsung is a very popular brand here.

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  8. What a fun day. I would have loved to have gone with you.

    Have a fabulous day, Nancy. ❤

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    1. Thank you, Sandee! You will surely enjoy the tour with us.

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  9. You took us on an amazing tour, I really enjoyed going along with you.

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  10. You are fit! I could never walk up this many steps. It is so interesting to see inside! And the outside of the tower is even prettier up close.

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    1. Thank God I am still to climb up the steps but I have to be careful not to miss a step or else I will come tumbling down.

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  11. An interesting tour. Thank you. You must have experienced a strange sensation as you climbed up the tower because of its leaning aspect. It's an attractive structure as well as being useful formerly for storing water and as a beacon and now as a clock tower and visitor attraction.

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    1. Thank you, dear! It is good that the tower has been preserved and kept as a tourist attraction.

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  12. Blessings....
    Thank God for health, strength and Stamina! I am winded just reading......thanks for the tour.

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  13. Really interesting as I thought Pizza in Italy had the only leaning tower. Keep well Diane

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    1. Thank you, Diane! Yes, we do have our own leaning tower to show off too!

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  14. ...the tower is a beauty. Interesting that they still have a mechanical clock. I must saw that I would have taken a picture of those blue jeans too! Thanks Nancy for stopping by, enjoy your week.

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  15. It is beautiful, i am glad they are preserving it.

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  16. Thank you, thank you, thank you I found this post really interesting

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