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enjoying the view from above…

During my recent visit to Teluk Intan, I took the opportunity to climb up the Leaning Tower. I have been there a number of times, but not up the Tower. We could only climb up to 3 floors, although it looked like an 8-storey tower, but not everyone of us was brave enough to go all the way up as the stairs were quite rickety and narrow!

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photos of the tower hanging inside the tower…

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under the spiral stairs

The Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan was built in 1885 by a contractor named Leong Choon Chong. This pagoda-shaped tower, with a base measuring 13 metres in diameter and a top measuring 8.2 metres in diameter, was originally used to house a water tank that supplied water to the town and as reserve during drought and fire. According to documents, it was also used to report time and served as a beacon to guide ships into Telok Anson Port. (Teluk Intan was formerly known as Telok Anson).

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the water well

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looking across Kompleks Menara Condong

Currently, the Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan serves as a clock tower. The chiming clock was bought from London and installed in 1894. It was designed by J.W. Benson-Ludgathy.

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the Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan

Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan (Menara Condong)
GPS Coordinates: N 4 1.544, E 101 1.133

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