Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan

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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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11 thoughts on “Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan

  1. For 猪肠粉 Chee Cheong Fun:

    1. 燎記加料豬腸粉 Liew Kee (Ah Lek) Chee Cheong Fun
    Address: 725, Jalan Hill, Teluk Intan, Perak.
    Tel: 05-6216884
    Open: 5.30pm-7.00am
    Close on Sunday and Monday night.

    2. 三少爷猪肠粉
    Address: No 1, Lorong 1, Taman Hong Kong, Jalan Sultan Abdullah, 36000 Teluk Intan, Perak.
    Tel: 012-4601776

  2. For Mee Rebus & Mee Rojak:
    1. Restoran Mastan Ghani, Teluk Intan (Branches: 1. Jalan Selat, 2.Taman Ros, 3. Same row with Kolej Komuniti Teluk Intan)
    2. Abdullah Mastan Ghany, Teluk Intan (In-front of The Store Supermarket Teluk Intan)

  3. For Nasi Kandar & Indian Fried Chicken:

    1. Restoran Nasi Kandar Chongkat Jong Krishnan
    Address: 42, Jalan Chongkat Jong, Teluk Intan.
    Opening Hours: 11am to 4pm

    2. Restoran M. Gulam Rasul
    Address: Located along Jalan Changkat Jong towards Teluk Intan town
    Opening Hours: 24 Hours (close on Hari Raya eve)

  4. For Rojak:

    Rojak Ah Chai (o罗o也仔)

    Address: Jalan Woo Saik Hong, 36000 Teluk Intan, Perak (Next to the wet market on the same road, opposite of San Min School)
    Telephone : 6012-462 1782
    Opening Hours : 10.30am – 5.00pm daily (Closed on Wednesday and Thursday fortnightly)

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