Friday, September 14, 2012

Trip to Lean Tower of Teluk Intan & Pasir Salak, Perak

3rd September 2012.. Heading to north.. Will overnight @ Ipoh...

Heavy rain..!! Stop to keep valuables inside the box before continue the journey..

Arrived Teluk Intan.. This is The leaning tower of Teluk Intan.. this tower is equivalent to the world famous Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. Located in the centre of the town of Teluk Intan, Perak, the tower is slanted leftward, similar to the Tower of Pisa. It is 25.5 metres tall just like a 8 storey building. It is actually divided into 5 storeys...

The tower was built under the guidance of contractor Leong Choon Chong in the late 19th century. However, it was claimed by a british, Neol Danison, and then the Japanese during their occupation of Malaysia in 1941. During this time, the tower became the Japanese’s watch tower. After Malaysia Independence in the year 1957, the tower became an official national monument...

The purpose for building the tower, also known as the Clock Tower, was to store water for the locals during the drought season, in case of fire. The clock on the tower was also used to keep time.

Shopping complex near the tower

The pagoda style structure was greatly influenced by Chinese architecture, because the majority of the population of the town at that time was Chinese. Each storey is 5 metres high and there are a total of 110 steps from the ground floor to the top of the tower.

The water tank, which is 5 metres high and 18.36 cubic metres deep, is on the third floor and is made of steel. The foundation is 13 metres in diameter and tapers to a diameter of 8.2 metres at the top of the tower.


Technically, the tower leans because of the soft ground, as well as the weight of the water in the water tank, which causes it to lean towards the southwest..

Located at 70km from Ipoh, Pasir Salak also known as historical place in Perak, Malaysia, where an important event in Malaysian history took place, the uprising fight against the colonial presence, when J.W.W. Birch the first British resident in Perak, was murdered by the local statesman Dato Maharaja Lela and Sepuntum.

This complex pays tribute to warriors such as Dato' Sagor and Dato' Maharaja Lela, who led the locals against the forces of the British colonial administration.

Hotel check-in at Ipoh town..

Dinner time..!!! Nasi Vanggey (Nasi Ganja or Nasi Kandar).. Located at Greentown Businees Centre, Ipoh... The best nasi ganja in the world..!!

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