Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan

Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan2017-04-04T19:54:07+00:00

Project Description

Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan

This 25 meter high tower in the small Perak town of Teluk Intan is Malaysia’s answer to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It is not as old, nor as tall, nor as famous as its Italian counterpart but it does have a distinct incline and that makes a curiosity worth visiting.

It was constructed in 1885 by Mr. Leong Choon Cheong and some Ceylonese contractors. It was built primarily to store water for local usage during the dry season and in case of fire. Since it began leaning over due to soft soil foundations it has become a tourist attraction.

It is a 3 storey brick construction with a large steel water tank at the upper level. From the outside however it has been disguised to look like an 8 storey Chinese pagoda. Local people contributed to buy the clock from James W. Benson, Turret Clock Makers of Ludgate Hill, London. It still works and chimes every 15 minutes.

Our Location

Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan
Jalan Pasar
Pekan Teluk Intan
36000 Teluk Intan, Perak