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This is not camera or computer enhanced photo. The tower is actually tilting.
Suddenly the memory of grew - up in the rural village away from the closest town of Teluk Intan (used to be Teluk Anson) brought me back to this town. In the early days the town was known as Teluk Mak Intan after a female trader.The named was changed to Teluk Anson (Anson Bay), in honour of a British Officer and last Lieutenant-Governor of Penang, Major-General Sir Archibald Edward Harbord Anson who drew the plan of the modern township in late 19th century.I vividly remember how excited I was as a kid every time when my late dad told me he was going to take me to town. So as any other kid would feel but this one will be remembered the rest of my life.
Pagoda-like tower
One of the town attractions is a Leaning Tower erected in late 19th century. The pagoda-like tower built during British protectorate era served as a town water tank. It started to tilt four years after its construction finished due to an underground stream. The tower had a clock at the top, and still rings every 15 minutes now. The clock tower was originally used as a water tower, supplying water to the town area, while also reporting the time to all townfolks. It had also served as a beacon to guide ships into Teluk Intan Port. Untill the big flooded covering the town years ago it began more tilted but still strong to rise up as town iconic landmark. Now it's officially called Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan due to it's tilting. Similar to it's Italian counterpart I'm voting it to be 9th world's wonder after leaning Tower of Pisa !
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This is not camera or computer enh…
This is not camera or computer en…
Pagoda-like tower
Pagoda-like tower
Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan
Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan
this angle didnt do justice for i…
this angle didn't do justice for …
Teluk Intan
photo by: herman_munster