The clock tower was originally used as a water tower, supplying water to the town area, while also reporting the time to all town folks
Whereever I go my hometown always be my most nostalgic place growing up and schooling. A little bit historical fact about the town. In the early days, the town was known as Teluk Mak Intan or Mrs Diamond Bay, after a female trader. During the British colony era, the named was changed to Teluk Anson or Anson Bay, in honour of a British Officer Sir Archibald Edward Harbord Anson who drew the plan of the modern township in 1882. In 1982 during the centenary of the town's establishment, the name was changed again to Teluk Intan
(Diamond Bay) by the Sultan of Perak. The town has a number of colonial buildings and Chinese shophouses together with modern buildings and a few shopping complexes.
One of the town attractions is a Leaning Tower erected in 1885 by a Chinese builder.
Leaning Tower erected in 1885 by a Chinese builder. It started to tilt years after its construction finished due to an underground stream.
It started to tilt 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 town folks. It had also served as a beacon to guide ships into Teluk Intan Port. Currently it is a local tourist attraction, and no longer stores water. The area around the tower was paved with bricks and became a plaza.
In the previous blog I put up my backpacking from Europe to Malaysia including Malaysian Borneo that I thought new fresh blog need to be created. So this is the first entry on my South East Asia backpacking upon resting on home soil to various South East Asia destinations. I tried every possible way to avoid the tourist trap but the tourist traps are trapping tourist for a reason. I have to see it anyway. With the growing market of cheap no frills airline ie Airasia and Tiger Airway, it’s my mode of transport to places though I never took return flight on the same place. If I could I don’t even want to fly, travelling by land on bus,boat,hitchhiking is much exciting.