Interesting Places In Malaysia
The tower is located in the center of a square surrounded by Jalan Pasar, Jalan Selat, Jalan Bandar and Jalan Ah Cheong. It is in Teluk Intan which is a transit town for those who travel from Kuala Lumpur to Pangkor Island using the coastal route.
It was constructed in 1885 and stands at 25.2 metres high. It started to tilt four years after its completion due to an underground stream. On top of this tower is a clock, which, up till today still rings every 15 minutes. The clock was made by J.W. Benson of Ludgatehill London and the cost of building it was contributed by the local people.
This pagoda like 8-storey building was originally used as a water storage tower to supply water to the town area. The reason for the leaning are because of the soft ground on the base of the tower and the weight of the water tank.