Thursday, April 14, 2011

Leaning Tower in Perak, Malaysia.

Leaning Tower in Perak, Malaysia.

This pagoda-style structure was built in 1885 by a Chinese contractor named Leong Choon Chong, and was originally used as a covered water tank to store potable water for the immediate vicinity. Before it became known as the leanging Tower, it was called Clock Tower. Today, it stands as an architectural oddity that continues to attract visitors to Teluk Intan (formerly known as Teluk Anson).
The clock was made by J.W. Benson, Ludgatehill, London. The British administration regarded the tower as the town time-keeper because of the huge clock. The clock is still working today!

Details of the roofing

Terra cotta tiles for roofing

water tank looking like a space ship

interior of the leaning tower -
check out
the light coming through the lattice railing
on the white brick wall

Clock pendant

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