HISTORICAL PLACES - CLOCK TOWERS
The existence of clock towers in every town in Malaysia portrays the recorded historical life of society and should be preserved for the future generation. Each unique architecture and attractive design makes us proud citizens of Malaysia.
Situated right in the middle of Malacca Town, this clock tower built in 1650 is a fine example of Dutch architecture. Due to its unique structure and historical significance, it is a popular spot for photography.
Standing at 25.5 metres right in the middle of Teluk Intan town, this clock tower appears comprising of eight levels but is actually three storeys only. This pagoda-style structure was built in 1885 by Leong Choon Chong, a Chinese contractor and was originally used as a covered water tank.
Situated right in the middle of Jalan Ibrahim, this clock tower is 60 feet in height and has a built-up area of 121 square feet. It was built in 1936 and donated by Lim Lean Teng to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V and Queen Mary in London. However, it was later established as a memorial to King George V (1910-1936) as he passed away before the tower was completed.
A memorial stone was erected in 1967 and further enhanced in 1987 with a clock tower and fountain. All these was to commemorate the centenary of Malaysia’s first and oldest State Legislative Assembly Meeting in 1867. In that particular year, an inaugural gathering of five British officers and sixteen local chiefs of various races was held there.
This Moorish-style clock tower situated at the Junction of Lebuh Light and Lebuh Pantai is 60 feet in height, symbolically one foot for every year of Queen Victoria’s reign. It was a gift from local millionaire Cheah Chen Eok in 1897 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria.