Thursday, June 18, 2009
14 June 2009-A visit to the Menara Condong (Leaning Tower) @ Teluk Intan (Anson), Perak
One of the town attractions is a Leaning Tower erected in 1885 by a Chinese builder, Mr. Leong Choon Cheong. 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. 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. The main street at the centre of Teluk Intan is also named after Mr. Leong Choon Cheong to commemorate his contribution. The name of the street is "Jalan Ah Cheong"
At last, dear took me there. And we had some pictures captured inside the menara. As usual, I will also capture our pictures inside the tower.. let me capture dear.
And he also help to take pictures of me inside. :P
And lastly both of us…..
By standing inside, I manage to capture the town of Teluk Intan inside as well.. :P