Malaysia boasts its own
equivalent to the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, right
here at the heart of the Teluk Intan town centre. Like its Italian
counterpart, the Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan has a leftward slant,
and all the ingredients to make it an architectural sight to behold.
Standing at 25.5 metres tall, its construction detail gives it an
appearance which comprises of 8 different levels.
however, one will be surprised to discover that the building is
actually divided into only 3 storeys.
This pagoda-style structure was built in 1885 by a Chinese contractor namely Leong Choon
Chong, and was originally used as a
covered water tank to store potable water for the immediate vicinity. Today, it stands as an architectural oddity that
continues to attract visitors to Teluk Intan.
Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan,
Perak's Unique Oddity