Take Creative Photos At The Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan
The leaning tower is synonymous with Teluk Intan’s name. It was actually built for the purpose of storing water during the drought season in case there was a fire. The tower was designed in 1885, late in the 19th century, under the direction of contractor Leong Choon Chong.
It was claimed, however, by the British, Neol Danison, and then by the Japanese during their occupation of Malaysia in 1941. During this time, the tower became a watchtower. After independence in 1957, the tower became an official national monument. The construction of the pagoda-style was heavily inspired by Chinese architecture since the majority of the population of the town at that time was Chinese. Each floor is 5 metres high and there are a total of 110 steps from the ground floor to the top of the tower. The reason why the tower leans is the soft ground on which it was constructed, as well as the weight of the water in the water tank, which causes it to lean towards the southwest.
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