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MINDSET SHIFT: EMPLOYEE TO ENTREPRENEUR

MINDSET SHIFT: EMPLOYEE TO ENTREPRENEUR
BY JAMES OH

Friday, February 25, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG GRANDMA OF TELUK INTAN

Hi! Everyone,
Trust you will love the new dress of this famous Grandma, Menara Condong, Teluk Intan, Perak.

Lately it has been 'dressed up' in purple hues - pretty in purple so to speak. I am sure you will agree with me that it still looks very sexy and attractive. Right?

Its background
This equivalent to the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, is situated right  at the heart of the Teluk Intan town centre.  Similar to 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. It is the pride of Teluk Intan or formerly known as Teluk Anson.

Standing proudly with the height of 8 different levels of 25.5 meters, but actually divided into only three storeys. Amazing, right? When it was first built, its structure was straight however it began to tilt about 1.8 metre towards Jalan Bandar between 1889 and 1895, due to the weight of its water tank.


Append below please find its photos.















Teluk Intan Leaning Tower ( Menara Condong Teluk Intan )


This pagoda-like structure was built by the Chinese contractor named Mr. Leong Choon Choong, in 1885. It was used initially as a covered water tank for 800 Teluk Intan residents at that time. During the Japanese Occupation, it was then be used as an observation post for the Japanese Army. Subsequently, it became headquarters for the Boys Scouts.
These days, it just function as the clock and tourist center. Its clock tower’s caretaker will wind up the clock’s mechanism using a crank every Wednesday. Commissioned in London, the clock chimes twice every 15 minutes. Its' old yet sexy voice can be heard as far as eight kilometres in radius especially at night. Come and hear it yourself. Please share with us your experience regardless whether you agree or disagree with us.

To get to Teluk Intan from the North-South Expressway, exit at Bidor Interchange and proceed to the road leading to Teluk Intan. The Tower is easily accessible through Jalan Selat. Have a blessed journey.

Remember to walk up its winding stairs to the top of the tower, if permitted. You will surely have fun and excitement for doing so.

Thank for your precious time to read this rewarding and refreshing article.

See you again for more exciting news.


James Oh

Skype me at james.oh18

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