Malaysia

Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan

Malaysia’s version of the Leaning Tower of Pisa was designed as a pagoda because of the area’s large Chinese population.

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Built at the end of the 19th century, the Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan (often abbreviated as TILT), was built to be a watertower to keep a reservoir for the dry season, or in case of fire. Unfortunately, the ground was too soft to support the tower’s weight, which caused it to lean. Styled like an 8 story pagoda, the interior is actually only divided into 3 floors. During the Japanese occupation of Malaysia, it was used as a watch tower, and between 1977 and 1992 was used as an office by the Family Planning Board. Today, the clock atop the 25 meters tall tower chimes every 15 minutes, and visitors can are welcome to scale the tower to feel the tilt for themselves. Even at night the tower stands out - it’s usually illuminated with multi-coloured lights!

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CountryMalaysia
Local time9:09 AM GMT+8
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