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 comprising of 8 different levels. Once inside, however,
one will be surprised to discover that the building is actually
divided only into 3 storeys.
This pagoda-style structure was built in 1885 by a Chinese contractor
named 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