Hello friends in TE.
The leaning tower of Teluk Intan is the Malaysia equivalent of the world famous Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. It is located in the centre of the town of Teluk Intan, Perak. The tower is slanted leftward, similar to the Tower of Pisa. It is 25.5 metres tall and, from the outside, looks like a 8 storey building, though inside it is actually divided into 3 storeys.
The tower is located in the center of a square surrounded by Jalan Pasar, Jalan Selat, Jalan Bandar and Jalan Ah Cheong.
The purpose for building the tower, also known as the Clock Tower, was to store water for the locals during the drought season, in case of fire. The clock on the tower was also used to keep time.
The tower was built under the guidance of contractor Leong Choon Chong in the late 19th century. However, it was claimed by a Briton, Neol Danison, and then the Japanese during their occupation of Malaysia in 1941. During this time, the tower became the Japanese’s watch tower.
After Independence, in the year 1957, the tower became an official national monument.
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pajaran (44278) 2013-04-29 22:21
Interesantan tekst o tornju sa datim podacima ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazan toranj i kuce u pozadini.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the tower with the given data ...
Good picture, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good composition, nice tower and the house shown in the background.
Have a great day, all the best.
krzychu30 (14332) 2013-04-30 0:37
beautiful Asian "Leaning Tower".Something new for me,but it looks realy great.You chose good perspective to capture the tower in all its glory.Also the overally quality of the image is flawless.
Have a good day
snunney (75062) 2013-04-30 4:23
A most interesting and unusual building with a chequered history. I like how you have framed it setting it in context with its surroundings. Good technical presentation.
danos (80226) 2013-04-30 4:30
nice the view of the leaning tower Teluk Intan,with its traditional architectural style to be so bautiful.I like the excellent light and the colour management as the clarity of the scene.
Sergiom (48836) 2013-04-30 5:24
Un beau cadrage vertical qui avantage cette belle tour à étages qui pousse tel un champignon dans le ciel. La lumière difficile est bien gérée.
Nicou (109564) 2013-04-30 8:46
quelle tour, superbe image et compo avec ces arrondis comme des anneaux quelle vue et compo avec l'horloge ce beaux toits splendide.
Bravo et amitié
manrezaei (1833) 2013-04-30 9:09
Fantastic shot. I like the lovely view you captured here. The composition, contrast and lights superbly managed.
adramad (32807) 2013-04-30 9:10
A superb composition, with the remarkable contrast between the low houses surrounding the square, with the extra height of the tower which rises majestically in the center, the building recalls the style of the pagodas and you have captured a fantastic POV.
Very nice colorful tones.
The lighting is perfect, good sharpness also to admire the details.
Have a good day.
Graal (93552) 2013-04-30 10:41
unusual construction and architecture of tower. Good shot and presentation at TE. Interesting informations. Photo I like.
Have a nice evening.
papagolf21 (80920) 2013-04-30 11:44
Bonsoir, cher Jusni,
Voilà une image très intéressante et très instructive.
Elle mérite véritablement une très bonne place parmi les photos sur TE.
Jolie prise de vue avec note fort bien rédigée.
npecanhuk (58152) 2013-04-30 19:32
Very interesting leaning tower!
Attractive architecture picture!
Special regards to the vertical format, colors, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Silvio1953 (109172) 2013-05-02 11:26
Ciao Jusni, great view of fantastic tower, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jhm (130556) 2013-05-03 4:06
I learns everyday something on TE, this is the first time that I see these lovely tower, thanks for your interesting notes.
The colours in the sky are specially, you took a very nice moment.
Splendid lovely picture taken with a nice light management.
Excellent captured, nice presented.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
fabbs99 (13427) 2013-05-05 22:18
Fascinating architecture with a very nice perspective and good framing and some nice colors too.Excellent composition, very well done, TFS.
Congratulations. Have a nice day .
mcmtanyel (7277) 2013-05-08 19:47
What a beautiful structure! Imagine my surprise when I found out, through your photograph & note, that the Tower of Pisa is not the only leaning tower in the world. Thank you so much for sharing this. This is what TE is all about!
mohammad_H (7938) 2013-05-09 2:32
Strange and beautiful castle, Dubai Real world is amazing, and thank you for showing an eye-catching appeal of this place
Corry (3324) 2013-05-09 4:46
Belle découverte de cette imitation moderne de la vieille tour penchée de Pise. La photo nous en donne vraiment un bon aperçu. Bien fait.
Urs (14082) 2013-05-09 6:26
So there is another leaning tower not just the one in Pisa but also in Teluk Intan. I will have to visit this place, that's for sure. This tower must provide a very good view over the township and the surrounding area. All details can be seen clearly. Very good photo job
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eldancer1 (22367) 2013-05-09 7:37
Awesome capture of this leaning tower with Oriental slant. And thank you for the wonderful information. Great pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
Sonata11 (31871) 2013-05-09 8:51
very beautiful composition and interesting the leaning tower architecture and its beauty. Fantastic work and presentation with splendid colors, sharpness, clarity, great POV. Perfectly well done. Love it.
All the best,
Angshu (53653) 2013-05-10 7:18
Nice picture of the leaning tower of Jalan Pasar. Would I be mistakien in saying that this has strong Chinese influence in its architecture? But surely I have learnt something new today
Cricri (95279) 2013-05-10 13:00
Belle et intéressante architecture de la tour, tel une succession de coupole, bonne lumière et détails, suivi d'une bonne note
Schnappilic (9498) 2013-05-11 2:01
Very good presentation of this spectacular tower together with interesting note. TFS!
mirosu (10094) 2013-05-12 22:53
This is excellently captured Teluk Intan tower from very well selected viewpoint. The view from lover angle makes the tower majestic and dominant. The light is perfect, the contrast against sky excellent.
delpeoples (50259) 2013-05-22 3:18
I never knew that Malaysia had its own Leaning Tower of Pisa! How wonderful. It certainly has its own variation to the theme, with the unmistakable Asian architecture. A wonderful note to accompany the photo. Thanks for sharing this fascinating photo, I have learnt something new.
shevchenko (18989) 2013-07-21 20:22
Beautiful pagoda and old architectures in background, lovely old town view in a sunny day, very nice there is less busy, distinct photo, good shoot.
- Copyright: Jusni Nasirun (jusninasirun) (17152)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-04-16
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon powershot G7
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-29 22:06