"The Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan" Top 5 Page for this destination Teluk Intan by l_joo

Teluk Intan Travel Guide: 51 reviews and 90 photos

Picture on top is Teluk Intan's leaning tower, the location is somewhere in the town centre, a beginner like me need no direction guides to find it, very easy. I did not spend much time to explore the town, just drove around a few times to snap some important scenes with my old compact camera then. I was told that if you ever visit Teluk Intan, the 'pniah' is a must, but couldn't find the shop. Pniah is my self invented word derived from the Peranakan Hokkien of Penang, pronounced as p'nyiah, but please don't learn, very difficult. Anyway the meaning is biscuits, pniah is simply biscuits. The biscuits of Teluk Intan was so damn famous, that was told by friends, I don't know.

Brief History
According to http://ms.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teluk_Intan, in the beginning the town was given name Teluk Mak Intan, a name of a girl from Sumatera where her ring was said fallen into the Perak River. In year 1882, another person with name Sir Archibald Edward Harbord Anson ( 1826 – 1925) had his name written here, as Teluk Anson, and then for about a hundred years, someone decided to change the name again, this time as Teluk Intan, on 17 November 1981.

Leaning Tower was built in 1885 by a chinese contractor, Leong Choon Choong. Standing at 25.5m, originally built for water storage but today probably just for visitors to watch.

And this is, I supposed a church, as a non-believer I have no idea what name of church this is but I find this architecture quite attractive as a promotional material on VT, just enjoy its outlook. Opposite this church is an Anglo-Chinese school St. Anthony, perhaps related to this church.

  • Last visit to Teluk Intan: Dec 2001
  • Intro Updated Aug 19, 2005
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  • virtualling's Profile Photo
    May 12, 2005 at 1:12 AM

    i still can't get over it. my fanily's from teluk intan. but where got p'nyiah huh? i think you meant heong peng izit? semi-spheric looking biscuits with malt or tau sah in it.

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