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An Article From Vicinity Perak - Merdeka Clock Towers Of Perak - Volume 2 Issue 12, September 2006

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Subject :An Article from Vicinity Perak - Merdeka Clock Towers of Perak - Volume 2 Issue 12, September 2006
Published By : Published by Vicinity Media Corporation Sdn Bhd 
Location : Ipoh, Perak
Estimated Year : 2006
Media Type : Article
Source : Vicinity Perak, Ipoh
Remark : The British’s love for clock towers has overwhelmed this nation; in the sense that every main city possesses one or more of these masterpieces. Perak is home to some of these timepieces to commemorate significant events. The Parit Buntar Clock Tower built in 1959 was officiated by the country’s first Prime Minister. The Independence Clock Tower in Sungai Siput was built in 1960. Built to commemorate the coronation of King George VI in 1939, the Kuala Kangsar Clock Tower stands strategically at roundabout intersection of several roads in the town.

The Malay College Kuala Kangsar has its own clock tower too which was built as a centrepiece in 1955. Situated behind the Town Hall in Ipoh, the J.W.W. Birch Clock Tower constructed in 1909, stands tall as a reminder to the demise of the British resident. The Parit Independence Clock Tower was put up not only in honour of Independence Day but to declare Perak Tengah as the centre for Malay culture. The Kampar Independence Clock Tower was the first clock tower to be built in 1957 to commemorate Independence Day.

To read more about the Birch Memorial Clock Tower click here

To read more about The Malay College, Kuala Kangsar, click here.

Filename : 20090115-004