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Teluk Intan

In a small town called Teluk Intan in the State of Perak, about two hours drive up north from Kuala Lumpur, stands a quaint but leaning building. Known as the Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan, the building is 25.5 meters tall and is leaning. The tower has three floors but it looks like an 8-storey building from the outside. In 1885, a Chinese contractor, Leong Choon Chong built the building, using wood and bricks, to store portable water for the people living in that area during drought. A clock, made in London was placed on the top of the tower to tell the time. The pagoda style structure was influenced by Chinese architecture because the majority of the population of the town at that time was Chinese. To reach to the top of the tower, you have to climb 110 steps. The building started to lean because of the soft ground below and the weight of the water tank that was used to store water in the past.