The existence of clock towers in every town in Malaysia reflect the life of the society at that time which required a landmark. The clock towers were built and design to symbolise the ruler and as a symbol to commemorate the leader, event or special occasion. With its unique design and its historial value, the existence of the clock towers should make us proud and be maintained for the eye view of future generation.
30sen – Sarawak State Council Monument, 1967
30sen – Sungai Petani Clock Tower, 1936
30sen – Jubilee Clock Tower Penang, 1897
30sen – Christ Church Clock Tower, Malacca, 1650
30sen – Teluk Intan Tower, 1885
RM1 – Sultan Abdul Samad Building 1897 (MS)
RM1 – Taiping Clock Tower, Perak 1881 (MS)
Sheets: 5 30sen x 20
Souvenir sheet features Sultan Abdul Samad BUilding and Taiping Clock Tower.
Topped by a shiny copper dome and a 40m high clock tower, Sultan Abdul Samad Building is a major landmark in Kuala Lumpur. It serves as the backdrop for important events such as the National Day Parade and the ushering in of the New Year. This heritage building used to be occupied by the then Apex Court of Malaysia, the Supreme Court which was subsequently renamed the Federal Court. It now houses the Commercial Division of the High Court of Malaya.
Taiping Clock Tower is now a landmark in Taiping. This fortified clock tower once served as a fire station and police station.
Teluk Intan Clock Tower
Standing at 25.5 meters right in the heart of Teluk Intan town, this clock tower appears comprising of eight levels but is actually three storey only. This pagoda-style structure was built in 1885 by Leong Choon Chong, a Chinese contractor and was originally used as a covered water tank.
The existence of clock towers in every town in Malaysia portrays the recorded historical life of society and should be preserved for the future generation. Each unique architecture and attractive design makes us proud citizens of Malaysia.
Situated right in the middle of Malacca Town, this clock tower built in 1650 is a fine example of Dutch architecture. Due to it’s unique structure and historical significance, it is a popular spot for photography.
Jubilee Clock Tower, Penang
This Moorish-style clock tower situated at the junction of Lebuh Light and Lebuh Pantai of 60 feet in height, one foot for each year of Queen Victoria’s reign. It was a gift from local millionaire Cheah Chen Eok in 1897 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria.
Sungai Petani Clock Tower
Situated right in the middle of Jalan Ibrahim, this clock tower is of 60 feet in height and build-up area of 121 square feet. It was built in 1936 and donated by Lim Lean Teng to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V and Queen Mary in London. However, it was later established as a memorial to King George V (1910-1936) as he passed away before the tower was completed.
Council Negeri Monument, Sarawak
A memorial stone was erected in 1967 and further enhanced in 1987 with a clock tower and fountain. All these, was to commemorate the centenary of Malaysia’s first and oldest State Legislative Assembly Meeting in 1867. In that particular year, an inaugural gathering of five British officers and sixteen local chiefs of various races was held there.