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Jubilee Clock Tower, George Town

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For a reminder of Malaysian colonial heritage, check out Jubilee Clock Tower, built in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. It is crafted in an ornate Moorish style and is 18 m (60 ft) tall--one imperial foot for each year of Victoria's reign. The tower leans slightly to one side as a result of Japanese bombing during World War II. Standing tall in the middle of a busy city intersection, the structure remains  an authentic reminder of bygone times. Plan to visit Jubilee Clock Tower during your George Town vacation using our convenient George Town trip itinerary builder.
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  • Around the 客引 taxi and bicycle taxis that they bought. It was smaller than I thought. Good luck can see them clearly queen Elisabeth luxury liner.
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  • If you're in the vicinity of Fort Cornwallis, you can't really miss this clock tower dedicated to Queen Victoria and commemorating her diamond jubilee. It's quite a striking feature and worth a photog...  more »
  • This tower was built in 1897 and repaired in the 1940'w after bombing during WW2. The tower is 60 feet tall-- commemorating Queen Victoria's 60 year reign--one foot per year! It is located near anothe...  more »
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  • A iconic clock tower at the proximity of Fort Cornwallis. Great place to stop by for a shortwhile before proceeding to other places of attractions nearby.
  • A Malaysian monument commemorating Queen Victoria's 60th year wearing the crown. It stands tall right outside Fort Cornwallis. A typical tourist attraction, but if you're into architecture and history, you can find some proverbial hidden gems.
  • Located on a roundabout next to the Cornwallis fort. The roundabout is busy and sometimes it's difficult to take a good photo of this landmark. Well worth the few minutes it takes to get to see it, you can catch the free bus (cat bus) as there is a stop close by.
  • In guide-books you will find a lot on the clock-tower, but hardly anything on what is the stainless steel structure in the centre of the roundabout where it stands. Well, I managed to figure it out what it represents. The clock tower stands at a very busy roundabout. This place is often the first thing the people will see when they arrive at Penang Ferry terminal - that is where many giant cruise ships disembark. The taxis and rikshaws like to take passengers here as they abandon when the ferries arrive. The 60 feet high clock tower is divided into four tiers. The first tier is octagonal, followed by square base. Second and third tiers and finishes by arched and domed cupola. Moorish design elements such as the dome and arches, the balconies on the second tier with horse shoe arched openings, battlemented parapet of the first tier and etc. were used in the design. The clock placed on the third tier. From a far the clock tower look more like a minaret of a mosque. The longest tier, the base tier is octagonal in shape and lined with the words "This clock tower is presented to Penang by Cheah Chen Eok in commemoration of Her Majesty Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee 1937-18". A stainless steel betel nut structure was recently erected at the roundabout next to the clock tower, making it a striking contemporary landmark right next to the more traditionally-built clock tower. Picture was taken in November 2016
  • Just a landmark. With a tower and a clock to commemorate Queen Victoria. Busy intersection however.