Clock Tower, Taiping
The Clock Tower of Taiping is the iconic landmark building of the town. It was under threat before being conserved as an important history of Taiping colorful past.
Located in the middle of town on the major road "Jalan Kota", it is hard to miss.
The rest of the building has been demolished but it used to be a police station and fire station. Now the clock tower section is used as an information center.
The Taiping Clock Tower has become a symbol of Taiping... Located on the main Jalan Kota, the building is very conspicious as you drive down Jalan Kota towards the Taiping Lake Garden... The tower was built of wood in the year 1881 and re-built in bricks in 1890. The actual building was in the shape of a square fort, part of which has since been demolished. There is a unique red telephone booth outside one of the two entrances to the tower...
The building was used as the town police station as well as the fire brigade between 1908 and 1950 before being abandoned... It is now used as the Taiping Visitor Information Centre.
The Old Clock Tower of Taiping was built in 1881. Originally built of wood, the structure was rebuilt from bricks nine years later, in 1890. The actual building was in the shape of a square fort, part of which has since been demolished. Between 1908 and 1950, the Clock Tower building was used as the town police station as well as the fire brigade. After that, it was left abandoned until recently, when it was converted into the Taiping Visitor Information Centre.
One of many British Colonial Buildings. Built in 1870. A main landmark in Taiping. Initially was not in pink color. Just hate that color.