Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Clocktower, Penang

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Lebuh Light, Pulau Pinang
  • it is beside the areca nut round about
    it is beside the areca nut round about
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  • Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Clocktower
    by THLIN
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    Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower

    by DaHongHua Written May 28, 2014

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    It is located at the begining of Light Street where it meet Lebuh Pantai. The 60 foot clock tower was built in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Each foot represents a year in the Queen's reign.
    Interesting spots near here are the areca nut ( Biji Pinang ) round about, the Port Sweetenham, the Explanade and the Fort Cornwallis.

    Address: Light Street off Lebuh Pantai

    it is beside the areca nut round about
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    Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Clocktower

    by Willettsworld Written Aug 16, 2010

    This clock tower, just south of Fort Cornwallis, was presented to Penang by local millionaire, Cheah Chen Eok, in 1897 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. Built in a Moorish style, the tower is sixty feet tall, one foot for each year of Victoria's reign.

    Address: Light Street

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    A Tower with a tale

    by THLIN Written Sep 12, 2009

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    Thanks to Eric, who is a local, I know a tale of this tower:
    Before this tower was built, the two stone lions standing in front of Tian-hou temple (Mazhu) liked to come out and played in the ocean. According to the story, local had actually seen them playing a few times. But, once this tower was built by the British, the tow stone lions staying still and never come out again.

    Well, he had a sincere face when he told me about the folk tale; I would believe so since we also has similar stories in Taiwan.
    Believe it or not... ;-)

    Address: Light Street

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    110 Year Old!

    by travelpug Updated Nov 12, 2007

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    If you follow the walking tour suggested by Lonely Planet Guidebook, this is the starting point of the tour. This clock tower was donated by a local chinese to honour Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897. It is 60 feet tall - one foot for each year of her reign. It is 110 years old, and still functioning!!

    Address: Light Street

    Directions: At the eastern end of Lebuh Light, next to a roundabout.

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    Clock Tower

    by black_mimi99 Written Jul 23, 2006

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    The moorish-style clocktower at the junction of Lebuh Light and Lebuh Pantai is sixty feet tall, one foot for each year of Victoria's reign. A corner of the wall surrounding Fort Cornwallis appears behind the tower, which was built to commemorate Queen Victoria's 1897 Jubilee.

    Address: Light Street

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    Clock Tower

    by Ines28 Written Dec 12, 2004

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    The moorish-style clocktower at the junction of Lebuh Light and Lebuh Pantai is sixty feet tall, one foot for each year of Victoria's reign. A corner of the wall surrounding Fort Cornwallis appears behind the tower, which was built to commemorate Queen Victoria's 1897 Jubilee.

    Address: Light Street

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    Clock Tower

    by Imbi Written Feb 2, 2004

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    In 1897 a local millionaire Cheah Chen Eok who loved this Penang city so much decided to present something memorable. On the occasion of celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria he presented a 20 yards high Clock Tower.

    Address: Light Street

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    Clock Tower

    by hundertmorgen Updated May 25, 2003

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    The clock tower - of 60 feet high (one feet for each year of administration), was presented to Penang by local millionaire, Cheah Chen Eok in 1897 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria.

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    Clock Tower

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003

    Towering 60 feet high, the clock tower was presented to Penang by local millionaire Cheah Chen Eok in 1897 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria.

    Address: Pesara King Edward

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