Jubilee Clock Tower

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The Jubilee Clock Tower.

The Jubilee Clock Tower, in George Town, Penang, Malaysia, is a Moorish-style Jubilee clocktower at the junction of Lebuh Light (Light Street) and Lebuh Pantai (Beach Street). Built to commemorate Queen Victoria's 1897 Diamond Jubilee, the tower is sixty feet tall, one foot for each year of Victoria's reign. A corner of the wall surrounding Fort Cornwallis is situated behind the tower.[1]

The clock tower is slightly tilted, a result of Allied (or Japanese) bombing during the WW2.

Evening view of the Jubilee Clock Tower with Fort Cornwallis in the background

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jubilee Clock Tower". The Victorian Web. Retrieved 2007-04-03. 

Coordinates: 5°25′09″N 100°20′39″E / 5.419207°N 100.34417°E / 5.419207; 100.34417