Jubilee Clock Tower

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Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower
Victoria Clock Tower Penang Dec 2006 001.jpg
Jubilee Clock Tower is located in central George Town, Penang
Jubilee Clock Tower
Location within George Town's UNESCO World Heritage Site (purple)
Coordinates5°25′9.8214″N 100°20′39.0984″E / 5.419394833°N 100.344194000°E / 5.419394833; 100.344194000Coordinates: 5°25′9.8214″N 100°20′39.0984″E / 5.419394833°N 100.344194000°E / 5.419394833; 100.344194000
LocationGeorge Town, Penang, Malaysia
DesignerCheah Chen Eok
TypeJubilee clock tower
Height97 ft (30 m)
Beginning date1897
Completion date1902
Dedicated toQueen Victoria
TypeCultural
Criteriaii, iii, iv
Designated2008 (32nd session)
Reference no.1223
RegionAsia-Pacific

The Jubilee Clock Tower, in George Town, Penang, Malaysia, is a Moorish-style Jubilee clocktower at the junction of Light Street and 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 bombing during the Second World War.

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

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  1. ^ "Jubilee Clock Tower". The Victorian Web. Retrieved 3 April 2007.