Birch Memorial Clock Tower
Birch Memorial Clock Tower
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China14,456 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
A key tin mining town in colonial times, Ipoh is full of British-influenced buildings that reflect past glory and affluence. This impressive clock tower is a perfect example. Nestled in a serene garden, Birch Memorial Clock Tower adds a layer of unique European flair to Ipoh.
Written 21 January 2024
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G2Kpauly
Melbourne, Australia1,940 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
This old clock tower is worth a look on a city sightseeing tour. It says alittle about the history of this clock tower and is good for a quick photo.
Written 5 November 2022
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JiaYin@SEU338E
Seremban, Malaysia82 contributions
Jul 2020
The clock tower is just opposite to the Ipoh train station and near to a food court nearby. Worth visit for check-in pictures.
Written 13 June 2021
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SihuiLee@SEU338E
Butterworth, Malaysia155 contributions
Jul 2019
The Birch Memorial clock tower is quite close to the main railway train station of Ipoh.
The colonial architecture is really attracted to me.
As it is so hot so the best go there after 5 pm.
Written 12 June 2020
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Koloblicin
Singapore, Singapore595 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
The clock tower is quite close to the train station and occupies a huge space, signifying the importance of the clock tower to the city. The design of the clock tower is in sync with the architecture of the place.
Written 13 March 2020
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Shane
Perth, Australia265 contributions
Feb 2020
Worth a quick visit the clock tower is named after J Birch who was somewhat controversial. Apparently he and the Malays didnt get along to such an extent he was assassinated by them. One interesting thing about the clock is that one of the portraits on the tower is whited out. I was told by a local that this was Mohamed and the Malays had protested about him been portrayed so it had been painted out. The white paint is fading so you can still make out the original portrait underneath
Written 27 February 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK179,646 contributions
Feb 2020
The Birch Memorial Clock Tower is a clock tower located close to the main railway station of Ipoh and the town hall of the city. The tower was created as a memorial to James Birch, who was the British resident of Perak during the British Empire. As clock towers go, this is a standard four sided tower with each face displaying a clock. The tower is painted in a simple black and white scheme, and interestingly has four spires surrounding the tower rather than on the tower itself. Most of the things to see in Ipoh are around this area, so it’s worth a quick diversion.
Written 16 February 2020
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Derrick Yu
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1 contribution
Dec 2019 • Friends
Nothing much to travel, only can come to this heritage place,weather was hot, nice place to snap picture
Written 29 December 2019
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PWindle
Brussels, Belgium58 contributions
Aug 2019
Good to see. The colonial architechture really pulls me, but it is so hot that most people just stay in their cars. Don't know much about this building, don't know if you can visit it.
Written 16 November 2019
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rahmahj2018
Ipoh, Malaysia12 contributions
Dec 2018
Interesting place to visit and note that it was erected in honour of the British resident governor at that time, who was killed by the locals.. There are pictures / paintings of the happenings of that era. At least this building has not been removed but left to stand in this Malay state..
Written 8 November 2019
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