The Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Clock tower, in Georgetown in Penang
is a Moorish-style Clock tower.
It's located in the middle of the roundabout at corner Fort Cornwallis outside Swettenham
Pier of Lebuh Light and Lebuh Beach. Used to chime correctly but I think
the clock is no longer accurate timed. It's sixty feet tall, one foot for each year of Victoria's
A corner of the wall surrounding Fort Cornwallis appears behind
the tower, which was built to commemorate Queen Victoria's 1897 Jubilee.
|The Clock tower is
in Georgetown just near the ferry terminal of the Swettenham
Also very close by is the Esplanade (the City Hall) and Fort Cornwallis. Don't
forget to visit the old British fort (made by Sir Francis Light), when you go to the
Be careful by crossing the street, because there's a lot of
traffic at the roundabout with the Clock tower in the middle.
Next to the Esplanade is a popular waterfront promenade which
stretches from the hawker stalls at one end to the clock tower
at the other.
This Victoria Memorial Clock Tower was donated by Cheah Chen Eok in
1897. This man was a
wealthy Penang citizen.
Cheah Chen Eok
in 1897 presented the colck tower to commemorate the Diamond
Jubilee of Queen Victoria.
The 60ft-high (18.3m) clock tower--symbolising
60 years of the Queen's reign--was only completed in 1902 when she had
passed away. The clock tower was finally completed in 1920.
The tower cost 35,000 Straits Dollars to build. During
World War II, bombs dropped on King Edward Place and caused the clock
tower to tilt slightly.
Location: The roundabout at the end of Pesara Raja Edward.
Stay duration at the Clock Tower:
approx. 15 minutes