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Historical Place - Clock Towers

(24 May 2003)

 

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The existence of clock towers in every town in Malaysia portrays the recorded historical life of society and should be preserved for the future generation. Each unique architecture and attractive design makes us proud citizens of Malaysia.

Christ Church Clock Tower, Malacca

Situated right in the middle of Malacca Town, this clock tower built in 1650 is a fine example of Dutch architecture. Due to it's unique structure and historical significance, it is a popular spot for photography.

Teluk Intan Clock Tower

Standing at 25.5 meters right in the heart of Teluk Intan town, this clock tower appears comprising of eight levels but is actually three storey only. This pagoda-style structure was built in 1885 by Leong Choon Chong, a Chinese contractor and was originally used as a covered water tank.

Sungai Petani Clock Tower

Situated right in the middle of Jalan Ibrahim, this clock tower is of 60 feet in height and build-up area of 121 square feet. It was built in 1936 and donated by Lim Lean Teng to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V and Queen Mary in London. However, it was later established as a memorial to King George V (1910-1936) as he passed away before the tower was completed.

Council Negeri Monument, Sarawak

A memorial stone was erected in 1967 and further enhanced in 1987 with a clock tower and fountain. All these, was to commemorate the centenary of Malaysia's first and oldest State Legislative Assembly Meeting in 1867. In that particular year, an inaugural gathering of five British officers and sixteen local chiefs of various races was held there.

Jubilee Clock Tower, Penang

This Moorish-style clock tower situated at the junction of Lebuh Light and Lebuh Pantai of 60 feet in height, one foot for each year of Queen Victoria's reign. It was a gift from local millionaire Cheah Chen Eok in 1897 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria.



Technical Details

Date of Issue 24 May 2003
Denomination 30 sen (5 designs)
Stamp Size 30mm X 40mm
Miniature Sheet Denomination RM1.00 (2 designs)
Miniature Sheet Size 100mm X 70mm
Stamp Size in Miniature Sheet 40mm X 50mm
Perforation 14
Sheet Content 20 stamps
Paper SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process Lithography

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