Tower sights in Peninsular Malaysia – West Coast
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The Birch Memorial Clock Tower (1909) was erected in memory of James WW Birch, Perak's first British Resident, who was murdered at Pasir Salak. The friezes on the clock tower are meant to illustrate the growth of civilisation, featuring figures such as Moses, Buddha, Shakespeare and Charles Darwin. A figure representing Mohammed has since been erased. Birch was not a popular man locally. The road on which his memorial stands has been renamed in honour of one of his killers.
It's a short walk from the train station on Jln Dato' Sagor.
This gleaming white tower topped by a Moorish dome was donated by a local Chinese millionaire to honour Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897, it stands 18m (60ft) tall - one foot for each year of her reign.