town in Hilir Perak District, Perak, Malaysia

Teluk Intan (formerly known as Teluk Anson) is a town in Perak, Malaysia.

Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan

It is the centre of Hilir Perak district and the third largest town of Perak state. Although the name means "Diamond Bay", the town is not located near a bay. It is founded around the oxbow meander of the Perak River, making the town look like near a bay. The locals believe that in the future, the river's flow will erode the narrow neck of the land between the loops of the meander and turn the town into an island.

Get in edit

The only method to get in is by local bus services. You may hire a taxi but the price isn't cheap.

From Ipoh

  • Station: Medan Kidd
  • Company: Ipoh - Telok Anson Express Sdn Bhd
  • Time: Every hour from 7AM until 7PM
  • Fare: Adult-RM5.85 Child-RM2.85

From Kuala Lumpur

  • Station: Puduraya & Hentian Duta
  • Company: Transnasional Express Sdn Bhd
  • Time: Every hour from 9AM until 10PM
  • Fare: Adult-RM14.20

From KLIA Airport

  • KLIA - Bidor - Teluk Intan - Sitiawan - Lumut
  • Company: Star Shuttle
  • Fare: Adult-RM45 (Two Way RM80)
  • Website: Star Shuttle

From Bagan Datoh

  • Bagan Datoh - Selekoh - Hutan Melintang - Teluk Intan
  • Company: Lower Perak Motor Service
  • Fare: Adult-RM5.20

Get around edit

Saturday Night Market (Sunday Morning Market) Every Saturday night and Sunday morning, there will be a flea market selling local Malay delicacies. The location is near the Leaning Tower.

Chitra Pournami Festival During beginning of May or sometimes end of April, there will be a festival of observed on the day of the full moon in the month of Chitirai. The whole street at the city center will be closed and a lots of stalls selling various of Hindu traditional snacks, offerings and others are being set up. This is the largest festival held in Teluk Intan every year and it is very similar to Thaipusam.

See edit

  • Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan. The tower is built in 1885 by Mr. Leong Choon Cheong for the purpose as water tower, and as a beacon to guide ships into Teluk Intan Port. Later, it was used as local Boy Scouts’ Headquarter, and now, as the local tourist attraction. The tower was tilted due to the underground stream. The area around the tower was once shores water, but now was paved with bricks and become plaza.
  • Batu Tenggek (Growing Rock). This rock was believed to be placed by the British soldier originally in a size of a matchbox. This small rock grew bigger each year until it reach the size of a boulder.

Do edit

Buy edit

  • Heong Peah

Chinese traditional biscuit with crispy layer outside, soft malt sugar paste inside. Teluk Intan Heong Peah is very famous as well as Heong Peah from Gunung Rapat (Ipoh). It is the best thing to buy as souvenirs.

Eat edit

  • Mastan Ghani Mee & Rojak (Halal), Teluk Intan Town (near the Menara Condong).
  • Krishnan Restaurant (Halal), Jalan Changkat Jong (Near to Ansoka Hotel). You can get the best home-style fried chicken here.

Teluk Intan Chee Cheong Fun (Non-Halal) edit

Soft-boiled noodle stuffed with seasoned pork. It is very different from the traditional Hong Kong Chee Cheong Fun which usually stuffed with shrimps and serve wet. Teluk Intan Chee Cheong Fun normally served dry and with some green chili pickles. good

Gulam Rasul (Halal) edit

The largest Nasi Kandar stall in Teluk Intan, and it is the local favorite site during the lunchtime. It is well known for its delicious Nasi Kandar dishes.

Keng Heng Kopitiam edit

The old traditional Chinese kopitiam, selling various kind of mee and breakfast at morning, and there will be Nasi Kandar at lunchtime. During afternoon, there will be Wantan Mee and fish balls (home made) and traditional kuih. It has been the locals’ favorite site due to the delicious traditional Chinese food they offer. There is a small photo gallery of the Teluk Intan Leaning Tower in this Kopitiam, which has more historical value than the photo gallery inside the Leaning Tower itself.

TA Sin Guan Tin 安顺新源珍 edit

The locally famous heong peah (fragrant pastries of shallots, sesame seeds and malt) are sold here

Drink edit

  • Lo Hon Ko

There is a famous stall at Jalan Sekolah which sells cold drinks and snacks. The name of the stall is called Lo Hon Ko, however, the stall is famous for its Ais Kacang (blended ice).

  • Yao Yao Bing

Also near the Lo Hon Ko stall, there are another local delicacy called Yao Yao Bing, which is a home made sherbet with a local favorite flavor. However, the Yao Yao Bing stall are not always open. If the stall is open, the sherbet sold out very fast.

  • Hainan Coffee

The best place to have specially roast Hainan Coffee is Keng Heng Kopitiam. It is a kind of Robusta coffee. However, the local worker group prefers sweeter taste. Thus, the coffee usually taste too sweet for normal people. Make sure to ask for the coffee for less sugar.

Sleep edit

  • Angsoka Hotel, 24, Jalan Changkat Jong, +60 5-6223755. Near city centre. All rooms have air-con, hot/cold water, shower. Conference/function room, credit card facilities, swimming pool. From RM55.
  • Anson Hotel, Jalan Sekolah, +60 5-6226166. City centre. All rooms have air-con, hot/cold water, shower. Conference/function room, credit card facilities, laundry, café. From RM60.
  • Hoover Hotel, 177-178, Jalan Sultan Abdullah, +60 5-6222216. All rooms have air-con, hot/cold water, shower. Laundry, café. From RM20.
  • G-City Hotel, Jalan Sultan Abdullah, +60 5-6229586. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon. All rooms fully air-conditioner, WIFI services and very clean and good in condition. RM55.
  • Sri Bandar Hotel, Jalan Sultan Abdullah, +60 5-6237534. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon. All rooms fully air-conditioner, WIFI services and very clean and good in condition RM72.60.

Go next edit

  • The Ruin of Raja Muda's Palace.

This palace was once the official residence of The Raja Muda of Perak. After the demised of The Raja Muda of Perak, the palace was neglected and drug addicts took over and stripped the palace. The remains of the palace is believed to be haunted. Also, it is illegal to going into the area because it is the property of Perak's Sultan. The Ruin is located next to the mansion of Dato. Mah, a near Jalan Sekolah (There are many Secondary schools around).

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