Teluk Anson: The Faded Gem of Lower Perak

loading Leaning Clock Tower (formerly Water Tower).

Teluk Anson is one of the few towns in Perak that owes its existence and prosperity to waterborne trade.1 It was initially a struggling village made up of attap huts, located at a horseshoe-shaped meander fronting a confluence of three rivers: Perak River, Manik River and Bidor River. The village was originally called Teluk Mak Intan and served as a landing and pick-up point for boats that sailed up and down the rivers. It was named after a Mandailing lady, who bathed in the river and lost her diamond hairpin.2


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