Birch Memorial Tower

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  • Address: 31650 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 00:45 Mins
  • Tags: Historical Site, Tower, Architecture , Heritage Building

This tower is erected in memory of J.W.W.Birch, the first British Resident of Perak who was assassinated in 1875 by local Malay Chief Datuk Maharaja Lela. Standing in front of the Ipoh State Mosque, the square tower comprises a portrait bust and four panels illustrating the growth of civilization.

The clock tower has one mother bell, 6 feet 6 inches in diameter and four smaller bells which were used to strike the chimes of Big Ben. At the corners of the belfry, terracotta figures are mounted on pedestals representing the four "Virtues of British Administration" - Loyalty, Justice, Patience and Fortitude. On the civilization panel, 44 famous figures in world history were portrayed. The image of the last Prophet facing the mosque was painted over in the 1990s. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Ipoh itinerary 1 day.

Birch Memorial Tower Travel Tips

  • Read up on the history of J.W.W Birch.

Entrance Ticket Details For Birch Memorial Tower

  • Entry is free.

Birch Memorial Tower Hours

  • Natural attraction, hence it is open for 24 hours. 

How to Reach Birch Memorial Tower

  • 450 meters from Ipoh Railway Station. You can go on foot.


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  • Birch Memorial Tower Address: 31650 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
  • Birch Memorial Tower Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Birch Memorial Tower(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Birch Memorial Tower: 00:45 Mins
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  • 33.81% of people who visit Ipoh include Birch Memorial Tower in their plan

  • 58.77% of people start their Birch Memorial Tower visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Birch Memorial Tower

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

90.69% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Birch Memorial Tower

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