Top 10 Teluk Intan Attractions (2021)

Teluk Intan is a town in the Hilir Perak district of south west Perak state, on the banks of the mighty Perak River. It has a population of 120,000 but it seems much smaller. The town centre area, which is almost surrounded by a giant loop in the river, has a small town feel to it. However, this small city is not short of sights to behold and is a proven tourist destination, especially for those who value the intricate architecture of our history.

1. War Memorial Stone

Inscribed on a traffic island in the center of town, is this memorial stone that reminds us to never forget those who have died for their country. The plinth reads ‘when the sun goes down and in the morning we will remember them- 1914 – 1918; 1939-1945’. Since there are no lists detailing Teluk Intan’s casualties during these wars, they remain only remembered generically by all Malaysians collectively rather than individually like other types of events or struggles where one might be able list names here such as sports championships etc.

2. Old Court House

The former Court House building was built in 1880 and used as a court until 1983. On Sundays, this place of law made room for worship when St Luke’s Church opened its doors on High Street opposite Scootertown Primary School (1895). Now it appears to have been taken over by the country’s army who are known throughout history not just here but countrywide too – for they usually know how to preserve heritage buildings well enough so you can enjoy them forever!

3. Old Post Office

The old post office building, which was built in 1895, was the seat of authority for the British colonial administration. The clock tower was removed during World War Two to avoid being used as a navigation landmark by enemy planes entering Malaysia from Thailand. However, its original appearance can still be seen within the compound of this complex which is now occupied by the Malaysian Postal Services Department (Pos Malaysia). This rare building is a sight to see for those who love history, giving them a glimpse of how the town was in the past!

4. St Luke’s Church

St Luke’s Church is Teluk Intan’s oldest non-conformist place of worship having first opened its doors here on 10 June 1883. This church, which was designed by Monier-Williams who is better known for his contribution to the design of English speaking churches in India and other countries like Singapore; Malaysia etc., stands at a height above you as soon as it appears through an open gateway situated near Scooter Town Primary School (1895). Built using red bricks with white plaster both externally and internally, the walls make this building look attractive during all times but especially so when lit up beautifully at night time!

5. Hainan Temple

The Hainan Temple is a magnificent Chinese-style house that was founded by Cheah Tek Soon, an entrepreneur who made his fortune through rubber plantations in Kedah before venturing into other businesses. He endowed this building under conditions where Muslims should not be charged for entry fees to visit it and gave them free access every day of the week so long as they declared themselves followers on Islam while asking others about their beliefs too!

6. Teluk Intan Railway Station

In 1893, just one year after the completion of the Kuala Lumpur – Ipoh railway line, a track linking Teluk Intan with the main line at Kuala Sepetang was laid as part of Perak’s first railway link to the outside world. In 1895, this station was opened as the terminus of the Kinta Valley Line from Ipoh and continued to serve as such until 1931 when it became a stop for express trains from Kuala Lumpur terminating here before heading back again. Today, Teluk Intan Railway Station is one of Malaysia’s most well-preserved early 20th century buildings housing several government departments including Pertubuhan Kebajikan Masyarakat Islam Kelantan (PEMENANG) or Muslim Welfare Organization of Kelantan which provides assistance to poor families in the state of Kelantan.

Today, as a symbol of this town’s rich history and as one of the best preserved landmarks representing Malaysia’s multicultural heritage, Teluk Intan Railway Station is open to tourists who are encourage to explore its much well-maintained interiors which include waiting areas for passengers, ticketing booths, railways offices and even malai kadai (Malaysian Indian grocery stores) still in existence today!

7. The Central Market

The Teluk Intan Central Market is a historical landmark that was originally opened on 15 June 1928 at the intersection of Jalan Pasar Besar (High Street) and Jalan Bandar Besar but destroyed during World War Two when it suffered heavy bombing from an enemy plane. After being abandoned for several years, this market reopened with its present site located just south-eastern end High St near to where they were relocated or established themselves in 1948. The people who live here are very proud because not only do you have access to fresh food items but also there are lots of shopping options available too!

8. Hock Lee Bus Station

Hock Lee Bus Station is an old and historic bus station that has been around since the 1930s. When first built, it was located next to Central Market but after conversion for its proximity with this market in 1934; HLBBS’ current location at Teluk Intan Road took over as new home base of operations from thereon forth until today’s day when we serve as one such vital link between Butterworth (GE Heights) & Johor Bahru. The place went by different names during those early decades – including Federal Motor Service Route or FMSR Passenger Depot before being renamed Hock-Lee following a gentleman named Mr Ong Chwee Siong who passed away while fighting WWII overseas sometime in 1944.

Visit this site to reminisce the role played by this historical bus station and how it was a link to vast travels in a time where other forms of transportation were considered a luxury!

9. The Railway Clock Tower

Located on Jalan Sultan Yusuf (formerly known as High Street), the Teluk Intan Railway Station is a common landmark that most casual visitors to this town would have noticed by now. This imposing red brick building with a clock tower sitting atop its main entrance has been around since the early 20th century and was even upgraded into a hotel for a short while prior to World War Two before being converted into offices for railway staff who worked here after it reopened in 1948, up until today’s day where they are now replaced by government departments.

10. Streetscape of Teluk Intan

The streetscape of Teluk Intan consists of several rows of shophouses on both sides of the town’s main streets, Jalan Istana (Palace Street) and Jalan Sultan (Sultan Street) which are flanked on each side by cream-coloured rendered walls with blue glazed tiled roofs built in 1920s. Among these old houses, there is one unique structure , a malay grocery store where a big portion at the ground level is reserved as a malay specialty shop offering a wide range of traditional malay goods to its patrons who came from various walks of life for their daily groceries and sundry. This store is a row of double-storey houses built with a unique combination of Chinese and Malay elements with half-gables roof, louvered windows and skylight as well as multi-purpose spaces such as waiting rooms at both ground level and first floor.

The most distinctive thing about Teluk Intan are undoubtedly its architectural features which contribute immensely to its townscape. With its old cinemas, christian churches, chinese temples and mosques that still stand strong today despite their age and exposure to human activities and natural calamities over the years, Teluk Intan is a city proven to stand against the test of time, preserving many historical sites and events for the future generations to bask in.