Photographer's Note

The Jubilee Clock Tower (seen here on the left), in George Town, Penang, Malaysia, is a Moorish-style Jubilee clocktower at the junction of Light Street and Beach Street. Built to commemorate Queen Victoria's 1897 Diamond Jubilee, the tower is sixty feet tall, one foot for each year of Victoria's reign. The clock tower is slightly tilted, a result of bombing during the Second World War.

On the roundabout in front of the clock tower stands the Pinang Fountain built in the shape of a betel nut. Erected by the then Barisan Nasional-led Penang state government in the early 2000s, it was designed to symbolise Penang Island (Pulau Pinang in Malay); the name Penang was derived from the betel nut (pinang in Malay).

(Source: Wikipedia)

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