We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Good for some photos

We came across this striking building as we were making our way around Ipoh. There is a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
bucketlisttravellers
,
Sydney, Australia
Just beside State Mosque

Can hit two birds at once, this spot is great for photos. It is near the ipoh railway station and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
mushroom001
,
Puchong, Malaysia
via mobile
Read all 84 reviews
102
All photos (102)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent9%
  • Very good41%
  • Average46%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“four walls”(2 reviews)
About
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Contact
Jalan Dato Sagor, Ipoh 30000, Malaysia
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Ipoh
Reviews (84)
Filter reviews
65 results
Traveller rating
5
28
29
3
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
5
28
29
3
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsbritish residentbeautiful clockfour wallsstatues representingcolonial historyburial plotsprophet muhammadheritage trailrailway stationworth a visitipoh townmonumentmurderedperakadministrationpresidentcolonialism
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 65 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago

We came across this striking building as we were making our way around Ipoh. There is a beautiful staircase leading up to the clock tower which frames it nicely for photos. Good for a quick stop.

Thank bucketlisttravellers
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Can hit two birds at once, this spot is great for photos. It is near the ipoh railway station and city hall too. Foodcourt nearby, so we can have a rest first before continue strolling and taking pictures.

Thank mushroom001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a gorgeous tower. Situated at the Heritage Trail. It is well kept and well maintained, beautiful spot for photography and history.

Thank Simon P
Reviewed 2 July 2018

it is located opposite the railway station and close to the old ipoh town. it was built in memory of the first british resident of perak. some of the history left by the british. it is well maintained and an iconic.

Thank jeff1955malaysia
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Took a walk though the old town to checkout all the lovely old buildings Ipoh has to offer. This gorgeous clocktower is close to the Town Hall and not far from the Railway station so a good morning's walk ticked all the boxes.

Thank SuzannahA
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

This clock tower is walking distance near Kwong Heng Square Artisan Market. If you can't stand the hot weather, please wear cap or bring an umbrella.

Thank hweemean
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Birch Memorial Clock Tower was built in 1909 as a memorial to the first British Resident who was murdered in 1875. The tower has four statues around the top symbolizing "loyalty, patience, justice and fortitude" designed to represent the virtues of the British administration.

Thank Nomadman411978
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Steeped in history and named after the first British resident of Ipoh who was murdered (funny that the main road is named after one of the murderers which is pretty wrong really). Mural on the tower depicts famous people from history with the prophet Muhammad...More

Thank Billy W
Reviewed 7 April 2018

A little piece of history that's nicely preserved (and working). Wander around to sample the local foods, other colonial buildings are nearby

Thank DougChan
Reviewed 21 March 2018

The clock tower was built in 1909 as a memorial to J.W.W.Birch the first British resident of Perak. Sadly he was assassinated in 1875. The panel around the tower portrays famous world people. It is an impressive locations but tends to get lost a little...More

Thank Oldjack
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 64 hotels in Ipoh
Hotel Eastana
29 reviews
2.24 km away
Kinta Riverfront Hotel & Suites
412 reviews
2.50 km away
Cititel Express Ipoh
187 reviews
2.76 km away
Brick Box Hotel
32 reviews
2.83 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 619 restaurants in Ipoh
Old Town White Coffee
84 reviews
2.71 km away
Old Town Kopitiam
33 reviews
2.71 km away
Medan Selera Dato Sagor
9 reviews
.00 km away
Restoran Mee Udang & Ketam Sempoi Diraja
14 reviews
1.27 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 103 attractions in Ipoh
Ho Yan Hor Museum
444 reviews
3.03 km away
Funtasy House Trick Art
178 reviews
2.97 km away
Art of OLDTOWN
431 reviews
2.86 km away
Ipoh Mural Art Trail
109 reviews
2.86 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Birch Memorial Clock Tower staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines