Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower
Menara Jam Peringatan Victoria (Malay)
ராணி விக்டோரியா நினைவு மணிக்கூண்டு (Tamil)
5°25′9.8214″N 100°20′39.0984″E / 5.419394833°N 100.344194000°E / 5.419394833; 100.344194000
LocationGeorge Town, Penang, Malaysia
DesignerMr. Pierce, Municipal Engineer, Penang
TypeJubilee clock tower
Height97 ft (30 m)
Beginning date1897
Completion date1902
Dedicated toQueen Victoria
Criteriaii, iii, iv
Designated2008 (32nd session)
Reference no.1223

The Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower is an Moorish-style Jubilee clocktower within George Town in the Malaysian state of Penang. Located at the intersection of Light Street and Beach Street, it was built to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897. The tower is sixty feet to the centre of the clock, one foot for each year of Victoria's reign. A corner of the wall surrounding Fort Cornwallis is situated behind the tower.[1] It was donated by Cheah Chen Eok, a local businessman, who provided $30,000 for the purpose,[2] and was designed by Mr. Pierce, Municipal Engineer, Penang, and built by Messrs Barnett and Stark.[3]

Evening view of the Jubilee Clock Tower with Fort Cornwallis in the background

The clock tower is slightly tilted, a result of bombing during the Second World War.

See also


  1. ^ "Jubilee Clock Tower". The Victorian Web. Retrieved 3 April 2007.
  2. ^ "The Diamond Jubilee Clock Tower and Fountain". Pinang Gazette and Straits Chronicle. 16 June 1897.
  3. ^ "A NEW CLOCK TOWER FOR PENANG". The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (Weekly). 31 July 1902.