Located in Kinta District, Birch Memorial Clock Tower, also referred to as Menara Jam Peringatan Birch is a beautiful clock tower in a square inside Old Ipoh. The four-sided tower is surrounded by four statues representing four pillars of British administration.
According to some people, the four sides or the four bells of the clock tower depicts four stages of civilisation. The Clock Tower was built in 1909 at a cost of 25,000 dollars. It was constructed in honour of James W. W. Birch, the first British resident of the Malaysian state Perak who was murdered by a local Malaysian chief (Datuk Maharaja Lela) in 1875. It is a beautiful place for walking around and capturing some amazing pictures.