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Teluk Intan a.k.a Anson Town (安順 : Ānshùn) is a town located in the state of Perak in Malaysia. Anson Town is the district capital of Hilir Perak district.

One of the town attractions is a Leaning tower of Anson Town which erected in 1885 by a Chinese builder, Mr. Leong Choon Cheong.  It started to tilt four years after its construction finished due to an underground stream. The tower was originally used as a water tower supplying the area of the town. It had a clock at the top, which still rings every 15 minutes. The tower also served as a beacon to guide ships into Teluk Intan Port. Currently it is a local tourist attraction, and no longer stores water. The area around the tower was paved with bricks and became a plaza. The main street at the centre of Teluk Intan, Jalan Ah Cheong, is named after Leong Choon Cheong to commemorate his contribution.

Near the clock tower are some outdoor eateries serving some of Ipoh’s better known hawker fares.

One of the famous delicacies in Anson Town is the ‘Chee Cheong Fun’. It is very different from the traditional Hong Kong Chee Cheong Fun which usually stuffed with shrimps and serve wet. Anson Town Chee Cheong Fun normally served dry and with some green chili pickles.

There is also many Malay delicacies can also be found in Anson Town. These include ‘mee rebus’ Mastan Ghani, a boiled noodle dish served with a moderately spicy and sweet gravy, Mee Jawa, Nasi Kandar, Satay, Fruit Rojakand Soya Bean curd.

Another attraction is a beverage made of rose syrup mixed with coconut milk or milk called ‘Ais Bandung’. This beverage can be found near the wet market, located on the northern riverbank.

The local Chinese community has many famous delicacies as well. One of them is ‘Heong Peah’ (Fragrant Biscuit). Heong Peah has a crispy pastry layer outside and a sticky filling inside (also known as beleko). It contains a mixture of flour, oil, maltose, sugar, sesame, and shallots.

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