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“Looked a bit like the observatory at Campago”

Bukittinggi Clock Tower
Reviewed October 17, 2012

Could not get a closer view due to the rains! Would have loved to get a better picture though!

Nothing to dislike about.

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Reviewed August 12, 2012

Chances are you have seen many clock towers before. Chances are very few of them were in Indonesia.They might be a common sight in old towns of Western countries, but the Indonesians never took to them, which makes this one more of an icon for Bukittinggi than you would expect. You can't walk one hundred metres in Bukittinggi without stumbling over a Plaster of Paris model of this thing or someone trying to sell a T-shirt with an out-of-focus photo of it on the front.

The Bukittinggi Clock Tower is known locally as 'Jam Gadang', which means 'Big Clock' in Minangkabau. It stands in the upper part of this hilly town, overlooking a traditional market and a park where the locals strum guitars and hold break-dancing competitions at every opportunity. A fixture of the Bukittinggi landscape since 1926, you should stop by if you are in town, but really, it's just a big clock.

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