The unique historical Clock Tower – Jam Gadang
The other highlights of tourist attractions in Bukittinggi, West Sumatra as the Jam Gadang (Clock Tower) is the icon of Bukittinggi tourism.
The tower has got four clocks made in Recklinghausen Germany by Bernard Vortmann and was shipped via Rotterdam. Each clock face has a diameter of 80 centimetres. These were the gifts from the Queen Wilhelmina from Netherland.
It is a very unique building where the clocks use “IIII” for the number 4 instead of the traditional Roman number “IV”. The tower’s base is 13 by 4 metres and it stands 26 metres tenaciously erected strategically in the heart of Bukittinggi downtown and was built in 1926 during the Dutch colonial time.
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