Batu Tenggek is a large rock sitting at the junction between Jalan Mahkamah, Jalan Maharajalela, Jalan Changkat Jong, and Jalan Sekolah in the town area of Teluk Intan. The rock is also known as the ‘sitting boulder’ in Teluk Intan.
Most travelers miss Batu Tenggek when they are in Teluk Intan. Spotting it is not easy even if you had to stop at the junction to wait for the next green light. With all the overgrown trees surrounding it, the rock is slowly blending itself into the background of a busy intersection.
Many believed the rock actually ‘grew’ into its size today from a stone no bigger than a matchbox. The ‘growth’ started after a British soldier placed it where it is today.
Inspect it carefully, and you might find crystal-like elements on its surface. People believe they contain expanding properties that contributed to the rock’s ‘growth.’
Today, the boulder stands on top of a plaque as a memorial to remember those who fought and lost their lives during World War I and II. Like numerous war memorials around the world, you can find a line from ‘For the Fallen,’ a poem written by Robert Laurence, inscribed on the plaque:
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Sight and landmark
Getting There and Around
The best way to reach Batu Tenggek is by car. A drive from the Leaning Tower of Teluk Intan takes about 5 minutes.
Just navigate to “Kompleks SKOMK” with your GPS application. After arriving, you can park your car at the parking bays in front of Kompleks SKOMK.
You should be able to see the rock standing right in front of the office complex.
Alternatively, you can also walk to the rock from the leaning tower. Doing so takes about 10 to 15 minutes. If you are doing the walk in the afternoon, be sure to bring a bottle of water to keep yourself hydrated. On your way there, you will also need to cross busy one-way streets with multiple lanes.
Things to Note
- Do not stop your vehicle on the side of the road just to see the rock.
- The junction where the rock is at is the first junction in Teluk Intan to get a traffic light system.
Opens 24 hours daily.
There are ample free parking bays in front of Kompleks SKOMK, which is just behind the rock.