Another attraction in Teluk Intan is the ‘Batu Tenggek’ (Sitting Boulder) which is situated at a junction in the town centre. The rock was believed to be placed by a British soldier and was a size of a matchbox. Over the years, the small rock grew bigger until it reached the size of a boulder.
Upon closer inspection, crystal-like substances can be seen throughout the rock’s surface.
As crystals have expanding properties, this might explain the growing nature of the stone. This boulder is now part of a local war memorial built to commemorate World War I and World War II. The plaque on the memorial carries a line from Laurence Binyon’s famous poem, For the Fallen :
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them