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Taman Melor in Teluk Intan, Perak, Malaysia
 

Elephant Memorial

 
 
Elephant Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, 2017
1. Elephant Memorial
Inscription.  There is buried here a wild elephant who in defence of his herd charged and derailed a train on the 17th day of Sept. 1894.
 
Erected 1894 by the British government.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Believe It or Not series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 17, 1894.
 
Location. 4° 1.41′ N, 101° 2.717′ E. Marker is in Taman Melor, Perak, in Teluk Intan. Marker can be reached from Lorong 14 east of Lorong 4, on the left when traveling east. Located 100 feet north of Lorong 14. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Taman Melor, Perak 36000, Malaysia. Touch for directions.
 
Regarding Elephant Memorial. It is said the train had struck and killed a young elephant earlier that day.
The railroad was built in 1893, and was removed by Japan during WWII.
 
Elephant Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, 2017
2. Elephant Memorial
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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May. 24, 2022