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The Only Survivor
BELL TOWER of Tawau
...the only historical building in Tawau to survive World War II...
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|Bell Tower at the Tawau
Town Padang was erected by the Japanese after World War I. Hours are
rung at intervals by the police guard in those days.
There is no bell in the bell tower now. The where about of the bell remain unknown. During World War II, a lot of pre-war records has been destroyed.
THE MISSING BELL OF TAWAU BELL TOWER
Where has the bell gone? No one in Tawau seem to know the where about. The missing bell became a mystery in Tawau history.
THE LEGENDARY STORY OF THE MISSING BELL
The war is long over. Bell Tower survive Japanese destruction. Today Tawau is in the process of fast development. The old Bell Tower also went through an restoration work in 2006 when it looks as new as it was newly built. And out of sight out of mind, no old folks seem to remember the bell. No young generation seem to have the logic to ask "Since there is a Bell Tower, there must be a bell"
...... Where is the bell?
Rotary Club Of Tawau
|Historical Tawau site restored
Published on: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 Daily Express
Tawau: The historical 88-year-old Bell Tower or the Belfry received a new lease of life with the completion of restoration works costing RM23,000 initiated by the Rotary Club of Tawau (RCT) here.
A ceremony to mark the auspicious occasion was held Monday when the Club officially handed over the restored Belfry to its caretaker, the State Museum.
RCT President T. Arulanathan said Rotarians here were proud to have completed the mission who had their share of hard times like when they had to convince the Forestry Department that they were transporting timber for the restoration works.
"It took us a few months to get clearance from the Forestry Department just to transport timber from Tingkayu Kunak to Tawau sawmill in spite of showing proof that the timber was for the purpose of this building," he said, wishing that government departments and agencies would be more responsive and cooperative towards initiatives by NGOs in making contributions to society.
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