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Malaysia
Brunei

Tiny state in Borneo, sandwiched between Sarawak and Sabah. After it was a big regional player a few hundred years back, Brunei became rich upon the discovery of Oil in the 1940s. For a period time the Sultan of Brunei was the richest person in the world.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

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Ipoh, Malaysia

Kellie’s Castle

address: Jalan Gopeng, Batu Gajah, Perak, 31000, Malaysia
Kellies-Castle-Ipoh.jpg, Kellie's Castle is the ruin of a mansion located near Batu Gajah, about 20min south of Ipoh. The abandoned and unfinished castled was built by the Scottish planter William Kellie Smith in the 1920ies in a mix of architecural styles.
Kellie's Castle is the ruin of a mansion located near Batu Gajah, about 20min south of Ipoh. The abandoned and unfinished castled was built by the Scottish planter William Kellie Smith in the 1920ies in a mix of architecural styles.

Entry Fee

adults: RM10 (Malaysian citizen: RM5)
children: RM8 (RM3)

 

entry to Kellis Castle


visitors centre
view from the castle down to the visitors centre


 

Links:

Blog post: Kellie's Castle - Not for the Faint-Hearted!

 


William Kellie Smith
image of William Kellie Smith who built the castle


Kellas House
the ruins of Kellas House extension

 

exhibition
exhibition inside Kellis Castle


rooftop view
view from the rooftop of the castle


oilpalm fields, carst mountains
the casle lies amidst oilpalm fields, in the background the impressive carst mountains surrounding Ipoh

map and location of Kellie’s Castle



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