Faces of
Malaysia
Singapore

Singapore is an island nation located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. At 704.0 sqkm (272 square miles), it is one of the few city-states in the world and the smallest country in Southeast Asia.

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

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



Hotels in Ipoh
Attractions

Ipoh Railway Station, Ipoh

Ipoh's railway station was completed in 1917 under the British colonial administration. Along with the Old Railway Station in Kuala Lumpur (same architect) it is one of the most beautiful examples of colonial architecture.

Birch Memorial Clock Tower, Ipoh

The historical clock tower was built in 1909 in memory of James W.W.Birch, the first British Resident of the state of Perak who was assasinated.

Attractions

Blue Mosque in Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur

The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque is the state mosque of Selangor. It is the country′s biggest mosque and also the second biggest mosque in Southeast Asia after Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Dataran Pahlawan, Melaka

Dataran Pahlawan is a shopping mall near A Famose with a Carrefour hypermarket and Golden Screen Cinemas