Faces of
Malaysia
Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu, KT in short, is located at the east coast of the Peninsula Malaysia and at the mouth of the Sungai Terengganu (or Terengganu River) that empties here into the South China Sea. It is the capital of the state of Terengganu, which forms, together with Kedah and Kelatan, the heartland of Malay culture. KT is a good stop for one or 2 days before moving on along the east coast or towards the National Park / Tasik Kenyir.

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.

map and location of Kellie’s Castle

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



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