Faces of
Malaysia
Melaka

Melaka (a.k.a. Malacca) is the capital of the Malaysian state of Malacca.
Traditionally, the spot where Melaka stands today was the center of Malaccan history. It was the capital of the Malaccan Sultanate and the center of the Malay world in the 15th and the 16th century before it fell to the Portuguese in 1511. Centuries of colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British have shaped the architecture of the town.

Penang

Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Malacca, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. The city Georgetown is the 2nd biggest city in Malaysia and traveller′s hub.

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 Padang, Ipoh

Ipoh Padang - padang means field in Malay - is large field in the city centre lined by colonial buildings. It was set up in 1898 and was used as a cricket field for the British in the colonial days in the early 20th century.

Gua Tempurung, Ipoh

Gua Tempurung, located 30min south of Ipoh, are the largest limestone caves in Peninsular Malaysia.

Attractions

Sarawak Cultural Village, Kuching

Sarawak Cultural Village is tucked away on the foothills of Mount Santubong at Damai Beach, 35 km north from Kuching. It is also known as a living museum.

Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur

The Dataran Merdeka (or Merdeka Square) is the old colonial heart of Kuala Lumpur. It was here, in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building that the Union Flag was lowered and the Malayan flag hoisted for the first time at midnight on August 31, 1957. Merdeka = Independence.