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Kellie's Castle

Batu Gajah, Malaysia
605-2552772/9962/5055
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Batu Gajah
Type: Castles
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Kellie's Castle is situated near the town of Batu Gajah, Perak, Malaysia. Driving there can be a little tricky especially if its raining or dark as the signage is misleading. GPS also does not work properly as you would asked to make a turn into an agricultural ditch! There are 2 ample car parks - a guarded one which has... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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12 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

You must visit Kellie's Castle if you are in the vicinity. You need to pay a nominal entrance fees to enter this attraction but it is worth the money. You can see the history of this attraction and the remains of the unfinished building. There is a night time paranormal tour around , however it is currently not available during... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

An underrated attraction. Good (tourist attraction) variety instead of going to just the caves. Interesting Indian architecture with western touches. Well worth the trip. Rm10 admission fee for foreigners, rm5 for locals. We rented a taxi for 3 hours and covered in this order: kelok tong, sam poh tong (can skip) which are close to each other, then another 20... More

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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

this was my second time visitting kellie's as first time i didnt went up to second floor which is a incomplete tennis court. the castle is huge, unfinished, each room with labelled. it is a historical castle with real story. the worth point visitting this castle are the wine storage room and the hidden stairs. there was a first planned-lift... More

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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113 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

I'd visited many years back when it was abandoned. Entrance was free then. Now that the place is cleaned up with proper car park, signboards, etc, they have imposed entrance fees with RM50 camera fees. I can understand the big fees since it seems to be a favorite place for pre-wedding shoots. We did ours here. No regrets!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

It was so very hot, but it was very interesting to see a castle that had been built in the early 1900's, in the middle of no where. What an incredible man of vision, William Kellie Smith was to have built a 6 storey castle, with the potential first elevator in Malaya. It was interesting to do a self guided... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We did not realize that this tourist attraction is only open to public from 9.00am – 6.00pm. Unfortunately, we did not get to see inside the castle as by the time we arrive it was 6.30pm but we managed to take a few Beautiful architectural photos from the outside : ) However, on our drive back to Ipoh, we came... More

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Our kids thought the castle was mysterious. They had fun imagining stuff walking down the old corridors, steep staircase, basement wine cellars.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A not completed "castle" being built by William Kellie Smith, a Scotsman, who made his fortune in Malaya in the 1800's, this mansion is an interesting place to visit. Smith imported all of the materials as well as labour from India to built this edifice where he planned to entertain fellow planters and local officials. Its history is interesting to... More

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Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I was going to visit the Castle today with my friends after the trip to Cameron Highlands. At the ticket counter - entrance fee is RM10.00 that was fine with me but upon seeing me holding a DSLR camera, I was told I needed to pay RM50.00 for the camera. It is just crazy to pay RM50.00 just because I... More

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