Batu Gajah Travel Guide

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Batu Gajah Things to Do

  • He's dead but he's still there......

    Going around the Kellie's Castle, you really need to explore every crooks and nooses of the place. Lucky me that there was a tour guide who is really really really good at his work! Thats how I found this unique figure which is believe to be Mr William Kellie Smith's face. Scarry huhhh...thinking that our every move is being 'watched' by the...

  • Abandon tin mine dredge

    The closest you can get to a tin mine dredge at its original loation. It has been abandoned but considered as one of historical site.The mine has become shallow so the dredge is slightly tilted. There are other lakes surrounding the area where some of the local people spent their time fishing.If you are lucky you may be able to see some birds...

  • Fear of Heights?

    Conquer your fear at Kellie's Castle. Go up the spiral stair case up to the top floor. Eventhough its only 4 levels up, some people still decided against going up since it is an open space without walls.Sometimes, you wish that the lift was installed in the castle back in 1926.... but then you may not have the chance to also test your physical...

  • The incomplete castle...

    Kellie's Castle is one of the historical building that I personally thinks that each person should not miss if they are around this area. After all it is about 24 km away from Ipoh.The building of castle was never completed. If its ever completed, I believe the lift that was planned to be installed might possibily be the first lift installed in...

  • Kellie's Castle 3

    Continue from Kellie's Castle 2In the end, Kellas House was never completed. William Kellie Smith himself died of pneumonia during a short trip to Portugal in 1926. His heartbroken wife decided to pack up and return home to Scotland selling the estate and Kellie's Castle to a British company called Harrisons and Crosfield.For some reason or other,...

  • Kellie's Castle 2

    Continue from Kellie's Castle 1The "Kellas House"Because of his fascination with the Hindu religion and the Indian culture, Smith's plans was for this house to share similar architecture to those of Madras, with all its bricks and tiles imported from India.He even employed a big group of Indian laborers to build his dream house, to keep the Kellas...


Batu Gajah Restaurants

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    TOP 1 ONE: Don't Miss The Tomyam Meehoon!!!

    by leeks5229 Updated Mar 18, 2008

    TOP 1 ONE is famous for tomyam noodle, a variety of fried rice, ice-cream, fruit juice as well as Western food. It is a quiet place to have your meals with your family or friends. The set lunches have value for money. The waitresses are warm and friendly.

    Favorite Dish: When I went there for the first time, I had Tomyam meehoon and I love it. To me it really has authentic tomyam flavour.

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Batu Gajah Transportation

  • MM's Merc

    There are a few ways to get to Batu Gajah which includes buses and taxis that leave regularly from KL's Puduraya bus station.Our transport came as a part of a package deal, departing from our KL accommodation, with MM Adventures on the White Water Rafting @ Kampar River Tour. Because there was only myself and my two teenage kids we travelled there...

  • New Road

    There's a new road coming up. Actually it'll bypass the town. It starts at a point near Kellie's Castle, pass through the new rail station (on the road to Tanjung Tualang) and end s at Bemban (road to Lumut).

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Batu Gajah Shopping

  • Batu Gajah looking

    Batu Gajah looking tip is to let my page viewers looking at this photo taken by me in Batu Gajah as a visual entertainment for fun and enjoy, some viewers might think this is a bad tip but a tip of this quality has nowhere to be found, the one and only best tip of Batu Gajah, yeah!!!

  • Photo shops

    Not many tips, just this one and the other one, if you are looking for shops providing services to your camera, this is it. The shops are right in town center, I need no road map to be able to find it, too easy.

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Batu Gajah Off The Beaten Path

  • Kellie's Castle

    Kellie's Castle is located in Batu Gajah and was built by a Scottish planter, William Kellie Smith, who arrived in Malaya in 1890 and made his fortune in tin and rubber.With cash in his pocket he returned home to marry his sweetheart Agnes and brought her over to Malaya in 1903. They had a daughter called Helen the following year.William Smith...

  • Kellie’s Castle vandalised June 30, 2005

    Below is an article taken from local newspaper, I was here at Kellie’s Castle about a week earlier but did not enter, just standing outside looking, beautiful surroundings and architecture.*******************************************BY KULDEEP S. JESSY Ng: 'The framed notice board on the castle's history has been vandalised three times' BATU GAJAH:...

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