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Kellie's Castle was meant to be a home away from home for Scottish Planter, William Kellie Smith in the 19th century in Perak. Being far from his home country, Kellie desired his new residence to be reminiscent of his residence back in Scotland. The castle is perched on top of a hill.

William Kellie Smith was an interesting man who was popular with his South Indian workers. Kind at heart, he erected a Hindu shrine for his workers on the castle premise. As a token of appreciation, his workers in return erected a statue of Kellie complete in a white suit and hat.

Construction of this unique castle begun in 1915. However, work came to an abrupt halt with Kellie's sudden death in 1926. The ruins of the uncompleted orange-coloured castle stand in isolation and was overgrown with plants and creepers. In the pale moonlight it takes on an aura of a castle caught in the timelessness of a fairy tale.

Recently, efforts have been made by the Perak State Government to rescue this magnificent structure from falling into ruins. Besides being claimed to be haunted, the castle is believed to have hidden rooms and secret underground tunnels.

The road that leads to Kellie's Castle follows the contours of the land in a dizzying, maze-like fashion, adding to the mystery and romance of the place.


Tin mining is one of Malaysia’s oldest and most successful industries. In the 1600s, this industry started to thrive in Kedah, Perak and Selangor. Over the centuries, tin was extracted in huge quantities from both open cast and deeper mines. Dredges were commonly used. Today, there are only about three old dredges left in the country, and this one at Chenderoh, near Tanjong Tualang, Perak, has been preserved. In Feb 2008, it was opened to the public for tours. The dredge looks like a colossal metal monster sitting in a pond, maybe a relative of the dinosaur. It looks too big to possibly move, but these massive dredges once devoured swamp and jungle as they searched hungrily for tin deposits.

TT5 is open from 8:30am to 7pm daily, including weekends and public holidays.

A RM10 entrance fee is charged for a walkabout on deck level while the grand tour is priced at RM15 and includes a guided one-hour tour on the upper levels and a video presentation.

TT No. 5
5th Mile
Jalan Tanjong Tualang,
31000 Batu Gajah

For more information, call: 05 3702 2216 or 012 517 1260


This leaning tower is situated in Teluk Intan, which is a transit town for those who travel from Kuala Lumpur to Pangkor Island using the coastal route. The leaning tower was constructed in 1885 and stands at 25.2 metres high. It started to tilt four years after its completion due to an underground stream. On top of this tower is a clock, which, up till today still rings every 15 minutes. This pagoda like 8-storey building was originally used as a water storage tower to supply water to the town area. Today, the leaning tower no longer stores water and has become a prominent landmark and a major tourist attraction in Teluk Intan.

Tel : 05-622 1277

Tempurung Cave, Gopeng

The Tempurung cave is located 24 kilometers from Ipoh. The cave stretches over 1.3 kilometers and it is the largest of such natural limestone underground cavity in the peninsular Malaysia. Geologist has estimated that the cave was 400 million years old. It is made up of five huge domes, each with its own formations of stalactites and stalagmites. Discover the beauty of nature as you explore its interior, admiring impressive stalactites. You may choose different packages for adventurous tours according to your preferences and level of fitness. The most tour is the 40-minutes guided excursion along the steel platforms walkway while those who are more adventurous may opt for the longer execusion.

Must do:
·                                     *    Guided tour into the cave dome
·                                     *    Go for the grand tour, a full-length of underground river adventure

Admission fee: Please call as fees vary according to package.

Tel: 05-318 8555

Ulu Geroh & Kampar River, Gopeng

Ulu Geroh is located near an Orang Asli (Aborigines) village and it takes about one hour drive by car. For nature lovers, this is the best place to explore a wide variety of flora and fauna. For a Rafflesia trekking, the biggest flower in the world is within four to five days. During the trekking, you also have chance to see hundreds of Rajah Brooke butterflies (the biggest butterfly in the world) flitting about in muddy area and a rare species of forest bug and plant. Another exhilarating activity is white-water rafting at the Kampar River. You will have thrill tackling exciting rapids floating down the clear water river amidst lush rainforest.

Must do:
·                                      *   Guided tour for Rafflesia and Rajah Brooke butterfly sighting
·                                      *   Go for jungle hiking, caving and white-water rafting

Eco-resort and white-water rafting operator:

My Gopeng Resort
Tel: 05 242 3777

Rumah Rehat Adeline
tel: 05 359 2833

Gopeng Rainforest Resort
tel: 012 516 8200

tel: 012 313 1006