Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Kellie's Castle

The main building of the castle..
The unfinished building at the back across the courtyard..
One of the unfinished room in the castle..
A view of the courtyard and the building in the back from the castle's walkway..

At the rooftop..
Kellie's Castle is located in Batu Gajah, Perak. It is easy to locate as it is right by the roadside. This unfinished castle dates back to the 1915's during the British colonial period. The reason for the unfinished state was a tragedy of the community being attacked by a strain of Spanish flu that ended the lives of most of the workers.

The entrance is at the back of main building. You can walk around, even to the rooftop, to inspect the castle. Most of the rooms are empty and not all are alike. The architectural influence is Moorish, resembling some of the castles in India. While I was there, I've observed that this location seems to be popular among the newlyweds who wanted the castle as the background to their wedding photos.


  1. Wow, those are some very nice buildings, and great photos of them! Hope you have some more.

  2. What an interesting place to visit! I love the 2nd last photo...awesome!!!! Really awesome!

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  3. seems like ruined castle ...great pics !!

  4. Hi syed, I have passed by this remotely located Kellie’s castle before but never checked it out. Didn’t notice the flags, so I thought it’s occupied by some private owner, like those in europe.

  5. Really nice I love how your colors tend to be saturated. I usually go for the saturated look also. Really great work Syed

  6. Beautiful architecture with a tragic history. My kind of destination!