One of the good things about having visitors is that it inspires us to do more at the weekend. Ipoh is home to some interesting places to see and things to do. The other day we decided to explore the famous ‘Kellie’s Castle’.
|Kellie, the Scot
|Kellie's Castle, the folly he built outside Ipoh
|Kellas House, the second mansion, built in 1909
|Traces of marble from the bathrooms are still visible
William and his wife Agnes were part of the colonial social scene and wanted very much to be respected and seen as the leaders of local society. William loved cars and had 4, a huge and expensive luxury at the time. In 1915 his son was born and William wanted to build him a house that would cement his place in society.
|The 'castle' was built next to the old house (foundations for the original
bungalow can still be seen).
|The castle was never lived in but would have been furnished somewhat like this
|The rooms are unfinished, only bats, birds and plants live here
|The windows frame beautiful views across the countryside
|The whole site is rather sombre
|Crowds of tourists enjoy the roof terrace designed to host elegant
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