The unfinished, ruined mansion of Kellie’s Castle, was built by a Scottish planter named William Kellie Smith. It was a gift for his beloved wife and if only the castle’s construction completed; Kellie’s Castle would be the first building in Malaya owned a lift. Sadly, Kellie’s Castle meant to be unfinished. William died of Spanish Influenza when he was in Portugal trying to bring back the lift for this castle. With his death, the whole worked on the castle was abandoned and the castle left undone. Rumours on conjuring ghosts and ghouls fuel the community around Batu Gajah. It even went as far as the ghost of William Kellie Smith himself. For all that I knew, the castle stands silently on a small hill, as a symbol of forgotten long lost love. A relic from the past.
*Kellie’s Castle situated in Batu Gajah, a small town not far from Ipoh, Malaysia.