Castle and cavesFebruary 26 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C
We departed Ipoh at 9am and headed to Kellie's Castle on the outskirts. Kellie's Castle is a partially completed mansion built by a Scottish businessman in the 1910/20's, which has a six storey tower and was to have the first elevator in Malaysia, an indoor tennis court, rooftop entertainment area, and escape stairways and tunnels from most rooms.
Unfortunately he died before it was complete, and his wife wasn't interested in living there, so it was sold and was neglected for decades, until it was opened to tourism.
The road to Kuala Lumpur is mostly freeway, so apart from a lunch stop at a large outdoor food venue, we headed to Batu Caves, on the northern edge of KL. Batu Caves are a series of cave temples dedicated to the Lord Murugan, the Hindu God of War. It is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, and is entered via a colourful 272 steps.
Our accommodation for the next 3 nights is on the 33rd floor of Berjaya Times Square, the 12th largest building in the world (by floor area) 😁Read more