Photographer's Note

This is Kellie's Castle, built by William Kellie Smith, a Scottish. He left Scotland and came to Malaya (now Malaysia) in search of fortune. After a few business ventures he finally became rich by owning a large piece of land which he planted rubber trees.

In 1909/1910 he built a Moorish styled manor for himself, his wife Agnes Smith and their first child, Helen Agnes. The manor sat on a little knoll just by the bend of Sungai Kinta or the Kinta River, commanding a clear, unobstructed view of the Kinta Valley.

While on his trip back to Scotland then a detour to Lisbon, he succumbed to pneumonia and passed away. The wife sold their share of the estate and left Malaya in their distraught. It's why this castle is never completed.

Today, Kellie's Castle is owned by the State Museum and turned into a tourist attraction.

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