Plants & Animals @ Kellie's CastleSunday, July 12, 2009
Kellie's Castle is an uncompleted, now ruined, mansion near Batu Gajah that was built by William Kellie Smith, a Scottish planter who came to Malaysia (then Malaya) in 1890. He was involved in planting of rubber trees and tin mining. In 1915 he started building the mansion, which was intended as a gift for either his wife or son.
But soon after works on the mansion started, the workers were hit by Spanish flu while William himself succumbed to pneumonia during a short trip to Portugal. Hence the mansion was never finished.
Today the incomplete 'castle' has been restored and turned into a tourist attraction.
Although it has never been occupied before, it has indeed become a happy place for many beautiful plants and other inhabitants.
Papaya trees found shelter and protection...
Insects found food from Hibiscus...
Butterflies hunting for food on Coat Buttons...
And look... a 'bear' holding on to a tree trunk!
I think they just loved this place so, so much ;-)