Overland Touring from KL ~ Touring
North to Penang
Your Overland Touring to
Penang will enable you to visit some
Overland trip to Penang, which is about 4 hours drive away, the journey
provides for a leisurely drive where you can visit a number of fascinating
places that are on the way.
Visitors on reaching the cave area, will be awed by the sight of the 42.7m high gold coloured statue of the Hindu god Murugan.
To reach the main Temple Cave, you would have to climb the 272 steps leading to it.
You might even get to see the macaque monkeys that reside in the hills nearby.
It is approximately 200 km (125 miles) north of Kuala Lumpur and 130 km (81 miles) south of Penang.
The state capital of Perak. This would be good place to have lunch and a try at some local cuisine, especially its famous Ipoh Chicken Rice.
He married a wealthy woman named Agnes, and with the birth of the second child ( son), he decide to construct Kellie's Castle. Building materials along with 70 70 Indian workers were were imported from India. But with the outbreak of the Spanish Flu pandemic, many of workers died.
A the suggestion of the Hindu workers, a temple be built
to honour the deity Mariamman in order to stop the sickness, which
eventually did. In gratitude, the workers built an effigy of a white man in
colonial attire representing Kellie Smith on the roof of the temple
alongside statues of deities. This effigy can still be seen today.
All that remained was the covered walkway, an open courtyard and parts of a crumbling walls. Kellie's Castle has been refurbished now and it appears as it was when Kellie left it, making all who visit to wonder how it might have looked if he had completed it. The locals here though believe that the place is haunted.
Also here is the Old Royal
Palace called Istana Kenangan. Made out of solid wood, the palace was
previously known as the Valley Palace due to its location.
The botanist earned his
"crazy" reputation because he was always stuffing rubber seeds into the
pockets of everyone he meets, hoping they will plant the seeds. It was from
these trees seedlings, that gave rise to the massive rubber plantations in
the late 19th and early 20th Century, making Malaysia the world's largest
producer of rubber at one time. It would seem that the man was not so crazy
These Orang Utans live and breed on the island as part of a rehabilitation and preservation programme in the forest on the island.
From the resort jetty, visitors take a relaxing 10-minutes boat ride on the calm and scenic 7,000 acre lake to Orang Utan Island.
However The Orang Utan Island
may be closed to visitors at certain periods of the year due to the low
water level in the lake caused by the release of the water for irrigation to
the nearby paddy fields. During this time, they would be unable to ferry
passengers to the Orang Utan Island. Best to check the operation status of
the island prior to your visit to avoid disappointment - 05-890 8888
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