I jumped off the top of Kellie’s Castle!


…and lived to tell the tale. πŸ˜‰

kellies castle

This is Kellie’s Castle. It’s located in Batu Gajah in Perak (about 20 minutes from Ipoh) and it was built by a Scottish rubber and tin tycoon over a century ago. The construction of the castle never completed.

kelly castle

It’s quite a high structure as you can see from this picture. Here’s a vertigo inducing picture from the very top of Kellie’s Castle:

kellie castle view

I strongly recommend you do not attempt to jump off unless you are decked out in BASE jumping gear. However, if you want to do the β€œGoodbye, cruel world!” thing, you can actually scare the crap out of a lot of people by jumping from the other side of the castle and onto a ledge.

You have to be quite accurate though coz if you miss the ledge, there’s nothing to stop you from really plummeting down. Heh.

leap of faith

I also did the Leap of Faith in Sunway Lost World of Tambun. This is quite a quirky experience – you wear a harness that connects to rope and it’s basically a controlled fall.


The interesting bit about this is that it’s purely manual. This literally puts the man in manual as there are two people down there to act as counter-weights as you jump off.


You climb up several ladders secured to the side of the limestone cliff and appear on a metal ledge 75 feet up. It actually takes three people (the third is a fail safe) to slow down your descent and your velocity actually lifts the two people down there as you stop in mid-air.

I wasn’t wearing anything under those board shorts and I highly recommend you do if you value your family jewels. πŸ˜‰

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12 thoughts on “I jumped off the top of Kellie’s Castle!”

  1. I was there once…but don;t ask me to jump. I’ve suddenly developed this fear for heights. Don’t ask me why6 – old age perhaps. Would have cold feet just looking down from the 1st floor… Sighhhh!!!!!!

  2. i once jumped off from a 5 storey high waterfall. and since then i have developed a Acrophobia =.=

    i would love to do bungy jump one fine day, together with the boyf, at least i have someone to hold on tight while jumping off. LOL

  3. I don’t have a fear of heights but I really don’t know if I’m able to jump off the castle. I’ll be weak at my knees. >.< Now that you've been there, is it true that Mr. Smith's ghost is the unseen resident of Kellie's Castle?


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