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Situated in Batu Gajah, this golf resort is 3.7 mi (6 km) from Kellie's Castle and within 12 mi (20 km) of Aeon Station 18 and Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. ...
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The small city of Batu Gajah makes up a part of the Kinta District in Perak. Lying upon the banks of the Sungai Kinta, Batu Gajah is found just a short distance from Sungai Raya. What once began life as a quaint village favoured by immigrants is today a bustling city with a rich ethnic diversity. The rich history of this area draws many visitors. Landmarks such as the unfinished castle, the local church and the local golf course ensure that visitors have ample to see and do. Here we’ll be looking closer at what makes Batu Gajah a great holiday destination.
With a nature reserve, no less than two golf course and a range of cultural sights to see, Batu Gajah is a relaxing town that makes for a great place for travellers to unwind. The entire Kinta Region has a rich tin mining industry which stems from the earliest beginnings of this settlement. Malaysia one and only tin dredge is also found in the area with an attached museum. There is a lot to explore in Batu Gajah.
Kampung Sungai Terap puts you within walking distance of a range of shops and restaurants. This is one of the best areas to shop for low priced accommodation which is within reach of public transport such as buses and taxis.
For higher-end accommodation you had need look no further than the span of town running parallel to the river. Riverfront properties range from two-to-five star accommodation at highly competitive rates. Staying at the waterfront is extremely convenient due to the range of high class establishments filling the nearby streets.
Kellie’s Castle was partially constructed by an early Scottish planter named William Kellie Smith. This magnificent ruined structure is today a major tourist attraction, with many of the locals believing that it is haunted.
Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge No. 5, otherwise known as TT5, was in use for forty-four years before being closed. Today the entire area is undergoing renovations. The 4.5-ton dredge opens daily for you to explore. Floating on a pontoon, the massive floating dredge is almost as amazing to look upon as it is to explore inside.
God’s Little Acre is a cemetery at Batu Gajah which serves to commemorate the Communist Emergency which took place between 1949 and 1960. A Roll of Honour stands at the gate of the cemetery, listing those who lost their lives during this period of unrest.
The freshwater prawns in Batu Gajah could not be better. You can find a huge variety of dishes serving up fresh, tasty prawns and mantis prawns, all of which have their own distinct methods and flavours. You simply have to try prawns with Sang Mee, otherwise known as Sang Har Meen, if you want to sample a local favourite.
Nyonya kuih refers to a selection of unique Peranakan snacks served throughout the area. From Pulut Tai Tai with its odd blue colouring, to the pink and brown coloured Kuih Lapis, those with a sweet tooth can’t miss these local delicacies.