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Kellie's Castle

kayes



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Jim Joyce

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August 15, 2008 8:11am

A very interesting,if sad, place Kayes.I was told,by one of the staff there that some scenes from the Movie Anna and The King were filmed there.You get a very nice view fro the roof
kayes

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August 16, 2008 3:42am

Jim, here's one of the shots I took from the roof. All castles are haunted and this one is no exception. It seems that during the filming of Anna & the King, a number of the film crew fell sick after passing the wine cellar. Could have been a case of bad wine.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics2/kellie2.jpg
kayes

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August 16, 2008 3:49am

Here is Kellie ..... immortalised at the Indian Temple next door. It seems Kellie built this temple for his workers, many of which were Indians.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics2/kellie3.jpg
kayes

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August 16, 2008 3:58am

Kellie's wife, as sculptured below the roof of the castle. Not too flattering I must say.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics2/kellie4.jpg
kayes

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August 16, 2008 4:05am

The master bedroom is on the top floor.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics2/kellie6.jpg
kayes

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August 16, 2008 4:10am

The door on the right leads to the wine cellar.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics2/kellie7.jpg
Jim Joyce

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August 17, 2008 9:38pm

That stair case looks fine at those levels but I recall it was very narrow further up
kayes

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August 18, 2008 4:56am

Hi Jim, and yes .... the stairs got narrower and narrower as you climbed up .... good thing I am a slim guy on a strict diet. Otherwise I would have been stuck up at that ghostly place. Plenty of graffiti there to while away the time though. There is this one that reads "Jim loves ..... Tigers and ...... (illegible)


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics2/kellie21.jpg
Jim Joyce

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September 2, 2008 6:18am

Yes the Tiger snuck up and got the better of me whilst I was writing.But I'll be back for a re-match
Jim Joyce

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September 13, 2008 7:36pm

Pssst,Kayes,that was to read ELLIGIBLE
richard

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June 25, 2009 2:52pm

Perhaps, a remake of the classic P Ramlee's Pontianak at this castle.


Oooooo, hantu......
Retired Falcon

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June 25, 2009 7:35pm

Hi richard, when you mentioned the classic Pontianak movie, it brought to mind Maria Menando who acted as pontianak. It was the old black and white movie which made the scenes more scary. I've been looking for this movie for a long time but to no avail.
Ken Chan

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June 25, 2009 8:22pm

Joe,
Maria Menando and Latifah Omar were two of the prettiest actresses that gained fame in Malaysia and Singapore in the early days of the Malay film industry . They were usually the heroines in the B & W movies and Siput Sarawak (Anita's mom) was always cast as the sultry sex siren. The Pontianak movies were very hip at that time and on occasions, there were rumors that vampires were roaming in Greentown too.
Retired Falcon

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June 25, 2009 8:33pm

You're right Ken. I would love to watch these movies again if they were available. As for the rumours about vampires in Greentown, there was also some about Orang Minyak and we were all advised to stay indoors at that time. Even these days, we hear of people who rear 'Pocong' for their own ends. Scary stuff!
Ken Chan

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June 25, 2009 8:42pm

Yeah, it was really scary, and when I hang out late into the night at Canning or Ipoh Gardens, I would cycle home as fast as I could. Whenever there was any strange tweeting noise from birds and insects, I would pedal even faster with all my might. At that age, my mind was very impressionable and those make-believe tales of terror proliferate in my fertile imagination.
Jim Joyce

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June 26, 2009 3:47am

How well I remember when I was newly married,my wife,who vowed she was not superstitious,would get out of bed at night to get a drink of water and walk down the darkened hallway,I would wait til she got nearly to the kitchen and tell her to watch out for the Djjinn.The speed with which she got back to bed makes me smile even as I write this
kayes

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June 26, 2009 4:06am

hi Ken, Joe & Jim, many people know that the Vale of Tempe Road in Penang is haunted by a female ghost between the hours of midnight and 6 am. She would be waiting by the roadside looking desperate and pleading for help. Any kind motorist who stopped to give her a lift usually crashed at the next bend and ends up in hospital.
Jim Joyce

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June 26, 2009 4:18am

Kayes I have to say I patroled the Vale of Tempe Road,over Mount Erskine,between those hours,many times and the only forms I ever saw were mangy mongrel dogs,in packs.
Jim Joyce

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June 26, 2009 4:29am

The next bend from the bottom of Mt Erskine,on the Vale of Tempe Road would have to be perhaps 2 miles,where the road does an almost 90 degrees to the right to go to Tanjong Bungah.Now if the motorist crashed there after picking up a female Hantu they would have to have been involved...uh sorry Kayes now I see why
Ken Chan

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June 26, 2009 8:33pm

Hi Kayes,
I have also heard of the ghost in the Vale of Temple/Mt.Erskine area during my brief stay in Penang in the early 70's. I commuted to that neck of the woods to visit my relatives in Tanjung Tokong and on quiet, rainy evenings, iffy feelings pervaded the night air. However, nothing can be compared to the frightful times during my teenage years when I use to cycle to the Greentown and Ipoh/Canning Garden neighborhood in the dead of the night. The rustling leaves, howling winds, and shadowy branches billowing in the wind, provided the perfect scenario to the terrifying images of Pontianak and Orang Minyak that were lurking in my mind.
Retired Falcon

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June 26, 2009 11:58pm

There is a story I heard about a guy who was driving in the Mt. Erskine area at night when he was stopped by a girl who wanted a lift. This kind man offered to take her home and when they reached her home, she got down and thanked him. After he drove off, he noticed that this girl left her purse on the seat. The next morning, he went back to the house to return the purse but was told that the girl had long passed away. He fell ill after that. Not sure if this story is true tho but I will not want to drive along that area at night.
Jim Joyce

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June 27, 2009 2:02am

Hey Falcon,the answer is simple.Don't pick up birds at Vale of Tempe.Most of them were ugly anyway
Retired Falcon

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June 27, 2009 3:53am

Yeah Jim, especially when their feet don't even touch the ground.
Orange

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June 28, 2009 1:10am

There is this place up in the hills. It is not privately owned and it is not opened to the public. This building is divided into 2 wings; old wind and new wing. These two wings are linked by a path with wooden flooring. At this centre court there are ping pong table and dart board with blooming flowers too. I was told it is a beautiful place since it is up in the hills. There is one room in the old wing which is always locked and no one is allowed into that particular room. Nobody wants to stay in the old wing. Another thing is about the shower; the running hot water can turn cold suddenly and back to hot water and turns to cold water again. The one who told me this story stayed there during his teenage days. When time to shower; he had to gather his teenage brothers and cousins to bath together. (Three four teenage boys shower together; so satu macam Smile) He said those showers were always quick showers.
Jim Joyce

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June 28, 2009 2:54am

The answer to such phenomena is quite simple Orange.Get a better Plumber
Orange

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June 28, 2009 3:04am

Good one, Jim! Thumbs Up! And the locked room could be a store room where many valuables are kept! Smile
Jim Joyce

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June 28, 2009 3:07am

Or perhaps where the current,lame,Plumber is hiding
Orange

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June 28, 2009 3:33am

Another Thumbs Up! for you, Jim! Smile
Jim Joyce

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June 28, 2009 3:50am

Cheers Orange,nice to see it wasn't wasted
richard

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June 30, 2009 2:57am

Hi Retired Falcon


The "Orang Minyak" does bring back vague memories of my mum warning us about the perils of going out. Can you remember more details about that? Is it about some dodgy bloke greasing himself in oil (in order to avoid capture) and molesting the public?
Retired Falcon

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June 30, 2009 3:59am

Hi Richard, the stories of orang minyak goes way back a long time. Even these days, you still hear stories about it preying on public. It is supposed to be a supernatural being. I think they even made a movie about it over here.
Orange

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October 27, 2012 6:11pm

Love & Tragedy .....



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