Standing atop a hill overlooking Batu Gajah, Perak, Kellie’s Castle is the most famous castle in Malaysia. It was built by Scottish planter William Kellie Smith in 1915, in honour of his wife Agnes and in celebration of their son Anthony, who was born 11 years after the birth of their first child – a daughter they named Helen. The grand estate combines Moorish, Roman and Indian architectural styles – the latter was influenced by his fascination with India and the Hindu religion. William also went as far as to import bricks and tiles from India for the construction of his castle. He even brought in 70 skilled Indian labourers from Madras to work on it.