Town of Batu Gajah


(photo by SC Chan)

General Information

Batu Gajah is located in the Kinta district 24 km from the capital city of Perak, Ipoh & along the expressway to the tourist destinations of Lumut & Pangkor Island. It is the birthplace of our present Ruler of Perak ( Sultan of Perak ). It is also the adminstrative centre of the Kinta district.

Historical, Tourist & Administrative Centres

Kellie's Castle
(photo by SC Chan)


War Memorial Cemetery


(photo by SC Chan)


Court House & Batu Gajah Hospital - both more than 100 years old


Court House

(photo by SC Chan)


Batu Gajah Hospital


(photo by SC Chan)


Administrative centre - District Council (Majlis Daerah)


(photo by SC Chan)


Old Town - Main Road with pre-war shophouses


(photo by SC Chan)

Education & Health Facilities

Universiti Teknologi Petronas
(located near Tronoh, about 10 minutes drive from Batu Gajah - offer degree course in engineering)

Universiti Teknologi Petronas



Secondary schools include SM Sultan Yussuf, SM St Bernadette's Convent, SM Yuk Kwan


SM Sultan Yussuf

(photo by SC Chan)


Batu Gajah Hospital  & several private clinics


Batu Gajah Hospital - Second Class Ward


(photo by SC Chan)

Recreation

Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Resort


(photo by SC Chan)

Kinta Golf Club
(photo by SC Chan)

How to get to Batu Gajah

By air flight from Penang or Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh, then take the expressway from Ipoh to Lumut, turn left at the junction to Batu Gajah

By road from Penang exit highway at Jelapang ( just before reaching Ipoh ) and join the expressway to Lumut. By road from Kuala Lumpur exit highway at Gopeng. Turn right & proceed through Gopeng town. After Gopeng turn left to Batu Gajah. This route will pass by Kellie's Castle. Map of Perak




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