Hatter’s Castle

Hatter’s Castle is a cottage bungalow that used to be the home of Pulau Carey‘s plantation manager back in the 1920s.

Hatter's Castle Pulau Carey
Hatter’s Castle sits on a 2-hectare piece of land and is fronted by a well-manicured lawn.

Fun Fact
Hatter’s Castle has been conferred heritage status by Badan Warisan Malaysia (The Heritage of Malaysia Trust), a national heritage non-governmental organization.


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Sime Darby West Estate, Heritage Island,
Pulau Carey, 42960
Kuala Langat, Selangor


The cottage bungalow’s design is thought to be influenced by Edward Valentine John Carey, founder of the island, while its name is supposedly inspired by a novel of the same title by Scottish author A.J. Cronin.

The first occupants of the house were Danish engineer C.L. Gjorup, who built the bungalow and moved in on 1 January 1923, and James French, the first general manager of plantation company Jugra Land & Carey Limited, who occupied the top floor.

The cottage bungalow’s design was so well received at the time that it became the model for many hill station and plantation bungalows erected during the colonial era.

Today, Hatter’s Castle is used as a guesthouse for staff and guests of Sime Darby Plantations Berhad, who owns most of the oil palm estates that cover the island.

Opening hours

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours, by appointment with Sime Darby Plantations Berhad.

Price/Entrance fee

Entry is free.


The following destinations are located on Pulau Carey itself:

Hatter’s Castle is also located near the following destinations:


Amverton Cove Golf & Island Resort
Impian Morib Hotel


How to get to Hatter’s Castle

There is no public transport that will bring you directly to Pulau Carey. The best way to get here is to drive from KL city center towards Teluk Panglima Garang via the Klang-Banting road. From Teluk Panglima Garang, narrow roads takes you past rustic Malay villages to Carey Island. The drive takes about an hour.

By Bus

By Train


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    • Yap PS on September 20, 2020 at 8:07 pm
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    It’s a shame that Hatter’s Castle is not readily accessible. Drove all the way from KL to have a look only to find a cold and unfriendly guard at the gate saying ‘No one allowed in’.

    1. Hi, the building is a private property with heritage status. The interior can be visited by appointment with Sime Darby and the person-in-charge is listed above.

        • aqilah on October 9, 2021 at 8:07 pm
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        hello may I know who should I contact to have a visit here?

        1. Please refer to the contact details of the person-in-charge listed above.

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