Melawati Hill / Bukit Melawati, Kuala Selangor

The Royal Mausoleum The Royal Mausoleum at Bukit Melawati, Kuala Selangor
The Royal Mausoleum
The Royal Mausoleum at Bukit Melawati, Kuala Selangor

Melawati Hill is located in the coastal town of Kuala Selangor, a 30-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur. In the late 18th Century, the second Sultan of Selangor had a fortress constructed on Melawati Hill to protect the state from intruders.

The hill provided a vantage point to monitor ships in the Straits of Malacca. Even with a strategic hold, the Melawati Fort yielded to the Dutch cannons.

It was again destroyed during the Selangor Civil War, when warring factions fought for tin-rich lands. All that remains of the fort now are its cannons, its original foundation stones and fabled execution block. The landscaped hill offers a panoramic view of the Selangor coastline.

Visitors will be delighted to watch the free-roaming Silverleaf Monkeys in the area. The adults are dark-haired with a tinge of silver, while the young ones are a bright orange. Gentle and adorable, they graciously wait for bread or fruits from visitors, unlike the mischievous Long Tail Macaques.

Bukit Melawati

Other attractions here are a lighthouse, a royal mausoleum and a quaint rest house.

Contact Information Of Bukit Melawati

Majlis Daerah Kuala Selangor

Jalan Semarak, 45000 Kuala Selangor. Tel: 03-3289 1439

Tourist Train Operation Hours

Day: Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday

Time: 9.00am-6.00pm

Ticket: Adult RM 5 Children RM3 (Ticket is for Bukit Melawati & Freshwater Fish Park)

Tourist Train Service is closed on weekday. However, visitors can drive their own car (transport) to visit Bukit Melawati.

Tourist Train at Bukit Melawati, Kuala Selangor
Tourist Train at Bukit Melawati, Kuala Selangor

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