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.
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
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.