Monkey at Bukit Malawati Kuala Selangor

Visit to Bukit Malawati, Kuala Selangor

On our way back from Sekinchan, we also visited Bukit Malawati, Kuala Selangor, after eating the famous Cendol Bakar. Bukit Malawati is one of the tourist attraction in Kuala Selangor besides the fireflies. This hill is also known as Monkey Hill due the population of Silver Leaf and Long Tail Macaques monkey species here. We spent around 1 – 2 hours here before driving back to Petaling Jaya. Let’s find out what is interesting here.

Taking tram up to Bukit Malawati Kuala Selangor.
To go up to Bukit Malawati, tourist can take this tram or they call it the tourist train. Tourist train is only operational on weekends and public holidays from 9.00am to 6.00pm. If you visited on weekdays, you can drive your own car up to visit Bukit Malawati. The tram ticket for adult is RM 5 and for children is RM 3. The ticket includes the entrance fee to Freshwater Fish Park as well but we didn’t visit the park because we don’t know there is such a park when we were there.

Bukit Malawati Kuala Selangor.
The signboard at Bukit Malawati, Kuala Selangor. This one should be the correct spelling. There are many sites on the Internet named Bukit Malawati as Bukit Melawati.

The cannons at Bukit Malawati Kuala Selangor.
The cannons at Bukit Malawati, Kuala Selangor. Can those cannons still be used? Why got cannons one? This is because in the late 18th and early 19th century, Bukit Malawati is a stronghold of the Selangor Sultanate. In order to fight against the Dutch, Sultan Ibrahim built this heavily fortified fort. You can read more about the history of Bukit Malawati here.

The map of Bukit Malawati Kuala Selangor.
The map of Bukit Malawati, Kuala Selangor. Remember to snap a picture of this in case you get lost. Please note there is a Perigi Beracun (poisoned well), so do not drink water from any well you found here.

The lighthouse at Bukit Malawati Kuala Selangor.
The famous white light house on Bukit Malawati, Kuala Selangor which is more than 100 years old. It is still being used to guide the ships on the Straits of Malacca. Unfortunately, the light house is not open for tourists. The view should be very nice from up there.

Giant old tree at Bukit Malawati
The giant old tree with many branches. Can you spot the monkeys on the tree? Can you count how many monkeys are there on the tree?

Mini cannon in front of Kuala Selangor Historical Museum on Bukit Malawati.
Mini cannon on Bukit Malawati. Don’t see it is so mini, maybe it is very powerful.

Kuala Selangor Historical Museum at Bukit Malawati
This is the Kuala Selangor Historical Museum. Photography is not allowed inside the museum so I cannot show any photo of the inside. Basically, there are many historical items from the reign of Selangor Sultanate such as old coins, armor, weapons, keris etc.

Monkey sitting on tree branch at Bukit Malawati
A Silver Leaf monkey sitting on the old tree at Bukit Malawati Kuala Selangor. I think it is holding a banana?

Monkey eating banana at Bukit Malawati
Another Silver Leaf monkey enjoying eating a banana. You can buy banana or kangkung here to feed the friendly monkeys.

Monkey posing on a big tree at Bukit Malawati
It is not advisable to visit this hill after dark as this scene can be horrifying during nighttime.

Monkey posing at Bukit Malawati
Sad looking monkey, don’t know why it is so sad.

Monkey posing at Bukit Malawati
This monkey wondering why there are so many people feeding him banana?

Monkey posing at Bukit Malawati
Monkey trying to strike a natural pose for the photographers here at Bukit Malawati, Kuala Selangor. If you like to shoot monkeys, this is a must go place since the monkeys are very friendly and not afraid of humans.

Monkey posing at Bukit Malawati.
Another pose from the Silver Leaf monkey, “Thinking deep into the future”. Did you notice the monkey’s leg looks like hand?

Bukit Malawati, Kuala Selangor
Address: 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia
Phone Number: 603-3289-1439

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