Cannons at Bukit Melawati overlooking the Strait of Malacca
|English translation||Melawati Hill|
|Language of name||Malay|
Bukit Melawati is a popular tourist attraction. The hill overlooks the Strait of Malacca and has a lighthouse as well as the remains of the Kota Melawati fort. The fort was built in the late 1700s by Sultan Ibrahim of Selangor to protect against Dutch invaders but the Dutch captured it a renamed it Fort Altingburg. Sultan Ibrahim recaptured the fort in 1785 but it was eventually destroyed during the Selangor Civil War. The Altingsburgh Lighthouse was built by the Dutch in 1794.
Another attraction of Bukit Melawati is the presence of silvered leaf monkeys and long-tailed macaques, which are provisioned by tourists. The silvered leaf monkeys at Bukit Malawati are habituated to humans and sometimes willingly touch and climb on visitors, in addition to approaching to beg for food. Attractions also include a tram ride, a royal mausoleum and a museum. The hill is located near additional tourist attractions, Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park and Kuala Selangor Nature Park.
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