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Bukit Melawati

Kuala Selangor, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Came here especially to see the Silver Leaf monkeys. Car are allowed to drive up the hill which overlooks the Straits of Malacca. There is a Dutch fort at the top - Fort Altingsberg and a lighthouse. The star attraction are the monkeys. We bought our own peanuts to feed them. They are really delightful and very tame. If you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

No doubt the monkeys are the star attraction but Melawati Hill is a historical site with an old fort ( the Dutch named it Fort Altingsburg) and a lighthouse. There is a little history museum and a royal mausoleum too. The hill is normally visited as part of a tour to Kuala Selangor to see the fireflies and have a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I had always wanted to see monkeys up close so when I read about the gentle and tame Silver Leaf monkeys it sounded like the perfect opportunity to interact with them. Our children were also very excited about this trip. The monkeys were very cute and beautiful, however, the minute they see you with food they will climb up you... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

There's a tram that you can take up there for RM5, inclusive of entry to freshwater fish park if you are too lazy to walk up. At the top there's a museum that details the history of Kuala Selangor, with plenty of artifacts from the Malay royal family and also during the colonial times. Admission into the museum is free.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Located In Kuala Selangor about an hour's drive from KL on good roads this was a great place to see the Silver Leaf monkeys up close. They are extremely tame, eating out of your hand and happily jumping onto your back. The baby monkeys are orange and very cute. We took green beans and cut up apple to feed them... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Visiting Bukit Melawati is one of the best things u can do in MY. As a historical destination its not too great but the most enjoyable thing thr r the monkeys! Thr is a big number of silver monkeys living near the lighthouse n they r totally not agressive n very nice to ppl. U can buy food from the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Take a trip to Bukit Malawati at Kuala selangor. On a weekend there is a tractor train that will take you to the top where the lighthouse is situated. If you go on a weekday you can drive to the top. Once on top you will overlook the Straits of Malacca. This was also a look out point for marauding... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

After a delightful drive of nearly 45 minutes through the countryside we arrived at Bukit Melawati. the monkey were the friendliest we had ever seen. We loved playing with them and giving them food and taking videos/photos. The drive up was also amazing on the train. We saw other monkeys on our trip but they weren't as friendly as Silver... More

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Cairns Region, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We went on a public holiday which meant we had to catch the train/tractor, it was cheap. The kids loved the ride up to the top of the mountain. There are a lot of monkeys waiting to be fed, it was a good experience but again it was so disappointing to see rubbish everywhere. I felt really sad watching the... More

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Jervis Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

The beautiful Silver Leaf Monkeys was absolutely superb. The gentleness of these animals is amazing and feeding them is a must. Also, the cannons with the monkeys sitting on them makes for a very good photo opportunity due to the spectacular scenery around Bukit Melawati itself.

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