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Bukit Melawati

Address: Kuala Selangor, Malaysia
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Apart of the fireflies in kuala selangor, this is another place worth for visit. Tram service is available during weekends for RM5 per person included a round trip up hill to see the famous silver monkeys and a entrance ticket to the fresh water fish aquarium. P/S: please put on mosquitoes repellant before the visit.

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Kuala Lumpur
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107 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This Bukit is actually named Bukit Malawati but better known as Bukit Melawati. It was a Saturday (weekend) hence, the road access for cars is blocked but the tourist trains were in operation. You can either walk up, however, with small kids, we decided to take the tram costing RM 5 per adult and RM 3 per kid which is... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I had been to bt melawati before, there seems to be many more monkeys then. We took a train ride up this time, and it started raining and we waited for the return train that never come. There are no shelter on top if the hill so that is a problem. I'm not much of a monkey lover, and went... More

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Melaka, Malaysia
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38 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

First of all, you can walk by your own up to the top, is not that hard, just a 20 minutes slow walk, enjoy the breeze and the green in the park. Beware to the monkey, they are fast for food, so keep you food out of their eyes. An hour is enough to round the hill, and a small... More

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Perth, Australia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My partner loved having the monkeys jump all over him. Me I was just happy to hold it out for them. They are pretty cute. Must do if in the area it was pretty fun.

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Hermanus, South Africa
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135 reviews 135 reviews
40 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Bukit Melawati is about an hours drive from Kuala Lumpur, It's a treat to get out of the city. The drive is pretty boring but the roads are ok. Leave early around 8am and the traffic is free flowing.Bukit melawati is both a historic and nature attraction. The hill was home to a fort built in the early 1780s to... More

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Waldenbuch, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is an awesome spot to feed and play with the monkeys. Recommend you bring your own fruit to avoid paying local fruit-seller's prices (RM 10.00 for a bushel of baby bananas). I wish there were more information as to the fort that once stood here

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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327 reviews 327 reviews
222 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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kuala lumpur
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212 reviews 212 reviews
109 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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