Bukit Melawati
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Joey K
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia620 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Bukit Melawati is located right in Kuala Selangor. You can't drive up but there are ample car parking space close by. An easy walk up and you can enjoy the view. Just be careful with the monkeys... They can come in big groups once they notice people around. The lighthouse has been there since 1907 but unfortunately it was not accessible.
Written September 18, 2020
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Thea S
Ghent, Belgium379 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
If you want to get in close contact with monkeys that don't bother you, this is the place. You can sit on a bench with some monkeys sitting next to you. I could spend hours there watching them. I can recommend to take the little train, it saves you time and a hike going uphill in hot weather.
Written September 9, 2023
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Zecky S
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia142 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Interesting place visited.
Situated on top of a hill which we can view the coastal area of the river banks and the mangrove swamps nearby
The lighthouse is also situated on top of the hill
The excitement begins when lots of monkeys gathers around us. They are friendly. We could feed them with food sold there only for the monkeys
Remains of fire-guns tells us that it is use during the colonial period to protect the area.
Maps of the said Bukit Malawati, Kuala Selangor is well displayed for easy reference to visitors.
Written March 7, 2020
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SITI AISHAH MUHAMAD AMIN
Shah Alam, Malaysia38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
I visited this place with my husband and my son in February. The tour service is provided to all visitors and it is optional. They can walk into the place and enjoy the scenery especially in the morning and evening.

For the animal lover, they can feed the macaques which are always welcoming them on the hill.
Written March 23, 2023
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WinkleBoo
Australia148 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Family
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 and jump on you to get to it. This resulted in myself and my son receiving a scratch as they scrambled on us, not deep scratches but enough to break the skin and cause a scab. My daughter also received a little bite to her hand when she did not release the food fast enough. This is not due to the monkeys being aggressive in any way, they certainly were not. They were very hungry though, I don't know if they are always this hungry or whether the recent drop in tourism since MH370 was a factor and they have become too reliant on the food from tourists and now aren't getting enough. I guess it is an example of what can happen when you start messing with their natural food sources.

Our taxi driver reassured us he has been scratched many times with no problems. However, if you research the topic you will find Malaysia is considered a risk for rabies and although the risk is not considered high, it is certainly not a risk I was willing to take for myself or my family. So this fun excursion resulted in 3 of us requiring a series of rabies vaccines along with a tetanus shot.
If I had my time again would I go? Probably, but I would not hold any food or anything they may think is food anywhere near them. So I am just posting this as a warning to potential visitors - do your rabies research and judge the risk for yourself.
Written June 29, 2014
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Niki K
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia313 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Family
I went there last 2 weeks ago with my sister's family, my brother & wifey and my mum. We had great fun taking the tram up and enjoyed the scenic view of the Malacca Straits from the top of Bukit Melawati. There were cannons and the silver leaf monkey will greet you there. What fascinated me was that the color of the baby monkey is orange instead of the black and a tinge of silver of the adults monkey. And I was told that the orange color will eventually fades and be replaced gradually to black as the monkey grows older. Kinda cool. The lighthouse is sooo pretty too. There weren't any food stalls outside perhaps due to the presence of those monkeys. Overall, I think it is a lovely place to bring kids. And if you don't fancy walking, a tram ride is just as fun. But since we took the tram ride (cost about RM2 for Adult & RM1 for kids), we missed our chance to see the poison well, the traitors grave and some other spots around the hill.
Written March 22, 2013
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korreltjies_sand
Kota Bharu, Malaysia70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
Whenever we have visitors from overseas, we take them to Kuala Salangor and Bukit Melawati. Not only is the tractor ride up the mountain an experience, but the views from the top is never ending on a clear day. My favourite is feeding the friendly monkeys after buying the monkey food from the vendor. Tip: the monkeys prefer the carrots
Written May 3, 2018
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Higuma 2017
Australia1,127 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Family
Monkeys are lovely, super well-behaved. There seems to be a code between these Silver Leaf Langurs. Nobody fights for food. The one who picks the food is left alone to eat it. Even the few macaques, traditionally very aggressive, do seem to respect the "code". Nevertheless, monkeys will be dirty, and scratch your arm when they are begging for food. Take some desifecting gel/detol/wet tissues with you, as the toilets around are appallingly filthy, and that is NOT because of the monkeys.
Written September 17, 2017
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Sali U
Malaysia252 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Family
There are 2 type of monkey here and the black one is more friendly. There are many places to visit down and up the hill but the local council and the attraction owner (eg MNS) should improve the upkeep and maintenance.
Written April 3, 2016
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Saha & Yam
429 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Family
Bukit Melawati was once the darling of Kuala Selangor. Those days we could travel up hill by car. Nowdays, you could either walk up hill for free or take the Kuala Selangor Municipal tram to go up hill at RM 5.00 for adults which is quite an experience. Historically, Bukit Melawati was important for the survival of the state of Selangor from aggressors of other states and overseas. The hill is in fact a fortress with evidence of canon guns positioned in strategic locations.

Bukit Melawati is also well known for the light house, used to warn shippers of beach location and land mass. Equally important is the historical museum and places of torture chambers during the Japanese occupation. Unfortunately, all these important aspect of the history of Kuala Selangor is lost once you reach the top of the hill as the whole area has been overtaken by monkeys. Monkeys control the light house where they occupy every strategic vantage point.

The moment human beings reach the top of the hill, they will be surrounded by a great number of monkeys, looking for food and they climb at every high point including sitting on the canon guns. The whole place really look like "Planet of the Monkeys" where monkeys overrun human beings.

If you would want to feel the movie "Planet of the Apes" please visit Bukit Melawati Hill and experience yourself who rule this part of the town. But they are not aggressive. Nonetheless, the sheer numbers will make you feel helpless as human beings. So it is monkeys versus human beings. Do come to Bukit Melawati Hill if you are adventurous and nature loving and make friends with the monkeys. If you are in Kuala Selangor, do not miss this "Planet of the Monkeys"

Saharudin & Mariam
Elderly Couple
Visiting December 2014
Reporting 16 December 2014
Written December 16, 2014
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