Altingsburg Lighthouse
Altingsburg Lighthouse
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cmkhairu77
Shah Alam, Malaysia73 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Family
This place will bring good old days during colonial period... feel like you are part of the history walking along the path...
Written September 30, 2015
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Danny Too
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia1,183 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Friends
This is a good place to take some pictures of remembrance that you have been to Bukit Melawati. Owing to its strategic location, Bukit Melawati was once a place of many struggles. Glorious in history, the story began in 18th century after Sultan Ibrahim built a mighty fortress on the hill to safeguard the state from Dutch. When the battles with Dutch took place, the Dutch conquered Bukit Melawati and was reinforced with Dutch's cannons and ultimately, it was renamed to Fort Altingsburg.
Written November 27, 2016
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3mt1
Jakarta, Indonesia126 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Family
The lighthouse is located in Malawati Hills. During weekdays, cars could go up directly to the hills, whilst on weekend, after certain hours cars are allowed to go up, but before that time comes, there's some sort of tram going up for 3 RM / persons.

I would recommend you to hike instead to the top and you can see few spots along the hiking trail (it's not that far to the top I would say) which will be more fun, but if you're travelling with old people / don't like to walk, then probably tram is better.

The main attraction however in my opinion is the monkeys, especially the silver leaf monkey (the black ones), they're very tame and kids will love them.

Then when you're going down, u can take the tram (just hop on).
Written July 31, 2013
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Atomz T
Kuala Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Friends
Is a best place for family, you can bring your kid long there. History place and lot of monkey there also..
Written July 29, 2013
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Ragu88
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia945 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Solo
It's closed during days, maybe due to Fasting period but still looks very majestic and beautiful from the outside.
Written June 16, 2017
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litseyk
Charlottesville, VA6,163 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Friends
We were not able to get to or inside the lighthouse due to a locked gate. You can take photos from a distance, but it would have been nice to go up inside of the lighthouse. Nothing really special that I could see.
Written July 16, 2016
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DrRuben
Malaysia207 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Family
This light house is located at the top of Melawati Hill, holds a piece of Selangor history as many sailors in ancient times rely on this light house during their trips across the Straits of Malacca.

Unfortunately, you can't get close to this light house as it is closed to the public. Only for some picture taking from outside the gate. Should be opened to the public.

Dr.Ruben Kumar
Malaysia
Written September 17, 2015
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tanee
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia90 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Friends
Its an old 18th century lighthouse, overlooking the narrow and shallow Straits of Malacca. Back in history, the Straits of Malacca is one of the most important shipping lanes in the world opening up to the Indian Ocean and joining the Singapore Strait, which connects to the South China Sea and Pacific Ocean. Sea trading was rife back then. The lighthouse is still being used to guide ships. This place has a very nice view overlooking the sea! besides the nearby museum which you can visit, and mischiveous monkeys running around ! It will be great if the compound into the lighthouse is not locked, better still if we can go up the lighthouse to catch better view from there.
Written August 29, 2014
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Malaysiantraveller68
kuala lumpur1,181 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Friends
As far as I know, the lighthouse has never been open to the public. You just view it from the outside as you visit Melawati Hill and its old fort. However, it looked well maintained when I went there this month. The hill with its star attraction (the monkeys) is usually part of a visit to Kuala Selangor for a seafood dinner and to see the fireflies. Most of the facilities (toilets, food for purchase, etc.) are at the foot of the hill around the ticket office.
Written August 17, 2014
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high_low73
Bergen, Norway774 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013 • Couples
Kota Melawati, formerly known as Fort Altingsburg. The hill has the lighthouse on top and can be reached by foot or alternatively a regular buggy service running up the hill and down again. The lighthouse is just as another lighthouse, nice but nothing remarkable.

On the top the silvered-leaf monkeys are awaiting your arrival. You'll probably be greeted by them all the way from the entrance and on the way up. Theese monkeys were the most fun experience on the trip up the hill. These monkeys are not the regular thugs you might encounter elsewhere, but much more charming. I had a couple on my shoulders the 15 minutes I spent up there. Bring some food for them or it seemed like you could buy some on the top.
Written February 22, 2013
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