Melawati Hill - Playing with Monkey
Selangor was associated with tin and ore mining activities since the past. And Selangor’s history dates back to more than 2,000 years back with Klang being in existence long before Parameswara’s discovery of Malacca.
The history of the Bugis influence in Selangor started way back in 1722 when the five Bugis Brothers set out to oust the then ruling Sultan, Raja Kechil and one of the brothers, Raja Sulaiman was crowned the ruler of Johor-Riau. In 1766, one of the descendant, Raja Lumu established Kuala Selangor and became the first Sultan of Selangor. He is also known to have a built a fort strategically placed on a hill in Kuala Selangor and named it Kota Melawati. The fort was used for Selangor’s defense. Later in 1784, the Dutch conquered the fort and renamed it Fort Altingsburg, but soon after was recaptured by Sultan Ibrahim on the 28th June 1785.
瓜拉雪兰莪皇家山是这里最高的地点。这里有一座轟立在山顶上已有200年历史的爱丁斯堡灯塔（Fort Altingsburg，1794年）和大炮，由荷兰人所建；这里还有一间县长的官邸。后来皇家山上的城堡在雪兰莪内战时期几乎完全摧毁， 只剩下一些城墙，炮台，基石和刑场。1907年，英国重修灯塔。
Silver leaf monkey are seem roaming freely around here. The are generally harmless toward humans and afraid of people if they carry their baby.
The silvered leaf monkeys live in harmony with longtail macaques. Do take note that the macaques can be rather fierce, unlike the silvered leaf monkeys. Feeding is allowed and there are even vendors around who sell fruits and vegetables to visitors who wish to do so.
山上的猴子有两种~ 一种是温顺的银叶猴（Silver Leaf），另一种是比较野性的猕猴（Macaques）。
Cars are allowed up the hill on weekdays, only trams are used to ferry visitors on weekends, due to insufficient parking bays. Two trams are available, with each capable of accommodating 44 to 50 pax. The fare is RM5.30 per adult and RM3.20 per child (3 – 12 years of age). Those who wish to exercise may walk up the hill, which takes about 30 minutes.
Atop the hill sits the Kuala Selangor Lighthouse, also known as Altingsburg Lighthouse. Built in 1907, this lighthouse is so well maintained that it is still in use today, to guide ships that sail along the Straits of Malacca. Hence, the lighthouse is lighted up from 7pm to 6am daily.
Adjacent to the lighthouse is the Historical Museum of Kuala Selangor District. Do spend time to read up on the history of Kuala Selangor and Bukit Malawati.
Distance from Route Five Hostel X Cafe is about 30 mins walk and 10 mins by car / grabs.