Bukit Malawati

There was once a fort atop a hill overlooking the Straits of Malacca and the mouth of the Selangor river built by the then Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Ibrahim at the end of 17th century to guard against the Dutch. In spite of the defence, the fort at Bukit Malawati fell to the hands of the Dutch but not for long as in less than a year it was repossessed in a night raid. Later on through the years, there were internal squabbles between factions in the kingdom and when the British came, they ravaged the whole fort to the ground.

There is no fort to be seen now but Bukit Malawati is now a popular tourist attraction. There is a mausoleum for the first three Sultans of Selangor, a museum, a torture well and a lighthouse. The area now is in fact a park atop a hill. Remnants of the canons are displayed, scattered around the area. The area is also a spot where the Silver Leaf Monkeys go searching, or in actual fact wait, for food.  Food from the visitors that is.

Altingsburg lighthouse

Kuala Selangor Museum

Fire extinguisher used in the 50s and early 60s

Torture chamber

Playground

Not a popular bench

Canons

VOC. Mark of the Dutch East India Company

Silver Leaf Monkeys

Mannn…What a view

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