Melawati Hill is an interesting place for tourist attraction

Melawati Hill is an interesting place for tourist attraction

Bukit Malawati is not only a historic site, but a place for you to take your family for a stroll while looking at the view of Kuala Selangor from the top of the hill.

Here you have a wide view. If the day is clear, you can see as far as the Malacca Strait.

If you want to go up to this hill area, you can walk if you are fit.

But it’s best to take the tram. It pays. But it’s fun for small children, and more foot-friendly for older people.

Melawati Hill lighthouse

Melawati Hill lighthouse is still preserved and function.

The icon here is the white Dutch-built lighthouse. Besides, if you want to see old cannons, the cannons here are well kept awake.

And among the many cannons, there was one wrapped in yellow cloth. This is called Penggawa’s cannon. According to people, this sacred cannon has time to explode on its own when the Selangor royal family is in danger. There is also a story that says it explodes on its own every time a new Selangor sultan is crowned.

The seven wells (Perigi tujuh) on this hill are still there, even though they are not used as a source of water like in the past.

Seven Wells (Telaga Tujuh) Bukit Melawati, Kuala Selangor, Malaysia.

Seven Well (perigi tujuh

In this Bukit Melawati area there is also a poisonous well.

In the old days, prisoners would be put in a well filled with water up to their chins. And the well water will be poisoned and reeded.

Poisoned Well (Perigi Beracun) Bukit Melawati, Kuala Selangor.

Poisned Well

Because it is a fortress area, you can also find Batu Hampar. This is the place to behead the enemy.

Batu Hampar or Execution Rock at Bukit Melawati, Kuala Selangor.

Batu Hampar

Apart from that, it is also the location of the royal tombs of the first 3 Sultans of Selangor.

Sultan Salahuddin (1742-1778)
Sultan Ibrahim (1778-1826)
Sultan Mahmud (1826-1857)

The Royal Mausoleum at Bukit Melawati, Kuala Selangor.

Kuala Selangor Museum

If your interest is more than catching the wind, there is a small museum that you can enter.

Here there are additional old relics — from weapons to money and more information about the history of Kuala Selangor.

History of Bukit Melawati

At the top of this hill is the city of Melawati.

This is an old fort built by the Sultanate of Malacca to fight against the Dutch colonialists.

This fort fell into the hands of the Dutch in 1784. But it was recaptured by the Sultan of Selangor a year later.

That’s why you’ll see cannons around him.

Because its function is almost the same as A Famosa in Melaka or Fort Cornwallis in Penang.

If you’re already here, you can also go on a boat to enjoy Kelip Kelip, Sky Mirror or Blue Tears.

Kuala Selangor Nature Park is also nearby.

-abd rahman / faisal

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