Bukit Melawati
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Nathan
Chengdu, China32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Overall the site is a little underwhelming, but it is an easy place to stop by if you are killing time before a firefly tour. There are so many monkeys here, but they won't bother you unless you are a street food vender.
Written 30 December 2023
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Thea S
Ghent, Belgium380 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 9 September 2023
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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 23 March 2023
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EntanHasmira
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Enjoy the journey to up the hill with a tramp at a cost of only RM3 for adult. This place has its own historical site. There are several attractions on this hill. It’s not just about enjoying the beautiful scenery. There is a history museum about kuala selangor, cannon, cultural sites, slabs, poisonous wells, traditional game museums and lighthouses. Do visit all these historical places up there, don't just take pictures and go. You will learn about something. Just beware of the monkeys. There so many of them.
Written 9 November 2021
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Sherry Tam
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia907 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
We visit this place during weekend and it’s not too crowded. First time been here after staying KL for >30 years
Written 11 April 2021
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Joey K
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia620 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 18 September 2020
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NanohanA
Malaysia259 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Bukit Malawati used to be my fave place when I was small. I finally visited this place yesterday after decades. Not much of change can be observed, still serene and scenic place with heaps of monkeys! Some elderly believed the hill belongs to the Elves (orang bunian) hence visitors should not do any inappropriate acts when at the hill.

Bukit Malawati (Malawati Hill) is hilltop fortress built by one of the Sultans of Selangor in the 1700s to fight the invasion of the Dutch. Some interesting war relics such as cannons that overlook the Straits of Malacca, a lighthouse, an executioners stone, a poisoned well and royal graves can be found here. There are a lot of very cheeky, playful and curious monkeys too at the top of the hill that would steal your heart... and your food :)

Get a tramp to the top of the hill for only RM3 for adult. This historical site is about 62km from Kuala Lumpur and can be reached in an hour and a half by car.
Written 9 August 2020
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Laura T
Middlesbrough, UK7,603 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We visited Monkey Hill as the second stop of our "monkey feeding, fireflies & blue tears experience" with Jalan with M.K. We drove straight up and parked at the top of the hill as was after 5pm on a monday.

Melawati Hill (Monkey Hill) is home to the silver leaf monkeys (black fur) who roam around this lighthouse viewpoint. Unlike the long-tailed macaques (gray fur) that can be quite aggressive and mischievous, the silver leaf monkeys (black fur) are actually really friendly and the babies, covered in orange fur, are super cute.

Locals are there with bags of locally grown vegetables for you to purchase at 10MYR per bag to feed the monkeys, which we highly recommend. The bags are large but the monkeys soon eat through all the food! The monkeys liked the green leaves and bananas, but sweet potato definitely seemed to be the favourite! the peanuts they would only eat after everything else had already been eaten. We were here another 30 minutes or so. Feeding the monkeys was an experience! be prepared for them to climb all over you as you start to feed them! we got some amazing photos. Some hilarious ones too as they jumped on our shoulders! lol Seeing the babies was an added bonus, and we were the only tourists so had the monkeys all to ourselves! I could have spent ages here watching the monkeys interact, but we had to move on with our tour.
Written 17 March 2020
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Harrison F. Carter
Auckland, New Zealand12,830 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
It was a very easy walk to the summit - 5-1o minutes only - and a nice walk, with impressive trees, the lighthouse and, of course, the monkeys - who were really gentle. Bought bags of veg. for RM10 from the sellers there. Really enjoyed our visit.
Written 15 March 2020
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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 7 March 2020
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