02 November 2006

Trip to Kuala Selangor, Continued

Kuala Selangor is quite a historical place. It was an old capital of Selangor and was invaded by the Dutch in 1784 (sourced from Wikipedia). Bukit Melawati is the hill overlooking Kuala Selangor and the Straits of Malacca. On top of the hill is the lighthouse (the photo that was posted earlier), a museum and a observatory tower which is used to sight the moon for the start and end of the fasting month.
Along the hill also were planted with many large tress. The trees were full with long tail monkeys. These monkeys were not shy at all and would enjoy the offering of food by the visitors there. Can you see the monkeys on the tree? There are so many of them, male ones, female ones, baby ones and some monkeys are also in the "pak tor" stage. I wonder what can I see at night? The monkey making it out!! Maybe I can manage to gather some condoms under the tree the next morning!!

Cannons used to defend the hill during the Dutch invasion was still around. This is one still very well preserved but it can never fire any cannon balls now.

The museum has good range of exhibits covering the time the Bugis came over to Selangor till the Japanese occupacy during World War 2. I managed to sneak in my camera and took some photos of the exhibits in the museum.

Overall I enjoyed my trip to Kuala Selangor and having being able to see a historical site.

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