Kota Malawati is a fort in Kuala Selangor, Selangor. Often written as Kota Melawati, it was built by Sultan Ibrahim, the second Sultan of Selangor, who reigned from 1770 to 1826. When the Dutch took over it for a short period of time, they renamed it Fort Altingsburg, after the Dutch Governor of Malacca at that time.
Kota Malawati is located on Bukit Malawati, a hill at the mouth of the Selangor River. The hill was an ideal spot to monitor the ships passing through the Straits of Malacca. It was the scene of many battles fought between the locals and different invaders from the sea.
Today only parts of the old fort remains. There are still some of its cannons there. In 1909, the British built a lighthouse here which is still standing. The forest surrounding the hill teems with silver-leafed monkeys which are quite tame.
Getting thereTake the buses from just outside Puduraya and Medan Pasar in Kuala Lumpur to reach Kuala Selangor. The bus will take you to the old bus station beside Bukit Malawati itself. The road up the hill starts from the old bus station going clockwise up the hill.
If you are driving, exit the North-South Expressway at Lembah Beringin Interchange (Exit 120). Follow Route B33 south to Kuala Selangor, passing Batang Berjuntai.
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