The Lighthouse, Sacred Hometree & Na'vi Tribes

Posted by shloke 09 January 2010
Restless Junior

Location: Bukit Malawati, Kuala Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 6th January 2010 (Wednesday), 12:15pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 450

The Comfort of a Mother

Location: Bukit Malawati, Kuala Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 6th January 2010 (Wednesday), 12:15pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 560

Still Standing Tall

Location: Bukit Malawati, Kuala Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 6th January 2010 (Wednesday), 10:40am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/9.0, ISO Equiv.: 100

The Sacred Hometree in Avatar :)

Location: Bukit Malawati, Kuala Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 6th January 2010 (Wednesday), 10:22am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/6.3, ISO Equiv.: 100

1907 - That's 103 Years Old!

Location: Bukit Malawati, Kuala Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 6th January 2010 (Wednesday), 10:36am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/9.0, ISO Equiv.: 100

The Sky's The Limit!

Location: Bukit Malawati, Kuala Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 6th January 2010 (Wednesday), 10:22am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/6.3, ISO Equiv.: 100

AHOY! Sailors

Location: Bukit Malawati, Kuala Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 6th January 2010 (Wednesday), 12:34am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/9.0, ISO Equiv.: 100

Gigantic Telco Tower

Location: Bukit Malawati, Kuala Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 6th January 2010 (Wednesday), 11:05am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/7.1, ISO Equiv.: 100

Listen Here Young Man!

Location: Bukit Malawati, Kuala Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 6th January 2010 (Wednesday), 12:20pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 800

A Traditional House

Location: Bukit Malawati, Kuala Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 6th January 2010 (Wednesday), 10:25am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/8.0, ISO Equiv.: 100

The Eyes of Na'vi Tribe :)

Location: Bukit Malawati, Kuala Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 6th January 2010 (Wednesday), 12:27pm
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 800


I've been to Malawati Hill (Bukit Malawati) for over three times.The latest trip is the BEST! The sky was sunny and ocean blue. A perfect day to capture the beautiful lighthouse with my camera.

Carmen asked me about things to do/see in Malawati Hill (Bukit Malawati). Here is the complete list of things to do/see over there:

  1. Silver Leaf Monkeys
  2. A huge lighthouse built in the year 1907. This century old structure is still in use today to guide ships that sail along the Straits of Malacca.
  3. Kuala Selangor Historical Museum.
  4. Poisoned Well
  5. Kuala Selangor Nature Park (at the bottom of the hill)
  6. Malawati Fort
  7. Bed Rock
  8. Place for sighting of 'New Moon'
  9. Royal Mausoleum. This mausoleum is the final resting place of the first three Sultans of Selangor.
  • 1st Sultan of Selangor: Sultan Salahuddin (1742 - 1778)
  • 2nd Sultan of Selangor: Sultan Ibrahim (1778 - 1826)
  • 3rd Sultan of Selangor: Sultan Mahmud (1826 - 1857)

I'm not going to write too much. You can check out my previous detailed blog entries about Bukit Malawati. Again, I'll let the pictures do the talking :)

Malawati Hill (Bukit Malawati) - Getting There:

By car

Malawati Hill or also known as Bukit Malawati is located in Kuala Selangor, about 45 to 60 minutes drive away from Kuala Lumpur. If you are planning on driving, you can come from Kuala Lumpur via Sungai Buloh (Route 54) or if you are coming through the North-South PLUS Highway, exit at the Sungai Buloh turn-off and follow the road signboard.

Cars are allowed up the hill during weekdays. There is a one way road system that winds all the way up and then down some. For weekends you will have to park your vehicle at the bottom of the hill and walk up.

By Bus

Take Selangor Bus number 141 from platform 23 at the main bus terminal, Puduraya Bus Station in KL. The tickets are bought on the bus. Departs half hourly starting from 6.30am.

Malawati Hill (Bukit Malawati) - Read More:

  1. http://tinyurl.com/ygh4a5j (Malaysia Vacation Guide - Excellent guide About Malawati Hill)
  2. http://tinyurl.com/yfxrd3d (Read my previous blog entries about Malawati Hill)

Malawati Hill (Bukit Malawati) - Google Maps:


Bukit Malawati - Illustrated Map (Source: Malaysia Vacation Guide)

11 comments

  1. Cath J Says:
  2. Very nice photo.. ^_^

     
  3. fufu Says:
  4. i used to travel to station taman melawati for the first mth when i was doing my form six at tarc 9yrs ago :) bukit still havent been to bukit melawati... probably still not highly promoted at that time.... the sky over there is damn so blue... it's all white here... going to have minimum 40cm high of snow in these 2days according to the forecast... hohohoho

     
  5. David Jr Says:
  6. Very detailed and nice pictures of the monkeys... er.. Na'vi's :)

    I tell you, I'll only go back there in 5 years time. I was there last year and the year before that and the year before that too.

    Regards,
    David

     
  7. I like the bright colour of the traditional house against the blue cloudless sky!

    No Cam No Bridge / 没有剑 没有桥 / Tiada Cam Tiada Bridge / ケンはない ブリッジはない

    I am in the construction industry. I did my Master degree in Urban Renewal, similar to Fufu! So if you like to travel a lot, you need to be in the construction industry. Ha ha... Can you to sites and check your projects!

    Celestial shells / 天体的贝壳 / Cangkerang cakerawala / 天の貝

    Kuih kapit? Ha ha... I miss them. My family used to make them before Chinese New Year.

     
  8. Shall we punt? / 我们撑平底船好吗?/ Apa kata kalau kita pergi berperahu jalur? / さおさしませんか。

    Ha ha... Cannot do like that one. World class university must maintain their image! But why under the bridge? People here are very open, you can kiss on the bus, in the classrooms, anywhere you like. ;-)

     
  9. Carmen Says:
  10. hey, thanks for the details..

    i been to Kuala Selangor once only..

    and the only thing i did was seeing the firefly..

    i guess i will go there again in a very very short time =)

     
  11. xplorer Says:
  12. mylo , i had heard that there is one PEKAN SARI (farmers market) in temerloh pahang which is quite interesting.The market is the longest in malaysia and located along sg temerloh .i will be checking it out this week , i suggest that you check it out also as you are very good in street photgraphy and you are very good in cathing the essence.I always believe that a market reflect the people . that is why i love market so much , i could see a the real side of malaysia

     
  13. shloke Says:
  14. WOW! So many comments :) My apology for late reply.

    Okay...let's start from here:

    Cath J

    Thanks!

    fufu

    Hi fufu! Actually, the sky in Malaysia is not always blue. Sometimes ocean blue, sometimes pale white. I guess I was lucky that day :)

    You gotta see the silver leaf monkeys at Bukit Malawati. Simply amazing!

    WOW! 40 cm of snow?? That's insane! Hope everything is OK over there.

    David

    David also loves Bukit Malawati. LOL! I returned to Malawati Hill just to revisit my beloved 'long lost cousins'

    Carmen

    You can also visit Sekinchan Fishing Village and Pasir Penambang Village (Shrimp Crackers Industry). Both villages are located in Kuala Selangor. So many things to see in Kuala Selangor!!

    1ondoncaller

    According to a local legend, if they kiss under the bridge, couples are assured eternal love :)

    xplorer

    WOW! Thanks for the info. I did some googling searches and found some really nice pictures of Pekan Sari. This place looks like a mini Hatyai to me - veggie sellers, seafood hawkers, fruit peddlers and many more.

    I LOVE authentic street market. Definitely must visit for mylo!!!

    Cheers to all!
    mylo

     
  15. Eyriqazz Says:
  16. it really a beautiful picture..

    Great Teacher Onizuka

     
  17. Really? I didn't know that one!
    Ha ha... No wonder they didn't enrol me into Cambridge?!

    My neck hurts! / 我的颈好痛! / Leherku sakit! / 首が痛い!

    No, of course, he's not!
    By the way, I think they filmed Harry Potter in Oxford.

    UK No 1 / 英国第一 / UK No 1 / 英国の第一

    Ha ha... We have something similar to the Tai Mahal here. It's the Royal Pavilion in Brighton. You can Google it later. :-)

     
  18. shloke Says:
  19. Eyriqazz

    Thanks!

    1ondoncaller

    It's a folktale :)

    WOW! That Royal Pavilion is AWESOME! A spectacular oriental palace!

    Cheers to all!
    mylo

     
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