Kuala Selangor Part 1: Bukit Melawati

27 January 2013

Oh Best Beloved,

We went to Kuala Selangor today. It was one of those spontaneous trips, the kind you decide to join just a few hours before the ETD despite your need to compulsively "prepare". Ate Di's friends had plans to visit the fireflies so we decided at sort of the last minute to tag along.

It was raining like crazy when we left KL. That made us worry. Fireflies and rain don't go together, you know.

Thankfully, the clouds were clear and the ground was dry when we reached Kuala Selangor. We were supposed to eat at a seafood restaurant by the river but we made a quick detour to Bukit Melawati before we decided to satiate our hunger.

The place was filled with monkeys. BIG ONES. Black, almost resembling baboons, harrier that the ones that ran along the corridors of my kolej in UKM. It was amusing seeing them again. Here's a picture of the furry creatures so that you can also have a look at them:

There was a lighthouse in Bukit Melawati. I took a picture of that, too. The hill overlooks the Strait of Malacca, so I guess it was an important sight for sailors and traders years and years ago.

We had a scrumptious dinner soon after. And then we saw the fireflies. It was the second time I saw them.

But I shall tell you about that in my next letter.