Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Bedrock @ Bukit Melawati

There is a fortress like structure not far away from the museum where a bedrock (Batu Hampar) is located.

The bedrock (Batu Hampar) is located at the far end of the Sultan's palace garden.  It is placed on an open area with three descending steps in the direction of the sun rise.

It is actually a solid piece of stone measuring 5 x 5 x 1 feet square and supported by a heap of stone and sand as its base.

It is believed that this stone was used as a place to behead traitors. There is also a theory that the stone was a place for Sultan Abdul Samad to relax and view the township of Kuala Selangor.

At this very place also the presence of the monkeys are heavily felt. In fact, I feel uneasy venturing here alone as I never know whether those monkeys might attack me.

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