Bukit Jugra is located in Jugra, a historical town in Kuala Langat that exudes an old-world charm with its stately buildings, bridges and roads.
Back in the late 1800s, Jugra was the royal capital of Selangor; its well-preserved buildings are good examples of the artistry and grandeur of its glamorous past.
Today, Bukit Jugra or Jugra Hill is still very much a popular venue, albeit for different reasons. Its undulating terrain and scenic views make it an excellent spot for outdoor activities such as hiking and paragliding.
Like Tanjung Sepat, about 30 minutes away, Jugra is a popular stopover for food and is well known for ‘Beggar’s Chicken’, an ancient Chinese dish made by baking whole chickens and herbs wrapped in lotus leaves using traditional brick kilns.
Based on historical records and documents such as The Oriental Navigator, a sailing handbook written in 1801, Bukit Jugra was known to foreign navigators and cartographers as Parcelar Hill.
Things to do
Paragliding in Jugra is conducted off the base of Bukit Jugra lighthouse, a towering structure built in 1976 that rises 146 meters above sea level.
Paragliding depends heavily on wind conditions, with March to September being the best time to soar through the air in Malaysia.
Paragliding in Jugra: Each session lasts for about 20 minutes and you’ll be flying tandem with an instructor.
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Get on a tandem trike with friends or family and drift along the bending roads of Jugra while taking in views of Sungai Langat.
The area around Jugra Hill is surrounded by Hutan Simpanan Kekal, or Permanent Reserved Forest. Hike or drive to the lighthouse at the top and be treated to great views of the Straits of Malacca.
One of the best places to start your hike is from the entry point near Masjid Al-Muttaqin in Kampung Permatang Pasir. It takes 1 to 1.5 hours to reach the lighthouse at the top and the trail is suitable for beginners.
There are several attractions in and around the town centre, including:
- Istana Bandar Jugra – a historical monument and site under the Antiquities Act 1976
- Muzium Insitu Jugra – located near the foot of Jugra Hill
- Masjid Sultan Alaeddin – built in the 1930s
- Makam Sultan Abdul Samad – Selangor royal family’s burial ground since 1886
Morib Beach is located just ~13km from Jugra.
- Impian Morib Resort – 50 villas located next to Sri Morib Golf Club.