Bukit Kutu

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Bukit Kutu
Remains of Bukit Kutu
Remains of Bukit Kutu
Treacher Hill: former British Resident of Selangor, William Hood Treacher
Bukit Kutu: Flea (in Malay language)
Coordinates: 3°32′34.4″N 101°43′12.6″E / 3.542889°N 101.720167°E / 3.542889; 101.720167Coordinates: 3°32′34.4″N 101°43′12.6″E / 3.542889°N 101.720167°E / 3.542889; 101.720167
Country Malaysia
StateSelangor Selangor Darul Ehsan
DistrictHulu Selangor
Elevation1,053 m (3,455 ft)
 • Total0
Time zoneUTC+08:00 (Malaysian time)

Bukit Kutu or Treacher Hill is a ghost town located on a mountain in Selangor, Malaysia. It is a town no one lived anymore. It was classified as secondary hill station by Aiken due to no growth happening in the town.[2]

The place name Treacher Hill comes from the former British Resident of Selangor, William Hood Treacher,[3] while the other name Bukit Kutu comes from Orang Asli people who say that the road is too long until say "Kutu". "Kutu" in Malay language means flea and "Bukit" means hill, hence it is called as "flea hill".[4]

The town was opened in 1893[5] and this town only has two bungalows.[3] It was damaged by the Japanese army with a bomb during World War II. After that, no one lived in this town anymore.[6] The Chimney is the only thing that still standing in this town. The chimney used to be a bungalow belonging by Tom Sargent, construction engineer for Federated Malay States Railway. The town has now very popular for hikers to walk in the route.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. Christine, Michelle (2017-08-12). "What? Where?". The Star. Retrieved 2020-08-30.
  2. Farrah Zaini, Siti; Md Ali, Zuraini; Anak Kayan, Brit (2017-11-16). "Site Selection Criteria for British Colonial Hill Stations in Malaya". International Symposium of Nusantara Cultural Heritage. 2: 3–4. Archived from the original on 2020-07-14. Retrieved 2020-07-13.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Cartwright, C. A. (1908). Twentieth Century Impressions of British Malaya: Its History, People, Commerce, Industries, and Resources. University of Minnesota. p. 880.
  4. Misfar, Zainuri (2017-01-22). "Hirup udara segar sambil mendaki di Bukit Kutu" [Breath fresh air while hiking Bukit Kutu]. Berita Harian (in Malay). Retrieved 2020-08-31.
  5. Harun, Hairudin (2017). MEDICINE AND IMPERIALISM II: A History of Colonial Health Policy in British Malaya.
  6. "Bukit Kutu (Gunung Kutu)". Tourism Selangor. Archived from the original on 2017-11-23. Retrieved 2020-08-30.
  7. Wai Ting, Loong (2020-01-16). "#JOM GO: A tricky trek". New Straits Times. Retrieved 2020-08-31.