Malaysia Trip: Feeding Monkeys (Day 3 Part 1)

The mommy monkey is getting to take the beans from my hand. Look at how she is grabbing her kid. سبحان الله

On our 3rd day in Kuala Lumpur, we went to Bukit Melawati which is a historical hill.  we went there to feed the monkeys. We took a mini-train up the hill because it was hot and didn’t feel like walking up the hill. Anyways, we fed the monkeys. They’re really friendly but kind of agressive when they see the food. I was standing very close to them. My nephew gave me a bag of peanuts to give to the monkeys. When one of the monkeys saw the closed bag of peanuts in my hand, he  jumped up and grabbed the bag from me and ran away. lol 😛 It was sealed so I wanted to get it back from the monkey so I can open it & hand it back to it but the monkey got aggressive. *lool* I learned a a lesson. Never hold the food in your hand because once they see the food, they are going to go after you for the food.  When I was feeding them beans I hid the  food in my handbag and would just present one bean at a time. One time I was sitting and feeding one monkey on my right side. Another one came from the left side and sat next to me. Whenever I took beans from my handbag, he’d pull my arm his way so I can feed him. It felt like a tiny cold baby hand touching my arm. It really didn’t feel weird at all. I didn’t feed like an animal touching me. I thought it would feel different somehow but it didn’t.

Monkeys up in the tree


Anyway, there were hundreds of monkeys..some on the rocks, some on the walls and some had climbed the trees, etc.  You won’t have to fight with other people to feed them ’cause there were so many. Mashallah! Over all, It was a fun trip for both kids & adults.





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2 Responses to Malaysia Trip: Feeding Monkeys (Day 3 Part 1)

  1. Dina says:

    I found what you wrote to be very inforamtive and helpful. My eldest has a fascination with monkeys. I was looking for one near KL. How far is this reserve from the centre.

    • DM says:

      Thank you for your kind comments. It’s about 80km from the KL center so it takes about 1-1.5 hours depending on the traffic.

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