Bukit Malawati or Malawati Hill is an important part of the state’s history. In the 18th century, the second Sultan of Selangor commissioned the building of Fort Malawati to protect the state. However, Fort Malawati fell to the advancing Dutch forces. This fort continued to be the focal point of many power struggles before it was eventually destroyed during the Selangor Civil War. Visitors can still see the ruins of its original foundation blocks and cannons, a 100-step stairway, an execution slab and a poisoned well.