Bukit Kutu facts for kids
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Remains of Bukit Kutu
Treacher Hill: former British Resident of Selangor, William Hood Treacher
Bukit Kutu: Flea (in Malay language)
|State||Selangor Darul Ehsan|
|Elevation||1,053 m (3,455 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+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 lives anymore. It was classified as secondary hill station by Aiken due to no growth happens in this town.
The place name Treacher Hill comes from the former British Resident of Selangor, William Hood Treacher, while 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".
The town was opened in 1893 and this town only have two bungalows. It is damaged by Japanese army with bomb during World War II. After that, no one live in this town anymore. Chimney is the only thing that still standing in this town. The chimney is used to be a bungalow owned by Tom Sargent, construction engineer for Federated Malay States Railway. The town has now very popular for hikers to walk in the route.
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A specimen of Plutodes moultoni, a lepidoptera, discovered in April 1915.
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