Bandar Jugra is a historical town and former royal town in the state of
Selangor, Malaysia. It is located near Bantingin the district of Kuala Langatin Selangor.
Places of Interest
Among places of interest in this quaint town are royal palaces such as
Istana Bandarand Istana Jugra, Makam Sultan Abdul Samad, a royal mausoleum, and mosques such as Masjid Alaeddin.
Jugra was the royal capital of
Selangorwhen the then ruling monarch, Sultan Abdul Samadbuilt Istana Jugra(Jugra Palace) and moved there in 1875. It was situated in a strategic location, not exactly at the river mouth but easily accessible from the Straits of Malacca, and protected by a hill, Bukit Jugra; which stands clearly out above the low-lying mangrove swamps. For centuries it served as a familiar landmark to navigators of the Straits of Malacca. Chinese, Arab and European mariners marked it in their charts; Bukit Jugra was also known to many foreign navigators as Parcelar Hill, derived from the Arabic name for it, balasar.
It was during this time that Jugra also briefly became the centre of British administration in Selangor, although this was soon moved to
Klang, and a decade later to Kuala Lumpur. The Sultancontinued to live at Jugra until he died in 1898, and the new Sultan, Sultan Alauddin Sulaiman Shah also known as Sultan Sulaimanwas proclaimed there. This was the last important occasion in Jugra.
After that, Jugra quickly shrank to become a backwater, as even the local administration was shifted to the new centre of
Bantingand Sultan Sulaiman made his official residenceat Klang.
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