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Lukut

 

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HH Raja Bot bin Jumaat, regent of Selangor and Raja Lukut(1910).courtesy of Arkib Negara

Lukut lies just 7km from the seaside town of Port Dickson. What used to be an important tin mining area during the 19th century, the little town of Lukut has most been forgotten by most but a few older folk and residents. During the mid-1800s, the town was overrun by Chinese immigrants lured by the prospects of finding riches at the tin mines. There were constant scuffles between sectors of the communities for better mining areas. One young Chinese immigrant who came to Lukut and worked as a cook before heading off to Kuala Lumpur, was Yap Ah Loy. Yap Ah Loy was perhaps the greatest figure in the rise of Kuala Lumpur in the 1860's. (pls. refer to colonial experience- Kuala Lumpur for more on Yap Ah Loy).

Raja Bot bin Jumaat

Son of Raja Jumaat and last ruler of Lukut, Raja Bot was born in 1914. At age 11, on the invitation of Colonel Ronald Macpherson - the resident councillor of Malacca, Raja Bot was sent to an English school there, where he was to remain for two years. He utilised his time there effectively and applied his knowledge in helping to build Lukut town. Baba Chi Yam Chuan, a successful Chinese merchant who was instrumental in the growth of Lukut benefitted greatly from his help.

Raja Bot ascended the throne when his father died in 1884 and ruled until 1880. He faced many conflicts with neighbouring rulers and with depleting tin resources and poor management of the district, Raja Bot slowly and painfully lost his hold on Lukut. In 1878, the Sultan of Selangor agreed to trade off Lukut without consulting Raja Bot. Raja Bot challenged the decision in court, but after 2 years of of contesting, he gave up his standing for a compensation amounting to about RM17,000 as well as his possessions, lands and tenements.

For a while, Raja Bot had difficulty finding a job due to his poor track record and after 7 years, was appointed as 'penghulu' (headman) of Sungei Buloh. At Sungei Buloh, Raja Bot made headway in opening up the area for mining. He did well until he was dismissed in 1895. He continued to serve the community as member of Selangor State Council and was instrumental in the development of education and the railway system. Today, Raja Bot is more popularly remembered as a street name in downtown Kuala Lumpur.

 

Accommodation and Packages to Lukut

Best bet is to make a day trip to Lukut from Port Dickson or Seremban

 

Accommodation and Packages to Negri Sembilan ~ Port Dickson, Seremban, Berembun Forest Reserve , Ulu Bendol , Kuala Pilah & Surroundings

Accommodation :

Seremban

Budget | Lakeview Hotel | Sun Lun Yik Hotel | Grand Paradise Highway Hotel (North) | Grand Paradise Highway Hotel (Gunung Semanggol) |

Mid- range | Carlton Star Hotel | Hotel S2 | Seremban Inn | Hotel Seremban Jaya | Hotel Seri Malaysia |

High-end | Allson Klana Resort | Royal Bintang Hotel |

Berembun Forest Reserve

| The Dusun |

Gua Batu Maloi Forest Reserve

| Gua Batu Maloi Forest Reserve Caving Adventure Trip |

Nilai

| Nilai Springs Resort | Allson Hotel Putra Nilai |

Port Dickson

| Ancasa Resort Apartment | Avillion Village Resort | Avillion Admiral Cove | Bayu Beach Resort | Casa Rachado Beach Resort | Corus Paradise Hotel | Cozzi Hotel | Eagle Ranch Resort | Duta Hacienda Riviera Resort | Duta Villas Resort | Glory Beach Resort | Grand Lexis Port Dickson | Klana Beach Resort Port Dickson | Lexis Port Dickson | Mayangsari Resort| Permaisuri Resort Port Dickson | Port Dickson Golf & Country Club | Residence Desa Lagoon Resort | Rotary Sunshine Camp Holiday | Selesa Beach Resort | Hotel Seri Malaysia Port Dickson | Tiara Bay Resort | Thistle Port Dickson Resort |

Tanjung Tuan (Cape Rachado)

| PNB Ilham Resort |

Kuala Pilah

| Kuala Pilah Resthouse |

Ulu Bendol

| Ulu Bendol Park |

 

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