Originally a district police station-cum-jailhouse (Rumah Pasung) on the ground floor and a courtroom on the upper floor, this building functioned as such until the state government administration centre relocated from Jugra to Klang in 1882. It remained as a jailhouse up to 1890 when the Pudu Prison was built.
On an area measuring about 20,000 square feet including its compound, this building is located at the foot of Jugra Hill near Sungai Langat. The building was constructed in 1878 by Captain Harry Charles Syers, a British police officer.
It was built using granite stones found in the area, with the stones cut into squares to form a solid building structure.
After years of neglect, an archeological research on the building was carried out by the Selangor Museum Board from the middle of 2001 until early 2002.
The team rediscovered the original structure of the building that was buried over time. Restoration and conservation efforts were then made in 2006, based on these discoveries. In the process, some of these pillars had been left unplastered to show the materials that were used in the old days.
The Insitu Museum of Jugra was gazetted by the Department of National Heritage on 19th November, 2002 as a heritage building.
Muzium Insitu Jugra
Add: Kampung Permatang Pasir, 42700 Banting, Kuala Langat, Selangor.
Tel / Fax: +603–31030048
9.30am – 5.30pm (Saturday to Thursday)
9.30am – 12pm / 2.45pm – 5.30pm (Friday)
*closed on the 1st & 2nd days of Hari Raya Aidilfitri and the 1st day of Hari Raya Aidiladha
Admission: Free. Photography is not allowed.
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