Category Archives: Malaysia ( KL ) – 2010

Batu Caves

The Batu Caves are located thirteen kilometers north of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and consist of three main caves and a few smaller ones. They are the Hindu’s sacred place in Malaysia. Visitors have to climb up the steep 272 steps to get to the inner chambers of the caves.  A statue of a Hindu deity, Murugan, is standing outside tha cave. It is said to be the tallest Murugan statue in the world at 42.7 meters and costs approximately 24M Rupees.    

Getting to the Batu Caves took us two train rides and  hundreds of meters of walking, at one point I thought we got lost while finding our way to the next train station but fortunately we were on the right track.  In between waiting moments at the train station, we posed for a few snapshots and to showcase the MTG shirts. Unfortunately I forgot to bring mine, the Platinum Angel didnt get the chance to wander around KL.      

       

It was around noontime when we got to the Batu Caves and walking around under the scorching heat gave me migraine that’s why I decided to give up climbing the 272 steps.  I took  a few photos and posed for some and just stayed behind together with three others and waited for the rest to return.       

The scene that will greet the visitors upon getting out of the train station

 

 Upon seeing the steep stairway, I instantly decided to give up seeing the inside of the caves. I wouldnt mind the 270++ steps if it was not under the scorching heat. I’ve done 400++ steps in Laos and it wasnt that hard.     

     

      

The photo below was taken by a friend.      

Inside the cave

 

While half of the group were exploring the caves, we retreated to the Indian eatery to hide from the sun. We ordered ice cream so we could stay a little longer while waiting for the rest. It made us smell like curry but at least the headache didnt get worse.

China Town in Kuala Lumpur

The recent short trip to Malaysia was my first overseas trip this year. I had a really great time bonding with friends while exploring KL and other places.  

Our first night in KL was spent wandering around the city. First stop was China town, since everybody was feeling really hungry already, we decided to grab a quick dinner first and sample some chinese cuisine in Malaysia. When I saw the place, I was like..  “I cannot gamble this time, I don’t want to spend my holiday with upset stomach.”  I was actually starving already but decided not to get too adventurous that time.  

china town buffet

 

The food was really cheap, I think it was like USD2 for a complete meal and travelers seem to enjoy the food. I was the only one in my group who didnt try it.  I walked around the area in search for my dinner but there was no luck. I didn’t find anything that looked safe for my stomach.   

China Town in KL

 

china town

 

I just ordered a can of coke, waited for them to finish their meal  and took a few photos. We left China town after dinner and headed to the to business district. KL  traffic was really bad on a Friday night so we just walked for like eternity to me. I felt like I lost thousands of calories, I was thinking of food while walking  that’s why I didn’t notice that I’ve walked 2km already.  I felt relieved when we reached the area that looked “safe-to-eat” but the thought of me dining alone when in fact I wasnt traveling alone didnt seem interesting at all but I was feeling really tired thirsty and hungry already. Fortunately when reached the mall, I found a place where I can eat alone. The place that looked safe and a place that I’m really familiar with.   

     

I got myself a venti dark mocha frappuccino and an almond-topped donut from a pastry shop nearby.  While traveling, my rule has always been….  When in doubt, go to Starbucks, if there’s one in the area 🙂  And yes, I was successful! I was able to come home without any hint of diarrhea 🙂