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Not One, Batu Caves

This is the last leg of my Malaysia tour! Well, aside from theme parks and food hopping, my ultimate obsession when traveling is knowing the roots and/or religious orientation of a certain city. Discovered in 1982, Batu Caves is a sacred place for Hindus in Malaysia, basically the said place consist of three main caves and a number of smaller ones. The caves are made of limestone and 400 meters long and 100 meter high. Its main attraction is the large statue of the Hindu God at the entrance, besides a steep 272 climb up (which I kinda regret climbing) its steps to finally view the stunning skyline of the city center.  Monkeys frolic around the caves, and it is a popular spot for rock climbing enthusiasts. Paintings and scenes of Hindu Gods can also be seen in the Ramayana Cave. P.S. Sorry for the punny title, can’t help it. Continue Reading

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Kuala Lumpur in Squares

During our seven days stay in Singapore we managed to slide in a side trip to Malaysia for a day tour and decided to explore Kuala Lumpur for the reason of  adding a stamp in our passport. Lol. The Malaysian embassy is quite easy breezy if you ask me when you are coming from Singapore, just be sure you have all your return tickets and hotel bookings since they can be suspicious, especially to Filipinos. So, on that night we booked a train ticket through JB Sentral and traveled literally the whole night for eleven hours straight. It was no joke, I mean I can withstand travelling for long hours but that train trip was no joke. And only having a parka as a shield for the cold isn’t going to suffice! Nonetheless, the one day tour in Kuala Lumpur was memorable from getting lost (again), shopping ’cause Kuala Lumpur is affordable unlike Singapore, Eating at Nandos two days straight and being chased by monkeys in Batu Caves. Surely, my one day experience in Kuala Lumpur is one for the books.

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