Monday, May 23, 2011

Malaysia Day Tour last part (KL Tower and Batu Cave)

quick journey of a budget DIY 1st-timer / solo backpacker
january 19-22, 2011 thursday to saturday

objective: to visit the best tourist spots that fits my taste and budget accordingly.
additional tasks: to conquer the G-MAX reverse bungee jump and witness thaipusam festival

(2) kuala lumpur tower
The Kuala Lumpur Tower is a tall tower located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Its construction was finished in 1995. It is used for communication purposes and features an antenna that reaches 421 m (1,381 ft), which currently makes it the second tallest freestanding tower in the world. The roof of the pod is at 335 m (1,099 ft). The rest of the tower below has a stairwell and an elevator to reach the upper area, which also contains a revolving restaurant, providing diners a panoramic view of the city. Races (vertical marathon) are organized yearly where participants race up the stairs to the top. The tower also acts as the Islamic falak observatory to observe the crescent moon which marks the beginning of Muslim month of Ramadhan, Syawal, and Zulhijjah, to celebrate fasting month of Ramadhan, Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Aidiladha. The tower is the landmark of Kuala Lumpur with nearby Petronas Towers.

entering the kuala lumpur tower viewing deck

The KL Tower is the seventh tallest telecommunication tower in the world (after Tokyo Sky Tree in Japan, the Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower in China, CN Tower in Canada, the Ostankino Tower in Russia, the Oriental Pearl Tower in China, and the Borj-e Milad in Iran). Built to enhance the quality of telecommunication services and the clarity of broadcasting, KL Tower represents the symbol of Kuala Lumpur.
around 1100H i exited the petronas towers then walked myself to kuala lumpur tower with approximate distance of 1.5 km. there is this one direct road from twin tower to kl tower, then turn right. kl tower has free shuttle van that will bring you up to the lobby entrance. i paid 38myr in the counter and went to level 1 of viewing deck above of course through elevator. i saw twin tower but only the partial left part of it and bukit nanas forest reserve which is infront of the kl tower. i bought also souvenir shirts in the shopping floor area beside the lobby. for 46 myr, i had 3 souvenir shirts and 1 display item.

petronas tower, viewed from kl tower viewing deck

bukit nanas forest, viewed from kl tower viewing deck
(3) batu caves

then i went to mrt bukit nanas station for the batu cave located in gombak district outside of kuala lumpur city. alight to kl central station then transferred to ktm kommuter train then alight in newly erected batu cave station (one of the 4 new built stations in ktm). this is also the last station on that line. thaipusam festival was celebrated also here due this cave was known also for their religion. evidence of the celebration was the thrashes everywhere.
Batu Caves is a limestone hill which has a series of caves and cave temples, located in Gombak district, 13 kilometres (8 mi) north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu or Batu River, which flows past the hill. Batu Caves is also the name of the nearby village. The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia.

batu cave

batu cave

batu cave

Batu Caves are the sacred place for the Hindu's in Malaysia. They 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. They were discovered in 1892. From your hotel in the Golden Triangle you can reach the Batu Caves easily by taxi or public bus (11 and 11d). The public busses can be boarded at the Pudu Raya Bus Terminal in Kuala Lumpur. At your arrival you will be greeted by lots of monkeys. They are going for your peanuts and banana's, which  you can buy in several shop, before you climb up to the caves. You have to climb 272 steps, which will lead you to the religious and magnificent Batu Caves.

batu cave

batu cave

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