Fast trains and monkeys thieves
After having a great breakfast at Jawadenne B & B, the owner gave us a courtesy ride to the train station, where for 25 Ringetts(around $7.00),you get to ride a super fast train into KL central, 160km an hour apparently and free wi.fi.
After arriving at central we brought a monorail ticket up to see the famous Petronas Towers, time for a coffee break after all that excitement!we found Starbucks,but the coffee was more milk than coffee ,we then ventured out into the gardens and waterfalls for a walk around,really beautiful until we had the grass police blew whistles at us for not taking off our shoes on the tiled bridge near the kids water play area!…LOL
We then made a decision to come back to the towers at night-time,so we jumped on a train and went to the Batu caves at a cost of 30cent each for a 20min journey,unbelievably cheap! We thought there must be a catch and they would charge us like a wounded bull to get in when you get there,but no it was free to get in!
Batu Caves, is a limestone hill, which has a series of caves and cave temples, in the Gombak district, 13 kilometres north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu or Batu River, which flows past the hill.It a sacred place for Hindus.
At the base of the mountain where the cave is there is huge golden statue and then you climb 272 concrete steps to the cave entrance and all the way up there are monkeys running around looking for a easy target to grab food or a drink,which we witnessed a womans plastic bag snatched which contained a bottle of milk which the monkey promptly ripped the top of and started drinking,hilarious for us watching at this stage Chris remembered she had peanuts in her bag(oh s#@t!),so she spent a nervous time getting to the top with monkeys eyeing her off,ha,ha.
On reaching the top we were both soaking wet with sweat but there was a cool breeze that comes through the cave that soon dryed us off!
The cave is pretty spectacular inside and massive,but they have put a huge steel tower right in the middle for night times lights so it is impossible to get a decent picture without including it in the picture! But it is an awesome place well worth the visit with streams of sunlight that comes through the roof.You can see why the Hindus regard this place so sacred.Going back down the steps was a lot easier than going up!It was a welcome relieve to get back on the aircon train back to the city in time for the towers to be lit up.We had dinner of prawn fried rice, which contained these crunchy salty things,on closer inspection they were tiny,tiny fish,they tasted alright but they got too salty after a while but the rice was delicious!
We then ventured outside to the water gardens where they put on a light show in the water to music in front of the Petronas Towers, awesome (wish i could come up with a better word, but awesome really covers it!).
A quick dip in the pool when we got back to the ‘Jawadene B & B then off to bed exhausted!