Saturday, April 16, 2011

Day 2. cont...

Afternoon tour of the Batu Cave, Pewter and a Batik factory. 
We get pick up by a very nice gentleman by the name of Mohamed who takes us on a drive out on the outskirt of the city where the Batu Cave is. We could not believe that this huge cave made of limestone was at the city’s door steps.

Batu Cave

Long Way Up

Half Way Up

There is only 227 steep and narrow steps to climb to the top, but what a view over the city; absolutely amazing. Plenty of tourists around and by the time we get to the top, it’s time for a large drink of water. It’s a little cooler inside the cave and we take time to have a good look around at the limestone walls and other Hindu statues. As we make our way up and group of Hindu performers arrive which provides me with a good photo opportunity.

Happy Faces

At Top of Cave

Spend some money at the Pewter factory, buying a wonderful pewter jug for us and some shot glasses for Damian. I hope he will like them. Also could not resist the beautiful hand painted batik cotton silk sarong at the Batik factory.

Back Street of KL

Back to the hotel for a well deserved rest and cup of coffee. It is now getting hotter and the humidity is quite high now. 
We find a nice café for our dinner, and then go on a walk around one of the shopping centre near the hotel. Quite a variety of shops and goodies are on offer, some cheap and some not so cheap but overall the quality is good. But we have plenty of time for shopping, so no rushing into anything.

Hotel Capitol

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