Batu Caves Kuala Lumpur


Batu Caves is a limestone hill that has a series of  caves and cave temples in Gombak Selangor. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu (Batu River), which flows past the hill and also it is the tenth (Pattu in Tamil) limestone hill from Ampang.

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 Caves in short also referred as 10th Caves or Hill for Lord Muruga as there are six important holy shrines in India and four more in Malaysia. The three others in Malaysia are Kallumalai Temple in Ipoh, Tanneermalai Temple in Penang and Sannasimalai Temple in Melacca.

The limestone forming Batu Caves is said to be around 400 million years old. Some of the cave entrances were used as shelters by the indigenous Temuan people (a tribe of Orang Asli).

As early as 1860, Chinese settlers began excavating guano for fertilizing their vegetable patches. However, they became famous only after the limestone hills were recorded by colonial authorities including Daly and Syers as well as American Naturalist, William Hornaday in 1878.

In 1890, Pillai, who also founded the Sri Mahamariamman Temple in KL, installed the Murti (consecrated statue) of Sri Murugan Swami in what is today known as the Temple Cave. Since 1892, the Thaipusam festival in the Tamil month of Thai (which falls in late January/early February) has been celebrated there.

Wooden steps up to the Temple Cave were built in 1920 and have since been replaced by 272 concrete steps. Mind the scaffolding and the constructions, it is still a very nice cave and site to visit.

Kuala Lumpur

Sri Kandaswamy Kovil on Jalan Scott
Brickfields is a small to medium-sized town and residential neighborhood located just outside central. It is known as Kuala Lumpur's Little India due to the high percentage of Indian residents and businesses.


Banana Leaf dinner was...



sweets....




brekky

lunchie...


miss me some yoga...

been spending time at night reading poems...

guac dinner and wine....

think of nasi kerabu!

Pablo Neruda poem read... enjoyed it a lot...


char kwee tiauw and soya milk...

GF

Smores

Traffic was awesome...


asam laksa...

Deedee...

spot the Petronas and KL towers?

sesame seed brittle...


cafe I liked....

Yong tau fu....

time to leave... with KL epxress... *more places in KL on next post ;)

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Bucket List

I sometimes look back to my bucket list of travel and reminisce. Quiet often, I grow and change destinations, and sometimes I dream more and awake jolted!

These are places where I wanted to go last 2014; now, I have changed the list a lot since then --yet this list remained as the best edit for me,

India DONE!



Budapest, Hn

Florence, It


Instagram Your Story

These images were only 24 hours old. I hated to waste good photos, here goes some of them that I saved... now its forever on my page :)

Randomly

It is the time in my life that there's just more than a few person that I met, many things that I heard, parties I went—that touched my life. I am striving to stay awake to be in the moment, I soak all the smell, the view and the sound—then I captured the moments when they come. It so happened that the moments in my life are mountaintops! Can't you tell? I can't resist not snapping at these moments, seriously! Enjoy the picture after the jump,
Nungnung waterfall

chasing waterfall
Marigold field

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wasn't kidding when labelled irresistibly smooth
black rice pudding
most mornings
pampered
and I ruined the pedi
before the chaos
the chaos

heels on duty that played roll as weapon too
my morning sunshine
and dessert
bar dressed up
snackies

my coffee frappio

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