Now that I finally have some orientation in this town, it is the time to explore it further. Yesterday me and Mari went to fish spa to spoil our feet a bit. It was so ticklish that I couldn't stop myself from laughing! :D Afterwards we headed towards Kampung Baru - a Malay enclave in the heart of KL. It's the oldest residential area where ethnic Malay lifestyle is preserved. Big contrast to KLCC skyline. One LRT station further we were having this nice walk through KLCC park, taking pictures with bunch of Malay kids :P Finished our sightseeing with a visit to Skybar. The best view ever!
Kuala Lumpur sightseeing continued. This time we have visited Batu Caves in Gombak (13km away from KL). "The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of Hindu festival ofThaipusam in Malaysia. The limestone forming Batu Caves is said to be around 400 million years old." (wikipedia) My 'Janan' Mari (flatmate) is leaving Malaysia in 4 weeks and therefore wants to visit and see all the places she hasn't been to yet or simply wanted to revisit. Batu Caves was on her list as the last time she visited it there was Thaipusam festival taking place. Huge crowd. This time peaceful and relaxing sightseeing which we all enjoyed (there was Stan with his friends from Krakow as well - Polish rockband lol).272 steps to climb and here we are - amazing caves, beautiful shrine, bunch of monkeys and mysterious old woman. Next we have couple of mosques on the list. I'm glad I can do my sightseeing with Mari :-))) Stay tuned, more relations coming!
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Recently I realized that traveling is THE BEST topic for small talks in Malaysia. After 'how are you?' comes 'great, I've been to Pinang this wknd' :D and a bright smile. Then all the opinions come in, long list of places worth visiting and plans for the nearest future. This is so natural, cause how can you live in Malaysia and not travel?!? impossible ;P There are so many places to visit in Southeast Asia that I'm already compiling my list and it gets longer every time I talk to somebody. I'll keep you guys posted. P.S. I loved Pinang! Especially Georgetown and Kek Lok Si Temple (on the pic).