Morning Work Out in Batu CavesPosted on Apr 04 in Malaysia Exploration, Other Interesting Placesby ShelynPrint
Batu Caves is one of Malaysia’s most famous tourist destinations. Every year hundreds of thousands of Hindu devotees congregate here for the colourful Thaipusam festival.
Since I stay pretty close to Batu Caves, I have been there uncountable times (coz I never count) ever since I was a kid. Don and I decided to visit Batu Caves early in the morning just to work out by climbing the stairs.
I was quite excited too, I have not been to Batu Caves for many years and I was really curious how much has it changed.
Lord Murugan statue is the tallest statue of a Hindu deity in Malaysia, another master craft by sculptors from India. Lord Murugan statue is about 42.7-meter (141 feet) tall, located at the Sri Subramaniar Temple at the foot of Batu Caves. It declared open on Jan 29, 2006 (Sunday).
It said that once a year, Lord Murugan comes here to grant wishes to those who deserve it. So in order to stand out from 100,000 devotees, people would perform all sort of stunts to catch his attention like what the pictures show (pictures grabbed from Stranges World):
We didn’t notice any tourists early in the morning, except quite a number of local people having physical training by climbing the stairs.
This reminds me of Dragon Ball, where Son Goku was forced to carry a heavy turtle shell every day and night for years. The moment when he finally removed the shell, he felt so light that he could fly (Am I right?).
To prove that it’s really 272 steps, we counted it while climbing we took a photo as an evidence.
Below the Temple Cave is the Dark Cave, with its amazing rock formations and a number of animals found nowhere else.
Nothing much to see inside the caves. I guess it’s only worth visiting if you wanna train up yourself to conquer Mount Kinabalu.
I bought 3 types of ‘kuih’ and they all taste the same, SWEET, EXTREMELY SWEET that one bite is more than enough to kill you.