Kuala Lumpur: Day 2 (9.28.2012)

Mama has been to Malaysia but she wasn't able to see the Batu Caves and based on our research for only 1 RM we can take the train from KL Sentral to Batu Caves, it was a 30 minute hassle free train ride.

Train Ride to Batu Cave - New train and route to Batu Caves

Upon entering the premises of the Batu Caves you will see the monkeys roaming around, it was also advised that you should not bring/carry plastic bags or anything that can be stolen from you by a monkey, i'm no animal lover, I took note of that tip, I don't want to play tug-o-war with the monkeys haha. Lucky us, no monkey incident, I was just really scared of them.

Batu Cave Entrance & Monkey roaming
 There's no entrance fee and you have to climb up 272 steps to see what's inside the cave, during the time we were there, an event was ongoing, it was like a marathon or competition of who reaches the top first. It seems easy to watch but going up with the hot weather was challenging and with monkeys all over place, its a different story haha.

Inside Batu Cave

Batu Caves serves as a religious site to Hindu pilgrims. The limestone formed inside the cave is almost 400 million years old. There's nothing much to do here, unless you want to try their dark tour which looks very interesting but not for me.

We had lunch at a restaurant near the entrance, it was an Indian restaurant, we can't understand what food or dish they were serving, so we just based our selection from the photos haha!

Photo Ops with the doves and Indian food for lunch

It was a quick trip, we were almost done in an hour and rode the train back to the city, the song playing inside the train was "pangako sayo" Vina Morales version, we were thinking if the driver was a Filipino.

KL Bird Park

Since we were done early, we moved on to our next destination, KL Bird Park. We paid 48 RM per adult and went on to see the birds. The KL bird park is the world's largest free-flight aviary walk-in aviary,\we saw different kinds of parrots, doves, peacocks, flamingo, name it they have it here (I think).

On our last night in Kuala Lumpur, we moved to another hotel, to the other side of Bukit Bintang and 10 mins walk to Chinatown. Last order of business was to eat at the famous Jalan Alor street food market.

Satay was sooooo good

The street was filled with tourists and locals, the smell of food in every stall was so delicious, I wanted to try everything and binge like it was my last day. This street showed me the other side of Bukit Bintang, less the shopping malls, restaurants and busy streets. I felt like a local, eating satay with peanut sauce and sipping lemon juice on the street, i didn't mind if I smell like smoke or if the utensils were clean, it was an awesome experience - side street way.

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