Batu Caves

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Last May, Emily and I went to Batu Caves to kill time while doing "touristy things". Over the past couple of months, I've been taking my camera out more than usual cause somehow I got an itch to improve my photography skill.. or lack there of. I pretty much had my camera with me over the past six months or so. I use a Canon 60D and I love it so much. One of my best purchases in 2011. Although it's a great camera to work with, I still hope to upgrade to a full frame camera in the future. Maybe not in the near future, but somewhere along the way.

Batu Caves is a one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India and is located in Gombak, about 12km from Kuala Lumpur. It's one of the main attractions in Malaysia. The temple is over a hundred years old and is considered an important religious landmark by Hindus. You need to climb 272 steps to reach the top.

Emily and I went on a weekday morning so it was just nice. I'm not sure if there was a dresscode or anything of that sort but I figured it was better to wear something slightly covered because after all, it was a religious spot. I saw a few ladies in shorts with scarves wrapping them waist-down. Being a cave, there were a lot of monkeys, some bats and like one chicken. Best to keep your food hidden because the monkeys get pretty vicious when it comes to stealing food, even the ones concealed in plastic. I'd recommend it if you want to do something that makes you sweat and is free, hehe.

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