Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Batu Caves: It's The Climb

November 25, 2010

Target: Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur

It's one of the destinations I was so excited to check out.
Batu Caves is a limestone hill, with 272 steps to climb to reach
the Hindu shrine situated at the topmost cave.

It is one of the famous Hindu Shrines outside India, with one
gigantic golden Muruga statue, which has made the place more
famous and interesting.

At the bottom of the hill are numerous pigeons, waiting for
devotees to feed them. At first I pretended having something
on my palm so they would come near me.. Been wanting to get
good snaps with the pigeons. Then I shooed them away so they
would fly.. All for the sake of good pictures.. LOL

cudnt afford to go hiking with empty tummies!

so informative, this one.. hehe

men playing football

main gate.. Hindu shrines are easy to recognize, arent they?

an old lady rendering penance (i think)

i tried to trick them.. and then knew these pigeons were smart enuf

(dont mind me shooing these birds)

view of Muruga statue and the 272 steps

the climb wudnt be that hard if wasnt that hot

their version of madonna and child

main entrance of the cave

the spacious cave inside, with very high ceiling

peek-a-boo with mr sun

one of the altars inside

i wonder if they hold cockfight inside too?

this is the main temple.. actually they all looked the same for me.. i just saw a "main temple" sign near here

these are religious monkeys i bet

another stairs to climb

look how big the cave is! ( i think i posted this pic above already) lol

reaching the topmost part, this is another altar

there's greater light in this part

one of Hindu gods

no offense, this is just for fun

a number of statues lined up near the exit

these are peacock's feathers

ud love to see this monkey scratching the lady's arm.. sorry i ddnt take a snap..

Muruga statue's back

all the while i thought this is selecta

someone's blocking the nice view.. :P

at a nearby temple

i cudnt believe they allowed us to take photos

and they ddnt have dress code too

this is my new pose

who wants some snacks?

who in the right mind wud cross near the flyover?

we dint get lost.. :)

Getting there:

If you are staying somewhere in KL, you can just take a cab
to go to Batu Caves. Distance is around 13km, and fare
roughly costs RM15.

I think this is better than going by train (coz we ddnt take the train.. hehe)
Since the cab will take you to the main entrance. No sweat!
But u surely will get soaked with perspiration before reaching the top.
Best of luck!

Sometimes going somewhere far from
what are usual to us is a good thing.
It makes us realize, that the world is so huge
and there are a lot more things to be amazed of.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Jurong : Happy Bird's Day

November 23, 2010  -  Jurong Bird Park

This is one of Singapore's best tourist attractions.
They have a huge collection of magnificent bird species from all around the world.
I just knew this now: they have a flock of 1001 flamingos! gosh!

Getting there:
Take a train heading for Boon Lay (S$2)
Then pay S$1.40 for the bus going to Jurong Bird Park.
Travel time by bus is approximately 30 mins.

But for more information, try wikipedia :)

a cup of McDonald's latte at Wendy's

the picture says it all (that theyre giving out bird flu) joke!

the legend of the guardian

"please dont sit here", the mark says

reaching out for the parrot's butt

women's toilet.. doesnt make sense ryt

this is a hornbill.. the bill looks like a horn.. i reckon

these are ibises.. and an ugly ibis..

im posting this coz that guy smiled at my camera.. LOL

who's up for 'count these bananas' game?

uhmm.. spectators?

crowned blue pigeons behind me.. all are princesses

thats fritz taking photos of the parrot.. but he's more interested on sumthing else

this is the free aviary!

feeding the lories!

hanging bridge inside the aviary

curtain made of chorizo

at the birds of prey corner

thats not my hand, and thats definitely not my bracelet

did u know that ostriches are dinosaur's descendants?

well at leat i have better toes

where is that ant's skeleton lying on those bones

spot the difference

im the magnificent one, not the birds. :P

and these are pinkish flamingos.. 

emotional emus

dance to the beat of our hearts

man made or not this one looked beautiful.. except the alligator below

pelicans getting ready for their show! bonggacious

these are lotus..

Well they sell park hopper tickets.
That's getting admission to this bird park, to Singapore zoo and Night Safari, and saving S$12!
I suggest you wear good shoes or slippers, coz ul do a lot of walking..