Saturday, 4 March 2017

Petronus Tower Kuala Lumpa

Batu Caves Kuala Lumpa

Lord Murugan Statue is the  tallest statue in Malaysia at 42.7 metres (140 ft) and the tallest statue of a Hindu deity in Malaysia. It  is the second tallest statue of a Hindu deity in the world,  (the Kailashnath Mahadev Statue in Nepal is tallest). It is located at the Sri Murugan Perumal Kovil at the foot of Batu Caves. ]It took 3 years to build and surprisingly , well at least to me is modern being finished in 2006 and was unveiled in
January 2006 during the Thaipsum Festival.

the statue is another of those things where stats for those impressed by such things are availalbe , 250 tons of steel bars ,1550 cubic metres of concrete , 300 litres of gold paint . 

The pity for me was the debris everywhere , this a national monument and a shrine was littered with plastic bottles , food wrappers and discarded flip flops. However and to be fair there were a lot of visitors and some of those don't care what they trash , and as fast as the Malays picked up the rubbish the monkeys scattered it again

An unnecessary sign I felt

 It is a long ,long climb in unforgiving heat , it is what is called 'close' or humid and though it may not always look hot it is oppressive and a strenuous climb for the aged and unfit. I was proud of my little self after 40 tears of desk bound activity (well some said I was never at my desk , but you know what I mean).
 It is steep and long and hot , some lunatics ran up it , but, in general take a moment pause , turn around and enjoy the view.
Not of my backside that was an inadvertent comment .
 getting my breath back

 hang on to your valuables , monkeys steal cameras and they canr be rreasoned with.

 Yup, monkeys just don't care ...

it is huge inside , I took videos but blogspot doesnt seem to like videos and I cant download them , or upload them or whatever which is a shame becuase thats the only way to appreciate the sheer scale of these caves . Look at the people to get some idea of the size.

 Inside the caves

 there are more steps

to the second cave

Souveniers available
these light up and play appropriate tunes if I could load videos you would get the full affect

 The view from the top
 Fresh coconut was available to drink but really I am including this pic for my granddaughter as she likes coconuts , but only on a Wednesday .