Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) in 4 days: Day 03

Batu Cave:

How to get there: Google Map – From Bukit Bintang Pavillion station take a train to Pasar Seni. Walk for about 15min to KL Sentral. Take another train from KL Sentral to Batu Cave. The fare from KL Sentral to Batu Cave is RM2.50, exceptionally cheap for a 30min ride. Note: There is a specific departure time for the train so you need to get informed beforehand.  

Entrance Fee: Free (there is a section you might pay for but the main cave is free to enter)

Batu Caves is a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples in Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu, which flows past the hill. It is the tenth limestone hill from Ampang. Batu Caves is also the name of a nearby village. Wikipedia

Visiting the Batu Cave will be the highlight of your travel in Malaysia. Go up the multi-coloured stairs. It’s a long climb (15 to 20 minutes or so) but the view from the top is breathtaking. Once you enter the cave at the top, you will feel like you are in an entirely new world. A once in a lifetime experience.

Watch out for the band of monkeys. If you have any food, they might attack and steal it from you. 

Tip: Get a pao (red bean) from the old lady at the station. It’s absolutely delicious. 

Bukit Bintang – Ramadan Street Food Market

How to get there: Google Map

Entrance Fee: Free

A lively street food market where you can find the best of Malay, Indian, Chinese and Malay street food. Try out the Coconut shake, Popae and Grilled Prawns and other local delicacies. 

Coconut Shake

Bukit Bintang is known for Jalan Bukit Bintang, a busy thoroughfare with upscale malls and luxe fashion boutiques. Al fresco bars and live music clubs line Changkat Bukit Bintang street, while Jalan Alor is a lively strip known for sidewalk restaurants serving Chinese fare like clam soup and buttered prawns. Nearby, KL Forest Eco Park has nature trails and an elevated walkway.

 

 

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