Batu Caves

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Batu Caves is said to be around 400 million years old. When the caves were in a pristine state before 1860, several of the 18 cave mouths were used by the indigenous “Besisi people” (also referred to as Orang Asli) as transit shelters when they went out hunting from their jungle hamlets. Batu Caves is a limestone hill, which has a series of caves and cave temples, located in Gombak district, 13 km north of Kuala Lumpur. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu or Batu River, which flows past the hill. Batu Caves is also the name of the nearby village.

As early as 1860, Chinese settlers began excavating guano for fertilising their vegetable patches. However, they became famous only after the limestone hills were found by American Naturalist, William Hornaday in 1878. Batu Caves is said to have been discovered by K. Thamboosamy Pillai, an Indian trader, in the 1800s. He was inspired by the “vel-shaped” entrance of the main cave and was inspired to dedicate a temple to Lord Muruga located within the caves.

In 1891, Pillai, who also founded the Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Kuala Lumpur, installed the murti (consecrated statue) of Sri Subramania Swamy in what is today known as the Temple Cave. Since 1892, the Thaipusam festival in the Tamil month of Thai (which falls in late January/early February) has been celebrated there.

Wooden steps up to the Temple Cave were built in 1920. Of the various cave temples that comprise the site, the largest and best known is the Temple or Cathedral Cave, so named because it houses several Hindu shrines beneath its 100 m vaulted ceiling.

Rising almost 100 m above the ground, Batu Caves actually consists of three main caves and a few smaller ones. The biggest, referred to as Cathedral Cave or Temple Cave, has a 100 m-high ceiling, and features ornate Hindu shrines. To reach it, visitors have to climb a steep of 272 steps.

Fraser’s Hill

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Fraser’s Hill located at 1,500 meters above sea level on the Titiwangsa mountain range of Peninsular Malaysia. A solitary Scottish pioneer Louis James Fraser gave name to Fraser’s Hill when he set up a tin-ore trading post in the 1890s. Now, Fraser’s Hill know well a place for fresh air, birds watching, greenery, hiking and exotic flower gardens. This is very good for nature education center for who want to learn the flora and fauna.

KTM bungalow

KTM bungalow

Black and White Bungalow

Black and White Bungalow

Clock tower

Clock tower

Brago Hill

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Broga Hill is a good hiking place for and located at Semenyih, Selangor. It take around 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur. This hill not hard to hike and will take 30 minutes to reach the first point. There got several small hills up there and give you a slightly different view. Photograph lover definitely like to take landscape photos. The hill is covered by twitch grass with light yellow color.

Sun hiding at behind hill

Sun hiding at behind hill

Twitch grass at quiet morning

Twitch grass at quiet morning



Sun come out from Broga Hill

Sun come out from Broga Hill

Twitch grass hill

Twitch grass hill