Our Malaysian Adventure 2014 travel blog

On the train...like sardines?

Arriving at Batu Caves

Crowds going up the steps

Fountain in the lake at Botanical Gardens


Went via monorail and overland train to Batu Caves. Bit of a mistake as it's a special time for Hindu religion (Thaipusam). The trains....all of them, we're full to overflowing! Monorail 3MR & train to Batu Caves 4MR return. So standing like sardines, we eventually arrived at Batu Caves, fell out of the train and got 'pulled' along with everyone else. Gosh, it was horrendous! Stalls, people, rubbish, shoes smells..... Got into the queue and went up the steps with everyone else although they were mostly on a pilgrimage. And, how do they know who's shoes are who's? They're all in a huge pile! Visited, got back onto the train to Kuala Lumpur old station and walked from there to the botanical gardens past the National Mosque, a super huge police station etc. meandered around the lake and returned to Kuala Lumpur Sentral monorail station which, incidentally, is miles away from the main station which was were we found ourselves! Monorail back to Bukit Bintang (where the hotel is) and wandered through departmental store en route buying a pair of shoes and Guy a shirt.

This evening we had dinner in the Pavilion Mall in the lower ground floor at O'Galito...yes, it's Italian but we had a really nice meal, we could eat all of it and we had 2 small beers costing 154RM (£29), so not cheap but edible!

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