Batu Caves and its 272 steps

2/18/2016 Japhet 0 Comments

Batu Caves and it's 272 steps

After our short trip to Genting, we decided to go to Batu Caves to see the sunset. My sister told me that’s it is easy to go there because there’s a train station nearby.

Batu Caves and it's 272 steps

Batu Caves and it's 272 steps

There are buses in Genting that can take you to KL Sentral where the train station (KTM) going to Batu Caves is available. The price of tickets cost around 2 RM per individual and you’ll surely get to your destination for about 20-30 minutes. The train arrives every 5 minutes and imposibleng hindi ka makasakay.

Batu Caves and it's 272 steps

Upon arrival, you’ll already see Lord Murugan shrine, which stands for about 140 ft tall. 

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When you exit the train station you’ll face lots of monkeys and Hanuman, the green monkey god statue.

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When going to batu caves, everyone must remember that this is not just a place for tourist attraction, but also a place for worship. It’s a shame to see some tourists not following simple instructions when entering a nearby temple. It clearly says that shoes and slippers are not allowed, but not everyone seems to understand it.

Batu Caves and it's 272 steps

Batu Caves and it's 272 steps

Batu Caves and it's 272 steps

The greatest challenge for me visiting batu caves is the 272 steps. I was so excited at first and run, but felt my legs numb when I almost reached the middle part. Watch the video below.


Batu Caves and it's 272 steps

Batu Caves and it's 272 steps

My mom and my sister decided not to climb because they just don't feel like climbing it daw.  Kung araw-araw siguro akong umaakyat at bumababa ng batu caves, I’m sure ang payat ko na ngayon. Inside you’ll see another temple, but what I really appreciate the most is the climb so nawala na siya sa isip ko. There’s also this dark cave that I was not able to visit because it’s already close.

Batu Caves and it's 272 steps

I hope the local government of Batu Caves initiates a drive to strengthen the discipline of those who visits the place. It broke my heart when I saw a monkey feeding from people’s trash.

Batu Caves and it's 272 steps


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It’s a place of worship, so there’s no entrance fee  


Batu Caves and it's 272 steps

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Genting, Malaysia in 4 hours

2/01/2016 Japhet 0 Comments

My 4 hours in Genting, Malaysia

I always complain about how hot the weather is in Malaysia ever since I arrived. My sister just moved in to another house and they don't have air-condition so we have no choice but to bear the deadly heat. Walang biro yung init!

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Instant Gala

One weekend, my sister decided to go to Genting just to stop me from nagging. Lol! All I know about Genting is Resorts World so I didn't mind it a lot really.

From our place, we took a cab going to One Utama mall. There are busses available in one utama that can take you up the cable car station going to Genting. Back and Forth including the cable car ride will cost you around 25RM each.

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Bad Ass Cable Car, well maybe for me

The cable car ride takes about 20-30 minutes and the height is a sure thrill. Plus the fog that oh just watch the video below:



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If you get tired of the usual casino and mall hopping in Resorts World, there's a nearby Chinese temple that you can visit.

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Sa piling ng mga Intsik

Chin Swee Caves Temple is a Chinese mainly Taoist temple situated in a most scenic site of Genting. Since it’s a temple, there’s no charge with the entrance, but you can always opt to give a donation. To go to the Chin Swee Caves Temple, you need to pass through Resorts World and go to First World hotel. There are buses that serve free rides for everyone who wants to visit the temple.


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Interesting find besides the detailed designs of usual Chinese temples, is this path to the Journey to Enlightenment.

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You will be faced with an enormous Buddha before entering.

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Inside are different chambers depicting hell as a result of one's bad conduct.

Hell Chamber

Hell Chamber

Hell Chamber

Hell Chamber

Hell Chamber

And hell yes, when there’s hell, there’s also heaven! Here you’ll get to see beautiful faces and lots of birds. Yes birds, plus the most beautiful view of Genting.

heaven

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For 4 hours we're able to conquer Genting! 1 hour lakad and cable car + 2 hours gala + another 1 hour lakad pabalik and cable car. The reason why we have that very tight schedule is because we don't want to miss their bus schedule. Strict sila when it comes to schedule eh. 

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To me, Genting is like the Tagaytay Highlands of Malaysia minus the resorts world, the super long cable car ride (maiksi lang kasi yung cable car sa Tagaytay Highlands) and chin swee temple. The cold fresh air and scent are very similar, but one thing that is incomparable talaga is our very own food. Iba ang lutong Pinoy.

My 4 hours in Genting, Malaysia

Our next stop is Batu Caves! Will be posting the details on my next blog!

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We're not really sure if this is allowed. Peace Yow!

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