Sunday, we (meaning I) decided it might be nice to visit the Batu Caves. We got a train from Sentral Station north of KL and were greeted by a 42m gold Hindu god. The caves have been home to Hindu temples for hundreds of years with a massive celebration at the caves every year still. We climbed the 270 plus stairs to the entrance where the caves tunnel through to an opening in the roof. The place is home to long tailed macaques who are keen to steal anything you aren't holding into tightly and the scent of bat guano affronts you as you enter.
We looked around the caves and the temples built into the rock before heading back down the stairs for lunch. A small vegetarian Indian restaurant served us a banana leaf platter with roti cani accompanied by curry sauce which did well to fill us.
A couple of girls at the hostel had recommended visiting the Cave Ville so we went and had a look. It consisted of a small zoo with many birds, snakes and reptiles, a Hindu art gallery and a entertainment show. The zoo was disheartening with too many snakes, fish, turtles and lizard and not enough space. On the other hand the art gallery was amazing. It was a showcase of Hindu stories winding through a tunnel-like cave. It was massive with hundreds of brightly coloured statues, telling the tales through snapshot scenes.
The show consisted of Indian dancing with traditional music. Which was a nice end to the trip.
We caught the train home and Fairoz made dinner of Yemen-style chapattis.