This is just a continuation of Free Travel (Singapore)
I didn’t know we can ride a train going to KL. Johor Baru to KL Sentral. The trip is about 6-7 hours, with bed on it (Harry Potter feels). I don’t remember the exact price but as I search, it costs USD$10 for 2nd class seat, USD$12.50 for 2nd class sleeper, USD$36-43 for 1st class deluxe sleeper (private cabin sleeper with private shower /toilet and LCD TV). They say it’s cheaper than the 4-5 hr bus ride which cost about USD$24, and definitely cheaper than the cheapest Air ticket you can find.
When we arrived at Malaysia, after eating breakfast, we left our luggage at the hotel and freshen-up. We meet our tour guide and immediate started the tour.
With all honesty, I’m still sleepy and tired but sleeping isn’t the reason for this vacation. Our fist stop is at Batu Caves at Selangor, Malaysia. A limestone hill that has a series of caves.
Standing at 42.7 m (140 ft) high, the world’s tallest statue of Murugan, a Hindu deity, is located outside Batu Caves. The statue, based on Wiki, cost approximately 24 million rupees, is made of 1550 cubic metres of concrete, 250 tonnes of steel bars and 300 litres of gold paint brought in from neighbouring Thailand.
The Tourist guide said it has 272 steps. I’ve lost count and wasn’t able to track if their count is accurate. 😉
Next is, meeting different species… and feeding them
Note: It’s really beautiful in real life compared to photos. 🙂
Second day, we went to Genting Highlands at Pahang, Malaysia via Genting Skyway.
Genting Highlands is a really great place to visit, with its cooling weather, nature and infrastructure. Many locals and foreigners tend to spend their holidays or weekends here. High-end mall and high-key food place. Plus the ongoing construction of the 20th Century Fox World. I would definitely go back here for that.