Monday, October 14, 2013

Dec 2012: Where I nearly met the sunbird at Batu Caves and said hello to Hanuman

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So I wake up and its the last day of my world wide tour, its a bit misty day in KL

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Peer down at KL

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Nice architecture

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Lovely lovely green all over

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So Ive got to get to that place, in the distance

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Lovely reflections

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And lovely directions

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Reach the station and waiting for the train

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Here’s the train..

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ticket ready

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I climb on the train, lovely clean cool air-conditioned train. While I get a nicely illuminated map of the route.

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Some of the buildings on the side of the road were brilliant. Look at this colonial era building.

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Passing through some lovely stations

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And minarets, and mosques and north Indian temples and south Indian temples.

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An old old tank. Water tank..

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A train shed at Sentul

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We have moved out of the city now

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I get out at Batu Caves station and see my idol right up in front, but why this bilious colour? 

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Monkey Food available, eh?

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And a lovely gold painted temple

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the cliffs behind the temple are tall, huge and amazing

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I pop out and turn left to see the Hanuman temple

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the famous scene is replicated…

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Behind him, is the actual temple

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you can make out the size of the statue by the plants growing out of the toes.

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the cliffs are quite amazing, seriously

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I was reminded of the scene described in the Sun Bird

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I snuck in

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Ramayana Cave?

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Some huge cracks up on the roof.

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And the diorama in the right, looks like they are making it. And then I was chased out

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peering up at the cliff face, it would be brilliant to climb this

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I head back

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the temple is really well decorated but why this bilious colour, eh?

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And then this temple..

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which is in front of this huge crack in the cliff.

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this temple is really well set off

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white sculptures against the gold painted top

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hmmm, no shoes, I am not going to go up

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And then i see this fantastic root structure clinging to the cliff

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and this mongoose looking squirrel

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who runs off

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I walk down towards the main caves

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that’s a serious number of air conditioning units

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and some kind of a exhibition? 

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Another little temple

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with some lovely koi carp swimming around

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And then i turn left 

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And another little temple on the left, and when I look left, my jaw drops….