10th May 2019 – Kuala Lumpur to Singapore

For our last day in Kuala Lumpur we joined a tour to the Batu caves, about 7 miles out of the city centre. Of course, as with most toys, they never take you to the main event and we had two stops before we got to the caves.

The first stop was at a Batik factory near the city centre. Here we saw how they hand draw the designs and then colour them. The was, inevitably, a chance to purchase things!

Next stop was at a pewter factory, apparently the largest in the world. Here we saw how they hand make almost everything!

Molten pewter
The factory
Hand hammering
Pewter twin towers
Coffee beans pot (nice, but almost £160!)

We then drove about 25 minutes to the caves, with our guide pointing out interesting, and not so interesting things all a long the way. When we arrived at the caves, it was very very warm and we had around 50 minutes to spend there.

The caves have also been turned into a temple, with all of the associated paraphernalia and, apparently, the tallest standing Buddha in the world.

There are 279 colourful steps to the top and there you can enter the caves. They’re not as spectacular as some that we’ve seen on this trip, but the addition of the temples makes them unique!

Temple at the bottom of the steps

Typically of this dirty of temple, the bright colours and smell of the incense is a bit of an assault on the senses! By the time we got to the top of the steps we were both boiling!

Looking out of the cave back at the city

There were also some very cheeky monkeys!

The journey back took around 30 minutes and we were dropped off at the KLCC where we had a couple of refreshing beers.

Then it was back to the hotel for a shower, final afternoon tea in the lounge and a late check out.

Our hotel

We checked our bags in for our flight at the train station and then got the express train to the airport. The flight was on time and we arrived at Singapore at around 8.30. we checked into our hotel at the airport and just had some time for a meal and drink before heading to bed.

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