As a local, I have known this place for my whole life but i never did think of making a simple visit to this amazing place. When my boyfriend came to Malaysia and asked “Can we go to the temple that “Pewdiepie” went to when visiting Malaysia?”. I knew it was Batu Caves and I was like “ooookay, let me think about it”. What made me change my mind to visit was due to the colourful staircase in Batu Caves I’ve seen online. It seems people can’t stop talking about it. I don’t want to miss out to see how beautiful it is. So, I made time for a little visit to Batu Caves when we were on our way back to my hometown in Ipoh, Perak.
What are Batu Caves?
It’s a well-known place in Malaysia among the Hindu communities and is famous for its giant golden statue of Lord Murugan, the Hindu God of War. Standing 140 feet tall, this particular Lord Murugan statue is the biggest and tallest Hindu deity statue in the country. Batu Caves have been the centre of Hindu pilgrimages and rituals for years. One such ritual is piercing your body as an act of penance. It’s called Thaipusam. If you wanna more about Batu Caves, you can refer to it here: Batu Caves.
What You Need To Know Before You Come here.
- Monkeys. They roam freely. Be aware of your personal belongings.
- Dress code. If you want to climb the stairs, no short skirts or short pants are allowed. You need to wear Sarong that they provide (need to pay though).
- Hot weather. Well, it’s Malaysia. You will be thirsty for sure. But don’t worry, you can easily buy drinks around here.
“All religions, cultures, and beliefs deserve the same amount of respect, even if they are different from your own”