Malaysia is a Muslim predominant Malay population with a quarter Chinese and a tenth of Indians. This melding of culture and cuisines explains why their food is so tasty. It also gives you a city with interesting sights and sounds. Hearing the call to prayer in Istanbul is a matter of fact, but hearing the call to prayer while standing outside a restaurant in Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur is both discombobulating and yet beautiful at the same time. Having already visited Chinatown, and admired Islamic architecture, we had one more site to see – the Hindu temple in Batu Cave.
Getting to Batu Cave is pretty straightforward. Take the 30-minute KTM Komuter ride from KL Sentral to the last stop, and the temple complex is right outside the train station.
Like our previous sojourns, this was a quick in-and-out. Had it not been for the heat, I would have lingered a bit more to take in all the colors.