Few days in Malacca

Visit of malacca. After Kuala Lumpur I decided to go to Malacca. Located 2 hours by bus from Kuala Lumpur, the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is a Dutch, Portuguese, English and Malaysian influence in the buildings, which makes the architecture of the buildings very pleasant. It’s a nice place.

I did not know Malaysia and I discovered part of the country. Malaysia is a cheap country, like its transport network which is surprisingly cheap. Open the train to take the bus which is an impressive way to get around Malaysia. In every city you have whole bus terminals traveling all over the country with modern and comfortable buses, all for an almost ridiculous price. This is the best way to get around the city.

After the world of Kuala Lumpur Malacca is much quieter. A very touristy place even if you will see mostly Asian tourists. It’s a place to see for a few days. Outside the colonial buildings you have a lot of quality food and a rather pleasant tropical environment.

Batu cave in Kuala Lumpur

For a few days in Kuala Lumpur I was able to visit Batu Cave. It is one of the best places in the city to visit. The place is impressive, unavoidable and easily accessible by train. This can do the service of half a day viste. I really enjoyed the place because the golden statue is really impressive and the view at the top of the stairs is definitely worth a visit.

Batu Caves, one of Kuala Lumpur’s most frequented tourist attractions, is a limestone hill comprising three major cellars and a number of smaller ones. Located about 11 kilometers to the north of Kuala Lumpur, this 100-year-old temple features idols and statues erected inside the main wineries and around it. Incorporated with interior limestone formations said to be around 400 million years old, the temple is considered an important religious landmark by Hindus. Cathedral Cave – the largest and most popular cave in Batu Caves – houses several Hindu shrines beneath its 100-meter-high arched ceiling. At the foot of Batu Hill are two other cave temples – the Cave and Museum Cave Art Gallery – which houses numerous Hindu statues and paintings.

The truly amazing feat is when followers begin the arduous climb up the 272 steps to the top of the caves – the trek requires a staggering amount of endurance as they often hit the front of the bustling masses. Priests wait at the top of the body before and after the body piercing the devotees flesh before they are removed.

Arrived in Malaysia

Arrived in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. After a month in Thailand without anything special to visit, I decided to go to Malaysia to see what was there. So I flew to Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia is a tropical climate country that borders the south of Thailand. I did not think to go see I do not know why.

My first impressions are that Malaysia can be a nice destination even if there are things that are not always obvious. The transport network is excellent and surprisingly cheap compared to the quality of the service. I have never seen subway or bus tickets so cheap. It’s easy to get around Kuala Lumpur thanks to a solid public transport network. Outside the country buses are put forward and rightly so. Modern and comfortable buses for a ridiculous price in many parts of the country.

It must be known that Malaysia is a country with a great cultural diversity, and a majority of Muslims. You will find Malays, Indians, Chinese and even more. Cultural diversity is important but the Muslim religion dominates.
What is nice in Malaysia is that you have a good level of development with good infrastructure. Here no taxi driver to harass you, the road traffic is pretty good and it is nice market in the streets.

From a personal point of view I respect many positive points of Malaysia, although from a subjective point of view there are other places in Asia that I prefer.