There were only two places I really wanted to see in Kula Lumpur – The Batu Caves and the Petronas Towers.
The Batu Caves was first. Four of us got into this rickety old cab whose exhaust system was gone and so was leaking choking exhaust fumes into the cab. Even with all the windows open, it was choking – but it was cheap.
The Batu Caves are a very sacred Hindu site. There is a colossal golden statue outside. Then you climb up hundreds of steps into the cave.
Hindu religious statues and art do seem very gaudy – at times they verge on the cartoon.
The caves were amazing.