BATU CAVES IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR HINDU SHRINES OUTSIDE INDIA, DEDICATED TO LORD MURUGAN. IT IS THE FOCAL POINT OF HINDU FESTIVAL OF THAIPUSAM IN MALAYSIA. IT IS ALSO KNOWN AS THE 10TH CAVES OR HILL FOR LORD MURUGA AS IT IS ONE OF THE TEN MOST IMPORTANT SHRINES IN INDIA AND MALAYSIA. THE LORD MURUGAN STATUE AT THE FOOT OF BATU CAVES IS THE SECOND TALLEST HINDU DEITY STATUE IN THE WORLD WITH A HEROIC HEIGHT OF 42.7 METRES (140 FT.).HOTEL PICK-UP & DROP-OFF INCLUDED.
George Town, Penang’s UNESCO-listed capital, is one of the most interesting and colorful cities in Malaysia. Explore this multicultural enclave on foot while viewing its well-preserved heritage buildings. You'll learn the history of George Town and Penang from your guide. If you'd like, opt to take a leisurely ride aboard a trishaw — also called a beca or jinrikisha (own expense).
Head over to Tun Sakaran Marine Park, a marine park located off the east coast of the state of Sabah in Malaysia. Join this tour which allows you to explore several islands of which It consists. Soak up the stunning scenery in Boheydulang, Mantabuan, and Sibuan, along with white sand, blue sea, and spectacular coral reefs. Delight in the encounter with countless mysterious marine creatures residing in this area. Set foot in an immaculate paradise out of this world now
Journey to the heights of the Crocker Range – the highest peaks in Sabah – and submerge into calming sulfuric baths at Poring Hot Springs. Marvel at majestic sights along the mountains, stroll through beautiful Poring Nature Reserve Park, and walk along the treetops of the rainforest canopy.- Spectacular biodiversity of flora & fauna in the rainforest- Impressive views from a 134-foot (41-m) canopy walk- Chance to take a dip at Poring Hot Springs & Nature Reserve- Serene natural surroundings of the countryside, hills & park- Views of highest peak in Malaysia at 13,435 feet (4,095 m)
Discover a different side of Malaysia with a glimpse of life under the waves at the Aquaria Kuala Lumpur City Center, a short walk from the famed Petronas Towers. Voted one of the top five aquariums in Asia by TripAdvisor, Aquaria KLCC features a huge, 150-foot (90m) long, transparent underwater walkway, allowing you an up-close look at the myriad fish, sharks, and sea-turtles on show here.- Enjoy a vivid array of native and exotic marine and aquatic species on display - See sand-tiger sharks, green sea-turtles, and red-bellied piranhas up-close - Learn all about conservation and the importance of the marine ecosystem - Easily accessible, Aquaria KLCC is centrally located, close to transport hubs
The heritage trail of Kuala Lumpur is an introductory tour to the historical and cultural background of the city. The length of the tour varies depending on the pace of the group as we would be exploring the old quarters of KL on foot. This would allow us to maximize the sites we visit as old Kuala Lumpur is built rather compact across a 500m radius. Our visit entails the landing site of the early miners (KL namesake), the British enclave (Independence Square), the Old Market Square (KL first settlement), the Central Market, Chinatown and the oldest Chinese temple & Hindu Kovil in KL. The latter would allow us to gain an insight into the world view of the people of malaysia whose heritage is rich in diversity. *All tours are private in nature unless otherwise specified. Tours also includes a light local food sampling.
We begin our route, taking in one of the most spectacular sights in all Malaysia, the Batu Caves. High on a sacred hill sit this series of grottoes and galleries: the most famous Hindu sanctuary outside India.Cathedral Cave – the largest and most popular cavern in Batu Caves – houses several Hindu shrines beneath its 100-metre-high arched ceiling. At the foot of Batu Hill are two other cave temples – the Art Gallery Cave and Museum Cave. Batu Caves is the focal point of the annual Hindu festival of Thaipusam.Followed by that, our next location is which established in 1974 is one of the oldest batik and handicrafts centre in Klang Valley. It's located in the Gombak district which is just a throw stone away from the Batu Caves. Visit the gallery and you'd learn that batik is not simply a cloth with an elaborate piece of design. Syarika East Coast is the place you need to visit if you are looking forward to enjoy a holistic experience in Malaysian batik and handicrafts.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Full Circle with Michael Palin is the title of a 1997 documentary television series produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation. Presented by Michael Palin of Monty Python fame, Full Circle was one of a series of programmes in which Palin made unusual and interesting trips. The series documented a 10-month, 50,000 mile (80,000 km) trip taken by Palin and a film crew around the rim of the Pacific Ocean in 1995, beginning on the Diomede Islands between Alaska and Russia in the Bering Strait. The intent was to make the full anti-clockwise trip around the Pacific Rim and end up back on the Diomede Islands, but due to rough weather, he was unable to actually set foot back on the Islands again at the end of his journey. He got within 2 miles of completing the full circle. Palin travelled through Russia, Japan, South Korea (they were not allowed to travel very far in North Korea), China, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, United States, and Canada.
LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2017 'This is travel writing at its best.' Katherine Norbury, Observer An Observer Book of the Year His father Brian taught Rory Stewart how to walk, and walked with him on journeys from Iran to Malaysia. Now they have chosen to do their final walk together along 'the Marches' - the frontier that divides their two countries, Scotland and England. Brian, a ninety-year-old former colonial official and intelligence officer, arrives in Newcastle from Scotland dressed in tartan and carrying a draft of his new book You Know More Chinese Than You Think. Rory comes from his home in the Lake District, carrying a Punjabi fighting stick which he used when walking across Afghanistan. On their six-hundred-mile, thirty-day journey - with Rory on foot, and his father 'ambushing' him by car - the pair relive Scottish dances, reflect on Burmese honey-bears, and on the loss of human presence in the British landscape. On mountain ridges and in housing estates they uncover a forgotten country crushed between England and Scotland: the Middleland. They cross upland valleys which once held forgotten peoples and languages - still preserved in sixth-century lullabies and sixteenth-century ballads. The surreal tragedy of Hadrian's Wall forces them to re-evaluate their own experiences in the Iraq and Vietnam wars. The wild places of the uplands reveal abandoned monasteries, border castles, secret military test sites and newly created wetlands. They discover unsettling modern lives, lodged in an ancient land. Their odyssey develops into a history of nationhood, an anatomy of the landscape, a chronicle of contemporary Britain and an exuberant encounter between a father and a son. And as the journey deepens, and the end approaches, Brian and Rory fight to match, step by step, modern voices, nationalisms and contemporary settlements to the natural beauty of the Marches, and a fierce absorption in tradition in their own unconventional lives.