Goodbye to KL
My last week in Kuala Lumpur was a panicked attempt to hit all of the places I should’ve seen over the course of the month. Most notably, the Batu Caves.
The Batu Caves are located in Selangor and include a Hindu temple and a shrine. Since KL is incredibly hot all of the time, my friend and I decided to get there early af to beat the sun. We ended up grabbing a cab at 6 am from our apartment.
We arrived to the caves at 6:30 and found out that they didn't open until 7 am (poor research on our part). There were a group of locals praying at the temple and after awkwardly staring at them for a few minutes, the priest invited us to join them. We sat through the prayers and were #blessed by the priest with some sort of powder three times. Not sure what any of it meant, but it was an interesting ceremony to be a part of.
Once the Batu Caves opened we climbed the 3000+ steps to the caves, with about 10 stops in between to catch our breath. After we took our fair share of photos we headed back down just as all of the monkeys were waking up. We saw a ton of them leaving the trees to head down to the bottom of the cave, which was adorable. The caves are truly incredible and well worth the minor hike and early wake up call.
Another KL must-see was the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, which was conveniently located right next to our apartments. It’s the smallest rainforest in the world and took about 20 minutes to walk through the whole thing. The tiny rainforest has a canopy walk throughout which gives a crazy view of the greenery with the cityscape as a background. Very cool little spot to visit
And on our very last night in KL a group of us went to the Heli Lounge Bar, which has a ridiculous 360 view of the city. The servers are dressed as pilots and you can lounge on the helipad while sipping on numerous (slightly overpriced) cocktails.