On our way to Indonesia, we met halfway in Kuala Lumpur and had a day there. In the late morning, we took the subway to the Batu Caves, a collection of natural limestone caves that house several Hindu temples just 30 minutes north of the city centre. The entrance of the caves line two massive statues, a green Hanuman and the world’s tallest statue of Lord Murugan being 42.7m high.
The stairs are quite steep all the way up, but there are lots of monkeys that entertain you and try to steal your food. On the way down, there is a beautiful view of the city since you are on the highest point between the city and the caves. There are a couple of vegetarian restaurants just opposite the temple where we had lunch with delicious curries and onion uthappams. Afterwards, we went to the orchid section of the botanical garden, here is a bunch of pictures. Later at night, we went to one of the night markets for dinner. The fresh prepared food looked amazing, although the Malaysian cuisine seemed to be very meaty. We had to look quite a while to spot the vegetarian options. Eventually, we found little tofu pockets stuffed with fresh vegetables, a deep-fried potato on a stick, and a delicious pancake with nuts and sweet condensed milk for dessert.