Malaysia is truly Asia and I am proud to say that my Malaysia is a truly Asia. Why? Because you can find almost all ethnics commonly found in Asia are calling Malaysia as their homes. Ponder and think about this, please!
Batu Caves has always invites my curiosity. I’ve always seen it from afar but never ever been in it. Perhaps, it’s due to the religion taboos and perhaps because there is simply no opportunity. So, on last Sunday I decided to have a peekaboo on the Hindu sacred place. Batu Caves is a limestone hill which houses several caves in it. A high staircase was built in 1891 and has become a ritual passage for Hindus to climb the hill. The shrine is dedicated to Lord Murugan and boasts the tallest golden-coloured statue of Lord Murugan in the world.
The stalactites in the Cave were so mesmerizing! God’s Creations are breathtaking and timeless even though it takes thousands years to form! Subhanallah! Besides that, we also got to see a so-called sacred-woman who has said to isolate herself and seldom went out to the public. Her hair was so long that she had to bend it three into three layers!
For me, it was a great cultural-diversifying experience and it’s enthralling to see how men carved the stair into the cave. Besides, it is already near 100 years old and a Malaysian historical artefact to be treasured. Of course initially, I have inkling of doubt because of religion taboo but I always know that my religion, Islam is a very tolerable religion. The idea is to appreciate other people’s culture, not to idolize the deities. Islam has never been a rigid religion. It only highlights lines and boundaries so that Moslems will not be led astray from the Right Path. If the intention is clear and the act does not contradict of religion, it should be alright. No question arisen. (,”)
After that, had luncheon at Kampung Baru, a popular Malay residence at the heart of Kuala Lumpur- which is a haven for town people who miss authentic Malay cuisines in the midst of Kuala Lumpur. After that, went to Pavillion and karaoke-ing at Red Box. It was nice to be back at the Golden Triangle after quite sometime.
On whole, great “Cuti-Cuti Malaysia”. Malaysia is truly Asia.