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Tiny state in Borneo, sandwiched between Sarawak and Sabah. After it was a big regional player a few hundred years back, Brunei became rich upon the discovery of Oil in the 1940s. For a period time the Sultan of Brunei was the richest person in the world.

Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

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Rock-climbing at Batu Caves

address: Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur
Rock-climbing at Batu Caves, You can rock climb at 4 spots of the limestone hill that also hosts the famous Batu caves temple. Climing the walls is free of charge unless you want to take courses.
You can rock climb at 4 spots of the limestone hill that also hosts the famous Batu caves temple. Climing the walls is free of charge unless you want to take courses.

Best way to get there is by taxi which is around RM 12 from the city center (20 min drive if there is no traffic jam). Make sure the taxi driver drops you at the climbing walls and not at the hindu temple or you have to walk quite a bit.

Links: Climbasia guide
Nomad Adventure
Wira Adventure

Map of climbing spots

Routes:
North Side Batu Caves:
Damai Wall - 30 routes
Red Rocks - 10 routes
White Wall - 16 routes

East Side Batu Caves:
Volleyball Court - 13 routes

North-East Side Batu Caves
Nyamuk Wall - 51 routes

South Side Batu Caves (the right of the Temple):
Comic Wall - 15 routes
Roadshow Wall - 8 routes
Nanyang Wall - 26 routes

Public buses (about 40min to get there):
Intrakota Bus No.11
from central market, alight at the Hindu Temple. For access to Comic Wall, Roadshow and Nanyang Wall

Intrakota Bus No.42
from central market, goes to Bolton Industrial Park. For access to Volleyball Court and Nyamuk Wall.

Intrakota Bus No.14
from Central Market until last stop (Pingiran Batu Caves). For access to Damai Wall, White Wall and Red Rocks

Intrakota Bus No.41
from LOT 10 Shopping Mall until last stop (Pingiran Batu Caves). For access to Damai Wall, White Wall and Red Rocks


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