Faces of
Malaysia
Sandakan

Sandakan is a starting point for ecotourism destinations such as the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary,Turtle Islands Park, Kinabatangan River and Gomantong Caves.

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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


Related Places

Batu Caves

Limestone hill in the north of Kuala Lumpur with a series of caves and cave temples. They are a sacred place for Hindus in Malaysia and the location of the famous Thaipusam celebrations at the end of January attended by up to one million devotees.

Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

BackHome

Backpacker hostel near Masjid Jamek LRT station, located in a 2-storey shop house close to Chinatown

Reggae Guest House 2

Hostel in Chinatown, 1 of 3 outlets of the Reggae Hostel Group in KL

Attractions

FRIM, Kuala Lumpur

The Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) promotes sustainable management and optimal use of forest resources in Malaysia. There is a canopy walk and nature trails through the dense forest among other things

Royal Selangor Pewter Factory, Kuala Lumpur

Pewter Factory with a visitors center, guided tours and shop, popular stop for tour operators

Attractions

Petaling Street (Chinatown), Kuala Lumpur

Chinatown in KL is one of the oldest parts of city. The main attractions is the roofed street market along Petaling Street which is popular for selling for fake branded goods like bags, shoes, clothes and watches.

Rose Centre, Cameron Highlands

extensive flower garden in a beautiful setting offering good views