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Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

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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

map and location of Rock-climbing at Batu Caves



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