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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Day 8: Genting Highlands (Chin Swee Temple) - Batu Caves - Kuala Lumpur - Singapore

Finally we were on the last day of our road trip. Time really flies when you are on holiday. :) Since holiday was not enough, hubby said he was going to squeeze in one more destination before going back to Singapore hehehe.. He even thought of staying overnight in Kuala Lumpur which I didn't agree. We would be wasting a lot of time if we didn't have a concrete plan.

But first of all, we dropped by Chin Swee temple on our way down.

Chin Swee Temple
This temple was commissioned by Lim Goh Tong, the founder of Genting Highlands resort. The temple was built in a very nice location with panoramic view of the mountains. We joked that after a gambling frenzy, those people would probably come here to atone for their sins.

Lim Goh Tong, the founder of Genting resort

Let's play chess

View from Chin Swee Temple

After the temple we stopped at Gohtong Jaya, a town nearby for our lunch. We had Mao Shan Wang durian after the durian sellers tempted us many times.

Mao Shan Wang, well known for its buttery and creamy texture.

Batu Caves
Located just outside Kuala Lumpur, it is the site of a famous Hindu cave temple with the giant statue of Lord Murugan at the entrance.

We had to climb up 279 steps to reach the temple inside the cave. Our daughter was game enough to climb with us.

Let's start
Halfway up

We reached the top

Inside the cave and more stairs to climb

A small temple, what an anticlimax.

Ask Daddy to carry her on the way down
Mommy and baby monkeys

More pictures of Lord Murugan from different angles.

From Batu Caves, we drove by Kuala Lumpur to get into the North-South Expressway. As a bonus, we saw a few of KL landmarks from afar.

KL Tower
Petronas Twin Towers
KTM Building, HQ of Malaysia Railway

That was the end of our road trip. Glad that everything was running so smoothly. Since it is a success, next trip we might drive along the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Bye bye for now.... :)

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