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Kuala Selangor

MALAYSIA | Monday, 6 March 2017 | Views [223] | Comments [5]

Left KL this morning and picked up hire car to transport us all around peninsular malaysia for the next three weeks. Bit hair raising driving as the locals are a bit crazy drivers but the roads so far are great. Visited Batu caves which is home to a Hindu shrine and temple in a cave and a conservation cave full of bats. Visited both and both were really interesting, had to climb 272 steps to access the caves. Arachnid alert – saw some huge cave dwelling spiders, at which point the guide turned off her torch to show us total pitch darkness not an experience for the claustrophobic or anybody with arachnophobia!! Staying at Kuala Selangor for next two night. Went to the fishing village for amazing seafood very rough surroundings but great food. Spent the following day in the nature park and saw macaque and silver leaf monkeys. The silver leaf monkeys are silver but their babies are bright orange, only saw one but couldn't get a photo. The nature park was mostly mangrove forest which was really interesting, saw blue fiddler crab, lots of mud skipper fish, large black butterflies, kingfishers, kites and lots of other birds. Really great. At night we went on a firefly boat ride and saw thousands of fireflys in the trees. The tree were all lit up like christmas trees, really spectacular. Off to the hills tomorrow.



How big are we talking with the spiders?

  Hilary Ellis Mar 6, 2017 4:04 AM


huge might have been a slight exaggeration, the spiders were about the size of the palm of your hand. But don't worry they only live in Malaysia not Cambridge! D x

  Dawn Mar 6, 2017 10:57 AM


Hi,You've commented several times on food, which in fairness looks great, but you've not mentioned the other main ingredient for life. BOOZE!!! Or is dry Feb. drifting into mad March. We thought the second plane which was technically March would be drunk dry. Enjoy. Dad & Pete. XXX

  Dad Mar 7, 2017 12:10 AM


I see Mark's getting his explorer look back, why did one of the Hindu gods have a mouth like bum cheeks.

  Mum Mar 7, 2017 1:33 AM


Very funny Dad, drinking is not that common here as it is a predominately a Muslim country. If you go to a Malay or indian restaurant there isn't any beer if you go to a Chinese restaurant you can have beer. You can buy it in some supermarkets but it is relatively expensive. We have managed to have a couple of beers each night, one way or another!!!! We only had one beer on the plane as well. Mark has had a shave since the last pictures! The Hindu god is supposed to look dog-like I think! Thanks for all the comments, it will be a couple of days before the next update as the internet is slow in the hills. Love dawn xxx

  dawnandmark Mar 7, 2017 4:12 PM

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