Kuala Lumpur Holiday Weekend
We had this past Monday off for the Muslim holiday, Hari Raya Puasa, or the end of Ramadan (the month of fasting). We took full advantage of the extra day off and booked a last minute trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was a quick flight, less than 50 min, from Singapore.
We got to the hotel and it was incredibly comfortable. Cam quickly took over the poll position.
We just relaxed and got some dinner close to the hotel that first night and geared up for our trip to the Batu Caves. The Batu caves is a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples as well as Hindu shrines. The limestone is said to be over 400 million years old. There is a 140 foot statue of Lord Muruga and a steep 272 step climb to the top. It was about a 20 minute taxi from the hotel in the city.
There were many monkeys along the steps that would beg for and steal food if it was easily accessible. Needless to say, this had Lucy freaked out.
Cam was in the bjorn and actually enjoyed the climb to the top…much more than mommy I am sure.
The journey down the steps gave a great view of the surrounding area.
This kid and his faces. He had to look up at the sun or something. Hilarious.
This guy was another huge statue off to the side of the limestone hill with his own shrine. The detail was incredible. Chest ripper!
On the way back to the hotel from the Batu Caves, we wanted to see the Petronas Towers and at least take a picture of them. You can go to the observation deck to capture the surrounding city on a normal day but it was closed for the holiday. This picture did the trick.
We went to this small restaurant that was in the shops connected to the hotel. Cam got his first taste of cucumber, though he really just sucked the juices out of it. His two chompers didn’t do much damage.
So far in Asia, everywhere we go with the baby, random workers in shops and restaurants LOVE to pick him up, pinch his cheeks, and play with him. Our waitress was no different and she even wanted us to take a photo with him.
Mommy got him back and he rejoiced!
Finally, because he was such a good boy at the restaurant, they gave him a balloon to play with. Happy camper!