Our time in Penang, full of festivities, had come to an end and we left one island for another. We embarked on the ferry and set sail to Langkawi, the largest of an archipelago of 99 islands in the straits of Malacca.
After a stomach churning bus journey from Kuala Lumpur, we reached the wonderfully refreshing Cameron Highlands, nestled 1500 metres above sea level. We had left the tower blocks for tea plantations and were eagerly looking forward to some respite in the countryside.
Nestled within limestone hills, 13km north of Kuala Lumpur is the site of Batu Caves. During our stay in Kuala Lumpur, we decided to leave the city behind for a day and visit the renowned religious site.
Techno, techno, techno. A little disoriented from our long journey and the previous sleepless night, we weren’t too sure if we were seeing things. Bright plastic flowers, tinsel and fluorescent lights whizzed passed in a raucous, three-wheeled garish haze.