Suburbs of Kuala Lumpur

Cultural & Theme Tours in Malaysia

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The journey will take you towards the eastern suburb of the city. Highlights of this excursion includes visit to Royal Selangor Pewter where the art of pewter crafting will be demonstrated and the Batik Factory to witness how wax and dye are used in the painting process. Later, ascend 272 steps to the limestone Batu Caves Temple where its cavernous interior is home to Hindu deities.Highlights:Embassy Row where diplomats from all over the world converge.Royal Selangor Pewter - where pure tin, antimony and copper are fashioned into exquisite and stylish itemsBatik Centre - see how batik is printed onto exotic materials like silk.Batu Caves - a cluster of limestone caves with 272 steps, house the Hindu deity, Lord Subramaniam. During the religious festival (Thaipusam), devotees enter a trance & carry the "kavadi" for thanksgiving.
Your driver will pick you up from your centrally located hotel and start your trip through the city in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle.  You will drive past Embassy Row, where many of the embassies are located.  After half an hour’s drive, you will arrive at the Royal Selangor Pewter factory.  This is where you will learn how pewter is made and how it is crafted into the stylish items that are displayed in the showroom.(20 mins).Proceed to the Batik Centre. (10  mins)  Here you will be able to see how the artisans print the batik designs onto exotic materials like silk, to create beautifully patterned materials that are made into scarves, sarongs, pareos, blouses, dresses, etc. (15 mins)After this, we continue on to the magnificent Batu Caves. (15 mins)  The limestone forming Batu Caves is said to be around 400 million years old.  It is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, and is dedicated to Lord Murugan.  It is the focal points of the Hindu festival, Thaipusam, in Malaysia.  You will need to be dressed respectably before proceeding to climb 272 steps to reach the cave temple.  You will spend (40 mins) to explore the caves which are awe inspiring. Once you have descended, take a breather before you head back to the city where you will be dropped off at your hotel.  (30 mins)Note: Routing is subject to changes depending on the traffic situation.

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
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