Leave the busy city behind and take a drive through the Malaysian countryside on a half-day tour from Kuala Lumpur. You’ll be taken to one of Malaysia’s most popular Hindu shrines at the mysterious Batu Caves, and have the option to see how two of Malaysia’s most distinctive crafts are produced at the Royal Selangor Pewter factory and a batik production center. Round-trip transportation from your central KL hotel is included, and you also have a choice of morning and afternoon tours to suit your schedule.
Your tour begins with pickup from your central Kuala Lumpur hotel and a drive through the outskirts of KL along ‘Ambassador Row,' passing the Istana Sharif Ali palace.Continuing into the countryside, pass typical Malay villages en route to your first stop, the Royal Selangor Pewter factory. Here, you have the option to take a tour of the world’s largest pewter factory, renowned for its craftsmanship and high-quality products. During the tour of the factory, see the different processes involved in working with pewter, including casting, filing, polishing, soldering, hammering and engraving.Returning to your coach, your tour continues to a batik factory, where you have the option of seeing how batik fabric is designed and printed.Your last stop is the limestone hills of Batu Caves. Here, a flight of 272 steps leads up to a sacred Hindu temple cave that houses the shrine of the Hindu deity Lord Murugah. The nearby museum cave is filled with images of deities and murals depicting scenes from the Hindu scriptures.Your tour concludes with the trip back to Kuala Lumpur, where you will be dropped at your hotel.