Pleasure in Finding How Batu Caves Looked Like After Wasting Time Being Fussy

Why, i’d like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip. -Aristophanes-

Have you ever felt pleasure in a small thing? I’ve felt it and even often felt any pleasure in a small thing, like my trip about nine months ago to Kuala Lumpur, Capital City of Malaysia, our neighbour country. In words; kind of pleasure that i found after wasting time being fussy.

Like my others trip, that time, I needed to wake up early at morning. My first destination was Batu Caves since it is located about 13 km at northern part of Kuala Lumpur city centre. I went there by bus.

I already knew that Batu Caves is an area, but I never imagine it is such a really wide area. So here the fussiness started. I told the bus driver to stop me exactly near or around the “infamous tourist attraction Batu Caves which is stood the World’s Tallest Murugan Statue in Gold” and the driver “yes” me. So with full of confidence and the fire that i kept burning while travel alone, i put all my trust to bus driver that day. I recall how i kept asking him whether we already near the area or not, so he wouldn’t forget me and my destination. After being bothered by me about two hours, he stopped the bus and said that we already reached that infamous Batu Caves. But what to say? As far as i could see was just usual suburb with houses, fly over, and some small industries, and market. There wasn’t even a slight view of statue or reflection from gold (since it’s from gold and the tallest and that day was really bright and sunny). I needed those two for proving that i already hit the spot. Then, with remain trust for him, i just stopped there and hopped from the bus, then and felt “zonk”, blank.

What did i do then? i open my “not so supported” map again, observed my surrounding, but i still didn’t catch the spot. 10 minutes passed, 20 minutes passed, i still stood in the same spot; worried, anxious, and tired. 30 minutes passed, i took all my brave, i decided to walk to western part, asked the direction, here and there, got the answer, walked again. Without realizing, I’d been walking (forth and back) about fourth times in the same spot (with a very hot weather).

Finally, i decided (again), to continue what I’d been through, when i almost frustrated and cried, I got a glance of gold statue.

Batu CavesUnconsciously, my step was getting faster, my spirit was burning gradually, and my smile was re-appearing. So there I was, finally found where the main gate to the statue and shrine.

The Entrance
Batu Caves_2
Main Yard

Then i was happy again (you can see my wide smile on photos below, kekekeke)

Me and the "World's Tallest Murugan Statue"
Me and the “World’s Tallest Murugan Statue”
Have 272 steps to hit the main shrine :)
Have 272 steps to hit the main shrine 🙂
Main shrine
Main shrine

Note: You already hit the end of one of my pleasure. Just one of it. 😀


18 thoughts on “Pleasure in Finding How Batu Caves Looked Like After Wasting Time Being Fussy

  1. Did you really count those steps?

    Yes, I know how I that felt…to keep going around in circles until those areas are no longer unfamiliar (except for the actual place you are going to) to you…LOL…

    Thank you you’ve found your way there!!

    Thank you for sharing once again! Cheers~ 😀

    1. Hi Wendy,

      yes, i did.
      when i climbed it up, it had 273 steps, but i counted it again, when i walked down the stair, it has 272 steps :), i just counted it carelessly, without knowing that in so many tourist guide books; it had been mentioned. but, I’m happy i counted it carelessly :D. so i know it by myself. LOL.

      that was really a bad feeling..but such an experience. maybe people would call it unprepared, but i called it was being bold

    2. I guess sometimes, it is much more fun to find out about something by ourselves rather than being told about it!

      I would do the same thing (counting) if I were to be there as well…for it is fun!

      Glad you’ve had fun in this lovely and adventurous trip!

      Cheers~ 😀

    1. Terimakasih Allyson,
      yes, of course i just wouldn’t give up that easily since I had traveled so far that day 😀

    1. ow, that’s a bad news :/
      when you like something with “most” in front of it while traveling, see this spot quite good 🙂

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