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The Hindu Batu Caves

July 10th 2009
After the National Mosque I took a train and taxi out to the Batu Caves, one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside of India. There are 272 numbered steps populated by wild monkeys up to the mouth of the cave. A 140 ft. golden statue of the Hindu diety Murugan towers above the staircase. The Batu Caves are the site of the Thaipusam Hindu festival, one of the largest human gatherings in the w ... read more
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Malaysian Flag During the late 18th and 19th centuries, Great Britain established colonies and protectorates in the area of current Malaysia; these were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. In 1948, the British-ruled territories on the Malay Peninsula formed the Fe... ... read more
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