One of my favourite parts of Kuala Lampur was the diversity within this city. There were mosques, Chinese temples, Hindu Temples, Malay food, Thai food, Japanese food, Korean food and such an enmeshment of cultures. This trip has definitely peaked my interest and has me wanting to explore more of Asia.
We visited Thean Hou Temple,a Chinese temple. From the roof, you could see Kuala Lampur’s city. It is almost like a city has been planted in the middle of a rainforest. Here, I saw people coming in to this bucket of sticks and picking them up and dropping them. I asked someone about the practice and they said that it was fortune telling. You ask a question to the deity. You pick and drop the sticks. Pick up one stick of your choice. See the number on it and match it with a little drawer that has fortunes in it. It was a beautiful temple.
The Batu caves are also iconic to Kuala Lampur. It is one of the most popular shrines outside of India. With its signatory statue of Lord Murugan statue in front of the caves and the steep but doable stairs up to the temple amongst the limestone hills, this is indeed a unique and impressive place of worship.
Mosques that announce the daily prayers, temples and churches, sometimes you feel like you’re in India, sometimes you feel like you’re in Japan, sometimes you feel like you’re in China, the list goes on. This signatory feel to Malaysia is truly unique and not something I’m sure I’ve seen in other places. The amalgamation of cultures keeps one very much curious and attentive.