It’s a must visit place. Full of monkeys. Cave is really amazing from inside. The best part is the location. It’s a Hindu temple but visited by every tourist who come to KL. Take KTM commuter directly to BATU Caves from KL Sentral (2 RM each). You need to climb 272 steps to reach the Limestone Cave.
We booked our bus tickets to the island in Jerteh (the town near the jetty where you can get a boat to the Perhentian Islands). We chose the smaller Perhentian Island on a whim after the boat operator asked us where we were going and I said the first place I could think of – Long Beach. The islands are around 19 kms away from West Malaysia. The islands are a treat with sparkling water, palm trees and white coral sand beaches. Home to sea turtles, these islands also provide great opportunities for water sports like snorkeling and scuba diving. This is where the holiday begins!
Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
Our group arrives at the viewing platform and immediately we see two sun bears in their large forest enclosures. Before they retreat, we are quick to snap pictures of these adorable bears, the smallest sub-species. This is purely an educational visit for members of the media, and Wong is already talking passionately about the centre and his work. His excitement is contagious, and I can’t imagine these creatures could have a better spokesperson. Watch Wong Te Siew's TedxKL talk on the sun bears here. The sun bears at the centre are kept in varying enclosures based on their rehabilitation level. On his website, Wong writes, “Conservationists are nursing [the centre’s 27 bears] back to health and where necessary, educating in how to be a wild bear. The intention is then to release them into the forest.”