Batu Caves is definitely on the Kuala Lumpur “must see” list. It's a large cave that opens out into large space that is open to the sky but enclosed by rock. There are a number of Hindu statues scattered around. For bonus points there are even monkeys running around.
One of the train lines extends all the way out to Batu Caves so getting there was just a case of catching a train to KL Sentral, switching lines then watching the world go by until a giant gold statue appeared.
The highlight was probably actually the monkeys. In particular seeing a guy, who was apparently under the impression that a group of young monkeys would stop what they were doing and pose for a photograph if he bugged them enough, being ambushed by a protective older monkey. The backs of his trouser legs never saw it coming.
Due to the extreme heat and all the walking we've been doing we've become big fans of a dessert/snack called cendol. It's shaved ice mixed with condensed milk, a brightly colored sweet syrup, bits of jelly and sometimes other things like peanuts.
The only thing you have to watch our for while sitting by the road cooling down eating your cendol is the bug spray trucks. To keep the mosquito numbers down there are trucks that cruise the streets spraying out what smells like pretty typical bug spray. They're typically accompanied by one or more guys who look like something out of a post apocalyptic science fiction movie. They're equipped with a sort of back pack super bug sprayer and wander around dealing death to all insects that cross their path.
We also happened to witness a store opening in a particularly glamorous shopping center. We were a bit excited although a local woman pointed out that there were 600 stores in this particular center and there was a new store opening almost every week. Still, it was interesting to see people all dolled up drinking free champagne while we shuffled past in our sandals.
That same shopping center also contained this store. It's all DC Comics super hero clothing, toys etc. If you were wondering how you could easily fill your wardrobe with Joker themed clothing then wonder no longer.
Finally, I believe the intention here is to disguise mobile phone towers. To make them appear more natural so they blend in. I'm not sure its really working. It's an interesting idea though.