This post is in response to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s theme is “on the move“.
For this week’s photo challenge, I’m taking you out of Japan and into Malaysia!
Batu Caves is a hindu shrine near Kuala Lumpur. It’s famous for its massive 42.7m high statue of Murugan and of course the sacred limestone caves. But for me, one of the most interesting things were the monkeys! There were so many wild monkeys (macaques) scurrying around everywhere. I’d never seen anything anything like it! However, these weren’t the friendly, subdued type… I was told to hang onto my bag tightly and don’t make eye contact with them!! I didn’t feel threatened by them, but tried to stay away as much as I could – which was hard considering how many there were! Apparently they snatch belongings and food off tourists and have been known to get a bit nasty. Totally different to the laid-back, snow monkeys that lounge in hot springs here in Japan!