Although born as a local in the city center, this was my first visit to Batu Caves during Thaipusam to witness the devotee performing their ritual and trance. We reach at 6.30am and parked our car at the side of the highway almost 500 metre away from the entrance. Is highly advisable to park farer to avoid your car being blocked by others during later the day.
We tried to mingle into the middle of the crowd to get some close up shot. Initially we did experience some culture shocked, while being in close contact with some devotees who are in deep trance and with pierce all around their body. However, later on we got more relax and started enjoying being with the crowds.
I suppose Thaipusam is one of the best event to get these dramatic expression shots and we are fortunate to be able to experience this without having to travel far.
This is our 3rd trip to Kanching Waterfall and 1st time with Pro B. Due to its short journey (approximately 30 minutes from PJ) and easy access, we will definately visit it quite often in the near future. The place is well-maintained and considerable clean, except for some monkeys terrorizing through the dustbin and attempting to steal the visitors’ snacks. Nonetheless, visitors are require to paid Rm2 per car and Rm1 per person for entry, thus they do have cleaners there working diligently. Public toilet is Rm0.50 per entry.
If you are travelling from KL, please be reminded to make the U-turn at the 1st traffic light once entering Rawang town. The Hutan Lipur Kanching will be on your left, do not mistaken it for other entries into the Templer Park.
The Kanching Waterfall is famous for its total of 7 levels of waterfalls. At the 3rd and 4th level there are man-made pools for you to swim in and also the most packed with visitors. We feel that the best spot is at the 5th level and usually is vacant as well. Here we were attempting with the dreamy waterfall effect.
The park is haven for monkeys. They usually start their feeding activities around 10am onwards. Is easy to get some really nice of shots of them, as they are almost everywhere.
Becareful with your belongings while you are there. Watch out for those mischievous monkeys.
Pro B 1st attempt at shooting night scene, we choose to be at Mid Valley. Due to the lack of tripod equipment, it proves to be a tough challenge. Here are some of the successful panaroma view.
Thursday seems to be a popular day for night market aka ‘pasar malam’ vendors around Klang Valley. On this day, you can choose to go for either one of them, Chow Yang at SS2, Taman Connaught at Cheras or OUG at Old Klang Road.
If you are a frequent night market visitor, you can’t help but notice almost all item are same at different location. Only the tastiness might differ from place to place. A note from a friend of mine, don’t bother trying the salted chicken at Chow Yang.