Best Of SELANGOR
Selangor is a state on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, encircling the capital Kuala Lumpur. In the state capital, Shah Alam, the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque has 4 soaring minarets and a huge blue dome. To the northeast are the top attraction in Selangor is the Batu Caves in the municipality of Selayang. The caves are sacred to those of the Hindu faith; for many tourists though the attraction is not within the caves itself but the journey to get there. To get to the caves, 272 steps need to be climbed up and along the way mischievous monkeys clamber about seeking any opportunity to steal food off the unsuspecting tourist. Best time to visit would be during the Thaipusam festival, whereby huge throngs of devotees do ritual acts of penance involving the skewering of their flesh with hooks or skewers, carrying heavy burdens or pulling chariots.