Batu Cave Essay

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Batu caves were first discovered by Europeans in July 1878 when hunting party led by Captain H.C.Syers , Selangor’s first Superintendent of Police ,caught a smell of the aroma of guano wafting through the trees . In this group they we’re an American called William T. Hornaday who was later to record the visit as part of his experiences in the Southeast Asia. They visited three caves and collected bats in two of them . It is Hornaday’s account that gives the date of the first European discovery of the caves .The following year Captain Syers led another group to the caves. Included in this group was Mr. D. D. Daly , Selangor’s first Superintendent of Public Works, whose account of the discovery and exploration was to be the first , and therefore better…show more content…
It is by a long shot the Landmass' best known limestone hill, maybe even in the entire nation. Its Located in Gombak district, 13 Kilometers (8 miles) north of Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia from, It takes its name from Sungai Batu or Batu River, which flows pass the hill. The first thing that we can see when we reach Batu Caves is the world tallest statue of Hindu Delty Lord Murugan .It stand 140 feet high and it took over 250 tons of steel bars, 1550 cubic meters of concrete and 300 liters of special gold paint , it is imported from Thailand , to construct. Lord Muruga was unveiled in January 2006, it was constructed about 3 years. To reached via a steep climb of 272 steps along the steps you are accompanied by dozens of monkeys. The Batu Caves Reserve, constituted in 1930 for public recreation, it was registered as a Cultural Heritage Site on the National

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