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15th - 23rd November 2019

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Batu Caves

Posted by Malcolm at 3:00 AM on Apr 19, 2019

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Selangor is one of the 13 states in Malaysia and is located on the west coast of the peninsular, bordering the Malacca Straight. Selangor State is a major sponsor for RMSIR, so we want to encourage you to come and explore and to introduce you to some of the many interesting and varied places that you can visit, hand picked by Tourism Selangor.

This month we feature Batu Caves. The approach stairway has a colourful new look and it’s absolutely gorgeous.


Dark Cave is one of the main caverns at the hill, located 15km away from downtown Kuala Lumpur. It comprises a 2km surveyed passage with seven major sections named A through F and the Great Chamber.

Dark Cave is one of the must-see Batu Caves attractions as it is home to an ancient animal community of 100 million years old, and features the rarest spider in the world – Liphistius batuensis or trapdoor spider.


It has a unique guano-driven ecosystem, which can sustain a tremendous ecological significance of rich scientific and educational interest. Dark Cave also has its own special feature of magnificent cave formations, which has taken Mother Nature eons to form.

The protected cave is part of a conservation effort where educational and adventure tours for the public are conducted. The Damai Extreme Park here also features rock-climbing activity.