Kuala Lumpur and her Monkeys
The F1 is held on Sepang, a racetrack 1 hour outside Kuala Lumpur. The hardcore fans spent 3 days at that track, doing what, I'll never know. The tourists went into the city. Our goals were street food and monkeys and KL delivered.
The top attraction is the Petronas Towers, which we saw from below. Going inside didn't seem necessary, so we got our selfies and left.
The Batu caves are a religious site with very promising photos but disappointed reviewers. We felt warned, so expected the worst, and had a great time! The hundreds of stairs are under some kind of construction involving debris and sand bags. There was evidence of statue restoration but mostly lots of trash. The caves look remote but are right by a major highway and a parking lot overloaded with souvenir shops.
Inside the second cave we found some solace and stunning cliff faces. We posed for some shockingly corny photos, mimicking the animated characters we saw.
There were a lot of monkeys. A lot.
Hiking and Eating
Later that same day we went for a very peaceful hike, did not heed a call to prayer and made friends with a Michael Jackson fan who wanted Knox's number.
Back in town, there was beers and satay and delicious chaos!
Youd be hard pressed to spend more than 2 days 'doing' KL and the city does not distribute its attractions evenly.