Batu Caves

Jan 31st, 2013, 04:09 PM
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Batu Caves

Will be in Kuala Lumpur in March for 3 days. Can we go to Batu Caves on our own or do we need to join a tour? Thanks!
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Jan 31st, 2013, 07:07 PM
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You can just take a taxi.
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Feb 2nd, 2013, 02:13 AM
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Just be aware that when you want to go back into town, it could be that some taxi drivers will try to rip you off. That is especially the case with ethnic Indian drivers.
Insist that they use the meter. Sometimes even that will not help, since some taxi drivers will fake their meters. Perhaps compare what you paid to go to the Batu caves with what you paid to get back to town.
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Feb 2nd, 2013, 04:12 AM
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Just arrange with a cab driver to take you and wait. We agreed a return price with our guy before we even went to the Batu caves. Took a bit of haggling but got an ok price in the end.
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Feb 2nd, 2013, 07:16 AM
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We visited the caves by bus. Cheaper than a taxi and just as quick. The buses were frequent and stop just outside the entrance to the caves. BTW, I have used taxis many times in KL and can't say I have ever had the same experience as Amin with taxi drivers, whether the drivers were " ethnic Indian" or any other ethnicity. Having said that, with only three days in KL, I don't think I would bother with the caves.
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Feb 2nd, 2013, 11:48 AM
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It's a well known problem in KL, that ethnic Indian taxi drivers are less honest than other drivers. Everybody in KL knows it.
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Feb 25th, 2013, 12:49 PM
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KTM Komuter train is easy. RM2 each way between KL Sentral and Batu Caves.
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