Batu-iful! Batu Caves sports colourful new look

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KUALA LUMPUR: As if Batu Caves didn’t have enough attractions to make it a magnet for visitors, the Malaysian icon recently unveiled a vibrant new look.


All 272 steps of the staircase leading to the Temple Cave were repainted myriad colours – and the effect is stunning. (NSTP/NURUL SHAFINA JEMENON)

All 272 steps of the staircase leading to the Temple Cave were repainted myriad colours – and the effect is stunning.

With the majestic golden statue of Lord Murugan in the foreground, the main facade of the religious landmark is now a dazzling rainbow of colours.

Home to the tallest Lord Murugan statue in the world, Batu Caves is one of Malaysia's top tourist hotspots and a sacred landmark for Hindu devotees.


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At a height of 42.7 metres, the Lord Murugan statue was unveiled in 2006 and is also the second tallest statue of a Hindu deity in the world.

During annual Thaipusam celebrations, up to two million Hindu devotees and tourists visit the Caves.Click here to read the original article


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