batu caves

Rising almost 100 meters above ground, the Batu Caves temple complex is a one-of-a-kind group of cave temples located within a massive limestone outcrop in Gombak.

The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, and is dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia. To reach it, visitors must climb a steep flight of 272 steps.

The Batu Caves serve as the focus of the Hindu community's yearly Thaipusam festival. They have become a pilgrimage site not only for Malaysian Hindus, but Hindus worldwide, from countries such as India, Australia and Singapore.

Petronas Towers 1

The PETRONAS Towers are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and remain the tallest twin towers in the world. The buildings are a landmark of Kuala Lumpur.

The PETRONAS Twin Towers symbolizes the Malaysian culture and advancement on the world stage, shown by a blend of local art and cutting-edge innovation. The interior motifs reflect local handicrafts and weaving patterns, while stainless steel and glass combine beautifully as Islamic patterns.

The design of each Tower's floor plate is based on simple Islamic geometric forms of two interlocking squares, creating a shape of eight-pointed stars. Architecturally, these forms describe important Islamic principles of "unity within unity, harmony, stability and rationality".

The towers were designed by Argentine archite