I just came back from a weekend road trip to Malaysia. Apart from some really frustrating moments, thanks to the malfunctioning GPS and one way roads of KL, the trip was a success. We started on Friday evening at around 5 PM from Singapore, took a bus towards Johar Bahru from Kranji MRT (Red line); The rush at Singapore immigration was unbelievable. It took us at-least half an hour just to figure out where the queue for the bus started!! So if you too plan to head for Malaysia on a weekend you better take a cab which costs 55S$ flat. We already rented a car which was ready at Kotaraya Bas Terminal. But to our horror the bloody GPS was missing. The rental company forgot to keep it inside the car and their shop was closed! We had to wait till 11 PM!! In retrospect we did enjoy the time having some tasty and damn cheap food from Anna's restaurant close to the rental. So our trip started few ours late, Kuala Lumpur which is some 350 Km away was three and a half hours away. The roads of Malaysia are splendid and a treat for those who love driving. After taking rest for few hours we started for Genting Highlands - little over one hour from KL. The weather at Genting is amazing, little cold and misty. Genting has an indoor and outdoor theme park and close by is a nice Chinese Temple (Chin Swee Caves Temple) which has some breathtaking landscape.  We were back quite late and thoroughly tired (spent nearly an hour searching for our hotel like a mad dog as our GPS broke down). The next day we started quite late at 10 AM; We first went to KL tower observation deck (38 RM/ person) took some lovely photos and headed directly for Batu Caves which again is less than an hour away by drive.  Apart from huge idol of lord Murugan, Batu Caves is one of the most diverse ecosystem and home to some incredible and rare species. A large part of the caves is accessible to public. There is an educational tour (40 RM I guess for 45 min) as well as an adventure tour (which must be booked in advance and it lasts for over 3 hours). I highly recommend going for the adventure tour. From there we throttled our way back towards Johar Bahru. For those planning similar trip here are some information that may be helpful: Car Rentals at Johar Bahru www.orixcarrentals.com.my www.iprac.com ( we took from here got a super cheap deal!) www.hawkrentacar.com.sg www.avis.com.sg For hotel booking we clicked agoda.com ; Though I suggest caution booking through this site. For adventure booking for Batu caves phone number: 6-03 2287 4732 Below are some photos I took on the trip. Some of the clicks are HDR.  

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Camera Make: Canon EOS 1000D ISO: 200; Lens: 18.0 mm; Aperture: f/4.5; Shutter Speed: 1/250 s Auto white balance; Auto bracket ; Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

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Camera Make: Canon EOS 1000D ISO: 100; Lens: 18.0 mm; Aperture: f/11.0; Shutter Speed: 30 s Auto white balance; Auto bracket ; Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

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Camera Make: Canon EOS 1000D ISO: 200; Lens: 18.0 mm; Aperture: f/3.5; Shutter Speed: 1/4000 s Auto white balance; Auto bracket ; Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

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Camera Make: Canon EOS 1000D ISO: 320; Lens: 23.0 mm; Aperture: f/18.0; Shutter Speed: 1/25 s Auto white balance; Auto exposure ; Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

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Camera Make: Canon EOS 1000D ISO: 400; Lens: 29.0 mm; Aperture: f/18.0; Shutter Speed: 1/40 s Auto white balance; Auto exposure ; Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

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Camera Make: Canon EOS 1000D ISO: 400; Lens: 75.0 mm; Aperture: f/8.0; Shutter Speed: 1/160 s Auto white balance; Auto exposure ; Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

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Camera Make: Canon EOS 1000D ISO: 100; Lens: 18.0 mm; Aperture: f/8.0; Shutter Speed: 1/100 s Auto white balance; Auto bracket ; Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

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Camera Make: Canon EOS 1000D ISO: 1600; Lens: 18.0 mm; Aperture: f/5.6; Shutter Speed: 1 s n.a.; n.a. ; n.a.

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Camera Make: Canon EOS 1000D ISO: 200; Lens: 55.0 mm; Aperture: f/5.6; Shutter Speed: 1/640 s Auto white balance; Auto bracket ; Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

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Camera Make: Canon EOS 1000D ISO: 200; Lens: 55.0 mm; Aperture: f/5.6; Shutter Speed: 1/2500 s Auto white balance; Auto exposure ; Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

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Camera Make: Canon EOS 1000D ISO: 100; Lens: 20.0 mm; Aperture: f/4.0; Shutter Speed: 1/4000 s Auto white balance; Auto exposure ; Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

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Camera Make: Canon EOS 1000D ISO: 200; Lens: 18.0 mm; Aperture: f/3.5; Shutter Speed: 1/500 s Auto white balance; Auto bracket ; Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

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Camera Make: Canon EOS 1000D ISO: 200; Lens: 18.0 mm; Aperture: f/4.5; Shutter Speed: 1/500 s Auto white balance; Auto bracket ; Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

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Camera Make: Canon EOS 1000D ISO: 200; Lens: 27.0 mm; Aperture: f/4.5; Shutter Speed: 1/320 s Auto white balance; Auto bracket ; Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

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Camera Make: Canon EOS 1000D ISO: 200; Lens: 23.0 mm; Aperture: f/4.5; Shutter Speed: 1/200 s Auto white balance; Auto bracket ; Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

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