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Batu Caves - The Spiritual Sanctuary

 ( Not Rated ) , By BeED Author   -  Biology Lower Secondary (Core Content)

  1.5 hour(s)
   18   0   0
  Thursday, September 13, 2018
   Not Required
  3.44 MB

Course Info

About this Place Of Interest

Batu Caves is a historical religious attraction in Malaysia. It is a limestone hill that comprises of three major caves: Cathedral Cave, Museum Cave, and Art Gallery Cave. The caves were discovered in 1878 by William Temple Hornaday, an American zoologist. Visitors can get a scenic view of KL city by standing at the top of the hill. The biggest cave, which is known as Cathedral Cave, houses a number of shrines on either side. During Thaipusam celebrations, pilgrims and visitors usually climb the 272 steps to enter the caves while carrying their milk pots and kavadis. The Lord Murugan statue, which stands at 140 feet tall, is painted in gold and is the tallest Murugan statue in the world. There are plenty of monkeys that might be interactive or wild along the path to the cave as well as near the entrance of the temples. Thus, Batu Caves is definitely a place that should not be missed when you are in KL!

About this Learning Experience

This Learning Experience will teach you about how construction and other human activities may affect the cave’s ecosystem, both positively and negatively. You will also learn how understanding the impact of human interference may help with efforts to conserve the cave. This Learning Experience is suitable for learners Secondary 1 and above.

Syllabus Content

  • Interactions and Interdependencies
  • - Relationships in an ecosystem

Resources Needed


Batu Caves, Batu Caves, Malaysia

Batu Caves, Selangor, 68100


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