Holy Crap: The Batu Caves

About 45 minutes outside of central Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia are the Batu Caves. The caves are very easy to reach. There is a direct train from KL central to the Batu Caves, and the Batu Caves are the last stop on the KTM Komuter train line. It costs about a 2.60 MYR/0.81 CAD. The Batu…

Kota Kinabalu – Mangroves

Plants are expected to consist of roots, stems and leaves. It’s usually assumed that dirt is somehow involved. Mangrove plants, however, are an exception. Mangroves are groups of trees and shrubs that grow in saline or brackish water in inter-tidal areas between land and the sea in subtropical and tropical regions. There are 69 “true”…

Scuba Diving 101 – Kota Kinabalu

One of the cheapest places to get a dive certification in Southeast Asia is Kota Kinabalu in the Sabah region of Eastern Malaysia. By doing some research, one can find that are different diving certifications. Deciding whether PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors), SSI (Scuba Schools International), NAUI, RAID, CMAS, and any other of the…