On Sunday, Amos, Cris, Ping and I forced ourselves to wake up to head to Gua Damai to climb. Since Krabi is just 3 months away, Ping, Cris and I had to familiarize ourselves again.
Gua Damai has changed tremendously since we came last year in February. There’s a grand entrance to Gua Damai now – with pathways and huts built around the vicinity.
Pathway for wheelchairs/trolleys!
3 years ago, the place was like this.
The old houses around Batu Caves were demolished and at one part, a playground sits over one of the old houses.
3 years ago, a monkey and rubbish sat here
Pool with stairways
3 years ago, no stairways!
Perhaps the only thing that didn’t change is that the place is still infested with monkeys.
Monkey having McD
Unfortunately, it was bloody hot. We went home with sunburn. We had to come out with ingenious ways to avoid the sun. Umbrellas were very handy.
Bea’s new invention
We managed to top the “Monsoon” route (many rock climbing routes have names) – a long but easy route.
After topping 3 routes or so, we headed for lunch at Bintang 7 mamak.