Batu Caves for the Thaipusam Festival: Worth It?

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  1. Hello,
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  2. Gina says:

    Is it possible to rent a scooter to get there during this time? I’ve always wanted to go to the Batu Caves. Also, I’m very familiar with the way Asians do holidays. It’s never set in stone for them. I think he Lunar calendar has something to do with it.

    • Teja says:

      Ah yes, the scooter option! Actually, that would be a great compromise! Easier to park a scooter too. Just be careful in the mad KL traffic. But if you’re already used to riding scooters in Asia, KL is no big deal.

      Yes, some of the calendars are lunar – the Hijri and the Chinese calendars certainly – so the dates shift relative to the modern calendar. But even the solar ones are pre-Gregorian, which is the most exact one we’ve come up with (hence still used). It only corrects with a day on leap years, whereas more corrections are required for other calendars to keep it more or less in sync with seasons. And of course, the Hijri calendar does not correct at all, and is a strictly lunar calendar.