MM Adventure Travel
MM Adventure Travel and Discovery Sdn. Bhd.

Co. Reg: 1043373-A   (KPK/LN 7604 (MA4622)


email: Enquiry
Eco-Tourism Co.
Since 1996









 

Tour Type:

Private Tour

Customizable:

Yes, you can

Duration:

9 Hours

Group Size:

1 to travel

Season:

Year Round

Distance Travel

185km by road

Tour Code:

10002

Prices:

fr. RM260.00


Batu Caves with Royal Pewter and Firefly Tour

Imagine when beauty and adventure join hospitality and professionalism in one single experience….. let us make your holiday a memorable one with the best out of Us.....

Batu Caves
Batu Caves
Feeding Silver Leaf Monkeys
Feeding Silver Leaf Monkeys
Royal Pewter
Royal Pewter
Firefly Glowing
Firefly Glowing

Royal Pewter

Royal Pewter, founded in 1885 by Yong Koon, his little shop called Ngeok Foh (Jade Peace), handcrafted pewter objects mainly for ceremonial use - such as joss sticks holders, incense burners and candle holders for altars of Chinese homes and temples. The pewter objects sold by Yong Koon were polished with "stone leaf" (tetracera scandens), a wild tropical leaf of a fine, abrasive nature. With the arrival of British colonials, the offering expanded to include tankards, ashtrays and tea services. The brand was then known as Selangor Pewter.

In the 1970s, the company started exporting, first to Singapore and Hong Kong and then to Australia. Towards the 1980s, the market expanded into Europe and later into Japan.

In 1992, the company changed its name to Royal Selangor to reflect its royal endorsement from His Royal Highness The Sultan of Selangor at that time, Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, and to reflect its product range, which has extended beyond pewter.

The world's largest pewter tankard, recognised by the Guinness Book of Records, was made by Royal Selangor in 1985 to commemorate its centenary. Currently displayed at Royal Selangor headquarters, it is 1.987 metres tall, weighs 1,557 kg and has a capacity of 2,796 litre.

The giant tankard has travelled around the world to places such as Canada, Australia, Singapore and China. read more.....

Batu Caves

Batu Caves, is a limestone hill, which has a series of caves and cave temples, located in Gombak district, 13 kilometres (8 miles) north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu or Batu River, which flows past the hill. Batu Caves is also the name of the nearby village.

The Batu Caves is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia.

History
Interior of Batu Caves

The limestone forming Batu Caves is said to be around 400 million years old. Some of the cave entrances were used as shelters by the indigenous Temuan / Besisi people (a tribe of Orang Asli). As early as 1860, Chinese settlers began excavating guano for fertilising their vegetable patches. However, they became famous only after the limestone hills were recorded by colonial authorities including Daly and Syers as well as American Naturalist, William Hornaday in 1878.

Batu Caves was promoted as a place of worship by K. Thamboosamy Pillai, an Indian trader. He was inspired by the ‘vel’-shaped entrance of the main cave and was inspired to dedicate a temple to Lord Muruga within the caves. read more.....

Feeding Silver Leaf Monkeys

Silver Leaf Monkeys are also known as silvered langurs. There are quite a number of leaf monkey specie in tropical zones around the world and Bukit Melawati (Melawati Hill) is home for this particular species scientifically known as Trachypithecus cristatus of sub-family Cercopithecidae.

In Malay language, the leaf monkeys in general are locally known as "lutung" or "lotong" (not to be mistaken with "lontong" which is a type of delicacy) although it is rather hard to hear such name reference anymore.

These leaf monkeys are docile and adorable creatures, and should not be mistaken with the fearless long-tailed macaques which often seen raiding opened dust bins and scampering kitchen for leftover food. Leaf monkeys, as the name would suggest, are arboreal or tree-dwelling. They feed on young leaves, tree shoots and wild fruits. read more.....

Firefly Tour

Firefly or Fireflies are also called “Lightning Bugs”. Named as they are nocturnal luminous of the beetle family Lampyridae, consisting of about 1,900 ~ 2000 species that inhabit tropical and temperate regions. The common glow-worms is a member of this family. They shine in the night like fire to attract sexual partners.

Someone figured that the firefly hamlet as the eighth wonderful view. Why the fireflies only occur in the particular rendezvous?

The growth of the firefly must be mingled with the water of the runnels, woods and environment. The river must meet in the intersection of the fresh and salt-water. “Berembang” trees must be something that fancied fireflies a lot, in addition to this factors, the environment must be in its tranquillity besides free from contamination. read more.....

Batu Caves with Royal Pewter and Firefly Tour Itinerary

Tour Code: 10002

Day Tour (1PM ~ 10PM)

Visit and timing is subject to change with or without prior notice due to traffic/weather conditions

Complimentary pick up and drop off from any hotel and residential in Kuala Lumpur, and pick up from other destination can be arrange for a small fee.

1300 hours, Meet and greet by MMAdventure driver / guide, and Batu Caves, Royal Pewter & Suburb tours takes you to the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur along the ‘Ambassador Row’. Drive along Jalan Ampang where embassies of various nations are located.

Visit the Royal Selangor Pewter factory which is the largest and the most modern in all the world, known for its international reputation for its high quality and craftsmanship and pass by Malay villages.

See how batik is done by hand finally the famous Batu Caves with its 272-steps, these limestone caves are a popular tourist attraction for the annual Thaipusam Festival and normal days as well as the caves are filled with images of deities and murals depicting scenes of the Hindu Scriptures, and see the many monkeys living in and around the caves.

The Batu Caves is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia. read more on Batu Caves

Dress Code for visiting Batu Caves (Batu Caves is a Holy place for Hindu faith, PLEASE respect)
(Wear comfortable (not over expose your body)

T-shirt or shirt with sleeves is fine

Do not waer Short Pants or Hot Pants

Do not wear Short Skirts or Mini Skirts (above knee level)

Long Pants are fine

1600 hours, Proceed to Kuala Selangor town in the quiet hamlet of Kampung Kuantan, site of one of the largest firefly colonies in the world.

1730 hours, On arrival at Kuala Selangor, visit 'Kota Melawati' formerly known as 'Fort Altingsburg', the execution block, royal mausoleum and colonial buildings. A bird sanctuary park at the foot of Bukit Melawati is an ideal place for bird-watchers to watch local and migratory birds. Also found are silver-leaf monkeys, butterflies and etc..

1830 hours, Dinner (seafood) and vegetarian meals are avaliable on request, (please advise our driver / guide on tour day)

1915 hours, Next proceed to Kampung Kuantan. The highlight of the tour. Row upstream in a small un-motorised boat (tongkang) in the quiet darkness to witness the blinking trees. This scintillating display of fireflies portrays an image of a flashing Christmas tree. The synchronized, rhythmic flashing is produced by the thousand of fireflies found in the mangrove swamp of Kampung Kuantan. The skilled local oarsmen make this experience a memorable and unforgettable one.

2200 hours, Estimated arrival in Kuala Lumpur. END OF TOUR.

Prices in Ringgit Malaysia and Booking

Prices for Year 2016 / 17

1 Pax

travelling at

RM560.00
per person

2 Pax

travelling at

RM320.00
per person

3 Pax

travelling at

RM300.00
per person

4 Pax

travelling at

RM280.00
per person

5 Pax and above

travelling at

RM260.00
per person

Child (age 3 ~ 11)

travelling at

RM210.00
per person

  • Prices shown above are excluding 6% for GST - Goods Services Tax)

  • Credit or Cash Card Payment / deposit via PayPal will be based on Malaysian Ringgit
    A 4.0% e-commerce charge and RM5.00 service charge will be applied on all payments made by Credit or Cash Card
    , via PayPal

Prices published are for Online Booking Only - NO Booking over the Phone as we need your details for Tour Confirmation and Billing

Deposit (RM100.00 per person is required), is required when you book this tour. After submitting the reservation / booking form online, you will be taken to the payment page (deposit must be paid via Credit Card / Debit Card) & the balance payment must be paid in CASH (Ringgit Malaysia) when we pick you up on the tour day.

Balance Payment (by Visa / Master)

If you opt to pay the balance payment for your tour

  • by Credit or Charge Card we charge a Non-Refundbale surcharge of 2.5% based on total tour cost of your balance payment.

You can avoid this fee by paying cash in Malaysian Ringgit. The charge on your card will read "MM Adventure Travel and Discovery Sdn. Bhd."

Deposit Paid (100% Refundable)
In the worst case scenario, after your booking and deposit is made, and there is no place/s available for your requested date/s, we will inform you of an alternative date/s and if it is not possible for you to change the date, we will refund the deposit (100%) within 30 minitues to 24 hours from the time you made your deposit.


Batu Caves with Royal Pewter and Firefly Tour Highlights

These highlights are just a general outline only of the tour conducted as we cannot put every single detail and information on this page due to some other companies having copied and pasted our webpage into their own websites many times in the past

  • Batu Caves (visit Caves) - visit stop
  • Cave Temples - visit stop
  • Royal Pewter Shop / Factory (oldest in the world - Mother of all Pewter)
  • Feeding Silver Leaf Monkeys

  • Driving through Country Side

  • Bedrock

  • Dutch Fort (formally)

  • Lighthouse in Melawati Hill, was built in 1907 by the British and the lighthouse was named after the Dutch Governor of Malacca at that time

  • Strait of Malacca (view from Bukit Melawati)

  • Drive through Rubber / Palm oil plantations and Malay Traditional House

  • Boat cruise on Kuala Selangor River Boat cruise on Kuala Selangor River to see Fireflies (best in the world)

  • Our USP (Unique Selling Point)
  • and much, much more

What to Bring,  Extra cash for personal expendituree. Not to forget to bring your cameraa and don't forget to bring sense of adventure / fun / humor / enthusiasm and a flexible attitude!!

Take Note (fine printt), Due to the nature of the tour, the weather, road condition, local circumstances, prevailing safety factors, the route & itinerary may vary to those published but the content of the tour will remain the same. The final decision of the actual itinerary will be made by us on the day of the tour..

What to Wear
Wear comfortable, Sport shoes or Sandals, T-shirt, long or short pants, sunglasses and hat.

What's includes in this Trip

  • Return hotel transfers from any hotel or residential in Kuala Lumpur by MPV / Mini Van / Car (Air-Cond)
  • Good English speaking Driver Guide
  • Plain bottled drinking watter
  • Food for feeding Silver Leaf Monkeys

  • Entrance Fee for Firefly

  • Insect repellent
  • Boat cruise on Kuala Selangor River to see Fireflies

  • Malaysian set Seafood dinner by river view

What's excluded in this Trip

  • Personal Expendituree

  • Any Alcoholic Beverages

  • Any Additional Stops / Tour/s

  • Others which are not mentioned in itinerary.