Rude Monkey Gives Me the Middle Finger in Kuala Lumpur’s Batu Caves

If you ever plan on visiting Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, chances are you will also want to visit the Batu Caves. That’s a wise choice since the cave is beautiful and easily accessible!

You simply take the KTM Komuter train (which runs through the city of Kuala Lumpur) to its last stop which is the Batu Caves.

After stepping out of the train station and walking to the starting point of the stair cases, you will see the biggest statue of Murugan (a Hindu diety) ever constructed.

However, when Karen and myself got there, we couldn’t take a proper picture of the statue. That is because right now they are doing restoration work with tons of scaffolding wrapped around it causing the view to get obstructed.


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After our attempt to take pictures of the statue has failed, we started heading towards the long stairs to the entrance of the Batu Caves.

Monkeys everywhere in the Batu Caves

The monkeys in the Batu Caves are vicious! Right before we climbed the stairs, we saw a monkey running towards another tourist. The monkey quickly grabbed his shopping bag and climbed up a tree. As soon as the monkey got up the tree, he proceeded to scavenge through the bag. When the monkey found nothing, he threw it down the tree. Other thieving monkeys swarmed towards it to see if they can find something of value (they didn’t). The owner had to scare off the monkeys to get their belongings back.


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As Karen and myself started climbing the stairs, monkeys were running everywhere. They were climbing the stairs, the trees, waiting for humans to give them food.


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Eventually, we reach the top to continue our sight seeing of the Batu Caves.


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The Batu caves was pretty awesome and I would recommend checking it out if you are ever in the Kuala Lumpur area.

Rude monkey gives me the middle finger

After exploring the Batu Caves, Karen and myself began descending down the stairs. Halfway through the descent, one monkey looks at me. He then fidgets for a bit then suddenly gives me the middle finger.


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I started laughing so hard. There’s no way this monkey doesn’t know what he is doing! I was glad to catch the moment with my camera.

Monkeys starts mating in front of us

The monkeys aren’t done causing trouble yet. Another pair of monkey suddenly pops up near us and start mating right in front of us. Karen was clearly disturbed yet she couldn’t stop taking pictures of them.


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Clearly, the main tourist attraction in the Batu Caves are the monkeys.

If you ever visit the Batu Caves, be careful of the monkeys because they will try and steal your stuff. Just be aware they are all over the place and try not to have any food on you for them to steal.


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6 thoughts on “Rude Monkey Gives Me the Middle Finger in Kuala Lumpur’s Batu Caves”

  1. Very agressive, quick, and funny monkeys.. Palawan is another bad place for those monkey snatchers. They truly have survival skills like no other and then they look at you like nothing happened. Like to go there someday. Thanks for the info.

    1. I didn’t see much monkeys in Palawan when I went but yes, the monkeys are definitely aggressive and up to no good!

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