Our day started with us saying farewell to the staff at KYUEM whose hospitality made our stay so enjoyable. We then travelled to Kuala Lumpur for our last day with the Malaysian students who have become such good friends. On arrival at KL, we visited the famous Batu Caves – a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples in Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu (Batu River), which flows past the hill and also it is the tenth (Pattu in Tamil) limestone hill from Ampang. The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, and is dedicated to Lord Murugan. The 272 steps to the cave were a challenge but once there, the view was amazing.
We then travelled to the city where we had some time to shop in the traditional market before heading off to the Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers, which are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur. They are the tallest twin towers in the world. We walked across the bridge that links the two towers before going to the 83rd floor where the views of Malaysia were breath-taking.
Finally, we made our way to the airport where we said a very emotional farewell to the Malaysia students. Our time in Malaysia has been fantastic: we have seen some beautiful sights, forged firm friendships and experienced the wonderful Malaysian culture.
We look forward to keeping in touch with our new friends and hopefully seeing them at university.
We would like to thank the West Wilts Alliance and KYUEM for making our trip possible.