Sunday, August 18, 2013

A Detour

They are monkeys. To be precisely complicated, they become long-tailed macaques, crab-eating macaques, 长尾猕猴, 食蟹猕猴,etc.


They are as invasive as humans, or vice versa, but they can always disguise themselves as The Thinker at the same time, 


or show their disdain for the uninterested DSLR.

They are very common in Malaysia, I meet them every time I visit Cerok Tokun, and this time at Batu Caves.



"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." (Wikipedia).


We made a detour to visit this place during the last trip to Bukit Tinggi.

26 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

as invasive as humans or vice versa. you are wise man!

Steve E said...

East to understand your enjoyment in photography. Each shot is so special to you--and to your followers.

As for monkeys:
Humans see--humans do....

Beautiful spread and commentary.

Ratty said...

Lots of great stuff in this post. I always like to see monkeys. And you visited a great place.

Brita said...

The monkeys, I have always seen as wise animals, mischievous and resourceful, but then I've also only seen them in zoos.
Exciting and interesting places you write about. I read on Wikipedia about Bukit Tingg. Exciting hitorisk place / brita

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Wonderful place .. I love .. Congratulations and best regards ..

Laura. M said...

In Gibraltar there are many.
The 3rd and 4th pictures are great.
Good Sunday.
A hug.

wenn said...

funny looking monkey but intelligent..

Icy BC said...

I like the "thinker" and the Shrine looks amazing..

eileeninmd said...

The monkeys are smart, love your photos. especially the thinker. The Shrine and cave are beautiful. Wonderful photos, Rainfield.

Angie said...

Great pictures.. gosh they really look as if they are thinker and thinking and ...so eerie.. :)

Debbie said...

very cool monkeys....

glad you took that detour!!

Nancy said...

Monkeys scare me -- but yours are quite beautiful. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful pictures; I would love to go somewhere where I could see monkeys in the wild.

And you are the master at giving us a great deal to think about in only a few words! (And for that I sincerely thank you.)

bailey-road.com said...

Love the expression on the macaque's face in the second shot. The shrine looks very beautiful.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Nice shrine photo. The detour is very good for you. Thanks for sharing.

betchai said...

i really love to think they are thinkers :) hehe, that cave looks amazing!

de engineur said...

The last time I visited this place was when I was a student many years back.

Would love to visit this again during low season

Cherry said...

de ja vu, dreamt that i've been here already but i went through all the comments i couldn't find my name. hmmmn... blame it on that Batu Cave feature i watched at TLC. lol

EG CameraGirl said...

Monkeys can be quite naughty at times, much like humans.

George said...

The statue at Batu Caves is very impressive, but so are the macaques you've pictured. I just don't understand how they could be disinterested in you (or your camera).

Giga said...

Sanktuarium jest imponujące. Małpki te są inteligentne, ale i niegrzeczne.Przekonałam się na własne skórze. Pozdrawiam.
The sanctuary is impressive. Monkeys are intelligent, but often rude. I have found in my own skin. Yours.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Fascinating post and beautiful photography of your country ~ thanks, carol, xo

ruthinian said...

that is a very interesting place. I'm definitely putting it in my bucket list of places to see before I die.

Diane AZ said...

Interesting place with many steps to climb, but so much easier than without stairs. Charming monkeys, looking smart!

Frieda said...

What an impressive place!
And the monkeys look like really interesting characters!

RNSANE said...

Incredibly beautiful but I wouldn't make it up ten stairs, I am sad to say...those steps eliminate the riff raff and those out of shape such as me.