A SkyLift or a Tram Must Be Built for Batu Caves
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Shouldn't the authority build some form of automatic lifting system to help the elderly and tourists to take them on the temples?
Forget the tradition. Should religion accepts modernization too ?
The Batu Caves is an amazing structure said to have been around for around 400 million years. too install a tram would be nothing short of defacing the architectural feat. Furthermore, it would surely be more likely to turn tourist away seeing as it had been defaced in such a crude manor. Lastly, the cost to install such a system would be large and it would have to make tourists pay to see this beautiful limestone hill
The Swiss has successfully installed a cable car in Gunung Mat Chincang in Langkawi, Malaysia without damaging the ecosystem. I think they can do it in Batu Caves too.
As for the cost, I think the Malaysian government could use the same system it has used before -- those who want to use the cable car must pay, but those who prefer to scale the stairs could do it for free, just like it has always been.
The cable car will definitely attract more tourists, and in the long run, the investment will be worth it.
The Thaipusam festival celebrated here around February each year sees over 1 million devotees/visitors each year. 2 days festival, and over 1 million people -- I say there's a massive market there. Not only that, since it is one of the most visited attractions in Kuala Lumpur, the site receives thousands of daily visitors each day. I don't think we have problem with the demand.
Malaysian government are known to endorse mega projects like the Petronas Towers (tallest building in the world in 1997), Formula 1 Circuit etc. This will be a very small project compared to those I mentioned.
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