Today, We woke up at about five thirty, and we had breakfast in the cafeteria with 903 and 904. After we finished our breakfast, we started to begin our long trip.
We spent most of time in our school bus. We had a long drive about six hours and most of us were sleeping.
Later, we arrived at Batu Cave. It is a place about Hinduism. People of Hinduism were not allowed to eat beef. There, people were praying to Elephant Head god and Mountain god. We’ve learned that the elephant head god and the mountain head god had a competition to be the king: whoever travels the World and goes back earlier, he will have the power to rule the kindom. The mountain head god rode the peacock while the elephant head god only got the mouse. The peacock was much faster than the mouse. However, the elephant head god won. The mountain head god was surprised that elephant head god had won the race. The elephant head got explained that he finished the race earlier because he realized that his parents are his ‘World’, so he didn’t have to really travel the whole world. Mountain head god was very angry, so he moved to Batu Cave and ruled his own kindom. After we finished learning about the story, we played with the monkey in the cave and shared them some ice creams and some food to feed them. There were about 272 stairs and there were monkeys stealing the tourists’ snacks. It was very funny.
At lunch, we went to a restaurant selling Malaysian food. When we entered there, we saw big bread on the plate. When we opened it, we saw there were chicken curry inside the bread. We really enjoyed it.
We’ve learned the difference between the hindu culture and our culture. Even though we haven’t understood very well about their culture, we still need to respect it.
Today, we have a long arduous travel to the Putra Mosque. It is the principal mosque of Putrajaya,Malaysia. In front of the mosque is a large square with flagpoles flying Malaysian state's flags. We need to wear the gown in the Putra Mosque, and women need to wear hijabs. When we went inside the Putra Mosque, we saw a lot of believers turning towards western to worship. The Putra Mosque can accommodate 8000 people, and it has two floors: the first floor is for men, and the second floor is for women. 75% of this building is on the water.
The Putrajaya is the new administration centre in Malaysia. The old administration centre moved to Putrajaya because of the traffic jam, also, it is the Prime Minister's office position.
Religion can make people's mind peaceful, and this experience helps us learn about the attitude of respect.
2013馬新國際教育之旅 Day5：印度教聖地黑風洞、太子城Putra Jaya
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