Connect with us

Social Stories

“This is a temple to pray” – M’sian Tells Joggers to Respect Batu Caves Temple & Not Use It To Work Out


Ft Jogging
Source: Sam GV | Facebook & TravelAwaits

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Malaysians are generally very respectful and understanding towards how people of all backgrounds interact with their own cultures and religion.

However, when it comes to places of worship, there is often a debate on what is acceptable and what is not.

Recently, Facebook user Sam Gv took to social media to remind the public to respect the Sri Subramaniam Temple in Batu Caves.

The temple is well-known for its 272 multi-coloured stairs, however, it would seem that the stairs had been ‘misused’ by some individuals.

In his post he writes, “I hope everyone keep this in mind that this is a temple and not a place for everyone to do jogging and hiking.”

Today 13 February 2022 Good morning to Tamil,indian society and to our Batu caves temple management as well…..hope…

Posted by Sam Gv on Saturday, February 12, 2022


“I’m at the temple every Sunday morning and today I really cannot take it… I went to the counter next to the staircase and spoke to the lady and asked her why they are jogging here and no action is being taken as this is a temple,” he said.

The lady had apparently said that despite them telling them not to do so, people are still doing it.

“I asked her why there is no sign board (to display the do’s and don’ts) and she replied that they did not put it back since the renovation.”

Sam hopes that this will be put to a stop as soon as possible because he goes to the temple very often.

“I hope the management will do something about this. DON’T FORGET THIS IS OUR TEMPLE AND IT IS FOR US TO PRAY.”


Netizens were in support of him

His post was reshared on Twitter where it caused a bit of a debate between Malaysians. A number of netizens were in support of his view and urged people to be more respectful of the houses of worship of others.

“Do you think you’re smart for running on the stairs of someone’s place of worship”, commented one user.

Screenshot 822

Screenshot 823


“If they haven’t said anything then it’s fine, but now they’ve said something but you’re still stubborn. Please respect the places of others if we want ours to be respected as well,” said another user.

Screenshot 824


Some users disagreed and said that it is not even an issue

On the other hand, plenty of users disagreed with his views and said that they don’t think that it is even an issue.

One user pointed out that if they start to not allow people to visit the temple for recreational purposes, it should no longer be considered a tourist spot.

“We grew up knowing Batu Caves as a tourist spot. We bring families and friends to visit this spot for decades. Does that mean we can’t do that too now?”

“I’d love to hear what the small businesses and communities around the area have to say,” added the user.

Screenshot 827


“I support people wanting to use the stairs to exercise. They are using the resources wisely for health benefits. Don’t be over sensitive,” said another.

Screenshot 826


Another said, “If mosques are made to be places for people to go jogging, I’d be okay. As long as you respect the place and don’t litter it should be fine. That’s common sense.”

Screenshot 825


What is your stance on this? Should recreational and sport activities be allowed at places of worship? Let us know in the comments. 


Also read: Thaipusam Devotees To The Rescue! M’sian Gives Birth in Car at Batu Caves With Help of Temple-Goers

My Post 2022 01 19T103005.265

Source: Twitter
Source: Twitter
Source: Twitter
Source: Twitter
Source: Twitter
Source: Twitter

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

Woman Detained For 30 Days Pills Luggage Woman Detained For 30 Days Pills Luggage
News19 hours ago

M’sian Helps Datin Friend Take Her Luggage Containing Meds in China Airport, Gets Detained For 30 Days

We’ve always been told that we should never help anyone take anything when at the airport. This Malaysian woman had...

Tall Buildings Meaningless People In Poverty Tall Buildings Meaningless People In Poverty
News21 hours ago

“Meaningless when people are still trapped in poverty” – Sultan Nazrin Criticises Rise in Skyscrapers

For those who live in KL and its surrounding areas, tall buildings are everywhere and we even have the 2nd...

Doctor Pictures Of Children Touch Them Doctor Pictures Of Children Touch Them
News22 hours ago

Doctor in Pahang Claims Trial to Producing Porn of Children Patients & Touching Them Inappropriately

Recently, a doctor working in a government hospital in Kuantan, Pahang was charged with generating explicit images that feature 5...

My Post 1 2024 02 23T123403.860 My Post 1 2024 02 23T123403.860
News2 days ago

PDRM Officer Condemned for Getting Angry When Lorry Didn’t Stop Immediately for Escort

Malaysians might be used to seeing our police officers escorting VIPs on the roads, but we’ll never get used to being the...

Feat Image Delete Video Mcmc Feat Image Delete Video Mcmc
News2 days ago

MCMC: Delete Videos of M’sian Beaten to Death in Semenyih or Face Up to 1-year Jail, RM50k Fine

A distressing incident shocked the nation recently after a 42-year-old Malaysian man was gruesomely tied up and beaten to death...

Feat Image Hat Yai Trip Feat Image Hat Yai Trip
News2 days ago

“Party’s future is bleak” – PKR Youth Wing Slammed for Trip to Hat Yai Instead of Supporting Local

Angkatan Muda Keadilan (AMK), the youth wing of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) faced the ire of Malaysians online recently for...

My Post 1 2024 02 23T104640.902 My Post 1 2024 02 23T104640.902
News2 days ago

Huge Tornado Tears Through Bandung Leaving 33 People Injured & Homes Damaged

We’re lucky enough to not have natural disasters in Malaysia though we do have water spouts on the occasion. But...

My Post 1 2024 02 22T155556.106 My Post 1 2024 02 22T155556.106
News3 days ago

Swiss NGO is Calling for M’sian Govt to Freeze Deceased Former Sarawak Ex-Governor’s Assets

Former Sarawak Chief Minister, Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud, passed away yesterday (February 21) at the age of 87. In the...


Latest Videos