I have heard about IT from Vicki for some time before we (my family and I) managed to go there during my friend, Che and her family visited us in December 2007. Located at Sungkai, Perak, it took us a two hour plus to reach there via the NKVE and to our surprise there were a lot of visitors; probably it was holiday season or perhaps a Saturday.
There are two big pools; “hot water pool” and “cold water pool”. The hot pool gets the water from the hot spring, naturally… and the cold pool gets the water from a nearby stream or perhaps underground. Unfortunately, the “hot water pool” was closed due to maintenance work in progress. Therefore, we played at the “cold water pool”. The entrance fee then was RM5/adult and RM3/child.
The water was cooling and refreshing, there is a big waterfall and a huge slide. The slide is built under a giant octopus’ feature and there is water spouting out from the octopus’s tentacles. Teng Hong and Xin Yi had fun. They played the slide twice and experienced the “sinking feeling” for a few seconds when they hit the water while playing the slide. After an hour or so playing in this pool, we moved over to the “hot side”.
Cold water pool (Mountain spring pool):
There are many hot pools; with different temperatures ranging from 30-35°C, 35-38°C, and 40-43°C. One can dip or soak feet in these pools. The water was very dirty. It should be because of the holiday crowd and it could partly be no place for people to wash their feet before going in the pools. Be careful, do not soak too long in the hot water.
Hot water pool (35-38°C)
I don’t know the exact temperature of one particular pool but there are people boiling eggs in it. We brought some eggs too, but we did not try it out.
If you don’t like sharing the hot pools with others, private Jacuzzis are available at a small price.
They also have an Ayurveda Spa.
For more information about Sungai Klah Hot Springs, one can visit the following urls: