This is just one of the several public hotspring pools in this one spot. The water in this one is so hot you can only dip your feet in. There's also a much larger pool with milder heat, where you can swim around. That was glorious! Sorry, enjoyed myself so much I forgot to take a photo.
That's my Mum in the black floral outfit, ever the social butterfly, chatting up a group that was there. She just plonked herself among them and made herself at home! The group was playing that Murder-with-a-Wink game, you know? the one where the appointed Murderer has to be identified as he winks at the others. You have to wink at someone else if you're winked at, so there's a lot of winking going on...the aim is to catch the Murderer who is the one who initiates the first wink....or something like that. Well, my mother was so amused with them winking at each other, I bet if she was included she would SO be taking part in this game. And what a massacre that would be! Cos my mother is cute like that (wink wink).
And, that's my mother-in-law (! ) thoroughly enjoying herself in the COLD mountain spring pool, also located here! See how it's ideal for people who wouldn't want to be seen in swimsuits? Heck, I bet they'll even let you in, saree and all. Isn't my mother-in-law cute? (wink wink). And no, I am not saying this with a murderous tone, though I know some people have Mother-Out-Laws.
And yes, now I know where my husband gets his signature pose....
As you can tell by now, I love teasing my hubbie (wink wink). And he loves it whenever I feature him on my blog. pfft.
Mother-in-law, thoroughly enjoying herself! Oh, I already said that?
This is the super-hot pool where you lower down eggs in a basket and have them hard-boiled. Some say the eggs taste different but it's actually the thrill of boiling them this way that is the novelty, if you ask me. You can buy the eggs there (not too expensive), as you're not allowed to bring your own in. Whatever you do, DO NOT fall in here! Cos I have a terribly vivid imagination and all kinds of things come to my mind....
Place: Felda Hotspring, Sungei Klah
Location: About halfway to Ipoh (from Kuala Lumpur, about 70km)
Directions: Take the North-South Expressway (PLUS), exit at Sungkai toll exit. Sungkai is between Slim River and Bidor. Look for the TRAP signboards (Taman Rekreasi Air Panas), Sungai Klah, or Felda Residence Hot Springs. It's about 20 minutes from the toll exit. The roads may look very rural but don't worry, you'll get there.
Travelling time: 1 hr 15mins if you're a mad driver, 1 hr 45mins if you're a careful driver - and if you don't get lost
Operating hours: 8am - 10pm
Cost: Entrance fee 10 ringgit per person, for free use of hot pools with varying degrees of heat, and large cold mountain spring pool with man-made waterfalls and slides, clean bathroom facilities, parking area
When: Saturday, 20th August, 2011.
Meeting time: 9am
What to bring: A change of clothes, towel, toiletry, some money to buy food and eggs for boiling, drinking water (I think it will be allowed). Swimwear unnecessary (shorts and tee-shirt will do - sarees, too)
What is a hotspring? Here's what the Felda website says:
Natural hot springs are a common occurrence in Peninsular Malaysia. This phenomenon occurs when water that seeps into the Earth is heated by magma; molten rock located beneath the surface of the Earth.The Earth’s pressure then causes the water to again rise above the surface, forming a natural hot spring.
If you don't know, hotspring water is supposed to have therapeutic qualities.
The water flowing from the hot springs has several therapeutic healing effects. Since ancient times hot springs have been claimed to have positive effects on ailments such as:
- Stiff joints and stress related ailments
- Derma related complaints
- Respiratory concerns
- Spinal injuries and fractures
1. villas (for families staying in)- Fully booked now, as it is half-price during this Muslim Fasting month
2. hotel rooms - still available, on offer RM110 (for 2 persons in one room).
3. private family bath (this is a hot pool to yourselves, no need to share) - 75 ringgit
per hour, 6 - 8 persons
4. larger private family bath - 150 per hr, 6 - 8 persons
5. large private family pool - 15ringgit per person, total 3 hours
If you plan to stay the night, we'd have to book early so please respond quickly. In any case, we'll be going for a day-trip if we don't manage to get a reservation.
Here's the website for more information:
It's a great way to bond!
So who's coming? Please send me a message here, in the comments section.