Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sungai Klah Hot Springs

Last Saturday our church Youth Fellowship organised a trip to the Sungai Klah hot springs at Sungkai, about 2 hours' drive up north from Kuala Lumpur. This time we hired a tour bus instead of driving and there were about 30 of us...adults, teenagers and excited little kids.

It's a very pleasant place, landscaped with lots of shady spots for people like me who try to avoid the sun as much as possible. Entrance fees is RM10 for adults and RM8 for children. We are given plastic wristbands to wear once we pay for the tickets, and we can enter and exit the park as often as we wished as long as we are wearing the wristbands.

There are a few pools with varying water temperature for those who want to soak their feet. The water is supposed to have positive effects on stiff joints due to rheumatism and arthritis.

There is also a warm water swimming pool plus a large swimming pool with cool water from the mountains. The ladies tried boiling eggs at one of the pools and they turned out rather delicious without the strong smell that hard-boiled eggs usually have.

Boiling eggs at a hot water source
Food cannot be brought into the park so we had to eat outside. Found a nice shady spot and had a simple picnic lunch of nasi lemak and pasta, courtesy of the ladies of the church. After lunch, the teenagers went back to the pool for a swim while I helped to keep watch over their belongings. The rest of the adults stayed in the bus to enjoy a short nap in the air-cond.

The weather was cloudy but most of them, including my daughter, got sunburn... and her cheeks and nose turned a bright rosy shade of red. I thought it was cute but she was horrified when she had a look at herself in the mirror!

Left around 3.45 pm and reached KL at almost 6 pm. It's been 20 years ago since I last went on a bus trip with a group of friends so this was lots of fun :)

Spotted a monitor lizard taking a stroll through the park

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