Poring Hot Springs
Poring Hot Springs
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  • avril w
    Northamptonshire, United Kingdom139 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A good place for a stopover
    We chose to stay in the hotel adjacent to the hot springs for three nights to have a little break on our Borneo adventure. It was a good decision as the hot springs were a great place to relax. The 50 ringgit entrance/park conservation fee covered us for three days and, as well as the pools, we enjoyed visiting the butterfly park, the waterfall and the canopy walk (quite a challenge in the heat but felt very proud once we had completed it). We ate in the Rainforest Restaurant at least twice a day as the food was lovely and the service excellent.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 24 June 2023
  • ShathBask
    Johor Bahru, Malaysia1,441 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Place for a Visit
    Poring hot spring is a great place to visit. Kids will enjoy this place very much for its hot spring pools. It also has a jungle trail to reach a waterfall. They also provide accommodation where you can stay and enjoy the stay.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 August 2023
  • WorldGlutton
    London, United Kingdom23,074 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great place to relax!!
    From Kinabalu National Park, we drove about 50 mins to Poring Hot Springs, At the ticket Counter, an entrance fee of Rm3 per pax is paid. Carpark is huge with plenty of parking space.Thus not difficult to find a parking spot. We took a tour inside Exhibition Gallery. It has a detailed write up and posters displayed on Poring Hot Spring. Exhibition also gives narrative on the fauna & flora of the region. There are lots of directory signages providing information, Park Rules and directions for visitors to find their way around the Park. It was crowed with visitors, a fee is chargeable to use the Slide Pool and Bathtubs. It has many booths filled with hot springs. From our observation, the rectangular shape tub with roof are for soaking of feet while those round tubs are for full body soaking. At the ticket counter , the charges for these tubs are written as “Open and Closed Bathtubs” . Once you have paid, you will be issued a tub stopper , choose your Spot , put the tub stopper onto the outlet ,turn on the tap to fill up the water to dip your body in it. Inside the tub are 2 taps that contain both hot water from natural hotspring and cold water from the waterfall , thus you be able to enjoy both nature source water. Not only one could dip themselves inside the hot spring pool but to explore the Park area with different floras and faunas, however we did not have the time to take the Canopy Walk or have a walk to the Waterfall Area.!!! Thus Poring Hot Spring is a great place to relax, with many other activities ,it is a must visit destination !
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 January 2024
  • Andy F
    Devizes, United Kingdom1,253 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Odd Mixture Of A Place
    I found this place to be a bit of a strange combination. It's part eco-lodge with nice walks and a large butterfly house, part hot springs, part swimming pool, part children's venue and part restaurant. There's a jungle canopy walkway (which I didn't go on). The restaurant served a good lunch. THe butterfly house was rather old and tatty, and not too many butterflies in there, but the ones we did see were very colourful.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 February 2024
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vkali
Shoreham-by-Sea, UK193 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Was good to soak in the water after a Canopy walk. I recommend doing the walk before the soak in the spring. We paid for a jacuzzi. This is not a must.
Written 14 April 2024
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Andy F
Devizes, UK1,253 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
I found this place to be a bit of a strange combination. It's part eco-lodge with nice walks and a large butterfly house, part hot springs, part swimming pool, part children's venue and part restaurant. There's a jungle canopy walkway (which I didn't go on). The restaurant served a good lunch. THe butterfly house was rather old and tatty, and not too many butterflies in there, but the ones we did see were very colourful.
Written 6 February 2024
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WorldGlutton
London, UK23,074 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
From Kinabalu National Park, we drove about 50 mins to Poring Hot Springs, At the ticket Counter, an entrance fee of Rm3 per pax is paid. Carpark is huge with plenty of parking space.Thus not difficult to find a parking spot.
We took a tour inside Exhibition Gallery. It has a detailed write up and posters displayed on Poring Hot Spring. Exhibition also gives narrative on the fauna & flora of the region.

There are lots of directory signages providing information, Park Rules and directions for visitors to find their way around the Park.
It was crowed with visitors, a fee is chargeable to use the Slide Pool and Bathtubs. It has many booths filled with hot springs. From our observation, the rectangular shape tub with roof are for soaking of feet while those round tubs are for full body soaking.

At the ticket counter , the charges for these tubs are written as “Open and Closed Bathtubs” . Once you have paid, you will be issued a tub stopper , choose your Spot , put the tub stopper onto the outlet ,turn on the tap to fill up the water to dip your body in it. Inside the tub are 2 taps that contain both hot water from natural hotspring and cold water from the waterfall , thus you be able to enjoy both nature source water.

Not only one could dip themselves inside the hot spring pool but to explore the Park area with different floras and faunas, however we did not have the time to take the Canopy Walk or have a walk to the Waterfall Area.!!! Thus Poring Hot Spring is a great place to relax, with many other activities ,it is a must visit destination !
Written 2 January 2024
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fridaynic99
Johor Bahru, Malaysia127 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Nice encounter. They have private HotSpring hut too. Continue the visit to butterfly park and canopy walk. Good experience for teens.
Written 27 December 2023
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Poowan_K
Seremban, Malaysia111 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Not worth and not worth for my review. Waste.
Everything have to pay, you don’t even have a chance with dip you hand without pay.
Written 10 December 2023
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Alex C
36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
So beautiful and good place to visit, we try the canopy walk and see the big rafflesia flowers, good for young children and adults, thanks to the driver jack to take us there, if anyone need transport can just directly Whatsapp the driver name jack, Whatsapp number (+60128435750), the driver take us around and city tour as well, so kind and helpful really recommended driver.
Written 17 October 2023
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ShathBask
Johor Bahru, Malaysia1,441 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Poring hot spring is a great place to visit. Kids will enjoy this place very much for its hot spring pools. It also has a jungle trail to reach a waterfall. They also provide accommodation where you can stay and enjoy the stay.
Written 30 August 2023
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Wildcat7400
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,168 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
It took us 1.5 hours from Desa Dairy Farm to Poring Hot Springs. The parking area was huge. Hence, it was not difficult to find a parking spot. There was an entrance fee of RM3.00 per person issued to visitors. We were led to a green screen & told to pose 3 times before going in. On the way to the public hot springs, we saw a poster stating that there were 2 blooming Rafflesia flowers at the Research & Education Centre. It was our lucky day & I proposed that we catch it.

We arrived at the public hot springs area after 10 minutes of walking. There were many booths filled with hot springs. The ones in rectangular shape with a roof over our heads were for soaking of feet while those in a round booth were used for full body submission. My friend & I went to the one which was for feet soaking. We took off our shoes & dipped our feet into the hot springs. The water was hot but our body acclimatised shortly. Unfortunately, my friend said that it was too hot for her & left shortly to explore the place for her project. I stayed in & enjoyed the experience for half an hour before my friend returned & told me it was time to go.

Then, we joined my partner who was sitting under a tree, waiting for us with tickets to the Research & Education Centre to see the blooming Rafflesia flowers. Each ticket costs RM10.00. My partner & I decided to walk to the Research Centre while my friend walked back to drive the car to the Centre.

We found our way to the Research Centre’s guard house & registered ourselves before entering. The helpful security guard or gatekeeper whose name was Tisun told us where to find the Rafflesia flowers. Then, our friend arrived with the car. Suddenly, the resident hornbill landed & perched on top of our car! My friend who was in the car became frantic while my partner & I shrieked & started taking photos. It was a little chaotic, to say the least! Fortunately, Tisun got the hornbill to fly away & my friend was able to drive on & park.

The 3 of us then walked to a platform to watch a group of deer busy eating grass. We stood there for a few minutes before leaving for the location of the Rafflesia flowers. The hornbill followed us again & looked as if it didn’t want us to see the flower. We ignored it & went inside the private garden area.

We saw 2 Rafflesia flowers. The 1st one was close enough for us to take a photo with it. However, it was already dying. The flower is known to bloom for only 3 to 5 days. The 2nd one was further but had a better colour & its stench was worse.

Known as the state flower of Sabah & the biggest flower in the world, it can only grow in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia & Philippines. There are 28 known species & Malaysia has 7. The Rafflesia flower has no stems, leaves or roots. It is a red spotted 5-petalled leathery flower whose diameter can be more than 100 cm. It can also weigh up to 10 kg. As a parasitic & carnivorous plant, it has a bowl-like centre with thorns that swallows flies & insects for sustenance. It emits a smell of rotting meat to attract its prey which is the reason that it’s known as the corpse flower.

Having seen the 2 Rafflesia flowers, my partner walked to the Orchid Conservation Centre while my friend & I went back to see the deer in the wild. Since my friend was tired & a little edgy from the heat, she decided to wait for my partner & me in the car. I went in to join my partner & left her behind.

The Orchid Conservation Centre has 1200 species of orchids. It has the largest collection of orchid species endemic to Sabah. You can also see the most expensive orchid in the world, the Rothschild Slipper Orchid. It is rare & takes 15 years to bloom. There were plenty of orchids to see & marvel at. Some were blooming while others have not started.

I spent less than 15 minutes inside as I didn’t want my friend to wait long in the car. Besides, my partner had missed a footing & pulled a muscle. Before leaving the place, we saw a lantern bug on one of the trees. I also stopped by the green screen area to take a look at our photographs with 3 different poses. I felt that it didn’t warrant the price of the photographs & did not buy them.

In short, Poring Hot Springs is a must-visit destination as it has many interesting places of interest. There is also basic accommodation should you one to stay in the area.
Written 28 July 2023
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avril w
Northamptonshire, UK139 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We chose to stay in the hotel adjacent to the hot springs for three nights to have a little break on our Borneo adventure. It was a good decision as the hot springs were a great place to relax. The 50 ringgit entrance/park conservation fee covered us for three days and, as well as the pools, we enjoyed visiting the butterfly park, the waterfall and the canopy walk (quite a challenge in the heat but felt very proud once we had completed it). We ate in the Rainforest Restaurant at least twice a day as the food was lovely and the service excellent.
Written 25 June 2023
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shells9724
Surrey, UK7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Avoid this bit as you will see the same and more in national park/ botanical gardens. They are NOT natural springs, they fill a bath tub for you to sit in. Butterfly garden big disappointment, saw more butterflies outside. If you do a tour and they want to do this bit first, DONT as you will run out of time to do national park and botanical gardens. The canopy bridge was fun but would have rather seen national park
Written 26 May 2023
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