Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A trip to Kota Kinabalu will not be complete without taking time to visit one of its tourist destinations, the Poring Hot Springs. Located 40 km south-east of the Kinabalu National Park Headquarters, in the district of Ranau, Poring is situated in lowland rainforest, contrasting with the montane and submontane rainforest of Kinabalu National Park.

First developed by the Japanese during World War II, it is now amongst Sabah's top tourism destinations!

Main Entrance of Poring Hot Springs.













The name Poring comes from a Kadazandusun word for a bamboo species found in the area.



The main attraction which draws visitors to Poring Hot Springs is of course the hot springs. The hot pools and cold springs are found in a forest clearing which is now converted into a flower garden.




Bathe in the Japanese-style baths. The thermal pools are available as open air style tiled baths with taps to fill with fresh water.







If you visit the hot springs after Kinabalu Park, make sure to retain your Kinabalu Park entrance ticket, as then you don't have to pay at Poring Hot Springs!



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mibebepreciosio said... @ 14/5/09 8:52 AM

hi, I came over from Janice (This Is A Miracle)
Poring Hot Spring looks like a v nice place :)

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khengsiong said... @ 14/5/09 9:01 AM

How come Wordless Wednesday has so many words?


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Monica said... @ 14/5/09 9:14 AM

Hi mibebepreciosio.. thanks for dropping by! ;) :)
yeah, it's one of the best places to visit after a climb of Mt Kinabalu, or after a trip into the Sabah jungles..

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JL said... @ 14/5/09 9:17 AM

Wah that's an interesting place. I love the japanese style baths. But I don't think can go in naked can we? Keke :-D

I think foongpc didn't get to go there when he was in Sabah.

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Monica said... @ 14/5/09 9:18 AM

haha khengsiong! :-D I might have put too many words up for WW *DONT_KNOW*

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Monica said... @ 14/5/09 9:33 AM

oh I saw a boy bathing naked in the hot spring pool, JL! lol...

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Shemah said... @ 14/5/09 9:45 AM

:'( :'( :'( missed this one! :(

Shemah said... @ 14/5/09 9:46 AM

WOOOHOOO! Hot Spring Jaya!! LOL! I haven't been there in ages, mon! Like AAAaaaaaaaaages..

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JL said... @ 14/5/09 9:50 AM

OMG really? That means you saw the boy's "assets"? LOL!!! :-D

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life ramblings said... @ 14/5/09 9:58 AM

what a lovely place Mon. it is the perfect place to unwind and rejuvenate.

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Ori said... @ 14/5/09 10:29 AM

No Monica in those pics?

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Rizal said... @ 14/5/09 11:20 AM

Olla Monica,

Hey, i can do a good hot warm bath right now.:-D Rasa macam nak terjun pulak.

Funny la Mon, I have to agree with Ori.
How come there are no pixs of you..??



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James said... @ 14/5/09 11:28 AM

I am so looking forward to seeing your pictures too ;)

bem69 said... @ 14/5/09 11:39 AM

Wah, your wordless wednesday entry this time plenty la of pics ya. You're quite the adventurous type ya Monica? Its cool that you have a partner and bunch of friends who enjoy these outings too. I like it 'cause I can take plenty of pictures hehehe. *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

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Mariuca said... @ 14/5/09 12:36 PM

:* :*

Mariuca said... @ 14/5/09 12:37 PM

Morning Monica! Wakey wakey!

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Mariuca said... @ 14/5/09 12:38 PM

The waterfall pic is so refreshing, but scary oso cause afraid of water! *DONT_KNOW* =-X :-[ :-[

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Mariuca said... @ 14/5/09 12:39 PM

Have a lovely day Mon, gonan be busy with real work today he he, client chasing me edi! =-O =-O :-D :-D

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bem69 said... @ 14/5/09 12:41 PM

Afraid of water? Ya ka? but water is so nice lah, especially waterfall, like
massage like that

Shemah said... @ 14/5/09 12:41 PM

You're afraid of water, marzie? Hehehe.. can u swim?
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Liza said... @ 14/5/09 1:01 PM

hi Mon! The place looks so nice. I like the thermal pools. :)

Janice Ng said... @ 14/5/09 1:16 PM

It looks really a good place to go after a tiring climb!! :):)

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levian said... @ 14/5/09 1:19 PM

this is such a relaxing place.
you must have had enjoyed yourself quite a lot there. =)

bluedreamer said... @ 14/5/09 3:08 PM

hello thanks for dropping by at my site
its nice to be here in your blog
i added you in my blog roll in my main blog (top five) so i can visit you here often

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maxiVelasco said... @ 14/5/09 9:53 PM

hello monica... it's me again.

anyway, i love this place especially the pool and the waterfalls.

just wondering... how much is the entrance fee? just asking. who knows? one day, i might get there. :) :) :)

suwari said... @ 14/5/09 10:22 PM

It's been so long that I haven't go there.

Ane said... @ 14/5/09 10:35 PM

Wow Mon, it looks like a nice place to relax!

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Ane said... @ 14/5/09 10:35 PM

I so need to relax, it's been a sucky week for me.. :'( :'(

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Ane said... @ 14/5/09 10:36 PM

anyway, dropping and clicking your adgi Mon.. :)

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foongpc said... @ 14/5/09 11:46 PM

I thought this is WW post. How come still have words? Haha!

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foongpc said... @ 14/5/09 11:47 PM

So in your case, it should be a Wordlesser Wednesday as termed by Tekkaus. LOL! :)

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foongpc said... @ 14/5/09 11:48 PM

I didn't visit Poring Hot Springs during my visit to Kinabalu Park cos tranportation would cost me RM160 go and back!! So costly! SHould have followed the tour then would be cheaper! Well, too late to regret now! :'(

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foongpc said... @ 14/5/09 11:49 PM

Maybe visit it when I go climb Mt Kinabalu next year :)

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Nessa said... @ 15/5/09 9:27 AM

Wah, Poring! It's been years I didn't see this place. Now the thermal pools look nicer... last time simen only.

Bill said... @ 15/5/09 9:29 AM

Great pictures Monica i wish i could go see that place because it looks very nice. Take care lady ;)

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Shemah said... @ 15/5/09 9:43 AM

Hahahah sama lah kita nessa! The last time I pegi pun masih simen saja..
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bem69 said... @ 15/5/09 9:55 AM

Thermal pools look relaxing la, bila la nak sampai situ.

Nessa said... @ 15/5/09 1:13 PM

One day must go and jump togeder-geder in the pool Shemah :-D

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Shemah said... @ 15/5/09 1:37 PM

Yessss.. sudah musti tu nessa!!! Lama betul ni sudah ndak pegi. macam
happening sudah!!
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bluedreamer said... @ 15/5/09 2:20 PM

hello its me again just dropping by here
have a great day ad happy blogging

bluedreamer said... @ 15/5/09 2:20 PM

^^

Jean said... @ 15/5/09 4:22 PM

this is neat! the last time i went to hot springs was ....8 years back. :-P hehe

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Ayie said... @ 16/5/09 12:43 AM

I miss hot springs too, no nearby hot springs here to go. :'(

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tekkaus said... @ 16/5/09 2:32 AM

The waterfall photo is brilliant! Feel like soaking myself at there the whole day. :D

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tekkaus said... @ 16/5/09 2:33 AM

Ouh! Now I know that Paring is a bamboo species. Hmm... :D

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tekkaus said... @ 16/5/09 2:33 AM

I have never been into one o.

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tekkaus said... @ 16/5/09 2:35 AM

Never mind bro! Still can visit some more~mah! This will give you another reason to go there again right?

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tekkaus said... @ 16/5/09 2:36 AM

Hahahaha! Correct! Correct! Agree 200%! :*

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Monica said... @ 16/5/09 5:08 AM

wow that was long time ago Jean...hehe! :)

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Monica said... @ 16/5/09 5:10 AM

yeah a 10-year-old boy *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* hahahaha!

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Monica said... @ 16/5/09 5:11 AM

u can go there anytime Shemah...yr hometown! 8-) 8-)

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Monica said... @ 16/5/09 5:19 AM

Monica was busy snapping away, Ori! :-D :-D

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Monica said... @ 16/5/09 5:23 AM

Ollaaa Rizal! jom jom terjun!! :-D aiyo..I was busy snapping away; why is everyone asking abt my pics lah! :-[

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Monica said... @ 16/5/09 5:24 AM

I was busy snapping away, James!

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Monica said... @ 16/5/09 5:30 AM

hmmm I'm more adventurous when it comes to food, Bem. lol! u can take plenty of pictures but why never show us lah? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

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Monica said... @ 16/5/09 5:31 AM

Mariuca! :* :* :*

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Monica said... @ 16/5/09 5:32 AM

I cannot swim but still want to play with water...hahahaha! :-D

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Monica said... @ 16/5/09 5:33 AM

Hi Liza! thanks for dropping by :) ;)

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Monica said... @ 16/5/09 5:34 AM

Indeed, Jean! 8-) 8-)

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Monica said... @ 16/5/09 5:35 AM

yeah you must go visit the place one day! :)

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Monica said... @ 16/5/09 5:37 AM

I did enjoy myself, Levian! :) 8-)

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Monica said... @ 16/5/09 5:40 AM

Hi Bluedreamer! Thanks for adding me to your list, I appreciate it! :) ;)

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Monica said... @ 16/5/09 5:57 AM

Hi Maxi! if I'm not mistaken, the entrance fee is RM5 :)

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Monica said... @ 16/5/09 5:58 AM

Hi Suwari..glad to see you here again! :) ;)

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Monica said... @ 16/5/09 5:59 AM

it is a nice place, Ane! 8-)

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Monica said... @ 16/5/09 6:10 AM

oh so sorry to hear that Ane :( hope everything is fine at your end!!

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Monica said... @ 16/5/09 6:12 AM

Hugsy Ane! :* :* :*

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Monica said... @ 16/5/09 6:20 AM

ok lah Foong...next time I'll TRY not to write so many words..LOL!!

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Monica said... @ 16/5/09 6:21 AM

:-[ :-[ :-[

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Monica said... @ 16/5/09 6:22 AM

RM160? so exp la Foong! :-D

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Monica said... @ 16/5/09 6:24 AM

wow u're gonna climb Mt Kinabalu! Good Luck! 8-) 8-)

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Monica said... @ 16/5/09 6:26 AM

last time simen only? =-O =-O LOL!

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Monica said... @ 16/5/09 6:27 AM

Thanks Bill! ;) :)

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Monica said... @ 16/5/09 6:28 AM

Thanks for dropping by, Bluedreamer! Enjoy yr weekend 8-)

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Monica said... @ 16/5/09 6:33 AM

awww...hugsy Ayie and Tekkaus!!

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Monica said... @ 16/5/09 6:34 AM

same here Tekkaus; feel like soaking myself there! :-D :-D

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Monica said... @ 16/5/09 6:36 AM

hehe ...now u know! it's Poring not Paring :-P :-P

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bem69 said... @ 16/5/09 10:20 AM

Mon, take swimming lessons la, its a good skill to learn, and you can really
go wild in water in your vacations

bem69 said... @ 16/5/09 10:23 AM

Oh you like to try different type of food eh Mon? Got plenty of pictures but
only one or two can pass my rigorous quality standards hahaha, no la its
because it will bore people.

bem69 said... @ 16/5/09 10:24 AM

What's the concept of WW anyway? can put words or not? I want to try la haha

bem69 said... @ 16/5/09 10:25 AM

Hahhah everyone asking about your pic Mon, tu la you, kesian disappoint the fans hahaha jk

bem69 said... @ 16/5/09 10:26 AM

Heheh Mon's a typo checker as well

Shemah said... @ 16/5/09 10:28 AM

You can't swim mon? neither can i. hehhehee
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bem69 said... @ 16/5/09 10:54 AM

Shemah and Monica. Please la kamonn learn swimming, its a good skill to
learn, for recreation or safety.

Ane said... @ 16/5/09 10:58 AM

I can't swim too Shemah and Mon, and yet I love the beach! :) LOL

Ane said... @ 16/5/09 11:04 AM

It's fine now Mon.. :) But I still want to go on vacation! :)

bem69 said... @ 16/5/09 11:13 AM

All of you should take up swimming! its fun!

Shemah said... @ 16/5/09 11:19 AM

Hahahahhahahaha amboi.. awal pagi dah kena lecture by pak polisi on
swimming..
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bem69 said... @ 16/5/09 11:22 AM

Hahahahahahahhahaha lecture on swimming hahaha!

Shemah said... @ 16/5/09 11:26 AM

I can swim lah a bit.. but still cannot swim from end to end.. by � way
through I think I would tenggelam already!! Hahahahahaah
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Shemah said... @ 16/5/09 11:28 AM

Hahahaha yay!! Another of my ladies doesn't know how to swim!! LOL! I love
the beach too but even if I could swim, I don't think I'd swim in the sea..
LOL! I want to swim where my toes can touch the surface! LOL!
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bem69 said... @ 16/5/09 11:33 AM

You want to swim where your toes can touch the surface? Itu bukan swimming
namanyaaaa

Shemah said... @ 16/5/09 11:43 AM

Hahahahahahahaha memang lah bukan nak swim while my toes are touching!! Just
tryna say that if I need to rest, I want to be where my toes can touch the
surface!! Hahahahaha
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bem69 said... @ 16/5/09 11:45 AM

But if you learn swimming you don't need the surface to rest, just float!

Shemah said... @ 16/5/09 11:49 AM

No wayyyy. there's current in the sea. float punya float if I float away,
how????
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bem69 said... @ 16/5/09 11:51 AM

current in the sea? Ohh can, just paddle a bit je. Ahhh ye lah, you got a
point!

Ayie said... @ 19/5/09 5:12 AM

you're so sweet Monica!

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