I suddenly felt the urge to write about Poring Hot Spring, Ranau. One of the most famous destinations in Sabah. Lots and lots of my friend asked about this place when they're planning to come and visit this place, yet I don't have that much time to answer one by one in much details. So, let me just put it in my blog (just because I said I want to come back and write), and when any of my friends texts me about this place again, I'll just give them the link to my post. I'll be very brief and writes only what you need to know though. You can Google the pictures and scenery as I am too lazy to browse pictures from my very limited storage.
Poring Hot Spring is in Ranau, Sabah
RM1 (below 12 years old)
Different rate for foreigner, I think its around RM15
There's a lot of small stalls selling basic necessities and souvenirs outside the gate, foods etc. Inside, there's also some restaurants and convenient store, but let me remind you, the rate for the goods around the place are higher than usual, obviously because of its popularity among tourists.
The pools are divided into two section. Hot and Cold (like Katy Perry.jk). You are free to roam around and use any facilities around the Hot area, but you need to pay an additional fees (RM1 if I am not mistaken) to go to the Cold pools. There are several pool depth you can choose from, depends on your comfortability, ranging from knee high to 8 ft pool. There's also a mini water slide (I called it mini, or baby.lol) and its fun to be there if there are any activities with friends or families. Other than that, there's nothing much, except if you're interested for a nice sunbathing session.
In the hot area, the are 1 knee high to 8 ft cold pool, or also known as 'Rock Pool' probably because of its 'rocky' appearance lol. The water are damn cold (for some reasons), almost felt llike an icy water. In the same place, you can find many small houses that offered jacuzzi if you prefer some privacy and relaxing. Personally, I think the jacuzzis are fine, more space and always in a good condition. Credits to the staffs for the well maintain! You can use the jacuzzi at RM35 per hour if I am not mistaken. Or was it even cheaper? I don't think it will exceed RM35 though.
You can find many things to do in Poring Hot Spring such as take a walk in the park and visit the nature, butterfly garden, bamboo garden, or if you're into adrenalline rush activities, you can try the Canopy Walk there, should be less than 1 hour walk. The fees should be not ove Rm5 (for local). Or if you want more adventure, you can do some hiking activities and indulge yourself in the forest and waterfall. You will need a good 15 minutes walk (with a little bit of hike) to reach the first mini waterfall. Personal comments: The water are nice, its chilly, but the waterfall is good enough to soak your feet and for some fresh air. Or, you can choose a 3 hours+ (depending on your stamina) to reach the magnificent Langanan waterfall (I really do think it fell straight from heaven!!! *crying*). Have a look in my instagram for some photos of the waterfall :D
The 3 hours gonne be so worth it, and it'll also kill your legs.lol
So that is all you should expect to find in Poring Hot Spring. Other facilities are changing and shower rooms, eqquipped with toilets. There's a rental place for the floats, and plenty of small hut to take a rest and/or put you bags, etc. You can also go to their office to rent a locker room for just RM2 (!!!) to keep your valuable.
I kinda missed that place now, should visit again some times soon!
Till then, have a nice day!
Beware of the leech during your Langanan Waterfall hike!