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“Must Try Tree-Top Canopy Walk, See Rafflesia, Buy at Nabalu Market”

Poring Hot Spring and Nature Reserve
Ranked #87 of 196 things to do in Sabah
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Melaka, Malaysia
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48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Must Try Tree-Top Canopy Walk, See Rafflesia, Buy at Nabalu Market”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

We didn't try the hot spring because it was too crowded on Sunday. However, we were so excited while walking through the 41 meters tree-top canopy walk and enjoyed the Borneo tropical rainforest! It was fun and adventure, especially children were very happy with it!

On the way to the Poring Hot Spring, we were lucky that we have chance for seeing the Rafflesia flower, the biggest flower in the world! The flower will only bloom for less than a week then will decay, and it blooms unexpectedly any time of year. If it is in the blooming period, you can see some handmade signboard at the roadside while on the way to the Poring Hot Spring. Hence, make sure to ask your driver to pay attention on that. The local people will bring you walk into the forest for seeing the Rafflesia, and RM10 per person. But you will not because of wish to save the 10 bucks and miss the chance of seeing it! The local people will use the 10 bucks for making small fences to protect the Rafflesia and making bridge for us so that we have easier way to walk into the forest. Hence, I consider it is still worth the price after we saw the local people really do some preservation of the nature.

On the way to Poring Hot Spring, you can have a stop at Nabalu Market, which the traditional handicrafts are much cheaper than other places, and remember always bargain the price.

Visited November 2013
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“Keep your kinabalu park ticket”
Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

When I had arrived at this place, it was raining so I did not get to experience the canopy walk ):

Some points to take note
1. Hot spring closes at about 6pm and the canopy walk at 4pm
2. If you had went to kinabalu park, you can re-use the same ticket to enter the outdoor hot springs area
3. Canopy walk/indoor pool - need to pay extra

Visited August 2013
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Kuantan, Malaysia
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“its a bath time”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

the place provided with pool for adult and kids, as well bathtub for individual. to changing clothes, toilet is nearby and prayer room (surau) provided too. the water is hot but there is also cold water. you can take bath while relaxing with friends or family or after you've done with mountain climbing, this place is highly recomended to relax your muscle with hot spring bath.

Visited October 2012
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Crowded 2nd W-War Product”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

About One and half hrs car-journey from Kundasang town (35km apart). Poring is small settlement growth from the tourism activities with below features:

1.Small individual pool is fill with hot spring sulphuric minerals therapeutic feature which may ease aching muscles. Do prepare with the strong-smell of sulphuric dioxide once step-in the Poring hot-spring.
2.The limited private room pool is the best place for you if asking for more privacy relaxing moment enjoy the hot-spring. Do book it before you step forward to its (3.) Buttery-fly farm or (4.) Kipungit waterfall where 5mins walk to the farm and 30mins walk to the waterfall or you can choose go more great waterfall - (5.) Laganan waterfall where 90mins walk as need. (You will chance to meet the "Poring" bamboo where the name of these species found around here if you reach Laganan Waterfall)

Do remember take your dip after the walk of visit to the attraction insides it such as the farm or waterfall or even the great (6.) Poring Canopy walk..

(7.) The accommodation in here prior is run by Sabah parks as well where its under Kinabalu Nature Resort but now its under Sutera Sanctuary Lodges as like Kinabalu Park resort. They still hand for more significantly modern accommodation facilities thus its may not a great place to stay your night at here untill the refurbished process done by SSL.

Do experience yourself of the Poring Canopy Walkway where its form and support by around 5-6nos giant tree trunk of the great mother nature in the average 400m asl. The 41m high and 158m distance long canopy walkway really great for every mother-natural lover and also natural-photo shooter. The 3rd walkway station really chance you feel the best view as Kinabalu-Sabah borneo lowland rainforest.
Do imagining the forest crowd just like a peaceful heaven...try it yourself even you not plan for hot-spring...! This my review for the Poring hot-spring....

Visited September 2012
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“Hot and Cool”
Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

About 20km from Ranau town..before reach the hot spring there some local/private site view for giant flower Refflesia avctivities will be charged. Inside Poring hot spring have many types of swimming pool and for kids as well. Surau available inside,nature waterfall and tree canopy...this place too crowd but still enjoyful for kids..car park very limited during peak holyday season..

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