We took my two younger children to the hot water spring in Sungai Klah, Sungkai, Perak. My two older sons and their friend went back to Penang as they were not interested in the activities like soaking in hot water springs.
Sungai Klah in Sungkai is about 70 minutes from Kuala Lumpur. It doesn’t matter if you are coming from Penang or down south, just turn into the Sungkai toll exit. Then follow the road signs. The distance of the Sungai Klah hot water spring resort is about 10 km. Entrance fee is RM10 for adult and RM8 for children between 3 to 11 years old. There are also hotels and spa over there but as you know, don’t expect five stars service. If I am not mistaken, the Felda Residency is part of the Federal Hotels chain.
So, what got us to stop at Sungai Klah on our way home from KL? Boiling eggs in hot water, not just any hot water but natural hot springs. Anyway, if you are thinking of going, I wouldn’t advise you to go out of your way to visit. But if it is on the way, do stop by because if I am not mistaken, our current tourism minister is pushing hard for tourists. Hence, the place is still quite clean and maintained well.
There are lots of the tourism minister posters with the Prime Minister along the way. I was like wth, why show us your faces when we are more interested to see what natural beauties await us? Those are rather egoistic way of promoting tourism, isn’t it? Just imagine…along the 10 km, there are lots of those banners flapping from the street lights poles.
Sapa tadak teloq? Nah ambik pi pakai sat. (Penang slang)
Overall, my kids enjoy the short break from our car trip and they had fun soaking in the cold spring and then, the hot spring, followed by cooking eggs.