Hot water spring, Sungai Klah, Sungkai, Perak – cooking eggs

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.

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(You can buy eggs from the cafeteria and dunk ’em eggs into the natural hot springs. Hard boiled eggs take only 7 minutes to cook. The water is scalding hot.)

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.

(Like I said, the water is really hot, so do not let your young kids play near the hot spring. But for posing posing sake, never mind lah, under adult supervision, ok?)

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.

(the eggs after 7 minutes of soaking in the hot spring, soya sauce is included if you buy the fresh eggs from the cafeteria)

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.

Post Author: Lilian

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7 thoughts on “Hot water spring, Sungai Klah, Sungkai, Perak – cooking eggs


    (December 3, 2008 - 10:11 pm)

    On my way to Kl recently, we detoured to Tanjung Tualang for udang galah and fish. It was worth it! We even stopped at Kellie’s Castle.

    Traveling on the highway is a breeze but it also means we bypass lots of interesting places too. So its always nice to make a detour and have a refreshing break.


    (December 3, 2008 - 10:31 pm)

    Eh, the texture of the telur different when cook in the hot spring hor. You noticed or not?

    Then your skin very smooth after soaking in the high sulfur content spring water hor?

    That place very old liao but well maintained. When I 1st went in 04/05, entrance was RM5 nia. No cafeteria yet, so I brought my own telur. (eh, didnt sounded right there) LOL


    (December 3, 2008 - 11:21 pm)

    hmm……. it is a great place to relax.. since it is still well maintained….

    shud go and enjoy….

    Pancake Baker

    (December 3, 2008 - 11:29 pm)

    That has to be one of the best things to do with eggs! Right up there with frying them on the sidewalks of California (which I’ve done, it’s a little worrisome when you consider I was walking around barefoot!).


    (December 3, 2008 - 11:33 pm)

    I was there during my trip to Cameron Highland in June. Stop by the place on my way to Tanjung Malim. A very nice place. Enjoy it very much. Yup… I brought along two eggs to boil there. But I find the entrance fee quite expensive, but later it well deserves.


    (December 4, 2008 - 12:34 am)

    choonie – If they are strict in maintaining it, then, I don’t mind spending but I hope they don’t allow the place to turn into another hutan simpanan.

    pancake baker – I heard about frying eggs on the sidewalk but I thought those are myths. That’s interesting, I didn’t know California is so hot!

    PTP – If on the way, then ok lah. But to travel all the way from Penang, too far liao. But from KL, still ok.

    terence – But I thot only Pak Lah doesn’t have. LOL.

    momo – Never been to Tanjung Tualang, only Kellie’s Castle. Must remember that.


    (December 24, 2008 - 3:08 pm)

    I would like to find out besides Felda Residency hotel chains, is there any other hotels around there that I can go for?

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