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Poring remains popular despite landslide
Published on: Wednesday, January 08, 2020
By: Clarence Dol

RANAU: The Poring Hot Springs located 43km from the World Heritage Site Kinabalu Park and well known to locals and overseas tourists remains the focus of visitors despite the road link between Ranau and Kota Kinabalu not fully accessible following a landslide recently.

Poring Hot Spring continues to be the focus of many visitors especially during school holidays, public holidays or weekends.

The landslide occurred between Ranau-Kundasang due to hill-cutting by a landowner.

Hot water containing sulphur that oozes from underground in Poring is said to have health benefits and refresh the body and cure swollen joints.

Earlier, two staff members of the Canopy Bridge ticket counter, William Eloh and Asmie Mian, said there are more visitors during holidays or on weekends.

Visitors can stroll through the Herb Garden, Butterfly Park, trek to Kipungit Waterfall, Langanan Waterfall or to take a more adventurous stroll to the top of the jungle through the Canopy Bridge, which measures 41 meters high and 157.8 meters long.

From the Canopy Bridge, one can see the top most of the Menggaris tree (the king of timber).

Some visitors described a visit to Poring Hotspring Water Park is incomplete without experiencing the canopy walk.

A park staff said between 8am and noon, there are hundreds of adults and children of locals and foreigners daily to visit the popular Canopy Walk.

Apart from the Herb Garden and Butterfly Park, visitors also could soak their tired limbs at the Open Pool, Indoor Pool, Sliding Pool and Rock Pool.

Many foreign visitors commended Sabah for its natural beauty, friendly people, security and attractively maintained area.

“That’s why we chose Poring as one of the destinations in our visit to Sabah,” explained one of the 44 members of Russian tourists group.

“We really enjoyed ourselves and considered lucky to have visited Poring Hot Springs,” said Claudia Jamson, 21, who came with a friend from Holland.



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