Sungai Klah Hot Springs Park
I don’t remember the last time I came to a commercialized hot spring, but I don’t care… I’m now at one of the most expensive and best-managed Hot Spring in Malaysia. Ah, that funny phrase. Hot Spring. The Spring used here could syntactically function as a verb, as in “the hot sensation springs up above from the deep volcanic underground.” Come to think of it, I can’t help thinking of a wait-and-see volcano buried deep down here. They could just burst and boil me anytime. But nah… it’s just the eggs that get boiled here. With the temperature of 30 to 40 degrees, a human being like me can enjoy being clouded by the hot stream or detoxifying my tired body inside this “jacuzzi” without having to worry about being turned into a hard-boiled egg.
Located 10 kilometres away from the town of Sungkai in Perak and 200 feet above the sea level at the foothill of the Titiwangsa Range, a visit to this park is worthwhile. For one obvious reason, I’m fascinated by the greeneries and the charming streams running all around this park, though sometimes I get confused by the foul smell and the tinkling reflection of some shiny green moss inside the pool. Oh boy, water reflexology is so therapeutic I feel released and relieved walking barefoot on top of the stones covered with the natural massage of hot water. Some say that, if I don’t feel much pain on the sole of my feet, it means that I’m healthy. That’s good news. Ah, Jimi is talking in my head again. Contentment? Fulfillment? I found it right here underneath my feet. Something, or someone, is soaking my stiff spirit in this private garden and let the simmering hot water do its magic.