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October 4, 2008

TRAP! Hot Springs Recreation Park



Hot Spring / Malaysia

This was an unexpected hot spring trip in Malaysia. We were on a vacation in Ipoh when our family from Singapore called us to join them at “Taman Rekreasi Air Panas”. In short, TRAP! It means “Hot Springs Recreational Park”.

TRAP is located at Sungai Klah Sungkai in Perak. We drove there for an hour from Ipoh and exit at Bidor (aka Metro). There are several hot spring pools at TRAP, and bathrooms are available. The admission fee for an adult is only at RM10.

At TRAP hot spring park, the spring pools allow mixed gender with full clothings (of course!). However, when we were in the nude hot spring in Taiwan, we were told that wearing clothes into the spring pool can contaminate the water. Anyone knows if this is true?

Hot steam rising from the spring pool.

It’s a big and lovely hot spring pool with temperature variations.

This smaller hot spring pool is much hotter than the one above. The temperature is between 40 to 50 degree celsius. My head became heavy when I soaked in this hot pool for too long.

Night fell when we arrived at the hot springs park. It is pretty strange that there isn’t any lighting near this map of the park at all. I had to rely on the weak camera light from my cellphone to take this map.

Foot reflexology: Walking on hot pebbles in the spring water.

At night, the hot spring park is pretty dark without much lighting. There you will see some warnings for visitors to be cautious of hot water sources around the area.

Cascading hot water.

Time for some boiled eggs! We bought the eggs before we went to the hot spring park.

Don’t you dare to dip your feet into this freaking hot spring water! This hot water source is specially catered for visitors to boil eggs only. Egg containers are provided. The spring water is so hot that you can see boiling bubbles!

There is a notice that shows for full-boiled eggs, it takes 6-7mins. We made them boil for 8mins instead, as we were all busily taking photos and videos!

The cooked eggs were ready to be eaten. They were really very hot!

My auntie says that eggs boiled in the hot spring are exceptionally tasty. To me, it tastes the same though. =P Have you tried some “hot spring eggs” before?

Read Taiwan Hot Spring & Spa | Bidor (Metro). Stay tuned for more posts on Malaysia attractions.

29 Comments Leave your comment

  • jean said on October 4, 2008 6:15 am

    great experience, specially the boiling egg part. there are hot springs here in our country (Philippines) as well but not as hot as the one you went on (where you can boil egg)…

  • kikey said on October 4, 2008 7:36 am

    never been to any hot spring at Malaysia.
    is the egg taste more good then normal boil? hehe.. :)

  • Borneo Falcon said on October 4, 2008 9:22 am

    What is the opening hours of this hot spring? Do they operate until late night?

  • alex said on October 4, 2008 11:38 am

    that’s one HOT spring!!! i’ll be excited boiling eggs too if i were there haha

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  • TNH said on October 4, 2008 11:42 am

    never try to boil egg in hot spring..i think the taste won’t have different gua..but how about will it be more healthy to eat egg boil in hot spring???

  • Tianhong said on October 4, 2008 11:55 am

    still love to see the hot spring from japan though :)

  • eunice said on October 4, 2008 3:27 pm

    @Jean: This hot springs park only has basic hot spring facilities, and yeah, the egg boiling part was quite fun.

    @Kikey: I heard that there are 40 over hot spring sources in Malaysia!

    @Borneo Falcon: When we left at 9pm, we were the last group. But I don’t know what time the park closes.

    @Alex: I have changed it to your new URL. N cool, you have PR 3! Is it just updated for you too?

    @TNH: Ha! Really don’t know about the health benefit of eating “hot spring egg”!

    @Tianhong: Ya, Japan is famous for onsens! Imagine soaking in the hot spring surrounded by the beautiful scenery. Wonder if anyone can sponsor two free tickets for me to Japan? =_=

  • cielo said on October 4, 2008 8:50 pm

    this is one place that I would love to be TRAP with a lots a lots of eggs and I will never got hungry on my ordeal of being TRAP heheheh

  • henry munkey said on October 4, 2008 11:15 pm

    wow…it looks so hot till i can feel the heat, waaaa reli wanted to go back to Perak & visit this place o…maybe im gonna bring a whole pot of chicken soup to cook there…muehehehehe! :p

  • Sam said on October 4, 2008 11:18 pm

    I would loved to be TRAP in that kind of places.

    I like part of boiling the eggs. Its rich in Vitamin E.

  • sundapost said on October 5, 2008 1:05 am

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  • `JeromeFo said on October 5, 2008 4:14 pm

    Lolx…i know this place!
    my UK relatives just went there last year….

  • eunice said on October 5, 2008 10:55 pm

    @Henry: Good idea! But I think I saw a notice there saying only can cook eggs! But go ahead, I won’t tell anyone. XD

    @cielo: Haha! U surely love eggs!

    @Sam: I didn’t know that it’s rich in Vit E! Should have eaten more! Anyway, should be going there again end of this month!

    @sundapost: Nope, I didn’t spend alot on this blog. I only spent on the yearly hosting fee + domain name which is around USD100 a year and it’s worth it. My host is “hostgator”.

    @JeromeFo: Wow so this hot spring is pretty famous in Malaysia? I am going there again end of this month (if my trip to Ipoh is confirmed).

  • Revarius said on October 6, 2008 12:24 pm

    wow… that’s so great place… i really like a hot water place… unfortunately that’s in malaysia huh??? heheheh amazing place which we can boil an egg… but in indonesia we also have a place like that… but as far as i look of your pic… maybe ur place are better than we have in indonesia… heheheh

  • Sze Ping said on October 6, 2008 9:45 pm

    Wah, you managed to explore so many places that I have never been to :) When I saw the “hot spring egg”, it reminds me of Set A, B etc… of Ya Kun Kaya Toast.

  • eunice said on October 6, 2008 9:58 pm

    @Revarius: Really? I thought Indonesia should have more hot springs since it is such a big country!! There are 40 over hot springs in Malaysia, that’s what I heard.

    @Sze Ping: LOL!! U funny lah! hahah! Er, me going to the hot spring again end of this month =P

  • Mark H said on October 7, 2008 7:41 am

    The idea of boiling in egg is pretty cool. The hot springs (as well as the ones in Taiwan) look fantastic to visit. I have visited a few similar kind of places around the world and it fascinates me as to the different cultural approaches to them – ornate or simple and natural, mixed or single sex, touristy or local, clothing or no clothes, etc..

  • Cecil Lee said on October 7, 2008 10:15 am

    Wooi, how could you manage to go such places not even me as a Malaysian have been to? :)
    I love eggs a lot and the hot spring boiled egg looks really yummy to me…. better go and boil 1 for myself now… in my kitchen :)
    Ciao!

  • eunice said on October 7, 2008 12:46 pm

    @Mark H: Agreed! Those in Taiwan and Japan even have the smell of ginseng and other herbs!

    @Cecil: Malaysia is so big! So not surprise that we are all still exploring different part of it. Even for such a small country like Singapore, there are many places that I have not discovered yet!!

    Ha! Before I ate the hot spring egg, I hesitated for a while as I had too many eggs over the past week!

  • Bridge said on October 10, 2008 11:23 am

    I missed this HOT SPRING post of yours… This was when I installed the IE 8 Beta, from then on I couldn’t view your blog anymore. Now, I switched back to IE 7, and everything’s back to normal, thank GOD!

    Anyway, if the view and the place to boil the eggs is that nice, I would love to do the same thing and be more excited than you are I’m sure. Ipoh seems to be very nice.

    I also read your experience with the coach (bus) from SNG to M’SIA, it sounds terrible. Good thing you got over it.

  • eunice said on October 10, 2008 12:27 pm

    @Bridge: Issue with IE again…sigh… I don’t like IE anymore :S and have not been using IE for many months. Firefox is better.

    Ipoh is small but has a unique mountainous landscape and good food! There are many limestone caves around, some are quite nice.

  • seanix said on January 25, 2010 11:58 am

    We have a lot of hotsprings (i.e. Laguna and Camiguin hotsprings) in the Philippines. However, most of it are not developed for tourism. One good thing of our hotsprings is not over crowded with people. Most of them can cook eggs some are even used for geothermal just like in Leyte and Negros.

  • ah ma said on May 15, 2010 12:32 pm

    may i knw whether this place provide hotel and do u have the number??

  • eunice said on May 15, 2010 12:52 pm

    @ah ma: sorry I’ve no idea about hotel accommodation as we just drove there in the evening and had fun at the pools till around 9+ pm. Perhaps you can check out some of the reviews and accommodations at this site:
    http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g1021525-d878063-Reviews-Sungai_Klah_Hot_Springs_Park-Kuala_Kangsar_Perak.html

  • yyy said on December 30, 2010 3:47 pm

    Hi, I would like to visit the place…
    may I know is there a dangerous place or too few people at night?

  • Micky Goh said on December 21, 2011 8:03 am

    Would u give me the TRAP address? Cos at end of tis month i will go to Perak n planning to go there wit my bf….

  • eunice said on December 21, 2011 11:42 am

    @Micky Goh: yes pls check your email

  • Aloysius said on September 14, 2012 1:41 pm

    If want to go from singapore, is there a package or how to go? easy?

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