Posts Tagged ‘Mount Kinabalu’

Poring Hot Spring, Kinabalu Park Sabah.
Well known mostly for its sulphuric minerals, located 40 km south-east of Kinabalu National Park in the district of Ranau at the edge of the Mamut rRiver, Sabah. Poring Hot Spring is managed by Sabah Parks and it took you about 2 hours drive from Kota Kinabalau city centre. Visitors can enjoy a soak in sulphurous water channelled from the hot springs into tiled pools and tubs or even boil an eggs ranging between 49 – 60 degrees celcius.

What you’ll expect:
Hot springs with sulphuric minerals, hot + warm bath tub, butterfly farm, Kipungit waterfall, tropical garden, Orchid Conservation Centre, Poring canopy walkway, Laganan waterfall and lots of fun relaxing.

What you didn’t know:
During very long time ago, Poring was originally a small village lived by the Dusun community of Ranau, most of their houses are built with huge + rouded poles of bamboo and the word ‘Poring’ is actually known as ‘Bamboo’. Therefore, the village named Kampung Poring or Poring Village.

Detail post coming up soon! stay tuned..

9th Annual Sabah Adventure Challenge 2008
21 – 23 March 2008

The 9th annual Sabah Adventure Challenge 2008 is scheduled for the 21st to the 23rd of March 2008 in the Ranau, Kota Belud and Kota Marudu Districts with a race around Mount Kinabalu covering some 200 kilometres. The race will see teams racing in teams of two people per team covering a dawn till dusk event with a series of disciplines including trail running, orienteering, mountain biking and traditional bamboo rafting.

Organiser : Sabah Adventure Challenge
Contact Person : Avtar S. Sandhu
Tel : +6088 261070
Fax : +6088 261070
Email Contact : sabahvchallenge@yahoo.co.uk
Event Website : http://www.sabahadventure.com/public/default.asp