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Wednesday, 11-Aug-2004 00:00 Email | Share | Bookmark
::Kolam Air Panas Pedas::Pedas Hotsprings::

the forbidden pool
the rock
the moss
his 'n' hers
public bath-rectangular
public bath-circular
the source
Went down to Seremban, then on to JB via the old route. Stopped at a secluded hotspring near Sg Chengkau. Just 1km ahead is a commercial hotspring waterpark. This hotspring is little known to outsiders.

Abang Isyak is a native of the area and decided to show us one of Negri's treasures. He specifically asked me not to reveal too much of the location, since the villagers have been closely guarding the sanctity of the place.

There are two separate hotsprings; the rectangular pool is a public bath of about 1metre deep. The other, more natural hotspring is less developed and visitors are not allowed to bathe there since it is often used for abolution.

However, the strict taboos of the hotsprings only adds to the overall fantastical,magical feel of the place. It's like stepping into Fangorne Forest!!

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