Monday, August 01, 2005

Malaysia Borneo My Destination: "Rock mementos from Sabah hotspot, Poring Hot Springs"

Another article under the Malaysia Borneo My Destination category, recently added to our main site's Travel Articles section, for your reading pleasure as follows:

Visitors to the Poring Hot Springs in Ranau, Sabah can bring home some unique souvenirs after soaking in the warm but invigorating water.

Outside the gates of the popular tourism destination, tourists will find a stall selling a variety of souvenirs made of rocks collected from the nearby Mount Kinabalu area.

The rocks, which include types such as jade, crystals and marble, have been transformed into various souvenirs such as key chains and pen-holders.

Mrs. Selibit Gompios, 32, and Mrs. Rumihin Kimi, 35, are among the operators who have been running the business about seven years.

They report a brisk business in selling the mementos to visitors to the Poring Hot Springs, especially tourists from West Malaysia and Brunei.

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