Friday, January 29, 2010

Tawau Hot Spring, a tourist attraction

TAWAU: When Bernama reported the existence of hot springs in Kampung Air Panas some one year ago, the spot was a pitiful sight with the presence of thick undergrowth and puddles of water on the ground.

Then, the hot springs there could have numbered about 100 but they were spread all over the place including the riverbanks as well as in the river itself.

The only evidence of these hot springs is the existence of hot air bubbles and froth on the river surface.

Even among the Tawau folks themselves, not many were aware over the existence of the hot springs, further compounding the area’s neglect.

At that time, there were only a handful of visitors even though on the weekend or public holiday.


Now that scenario is no more as the hot springs have been given a face lift.

A private company has moved in and developed the hot springs into a tourist draw and the place is known as the ‘Taman Rekreasi Air Panas’(Hot Springs Recreational Park).

As soon as the visitors arrive at the park’s entrance, they would be greeted by the beautiful landscape where the foliage of shrubs at the park was trimmed and ‘carved’ to form the words ‘1Malaysia’ and ‘Hotspring’.

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