A Guide to Sungkai Hot Springs

A Guide to Sungkai Hot Springs: What to Expect, Tips + More

Wonderful hot springs surrounded by lush greeneries as far as the eye can see—sounds like paradise, right? 

Sungkai Hot Springs is a great place to spend your vacation if you’re looking for a quick getaway from Kuala Lumpur. It’s one of the best well-maintained hot springs in the country, which is just one of the many reasons why you should check it out.

For the other reasons as well as some useful tips and things you can expect from your visit, check out our in-depth guide here!

Best Time to Go

The best time to visit the hot springs is in December, as it’s the coldest month of the year in Perak. This way, you can enjoy one of the many hot springs in Sungkai while being treated to pleasant weather.

You’d want to avoid visiting during the sunny months of the year, as you won’t get to enjoy the hot springs as much. The hottest month of the year is May so do keep that in mind.

Meanwhile, if you’re travelling on a budget, we recommend visiting during the non-peak season (March to May). During this time, hotel accommodations will be much cheaper as well as plane tickets – plus, you’re less likely to encounter crowds.

Things to Know

Currency: Malaysian Ringgit

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Language: Malay, English

Calling Code: +60

Contact details: +60 19-279 0022

Address: 35600 Sungkai, Perak, Malaysia

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Thursday: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Fresh Mountain Springs Pool: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Entrance fee:

  • Adults: RM15
  • Children: RM8
  • Senior Citizen: RM5
  • Handicapped: RM5

Parking situation: There’s free parking on the premises and you’re free to leave your car no matter how long you’re planning on staying in the hot springs.

Facilities inside the resort:

  • Food stalls
  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Cafeteria
  • Souvenir Shop

How to Get There

Via public transportation: The first step to getting to Sungkai Hot Springs via public transportation is hopping on the ETS from KL Sentral Station. You should ride the one going to Ipoh where you can then drop off at Slim River Station.

From there, you have to ride the Maraliner bus going to Sungkai and get dropped off at the SMK Sungai Kruing station. Lastly, you have to hail a taxi that will take you directly to the hot springs.

Overall, this method will take you around 2 hours and 40 minutes, which isn’t too bad if you’re travelling on a budget.

Via car rental: As much as possible, we recommend renting a car when visiting the hot springs for a more convenient ride. This lets you make as many bathroom breaks as you need and stopovers to other attractions that you may come across along the way.

If you’re opting for this, the best route you can take is via the NORTH/SOUTH by E1 PLUS expressway. From there, you can take the EXIT 128 Sungkai until you reach the toll plaza where you’ll continue before reaching Route 1.

You have to stay on this road for around 1 km before turning left on Route 159, which will take you to  Felda Sungai Klah in about 6 km. Stay on this route until you spot the sign pointing towards Sungai Klah Hot Springs and you’ll arrive in the hot springs in no time.

What to Do in Sungkai Hot Springs

Spend quality time with your loved ones at the private jacuzzi

Spend quality time with your loved ones at the private jacuzzi
(Photo from: Felda Residences )

If you’d much rather have a private experience, be it with your family, friends or significant other, you can rent one of the resort’s private jacuzzis. These heated pools are located in a separate villa where you can enjoy a quieter side of the resort while submerging in nice warm waters.

There are two types of private jacuzzis in the resort: the standard and the superior, with each one costing RM75 and RM125 per hour respectively. Both these options are great so you’re in good hands regardless of which one you book.

Pro tip:

As much as possible, book these private villas in advance. They’re widely in demand, making it difficult to reserve them, especially on weekends.

Boil some eggs

From jihadi1975

One of the coolest things you can do in the hot springs of Sungkai is boiling some eggs. This activity is specifically done on the pool that features up to 100 °C and you’ll be provided with baskets to make sure that your eggs don’t drift away.

Pro tip:

Be sure to watch over your children when doing this pool! A temperature this intense can scald your skin.

Walk along the water reflexology path

From Marco Balayong

If you want to enjoy free physical therapy, then you have to check out the water reflexology path in one of the hot springs in the area. This specific path combines hot water with different-shaped stones designed to poke different pressure points in your feet.

The idea here is that if you don’t feel any pain while walking on the reflexology path, it means that you are healthy! This is an activity we recommend for the elderly but people of all ages can freely enjoy it.

Experience a natural sauna

From runnie7w7

The boardwalk is an area where people can relax and bask in the heat that radiates from the steaming hot water below. It’s sort of a natural sauna where you can detoxify your body through clouds of steam generated from the water temperature that ranges from 60 °C to 101 °C.

Aside from detox, sauna experiences such as this are also believed to help in weight loss, blood circulation, stress management and even sleeping patterns! So if you or a loved one is having trouble with any of these, make sure to stop by the boardwalk.

Pro tip:

This area is best visited at night, as the place is made much more aesthetically pleasing because of the spotlights. Plus, the natural temperature of the air will be much cooler, creating a perfect contrast with the hot steam coming from the water.

Stay at Felda Residences Hot Springs

Address: Felda Residence Hot Spring, Jalan Sungai Klah, 35600 Sungkai, Perak, Malaysia.

Phone: 605-438 7609


The Felda Residences is the best place to check out if you’re planning to stay overnight at Sungkai Hot Springs. It’s the premier resort in the area, boasting premium villas and deluxe rooms that come complete with amenities like bathtubs, kitchenettes and satellite TVs.

It’s also worth noting that the rooms as well as the overall resort itself are tastefully designed, making every corner perfect for taking Insta-worthy photos. Just be sure to reserve early, as it’s a popular resort among locals and tourists alike.

Conquer rapid waves at Sungkai River

From deltaoutdoorsmy

Want a surge of adrenaline to break the serenity of the hot springs? Then you should stop by the nearby Sungkai River!

This river features mean waves that will take you in through various twists and turns down the rapids, where you’ll be forced to work together! Make sure to communicate with your team well to make sure that your raft keeps afloat!

Get massaged at Spa Villa Cintami

Address: Hot Spring Sg Klah , Sungkai, Malaysia

Phone: +60 18-228 5661


Spa Villa Cintami will take your relaxation to a whole new level by offering world-class massage services. With their expert masseuse, you can expect all the accumulated stress from your body to leave once you’re done with your session – get ready to feel like a new person!

Apps to Download for a Trip to Sungkai Hot Springs

Travel Malaysia: A pocket travel guide to Malaysia

iOs | Android

Maps.me: Offline map of the world

iOs | Android

XE Currency App: Real-time currency exchange rate app

iOs | Android

Grab: Ride-hailing app of Southeast Asia

iOs | Android

Google Translate: word translation with offline capabilities

iOs | Android

CatchThatBus: Bus ticket booking app