Poring Hot Spring in Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia


Poring hot spring in the World Heritage Site Kinabalu Park, about 3 hours from Kota Kinabalu. It is a famous tourist destination in the state of Sabah, where there are wells sourced by the Japanese Army during World War II, and it is crowded with locals and tourists every day.

Poring hot spring has various activities other than hot springs, and it is one of the attractions that you can spend each time, such as playing in the pool in the nature or hiking in the jungle. There is also a restaurant and accommodation in the park.

Poring hot spring is now a popular tourist destination, but it was once said to be “a horrible place where hot water spouts”, and was a place where locals could not approach. During World War II, it was dug by the hands of the former Japanese army occupying Borneo, but the locals did not have the habit of taking a hot spring, so the Japanese army was left abandoned after withdrawal. It was becoming.

It has been maintained since the 1970s, and has become a popular tourist destination visited by many people, from locals to tourists, as part of the Kinabalu Nature Park, which is also a World Heritage Site. In addition to the hot springs, there are many hot springs in the newly-developed Paulin hot springs, such as pools, canopy walks, butterfly gardens, bat cave and waterfalls.

There are “onsen pools” and “onsen” hot springs, and the hot springs are also wearing swimwear.
If you go to Pauling Hot Spring, you should definitely bring a swimsuit set.


There are 5000 kinds of plants in the forest of Kinabalu Park where there is a porin hot spring. Among them, Rafflesia flowers with a large flower of about 1 m are especially rare.Of course, it is the largest flower in the world, but its smell is intense. Let’s be prepared. It takes 12 to 15 months from the bud to bloom, and it blooms and withers in about a week, so it is said that it is a phantom flower that can not be seen easily, so it is super lucky if you can see it.


Porin hot spring is part of Kinabalu Park, so you can feel the nature of the rainforest jungle. There is a trekking course on the premises of Poring Onsen, so please try walking in the jungle, which you can’t experience in Japan. There are various trekking courses ranging from 30 minutes to 3 hours, and anyone can enjoy it easily.

Trekking to Kipungit Waterfall, which is about 30 minutes away, is a popular course to enjoy. As you walk through the tunnel of trees in the jungle, you can meet small animals such as squirrels, and if you listen carefully, you can hear the voices of birds. Kipungit Waterfall is equipped with a table and chairs, and it is also recommended to have a picnic here.




・Below 17 years old:RM 10

・Below 6 year old: Free

・Public Bath:Free

・Private Bath:RM 15 & RM 20/hour

・Foot Bath:Free

・Pool:Adult RM 3, Child RM 1

[Opening hour]

8:00 am~18:00 pm


Poring Hot Spring

+60 88 212121

Poring Hot Spring, Ranau, Sabah