Friday, January 19, 2007

More Tourists Soaking up Hot Spring at Ulu Legong

MORE domestic and foreign tourists are coming to Ulu Legong Hot Spring and Recreation Centre – thanks to the clean environment and well-maintained boarding facilities.

Baling District Council president Noh Dahya said at least 50,000 visitors were expected at the centre in Kedah this month.

He said tourist arrivals last year was about 30,000 per month.

He added that tourists were drawn to the clean environment at the natural hot spring pools and facilities such as chalets and dormitories.

“The hot spring is not only famous among the locals as we are getting tourists from overseas,” he said.

He said measures had been taken to upgrade the existing facilities.

“We need to undertake these measures to draw more visitors during Visit Malaysia 2007,” he said after leading a team of council staff on a gotong-royong round at the hot spring recently.

Apart from those seeking relaxation, people with ailments and skin problems go there to seek therapeutic treatment by immersing themselves in the five hot spring pools which has high sulphur content with water temperature at between 30 °C and 60°C.

Noh added that tourist arrivals during the school holidays and public holidays had increased revenue for the locals who sold food and snacks around the centre.

Noh also said the district council planned to launch a promotional blitz of the centre soon to promote the hotspring as an alternative tourist destination apart from Langkawi.

Source : STAR
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