DIPPING FOR HEALTH AT CHERANA PUTIH HOT SPRING

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FOR HUNDREDS OF years, people believe that soaking in a hot spring is beneficial to oneself. Not just it is good for relaxation, it is said that the sulphur can improve skin healthy, especially to those who suffer from chronic acne or eczema.

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Sulphur acts as a mild antiseptic that can helps disinfect skin and at the same time can help exfoliation of pore-clogging dead skin cells, dirt and oil and it also helps in improving skin health.

It is scientifically proven that the minerals contained in the hot waters has healing properties.

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The Japanese also believe that dipping in hot springs that are rich with minerals can help treat chronic digestive disease, constipation, diabetes, gout and liver.

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In Malaysia, there are many hot springs waiting for visitors to soak and enjoy the health benefits contained in the waters. Some of them are already upgraded and popular while some are still hidden gems and waiting to be discovered.

There are two popular hot springs that are already upgraded and very popular: Sungai Gadek Hot Spring and Jasin Hot Spring, where visitors can enjoy the water healing properties either by themselves or for the whole families. These places tend to get crowded at nights especially during long weekends.

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However, there is one hot spring in Alor Gajah which is still fairly low profile and perfect for those who doesn’t like large crowd. However, given time, this hot spring would soon be popular as it has been recently upgraded with better facilities.

The hot spring is discovered about 150 years ago and the place is already popular among the locals. Now they are becoming more popular by visitors from Singapore and Indonesia.

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Nestled among the kampung houses, Known as Kolam Air Panas Cherana Putih (Cherana Putih Hot Spring), is located at Taboh Naning and previously was operating without proper amenities for visitors.

The upgrading work at the hot spring was carried out by the Alor Gajah Municipal Council with RM500,000 budget and now boasted several pools including bathing pools, special shallow pools for dipping feet, toilets, changing rooms and a surau (prayer hall).

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Presently, a few chalets are being built in the hot spring compound and once completed, visitors can spend the night or a few nights here, to enjoy the hot spring.

Apart from the hot spring, visitor to Taboh Naning can also enjoy the local Malay food and treats such as the popular coconut shake as they are many stalls along the road. They are also stalls selling local handicrafts to bring home as momentos from Malacca.

For those who love a bit of science, why not visit the megalith stones known as Megalith Datuk Tua, not far from Cherana Putih Hot Spring (about 2km away). Some dubbed it as the Melaka version of Stonehenge. The tallest megalith stone stands at 2 meter high.

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There is small signboard on the left, heading towards the Simpang Ampat Toll Plaza.

There megalith stones are believed to be the grave of ancestors and there are almost a hundred ancient tombs scattered in the area.

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What is more interesting, the stones are growing and some locals claimed that the stone illuminated like a lamp at night. The tallest megalith is around two meter.

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Entrance Fees: Adults-RM5/ Child RM2.50

Weekends : Adults-RM6/Child RM3

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