Sankina Hotspring Park

Tawaurians can now rejoice at the newly opened ‘water park’ in this uneventful town of ours. The place might be tiny in comparison to other parks out there but hey, we take what we can get. Its location can be a ‘challenge’ on its own since it is quite hidden from plain sight and the management has not put up any clear signage leading up to the place (yet). All I can tell you is that it is located deep within Jalan Hotspring and within the same area as Tawau Hot Spring (yup, literally a hot spring within Hotspring… hehehe). If you guys are interested in checking out the place (I’m just telling you guys right now that although the pool might be vast, it was unfortunately only knee deep so it is more suitable towards families with small kids) you do need to pay RM35 per adult and RM25 per child upon entry. But that fare includes a RM10 food coupon which you can redeem at their restaurant nearby and they also waived the fee for senior citizens 60 years old and above.

Speaking of which, I admit that their eatery was what got me to put up this review in the first place. After lounging at the pool, it is always a good idea to drop by their restaurant not just to redeem said coupon but to genuinely try out their selection of food. And may I say that they do have plenty of choices to choose from. Since I was there with my whole family (which includes my sister and her children) we’d tried a bunch of stuff such as Curry Chicken Rice (my mom loved the non spicy curry), Sambal Prawn with Rice (my dad said that the prawns were fresh and reasonably spicy), Honey Lamb with Rice (my brother-in-law cleared the whole thing so…), Chicken Bolognese Spaghetti (the portion was huge) and last but not least the Hotpring Park Chicken Burger (my sister commented that it was lovely with pineapple slices inside). It’s good to note that they’re also open for dinner and private functions. And if you’re there just for the food, then you still need to pay RM20 for their entrance fee (including that RM10 worth of food coupon).

** Current status – Still in operation (as of February 2018) 

***Here are pictures in and around the restaurant (plus our lunch)...

... and the surrounding water park area

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