You know what is the most amazing thing about this Ulu Slim area?
It is not the world's 5th hottest hot springs that is located here or the many natural attractions, even though they are awesome. It is the people.
Every local person I crossed path with, while driving or walking, young or old; smiled or waved at me. All I have to do is look at them.
They know I am a stranger or outsider, for sure. Unlike other touristy places, the people in this kampung are not dependent on visitors or are peddling anything.
When you speak with them, you will understand the warm reactions are from the goodness of their hearts, instinctive hospitality and colour blindness.
So if you are tired of the endless race-baiting and bickering by politicians, take a drive to the countryside where the real Malaysia is. It is chicken soup for the soul.
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