If you’re in Sabah and looking for a unique foot spa experience, head on down to the Kampung Luanti fish ‘spa’ for a fun and tickly experience that leaves you with baby-smooth feet!
Located in Kampung Luanti, Ranau; 131 kilometers from Kota Kinabalu (2 hours and 40 minutes’ drive away), this fish massage ‘spa’ is managed by the Kampung Luanti JKK, led by Mr. Jeffrin Majangki.
In the Local KadazanDusun dialect, ‘tagal’ means ‘no fishing’, and the main purpose of the ‘tagal’ is to preserve the environment as well as the ecosystem to benefit the future generation. ‘Ikan Pelian’ or Malaysian Masheer comes from the family of Cyprinidae. These fishes are specifically trained by the villagers to perform the healing massage activities.
The fish massage is deemed to have a curative effect on those who suffers from psoriasis. Come to Kampung Luanti for regular fish massages and your skin will be smooth and supple, just like a baby’s bottom.
If getting fishes to nibble your dead skin doesn’t thrill you, try other activities such as jungle trekking and camping at Kampung Luanti. For visitors who intend to stay longer, Kampung Luanti is also equipped with a homestay programme to make visitors feel at home every time.