'Tagal'concept at Moroli river , Luanti village , Ranau Sabah ( Malaysia )
Fancy something more unique than your average spa? Then head on to Luanti village , Ranau for a fish massaging session!
Located in Luanti village , Ranau, 131 kilometers from Kota Kinabalu (2 hours and 40 minutes drive away); this fish massage ‘spa’ is managed by the Luanti village JKK and lead 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 Luanti village for regular fish massages and you will enjoy smoother and suppler skin - just like a baby’s bottom.
If the idea of fishes nibbling off your dead skin doesn’t thrill you, try other activities such as jungle trekking and camping. Should you intend to stay longer, Luanti village is also equipped with a homestay programme to make visitors feel at home every time.