Brush up on history
All around the park, you'll find signs detailing the history of the area. First discovered back in 1909, the hot spring was popular with villagers who believed that the water flowing from it had healing powers and medicinal benefits. Later in 1922, when the site was acquired by soft drinks giant Fraser & Neave (F&N), the water was bottled and sold to the public. During World War II, the area near the well was bombed but was later converted into thermal onsen baths during the Japanese Occupation.