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5 things to do in Desaru

Desaru Johor

To have adventure, splashing, nature and relax experience in one place? Desaru would be a good choice to you. Here you can experience adventurous activities, interact with animals, learning some history of fishermen, fulfilling your taste bud with fruits and relax your mind and anxious by walking besides the beach.

Adventure Waterpark at Desaru Coast

Adventure Waterpark at Desaru Coast
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Have a splash in one of the world’s largest water park in Desaru, Johor. The Adventure Water park at Desaru Coast provides you a best place to cool down from the tropical and humid weather. Other than the splash, here you could experience different kinds of rides that challenge your fear and give you excitement.

Location: 1.5380526,104.2606745
Entrance Fee: 
Regular: Adult RM151 Child RM113
With Mykad: Adult RM94 Child RM70
Operating Hours: Daily 10am to 6pm

Desaru Beach

Desaru Beach
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When you come to Desaru, do not miss the Desaru Beach. You could plan this attraction at 6-8pm to watch the maleficent sunset at the time and enjoy the comfy sea breeze, soft and whity sand when you walk around. Here you can have activities like fishing, swimming, hiking and boating. 

Location: 1.5462398,104.2498109
How to Get There: From Johor Bahru, use the Johor Bahru–Kota Tinggi trunk road (45km). From Mersing town, use the Mersing–Kota Tinggi trunk road. From the North–South Expressway, exit at Pasir Gudang interchange (Exit 256). From Kota Tinggi, it is another 57km to Desaru.

Recommended Homestay in Desaru : Arcadia Desaru
Hotel: TROVE

Desaru Fruit Farm

Desaru Fruit Farm
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When you visit the fruit farm, you will get to brief the agriculture professionals about all the techniques and equipment that are used in the fruit  farm. If you visit the farm, you will also get a pack of tropical fruits planted in the farm for free and try some of the free samples that are available there. Besides you could also purchase the fruits on the spot or through phone and online order if you want to.

Location: 1.5839082,104.1913516
Entrance Fee: Adult RM18/ Child RM12 (Min. 4 people)
Operation Hour: Daily 9am to 7pm

Tanjung Balau Fishermen Museum 

Tanjung Balau Fishermen Museum
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Tanjung Balau Fishermen Museum is also called Muzium Nelayan in Malay and has operated since 1992. Here you could learn the traditional life of fishermen, including the superstitions they followed to ensure a safe trip, the types of boats and rafts they used, their equipment such as nets, tackle and tools. Besides, it also has one gallery that is interesting, the Desaru Shipwreck Gallery. This gallery provides information and stories on wrecks in the area.

Location: 1.6134584,104.2560123
Entrance Fee: Adult RM4

Operation Hour: Daily 9am-6pm

Desaru Ostrich Farm

Ostrich Farm Desaru
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Have a close interaction with the largest bird in the world! Looks scary? Don’t be afraid. They are one of the cutest creatures in the world, sometimes they are shy, sometimes they are friendly, but the whole time they are cute! You could feed the ostriches and touch them gently and there will be caretakers to lead you on a tour and explain to you the stories about ostrich. At here, you could also have a chance to see the baby ostrich, ostrich egg and try to stand on the eggs!

Location: 1.368874,104.2393249
Entrance Fee:  RM20 for adults and RM15 for kids
Operation Hours: Farm open from 10.00am to 6.00pm

Recommended Homestay in Desaru : Arcadia Desaru
Hotel: TROVE

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