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Tour Excursion 2022
180 Acres of Tropical Fruitland
Desaru Fruit Farm is awarded the “Best Agro- Tourism site” in Malaysia 2006 and Innovative Tourism Attraction – Agro Tourism Conservation by Malaysia Tourism Awards 2010. Learn more about the GOOD Agricultural Practise (GAP), the Integrated Pest Management (IPM), collect information at our inhouse Agriculture Gallery. Visit the Herbal & Vegetable Garden, & sit- in through an Educational Bee Keeping Management talk. See the bee at work & tasting of raw honey in our farm. Grab some Local Products or Fresh Fruits at the Mini Mart in the Fruit Farm.
Masjid Al Syifa’ Bandar Penawar (Al Syifa’ Mosque Bandar Penawar)
- Located 3.49km away from the resort or 10 minutes’ drive.
- Built in 1992 and officially launched on 1st March 1994.
- It can cater up to 2000 people at one time.
There are more than 1,000 of them in this farm, including a toothless 130-year-old. Past its prime, this geriatric prefers to spend its golden years sunbathing rather than scaring away the visitors. The crocs here are of the saltwater crocodile species (Crocodiles Porous). As you venture deeper into the farm, you may notice that the crocodiles keep getting bigger. They oblige trigger-happy tourists by going right to the water’s edge to stir up some “excitement” for that perfect photo moment. Leave the farm with interesting facts on crocodiles, and take home some souvenirs. The farm is open from 9am to 6pm.
Mangrove Edu tour
Explore the fascinating mangrove forests and channels responsible for the great diversity of the river with your own private or in a group.
Although the farm is also located at Desaru, a mere 25 minutes’ drive is still required from the resort. This famous Ostrich Farm which is situated at Teluk Ramunia, houses more than 100 of ostriches in its vast perimeter comfortable enough for the birds to roam freely in a safe guarded zone. During the farm tour, a caretaker would be assigned in touring and guiding you around, whilst interesting facts of those ostriches will be told and explained by the caretaker simultaneously.
Kota Tinggi Firefly
An enchanting experience awaits you just around 45 minutes drive, nearby Kota Tinggi town located en route to Mersing. Hop on to the boat at the main jetty as your boat departs into the night just a short 5-10 minutes trip to the magical light bugs. Your boatman will also act as your guide and brief you upon the basic rules and regulations as well as some interesting facts about the anticipated fireflies. Just shortly after, your eyes will catch sight of the mesmerizing flickering lights that break the darkness of the night. The fireflies appear as thousands of dancing little stars and it is truly a spectacular experience as you listen to the stories and history of these fascinating light bugs. After spending some time admiring the beautiful fireflies, we will head back to the jetty. On the way back the boatman will head towards the Kota Tinggi Bridge and you will get to see the full view of the swallow bird’s nest all hidden underneath the bridge! After the surprising encounter, we will head back to the jetty. Before you are transferred back, sit down and enjoy a sumptuous dinner at a lovely restaurant by the river bank.
Kota Tinggi Waterfalls
The waterfalls are located at the foot of Gunung (Mountain) Muntahak. It cascades down some 34 meters from the mountain. The natural beauty of the area is refreshing, and provides an escape for busy city-goers. The cooling river waters also provide an ideal place for swimming, and a nice spot for picnics. It is a great place for nature lovers who often spot birds, and numerous insects around the area. Those wanting to spend a night here can opt to stay at the Kota Tinggi Waterfalls Resort.
Tanjung Balau Fishermen Museum, or Muzium Nelayan
Tanjung Balau Fishermen Museum, or Muzium Nelayan, is a spacious museum on the beachfront at Tanjung Balau in Kota Tinggi District of Johor. It was opened in 1992 near the site of a former fishing village. Exhibits include actual fishing boats and nets, boat models, dioramas, posters, films etc.
Kota Tinggi Museum
Built in 1997 and opened to the public in 2002, the museum traces the glory days of the Johor Sultanate, which started soon after the Malaccan empire fell to the Portuguese in 1511. The site Kota Tinggi was chosen for a museum due to its historical significance as the seat of the old Johor Sultanate. It was also at the valley of the Johor River that the famed writer Tun Sri Lanang wrote in the annals of “Sejarah Melayu” (Malay History), a histography of Malay excellence. A walk through the two-storey shopping building will bring you past a collection of rare exhibits from the 19th century to the present, including century- old porcelain, huge canvas paintings, ancient musical instruments and once- victorious weapons. Trace the history of one of this region’s most colorful empires. The museum is open Sat-Thurs from 9am-4pm and is closed on Fridays. Admission is free.
Legoland Johor, Malaysia
Take your family on an hour journey to LEGOLAND, Malaysia’s first international theme park in Johor. Bring your imagination to life and experience the thrill of fighting flying dragons or sailing a pirate ship to find lost treasure, with more than 70 hands-on rides, slides, shows and attractions. Visit the park’s seven areas including the Beginning, Miniland, Imagination, Lego Technic, Lego Kingdoms, Land of Adventure, and Lego City. The park contains more than 15,000 LEGO models made from over 60 million LEGO bricks. Give your family a unique, unforgettable experience at LEGOLAND Malaysia. Enjoy unbeatable rates when you get your tickets at wonder fly. Enjoy unbeatable rates to this and other attractions in Johor, including Angry Birds Activity Park, Sanrio Hello Kitty & Thomas Town and more on Wonder fly!
The Els Club Desaru Coast
Take your skills to the 45-hole golfing paradise designed by Ernie Els, cradled in the spectacular Malaysian tropical landscape. Tee off to breathtaking backdrops of rolling valleys or the glittering South China Sea for an experience few can match. Comprehensive facilities support the game with 2 clubhouses to rest and refuel after your game or GPS buggies to keep you on the right track. Our Els Performance Golf Academy brings world class standards to your game.
SKS City Mall Bandar Penawar is the first of its kind shopping oasis located just a breeze away from the resort. Stretched across 6-acres of prime land bank, the two-storey shopping mall incorporates a food court, anchor tenant lots, a fresh market and the mall also serve as an indulgence destination for the leisure travelers during their relaxing gateway in Desaru.