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Top 7 Things to Do in Desaru – Discover Desaru and its Many Captivating Attractions

Desaru is a perfect travel destination situated close to Singapore with beautiful coastlines for some light-hearted fun, and tranquillity away from the hubbub of the commercial centres of Malaysia.


Sandy beaches of Desaru

The beaches in Desaru are stunning, lined with Casuarina trees the coastline stretches 25 kilometres. Calm and balmy seas waters are perfect for children and take the opportunity to try some water sports or hiking around the area. Take the opportunity to relax in a less crowded beach, however, try your hand at boating if you want some adventure. Anantara Desaru Coast Residences is one of the villas in Malaysia ideally placed on the coast to set camp and explore this lovely coastline.


Adventure Water Park

It is a water theme park with unique rides and featuring over 20 thrill rides, slides and fantastic attractions divided across five zones. The park houses a big wave pool and it also home to the first water coaster in South Asia


Desaru fruit farm

With over 100 acres to explore this farm allows tourists to discover the exotic and abundant fruit this part of the world has to offer. There are guided tours to explain the hundreds of varieties of fruit grown on the farm, and there are fruit stalls to purchase fresh produce. Other exciting attractions include an agricultural gallery; petting zoo, ATV ride tours, and fun team-building group activities that are available within the premises.


Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm

Founded in 1979 this farm has more than 1000 protected crocodiles that make it their home. The star attraction of the farm is a 130-year-old toothless crocodile relaxing in his old age. Visitors to the farm can watch the crocodiles being fed and get close to baby crocodiles under the supervision of the caretakers.


Desaru Coast Riverside Village

Located close to the Desaru Coast, Riverside Village is a landscaped 23-acre water-fronted multi-faceted lifestyle village. There are many shopping outlets and retail outlets, coffee shops, restaurants, entertainment centres, fruit shops and many more activities available all year around. Visit their official website to plan and make the most out of your day.


Bujang Fireflies

Visiting this breeding ground of the rare Bujang Fireflies and many other species of fireflies is a unique experience. You get to see over 29 diverse firefly species in the breeding site. Watch them emit colours of green, yellow, and pale red and dance among the berembang trees over the Sunagi Lebain Wetlands by night. A Truly magical sight to witness!


Desaru Ostrich Farm

Located in Teluk Raumania, the farm is home to more than 300 ostriches, the world's largest bird. You will get the opportunity to get very close to these magnificent animals, and the caretakers will help you to understand more about them. There are gift and souvenir shops to purchase with unique trinkets made from ostrich shells and feathers.