Johor Bahru, Desaru
Desaru Coast, located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, eastern part of the state of Johor, an hour and a half drive from Singapore, and 4 hours drive from the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. The beach strip framed by casuarinas stretches for 25 km, washed by the waters of the South China Sea
Lovers of outdoor activities will like it here: opportunities for swimming, fishing, water sports, cruises.
History: about 10 thousand years ago, aliens from South China settled in this area, until 1405 the area was conquered by the following countries, Cambodia (Kingdom of Angkor), the kingdom of Srivijaya and Majapahid. Further, the Malay archipelago was under the influence of Arab merchants and was a colony of Portugal, then the royal family from Malacca moved to these places and founded the Johor empire, which was at the center of trade and sea routes.
The weather on the coast of Desaru is kept at 32 degrees Celsius. Monsoon season from November to February, hottest months from June to August
Attractions and opportunities for outdoor activities:
Trekking through the tropical jungle where there are many rare birds, monkeys and deer
Water park with water slides
Golf club with 2 golf courses, 45 holes in total and a golf academy.
The island lies 50 kilometers from Kuala Terengganu. This is one of the most wonderful places on the east coast of Malaysia. Densely overgrown with vegetation, the island is framed by white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. Redang has the cleanest water, a white sandy beach, a lot of greenery. Redang is surrounded by numerous reefs with perennial plate-like coral formations of amazing beauty. The waters around the island are teeming with colorful marine life. On Redang, you can enjoy a variety of recreation: swimming, diving, canoeing and jet skiing. You can get to different parts of the island by boat. You can stay in various hotels, chalets, resorts. The island has been declared a marine reserve. Destroying corals is strictly prohibited. Fishing is prohibited within a radius of 32 kilometers from Redang. There is no developed transport system on the island, so you have to travel by boat. You can get to the island in 1 hour by boat from Merang or fly from Kula Lumpur or Singapore, Berjaya Air flies from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to Redang Island, the flight time is about an hour.
Tioman Island is part of the Pahang National Park, located 60 km off the east coast of mainland Malaysia. It is the largest reef system in the South China Sea. Tioman – the island shown in the Hollywood musical “South Pacific” is considered one of the most beautiful in Asia. White sandy beaches and crystal clear blue waters attract tourists from all over the world. You should rest on Tioman in the summer. It is from May to November that the climate is most favorable here, and the warm waters of the South China Sea are especially gentle and transparent.
Along the entire western coast of the island stretch magnificent beaches washed by clear azure waters.
You can get to the island from Kuala Lumpur (50 min flight) and from Singapore (1 hour flight)
Pangkor is located near the western coast, its maximum length is twelve kilometers, and its maximum width is four. This hilly island is covered with forests, the waters here are sapphire blue, and the natural fine sand delights beach lovers.
Pangkor will especially delight fans of water sports, diving and snorkelling. For them, the Pangkor Marine Reserve – Teluk Nepah Park is recommended, which is a real lagoon – a quiet sea backwater, surrounded by a wide coral reef. The water here is clean and transparent. From a boat to a depth of up to eight meters, you can see the colorful coral bottom and the life of marine life. And those who are more interested in the life of the land inhabitants of the island should go to the Pangkor Forest Reserve – here, in an untouched corner of the tropical forest, all the splendor of exotic flora and fauna is concentrated. During the hike, not only monkeys are encountered, but also deer, and among the birds – big-nosed toucans.
You can get from Kuala Lumpur, 3 hours drive.