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|Xplore Johor – Tourism Johor|
+BestRestaurant ToEat was invited by the Tourism Johor to join in the Xplore Johor program to this beautiful resort town Desaru, Johor for a 3 days 2 nights (3D 2N) escapade to explore some of Desaru places of interest and Desaru attraction.
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We started our exploration from the Malaysia Tourism Centre (MATIC) office in Jalan Ampang Kuala Lumpur early in the morning as we are scheduled to arrive at Desaru in time for lunch.
Our first destination is the Desaru Fruit Farm one of the popular tourist destination; as there are plenty to explore on this farm.
The local fruits which include my favourite fruit i.e Jack Fruit,
Guava & Passion Fruit,
Red and White Dragon Fruits
Jambu Air & Rambutan and more; are freshly cut and peel to serve to you. Too bad, it was the end of the Durian season, so we didn’t get to eat the King of Fruit and Mangosteen from Johor.
As part of the Desaru Fruit Farm entrance fee (RM58.30 – Adult, RM50.90 – Child) which includes the fruit buffet, the set lunch; it also comes with a Fruit farm tour where you can experience and explore all the different fruit trees and its growing process which are explained during the tour on a specially crafted lorry.
|Desaru Fruit Farm Tour|
We were delighted to have learned a lot about the planting and caring process of these fruit trees.
The fruit farm has over 100 varieties of fruits and herbs that are planted in this 100 acres (45.5 hectares) fruit farm.
After our fun stop at the Desaru Fruit Farm, it was time to check into our hotel. Our stay for the entire holiday is at the Tiara Desaru Seaview Residence located at Jalan Tanjong Lompat, Bandar Penawar, Desaru Johor – a service apartment home stay style which has a beautiful beach facing the South China Sea.
At Tiara Desaru, there are 4 swimming pools where you can take a dip to relax your tired soul.
there is also a small pantry area where you can do some light cooking.
For those that loves BBQ, there is numerous BBQ pit available inside the compound and on the beach hut facing the sea. Please arrange with the staff if you plan to have a BBQ.
Penang Rojak – who would have thought that you can eat such nice Penang Rojak in Desaru Johor.
Tiara Desaru Seaview Residence Address and Location
Lotus Desaru Beach Resort Address and Location