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Desaru, the popular beach resort, is located on the eastern tip of the peninsula (near Singapore - about 
1½hr drive from Johor Bahru). 
It has clean sandy white beaches with a lush tropical forest that goes for about 25 kilometres. You can walk nearly 50 meters into the sea and still the depth is approximately 4 feet deep).

Desaru is a popular destination for tourists as well as locals. It is a village of casuarinas with 25km of unspoiled beaches and a lush tropical forest.
The  clean water has made many water sporting activities such as snorkelling, fishing, boating and canoeing possible. You can do also other activities without the blue sea. You can do golfing, jungle trekking, horseback riding and tennis.
There are many resorts and hotels here that cater to a variety of budget. There are resorts and hotels for the  budget traveller as well as families seeking fun in the sun.
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The beaches are lined with casuarina trees dotted by rustic fishing villages. Nearby are cascading falls, natural lakes and jungles where one can go jungle trekking.
To make your visit more memorable, visit Tanjung Pengelih to see  the relics of World War Two and the historical relic of the Malay Johor Riau Empire at Johor Lama.
Getting to the largest district of Johor at the south-eastern end of the peninsula, requires an hour's drive from Johor Baru. From the north, the easiest way is to take the Kulai exit of the North-South Expressway followed by a 90-minute drive to the historic town. The coastal road is a lot more scenic.
There are reliable public transportation services from all major towns. There is a direct ferry service between the Tanah Merah ferry terminal in Singapore and Sebana Cove, about an hour from Kota Tinggi.
Places of interest:

Kota Tinggi WaterfallsAnother popular out-of-town attraction is Kota Tinggi. This attraction of the waterfalls is situated at Lombong. The water cascades from a height of 36m down a steep precipice into a pool deep enough for swimming. The cool waters have beckoned many tourists and locals alike.
It is a good spot to take a fresh mountain air.
The Swiss-style chalets equipped with cooking facilities are available for visitors seeking an overnight visit.
At the base of the falls there are also public changing rooms, camping grounds, and a restaurant.
Teluk Ramunia and Tanjung BalauSome 10km south of Dasaru is another excellent stretch of beach known as Teluk Ramunia.
About 8km north of Desaru (20 minutes) is the Fishermen's Museum at Tanjung Balau which displays fish traps and equipment used by local fishermen and various artefacts of the trade.

Ostrich WonderlandAt this farm are more than 100 ostriches. It's situated in Teluk Ramunia since 2001. At the farm are guides to show you around. The reason of setting up this showfarm is to exhibit the ostriches to the publics and
allowing them to know more about ostriches, their habits, mating seasons etc. It is open daily from 10am to 6pm. Entrance fees are RM8 for adults and RM4 for children below 12.
Group rates of RM6 for 20 or more adults and RM3 for children are also offered.Fruit Farm
The Desaru Fruit Farm is planted with many different types of tropical fruits. Some fruits are seasonal, like Durian, Rambutan and Mangosteen whilst others like Papaya, Banana, Pineapple, Rose Apple, Star Fruit, Lime, Orange and Coconut are available all year round. The experienced guides will give talks on the different plants and show you around the farm in a leisurely bullock-cart ride or in your own vehicle.

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