Category Archives: JOHOR

Desaru Fruit Farm Tour and River Cruise Firefly Sight Seing

From my previous post, which I write about experiencing the traditional life as a villagers. Nearby to the resort, there are plenty of interesting activities can be done aside from playing within the resort entertainment provided. There are a fruit farm and river nearby where your can bring your family there. A lot of the young kids nowadays never see how’s the actual food looks like before it is cooked.

Photos of the fruit farm, dragon fruit which still attach to the tree and cat whiskers plant which famous for slimming tea.


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Traditional Malay Home Stay and Dining Experience At Kampung Pasir Mas, Desaru

You see lately the weather like getting nuts. Some people who travel down to Johor Desaru Beach which leave them kinda disappointed when the weather is dangerous to play at beach. Though no rain, the wind are kinda dangerous.

How about for a change, go and do a village stay and live like one for once in your life. I did that before when I was a kid with my grandparents. We woke up wee early in the morning around 4am to go rubber tapping. With the creative mindset and caring for the heritage preservation, Pulai Desaru Beach Resort can arrange for you.

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Pulai Desaru Beach Resort & Spa Featuring Eco Tour Back To Nature Experience

On my last introduction for my Johor escapade, we started off the journey from KL 7.30am. On a 2 cars convoy, we reach Senai airport for a break around 11am. After the break, we head to Desaru via the new E22 Senai – Desaru Expressway which shorten our trip which previously take longer hours. In the olden days, we need to go all the way down to Johor Bahru and from there drive another 1 hour plus just to reach Desaru.

E22 has been fully completed and opened to public starting from 10 June 2011. The final stretch from Cahaya Baru to Desaru is approximately 27 km in length which includes the Single Plane Cable-Stayed Bridge across Sg Johor that ends at the Penawar Interchange.

With the linkage to Desaru, Desaru will be truly rejuvenated and is expected to increase the number of visitors, both locals and foreigners to Desaru. With the completion of the highway, travelling distance from Ulu Tiram to Penawar is reduced by 16 km while travelling time reduced by 1 hour. For more details on the Expressway Map.

We touch down at the Hotel and were greeted by the staffs who were expecting our arrival.

Wall landscaping with water running at the gate near the guard house

Without wasting much time, we proceed to the check in counter. Upon stepping in to the main lobby, we already can feel the sea breeze and fresh air from the surrounding lush greenery. The tall and high ceiling is a design concept where there are no air condition needed. Eventhough it was a bright sunny day, the air in the premiss is so cool. Continue reading

Eco Tour By Pulai Group At Johor Bahru On Malaysia Day 2011

How many of you went for a short break out from the busy city on last Malaysia Day? Being a Penangite, I am not able to go home during holiday season. The traffic jam, the early closure of my favorite hawker foods (Back in Penang and no food???). Fine screw that plan.

People from south going north. How about I go the other way round. I visit south instead. So I planned a trip down with a bunch of fellow food bloggers starting off from Desaru and ended in Johor Bahru. Below is the whole trips overview which later I will go in detail on each of the activity. There will be no tall buildings or shopping spree in this post. It is all about back to the traditional get away and also green nature scenes.

Day 1

Desaru Beach …. The famous getaway beaches for Singaporeans over the weekend

Check in to the great Pulai Desaru Beach Resort & Spa which most of the rooms having a nice scene.
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