Desaru beach Johor Bahru
Malaysians in the south state of Johor flock to Desaru, a 25 stretch of warm beach
just 98km away from its capital Johor Bahru. The water sports industry is at its zenith here.
Water skiing, canoeing and catamaran sailing activities are some of the developments in this
famous beach. Other activities you can do include horse-riding, archery, camping and off-road
adventures in 4x4 vehicles.
Winner of numerous tourism and diving awards, the seas of Sipadan in Sabah are renowned for
having more than 3000 species of fish and coral live in its ecosystem. Divers can even explore an
underwater limestone cavern here. Despite once being catapulted to world news for terrorist
kidnappings, Sipadan is now very safe and closely guarded by the marines.
Rantau Abang is the only location in Malaysia where the massive leatherback; the largest turtle
species on Earth, comes to nest every year. Between May and September, visitors who come here to
Rantau Abang in Dungun, Terengganu, will get a rare glimpse of leatherbacks climbing the gentle
beach slopes to lay their eggs and return to the sea.
Just 15 minutes away by car from Kota Kinabalu, Tanjung Aruís long line of sandy beach dotted
with casuarina trees provides a peaceful and inviting sight. The beach is a popular sport to
swim, relax and watch the beautiful sunsets of Sabah.
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