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Desaru Coast: A destination resort with big ambitions

This gleaming international destination is a far cry from the sleepy Desaru of old that attracted mainly local day trippers. PHOTO: DESARU COAST
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KOTA TINGGI - Malaysia’s luxury resorts or hotels have mostly been concentrated in bustling city centres or well-known resort islands such as Langkawi.

In recent years, however, a premier retreat destination has sprung up in a less celebrated location – Johor state’s Desaru, a favourite seaside haunt for locals because of its pristine beaches.

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