Desaru is cool again: A family-friendly vacation just 1½ hours from Singapore

Once associated with tired beaches, Desaru is wooing visitors anew, including with the Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark, which opened in July 2018.
Once associated with tired beaches, Desaru is wooing visitors anew, including with the Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark, which opened in July 2018.PHOTO: DESARU COAST ADVENTURE WATERPARK

SINGAPORE - It is the December holidays and your family is looking for a quick getaway. You have already been to Legoland and Bintan, Kuala Lumpur is too long a drive to get to and Melaka's historical buildings might not keep the kids occupied for long.

How about Desaru then? Once associated with tired beaches, the spruced-up location is wooing visitors anew, including with the Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark, which opened in July.

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