Have a whirl of a time in cool Desaru

Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast (above) is partially open and welcoming guests. Check out crocodiles (above left) and ostriches (above) at farms in Desaru. Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark's Tempest offers a high-energy ride that includes a swirling vor
Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark’s Tempest offers a high-energy ride that includes a swirling vortex and 7m drop. PHOTO: DESARU COAST ADVENTURE WATERPARK
Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast (above) is partially open and welcoming guests. Check out crocodiles (above left) and ostriches (above) at farms in Desaru. Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark's Tempest offers a high-energy ride that includes a swirling vor
Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast (above) is partially open and welcoming guests.PHOTO: HARD ROCK HOTEL DESARU COAST

Race down water slides, feed ostriches by hand and go on a tour of a crocodile farm in the Malaysian city just 1 1/2 hours from 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 Malacca's historical buildings might not keep the kids occupied for long.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 09, 2018, with the headline 'Have a whirl of a time in cool Desaru'. Print Edition | Subscribe