Desaru Fruit Farm, Johor

Desaru Fruit Farm sits on 180 acres of land, sprawled with many different types of trees that produce the wide variety of tropical fruits. The fruit farm is well-known for having won the “Best Agro-Tourism Site” in 2006.

Visitors here will definitely get to sample the local delights, but will on top of that, learn more about tropical fruits. There will be a guided tour in Desaru Fruit Farm, starting with tropical fruit trees and brief introduction of various fruits such as pineapple, papaya, durian, mango and others, followed by numerous stops at agriculture gallery, vegetable and herb garden and petting zoo. Walking through the planted areas, tour guides will give valuable insights into each type of tropical fruit, its seasons, planting methods and most importantly, how to identify its tree. The paid-tour comes with a fruit platter so that visitors will get to sample every tropical fruit available. The agriculture galleries is where visitors will be shown artifacts left behind by a progressing agriculture sector, and learn about medicinal properties of tropical fruits. Stop-by for a squeeze of fresh juices at the Juice Station before heading to the Petting Zoo, which houses various animals such as rabbits, snakes, tortoises, ostriches and other farm animals. Next, get to know the medicinal value of various herbs and vegetables at the Herbal and Vegetables Garden. Visitors can also grab souvenirs from the farm.

Desaru Fruit Farm is the one-stop destination for a fruit fest and a great place to be introduced to the tropical fruits of Malaysia.

How to get there

To get to Desaru Fruit Farm, head for Kota Tinggi. From Johor Bahru city centre use the Johor Bahru-Kota Tinggi trunk road (45km). From Mersing town use Mersing-Kota Tinggi trunk road; from the North-South expressway, exit at Pasir Gudang or Kulai interchange and from Kota Tinggi town it is another 39km to Desaru Fruit Farm.

From Singapore, visitors can travel via E22 Expressway (new bridge) and the journey takes about 45 minutes from Woodland. Travel by sea is possible from Changi Ferry Terminal to Penggerang.

Opening hour and entrance fee

Desaru Fruit Farm opens daily from 9am to 7pm. Entrance fee is RM 18 per adult and RM 12 per child.

Recommended Area to Stay in Johor
Johor Bahru City Centre
Gateway to the city attractions, Legoland Theme Park and eateries.
Desaru
For those looking for beach vacation and nature exploration.

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on Sep 26, 2014