Desaru Fruit Farm, Kota Tinggi, Johor (Hentian Penawar, No 1, Sungai Cemaran Desaru, Kota Tinggi, 81900, Kota Tinggi, Johor, Malaysia) lies in the heart of the famous Desaru beach and resort area in the Kota Tinggi District, about 88 kilometres east of Johor Bahru. A basic trip to tour the farm cost RM 25.00 per adult and RM 20.00 per child. It will include a guided tour around the farm plus a complimentary tropical fruit packet. Other tours with numerous other activities are also available and we will discuss them in our Desaru Beach and Resort post.
The farm spans over 180 acres of tropical fruit farmland. Dubbed as the “best argi-tourism site” in Malaysia, the Desaru Fruit Farm, Kota Tinggi, Johor is one of the pioneers in agriculture tourism in Malaysia. The knowledgeable guide has years of experience working on the farm and will share their certified Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) and their Integrated Pest Management (IPM) system. You also get to see the trees and plants of different tropical fruits – such as the durian, jackfruit, rose apple, dragon fruit and rambutan. You will also learn practical tips from the experts on how to select fruits that are sweet and ripe.
You can then visit the Agricultural Gallery, where you gain more general knowledge about various fruits and the Herbal and Vegetable Garden to learn about useful herbs and plants in our daily life. Finally, the tour ends with an informative beekeeping management talk where you learn how bees create the sweet and healthy honey as well as how farmers harvest the honey for our use. You will also get a complimentary tasting of raw honey. You can top up your tour with their famous Durian & Fruits Fiesta where you get to enjoy the king of all fruits and a wide selection of tropical fruits which are unique to Malaysia’s tropical climate. The farm also offers a mini petting zoo with snakes, sheep and rabbits. There is a mini ostrich farm which is free to visit. You will gain interesting insights – the bird is flightless and they lay the largest egg and each egg can weigh up to 1.5kg, which is about two dozen chicken eggs. At the Mini Mart on the farm, you can purchase fresh produce from the farm, including the fruits, fruit juices, honey, souvenir and even a rabbit as a pet!
If you are interested in extending your stay, many resorts are found near to the Desaru Fruit Farm, Kota Tinggi, Johor. Visit our Desaru Beach and Resort post for more information! The Desaru Fruit Farm, Kota Tinggi, Johor is the perfect agriculture tourism place for farm visits and farm stays. Love Desaru Fruit Farm, Kota Tinggi, Johor? We found four other agriculture tourism farms in Johor – the UK Farm & Argo Resort, the Kahang Organic Rice Eco Farm, the Zenxin Organic Park and the Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm for you to learn, experience and have fun!
Photo credits: Desaru Fruit Farm, Kota Tinggi, Johor