Malaysia set to welcome business and leisure travelers to Johor in 2018
SINGAPORE, October – Malaysia’s most anticipated new tourism development, Desaru Coast, participated at Asia’s leading travel trade show, ITB Asia 2017 which took place from 25 to 27 October 2017 at Marina Bay Sands Singapore. The premium integrated destination presented its latest developments and various offerings in the hidden gem of Johor.
Developed by Desaru Development Holdings One Sdn. Bhd., Desaru Coast is located at the south-eastern region of Malaysia, spanning over 3,900 acres along an unspoiled 17km beachfront facing the South China Sea. The destination is easily accessible via land, ferry, and air. Desaru Coast is home to four globally renowned hotels and resorts, two world-class golf courses, a themed water park, a retail village as well as a conference centre.
“Desaru Coast’s involvement in ITB Asia 2017 will open doors for us to connect with buyers of all sectors within the travel-value chain commerce whilst positioning Desaru Coast as the destination of choice amongst holidaymakers and business travelers alike within the region. We look forward to sharing a preview of the destination that will appeal to both inbound & outbound travelers with its myriad of offerings.” said Muhammad Zainal Ashikin, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Desaru Development Holdings One Sdn. Bhd.
Anchored by Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark, one of the world’s biggest water parks with the largest wave pool in Southeast Asia, the attraction also presents visitors with a Malaysian fishing village atmosphere. Visitors can also experience the first water coaster in the region and a unique mix of wet and dry rides.
The fully-integrated beach-front destination will encompass globally renowned hotels and resorts namely The Westin Desaru Coast Resort, Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas, Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast and Aman Resort & Villas.
Adding to the vast array of leisure and holistic offerings is Desaru Coast Riverside, a 23-acre water-front landscaped retail and lifestyle village located in the heart of Desaru Coast that delivers an all-inclusive leisure experience, including a range of retail, eateries and entertainment outlets.
Completing the unique blend of experiences that the multi-billion dollar integrated destination has to offer is the Desaru Coast Conference Centre, an equipped multipurpose venue with a banquet area and exhibition space that can host up to 1,000 participants. The conference centre is furnished with meeting and breakout rooms, VIP lounges, a pre-function area, and courtyard to cater to MICE events, corporate functions and entertainment events.
Golf aficionados will get the chance to tee-off at the first Els Club in Southeast Asia, the third in the world, The Els Club Malaysia in Desaru Coast. The Els Club Desaru Coast comprises two championship golf courses, the 27-hole Ocean Course and the 18-hole Valley Course. Managed by Troon Golf, the Ocean Course was designed by 4-time Major Champion, Ernie Els, while the Valley Course was designed in collaboration with Els’ long-standing friend and major champion, Vijay Singh. Golfers can be guaranteed a world-class golf experience with an incredible view.
Desaru Coast is set to unveil its destination offerings in stages, with the commencement of operations of The Els Club Desaru Coast – Ocean Couse in September 2016 and The Els Club Desaru Coast – Valley Course in March 2017. The destination will open the remaining components from end June 2018.
This year, Desaru Coast brings something different to the buyers by hosting a two-day experiential post-tour to Malaysia’s most Southern state- Johor, including Desaru Coast and some of the iconic attractions of Johor. This is part of Desaru Coast’s efforts to promote Johor as a destination of choice amongst the discerning travelers.
Members of the media and visitors can find out more about the latest updates on Desaru Coast developments at Desaru Coast Booth located at Hall F, No. C20.
For more information, visit www.desarucoast.com, Desaru Coast Malaysia Facebook and Instagram.