Desaru (Chinese: 迪沙鲁) is a town in Pengerang, Kota Tinggi District, Johor, Malaysia. It is famous for its pristine beach beside the South China Sea.


Currently, the Johor state government is developing an integrated tourism area which spreads over an area of 1,578 hectares.[1]


The area consist ofvarious Malaysian boarding schools including Sekolah Menengah Sains Kota Tinggi, Sekolah Sukan Bandar Penawar and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Agama Bandar Penawar.


  • SKS City Mall opened in 2017.


Car and motorcycle is the fastest way to go to Desaru. The Senai–Desaru Expressway connects Desaru to Senai within 45 minutes.

Major Resident


  1. "State govt's moves set to give Johor economy a boost". The Sun Daily. 23 November 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2018.

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