Backed by a US$1.1 billion investment from Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund, the integrated destination resort, Desaru Coast, hopes to rival other regional resort offerings in Singapore and Indonesia.
Adam Nebbs
Opinion

Opinion

Travellers' Checks by Adam Nebbs

Can Malaysia’s Desaru Coast compete with Sentosa in Singapore or Indonesia’s Bintan Island?

  • Backed by Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund, which invested US$1.1 billion in its development, the resort has a slew of luxury hotels and two golf courses
  • Doubts remain over its sustainability, however

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Backed by a US$1.1 billion investment from Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund, the integrated destination resort, Desaru Coast, hopes to rival other regional resort offerings in Singapore and Indonesia.
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