Taking guilt-free indulgence to new levels this Lunar New Year, One&Only Desaru Coast is thrilled to invite guests to unwind and relax at its coastal paradise for a luxurious and celebratory affair. Join the bountiful beginnings over a sumptuous gourmet feast and an exciting lineup of activities for a special weekend from 21st – 22nd January 2023. 

Embark on an ultra-luxury family getaway to One&Only Desaru Coast, just a 90-minute ferry service from Singapore, where a breathtaking collection of expansive suites await guests to treat as their home away from home. Guests can look forward to embracing the festive spirit with Chinese cultural traditions such as ceremonial lion dance performances, firecracker lighting, and a visit from the prosperity buddha (Dai Tou Fat) himself. Among many other fun-filled family activities, guests are invited to unleash their creative side with an interactive calligraphy workshop guided by a skilled master demonstrating the ancient Chinese art of spring festival couplets and pen down poetic good wishes for the year ahead.
Synonymous with the Lunar New Year, the iconic glutinous dessert, tang yuan, is a quintessential treat and a favourite among many Singaporeans. One&Only Desaru Coast’s very own Ambara restaurant will be hosting a class teaching guests how to recreate their very own rendition and the recipe for this delicious treat. Specially curated for the little ones, the Kids Only club will offer daily activities for children, such as long-observed traditions of paper craft classes, a prosperity treasure hunt, and a petting zoo where kids can get up close with baby bunnies during their festive getaway.
Food and beverage aficionados can head over to savour the Flavours of Spring Reunion Dinner on the eve of the Lunar New Year, boasting a selection of thoughtfully curated auspicious dishes to signify great prosperity. Look forward to an abundance of festive dishes, from Toro Fish Yee Sang with avocado, crispy fish skin and wasabi dressing, Double Boiled Fish Maw Soup with matsutake mushrooms and 10 Head Abalone, and Braised Money Bags with dried oyster and wok-fried garden greens. Held at Ambara Restaurant, the dinner set menu is priced at RM380+ per adult and RM 108+ per child, inclusive of Yusheng (prosperity toss) and live entertainment.“We are excited to welcome a bountiful Year of the Rabbit with our guests in 2023,” said Jerome Pichon, General Manager of One&Only Desaru Coast. “From relaxing and leisurely educational activities to gastronomic delights, we hope to provide exceptional experiences that are perfect for adults and little ones alike. Our incredible list of engaging activities will ignite a sense of wonder for the whole family.”

Below is the list of Lunar New Year experiences guests can look forward to at One&Only Desaru Coast:

Date Experience
21st January 2023 2PM – 3PM Festive Craft Classes: Lantern Making at KidsOnly
4PM – 5PM Prosperity Treasure Hunt at KidsOnly

6PM – 10PM Flavours of Spring Reunion Dinner at Ambara

10PM – LATE Midnight Festivities at Dusky Monkey

22nd January 2023 11AM – 12PM Lion Dance Performance / Plucking of Greens / Visit by Buddha / Firecracker Lighting at Lobby

12PM – 2PM Lion Dance Visit Across Resort/ Spring Festival Couplet Calligraphy Demonstration at Lobby

2PM – 3PM Rice Ball (Tang Yuan) Making at Ambara

3PM – 4PM Festive Craft Classes: Dragon Puppet Making at KidsOnly

4PM – 5PM Bunny Petting at KidsOnly


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