Access to Desaru Coast Destination Resort, Malaysia’s largest
integrated destination, is becoming a lot easier with a new ferry
service from Singapore.
Desaru Link Ferry Services, a subsidiary of Batam Fast Ferry (Batam
Fast), has been appointed to offer passenger ferry services between
Singapore’s Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal and the newly completed Desaru
Coast Ferry Terminal.
With this new sea route, passengers will be able to embark on a
90‐minute journey from the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, which is similar
to the land route with no traffic. In the future, the Desaru Coast Ferry
Terminal is expected to be connected to the Riau Islands of Batam and
From Singapore, Batam Fast is expected to provide two round trips to
Desaru Coast on Thursday to Sunday and one round trip on Monday to
Wednesday based on market demand. The capacity of the ferries serving
this route will vary from 150 to 338 passengers.
Both frequency of services and capacity of ferries will scale as market conditions improve and the tourism industry recovers.
“The appointment of the ferry operator is an important step in
international connectivity for the destination. Establishing this
connectivity is central to the long-term growth of Desaru Coast," said
Roslina Arbak, managing director and CEO of Desaru Development Holdings
Desaru Coast has been undergoing massive transformation in recent
years, having seen the launch of new international hotels and resorts
including Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast, The Westin Desaru Coast Resort,
Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas and One&Only Desaru Coast.
over 40 years of experience, Batam Fast currently operates 25 ferries
across 80 departure schedules between six ferry terminals in Singapore