Ground TransportationA new sea route now connects Singapore to Desaru Coast within 90 minutes.

Here comes a new ferry service to Desaru Coast

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The newly completed Desaru Coast Ferry Terminal is now connected to Singapore via a 90-minute ferry ride operated by Desaru Link Ferry Services.
The newly completed Desaru Coast Ferry Terminal is now connected to Singapore via a 90-minute ferry ride operated by Desaru Link Ferry Services.

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 Bintan.

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 One.

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.

With over 40 years of experience, Batam Fast currently operates 25 ferries across 80 departure schedules between six ferry terminals in Singapore and Indonesia.

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