Desaru Coast Destination Resort (“Desaru Coast”), Malaysia’s largest integrated destination, together with its appointed ferry service operator, Desaru Link Ferry Services Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Batam Fast Ferry Pte. Ltd. (Batam Fast), jointly announce the commencement of passenger ferry services, connecting Singapore’s Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal with Desaru Coast Ferry Terminal. The inaugural ferry service for the newly approved route will be on Thursday, 7 July 2022.
Expressing her appreciation to the authorities in Malaysia and Singapore, Roslina Arbak, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Desaru Development Holdings One Sdn. Bhd., said, “We thank all government agencies for supporting and working closely with us to facilitate this new international connectivity, which will make Desaru Coast even more accessible to international travellers. This is a game-changer for the destination. It will enable us to unlock new market opportunities in all travel segments and at the same time, position Desaru Coast as an attractive hospitality investment to draw like-minded investors for our next phase of growth."
For the initial months, Batam Fast will operate one round trip service of a 330-passenger capacity ferry from Thursday to Sunday. The journey time is approximately 90 minutes per sector. Both the frequency of services and the capacity of ferries will scale as demand increases.
Paul R. Gannaway, CEO of Batam Fast said, “We are delighted to be in the position to commence our passenger ferry services to Desaru Coast Ferry Terminal in two weeks. Given the popularity of Desaru Coast and the south-eastern Johor region, we are confident the new international connectivity route will give holidaymakers a rewarding experience.”
Ferry tickets and service schedules will be made available online at desarucoast.com and batamfast.com on 30 June 2022.
To commemorate the launch of the highly anticipated new service, Desaru Coast will introduce special packages for its hotel stays and golf play & stay that include return ferry tickets when guests purchase directly from desarucoast.com.
With this reliable, fast and convenient travel option, guests coming from Singapore can now enjoy the flexibility of spending a few nights at Desaru Coast or make a quick day trip. To cater to day-trippers, Desaru Coast will also launch a series of day packages inclusive of return ferry tickets.
Guests can enjoy activity-driven packages, such as a day at Adventure Waterpark, a round of golf at The Els Club, spa packages at its four world-class resorts as well as cycling packages for enthusiasts who want to experience the iconic Desaru routes recently used for the L'Étape by Tour de France and the upcoming Desaru Coast Multisport Festival presented by Ironman, which will be going live on the destination's website at the end of the month.
Launching on 30 June 2022, keen guests can visit desarucoast.com to check out the exciting new day trips and stay packages, all available with a special introductory price on return ferry tickets. For more information on ferry service schedules, please visit batamfast.com.