Desaru Coast Destination Resort, Malaysia’s largest integrated destination has appointed Desaru Link Ferry Services Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Batam Fast Ferry Pte Ltd to offer passenger ferry services connecting Singapore’s Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal with Desaru Coast Ferry Terminal.
Desaru Coast Ferry Terminal is completed and ready for operation. It will connect travellers in Singapore and eventually the Riau Islands of Batam and Bintan, to the destination.
There will be two round trips from Singapore 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. Frequency and capacity will scale as market conditions improve and the tourism industry recovers.
Desaru Coast is home to Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast, The Westin Desaru Coast Resort, Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas and One&Only Desaru Coast as well as the region’s largest waterparks, Desaru Coast Conference Centre, and The Els Golf Club Desaru Coast.
Batam Fast has over 40 years of experience operating 25 ferries across 80 departure schedules between six ferry terminals in Singapore and Indonesia. It is one of the largest and most established ferry operators in the region.
“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. More meaningfully, an international entry point such as this will bring multi-layered economic and social benefits to communities and businesses in the South Eastern Region of Johor and we are privileged to enable and support this. We are excited to work with an established and leading operator, Batam Fast. They bring a wealth of reliability, experience, market expertise and high safety standards – all the hallmarks of what is expected by our guests.”
Roslina Arbak, MD and CEO of Desaru Development Holdings One Sdn. Bhd