Singapore – Desaru Coast Destination Resort (“Desaru Coast”), Malaysia’s largest integrated destination, significantly enhances its international connectivity by appointing Desaru Link Ferry Services Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Batam Fast Ferry Pte. Ltd., (Batam Fast) to offer passenger ferry services connecting Singapore’s Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal with Desaru Coast Ferry Terminal.
Desaru Coast Ferry Terminal, which is completed and ready for operation, will connect travellers from Singapore, and eventually the Riau Islands of Batam and Bintan, to the destination. Batam Fast is expected to provide 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. Both, frequency of services and capacity of ferries will scale as market conditions improve and the tourism industry recovers.
Roslina Arbak, MD and CEO of Desaru Development Holdings One Sdn. Bhd. said, “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.