Tanjung Belungkor ferry service easy alternative route for Singaporeans to Desaru
Last Update: 17/05/2019
KOTA TINGGI, May 17 (Bernama) -- The Tanjung Belungkor ferry service near Pengerang here is an easy alternative for Singaporeans wanting to holiday in the country especially in Desaru.
Director-general of Tourism Malaysia Datuk Musa Yusof said the journey from Changi Ferry Terminal only takes 35 minutes and each ferry can take 100 passengers each trip.
He said this will increase tourist arrivals in Desaru which has an abundance of tourism products such as well-known hotels and a 17-kilometer coastline.
“Some people say the situation at the Johor Causeway takes Singaporeans three to four hours to cross the border.
“Many do not know that with the ferry, they can come here within 35 minutes,” he told reporters after a dialogue session with Malaysian and Singaporean tourism industry players at the Lotus Desaru Beach Resort and Spa here today.
Musa said the dialogue session with 80 industry players including tour agents will hopefully promote tourism products between the two countries.
“In the dialogue, we asked them what issues or problems we can address for them,” he said.
“Among the things we noted was that services could be improved such as the ferry terminal, the shuttle bus, and others,” he said.