Top News Singapore-Desaru ferry connection to commence July 7 By TTG Asia / Posted on 23 June, 2022 12:17 Passenger ferry services between Singapore’s Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal and Malaysia’s Desaru Coast Ferry Terminal will commence on July 7, with operations set to scale up progressively in response to demand. For the initial months, Batam Fast will operate one round trip from Thursday to Sunday, with a 330-pax ferry. The journey is approximately 90 minutes per sector. Ferry tickets and service schedules will be made available online at desarucoast.com and batamfast.com from June 30. Desaru Coast gets a boost in international accessibility with the launch of Singapore-Desaru ferry services Roslina Arbak, managing director and CEO, Desaru Development Holdings One, said the new service “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.” Paul R Gannaway, CEO of Batam Fast, said Desaru Coast and the south-eastern Johor region are popular tourist destinations, and the new ferry service “will give holidaymakers a rewarding experience”. Desaru Coast will celebrate the launch with special packages that include return ferry tickets, hotel stays and golf, as well as day-tripper deals.