1st December 2022 was a memorable day for Batamfast.
A milestone was reached when the first ferry trip sailed from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to Tanjung Pengelih Ferry Terminal. As promised, the ride was smooth and fast, and it felt surreal to tackle this journey anew, unlocking a not-so-new entry point to Johor. Batamfast is indeed staying true to its mission to connect coastal communities.
Visitors from Singapore used to go this way via small bum boats. Risky but adds to the charm and the adventure, as they say. But now that we have an international ferry service, it is a relief to those who need to travel back and forth.
Tanjung Pengelih Ferry Terminal exudes a rustic and familiar vibe. In actuality, it sits in rich history.
Tanjung Pengelih is in Pengerang, and a historical British Military Operation Fortress during World War II. This is where the Pengerang battery sits, being a part of Singapore’s defence –defending Singapore from sea attacks in the 1930s. It is located at the southeastern tip of the Malaysian Peninsula and the entrance of the Straits of Johor, east of Pulau Tekong and Changi.
Today, it is the haven for laidback relaxation and adventure, with food being the highlight of any visitor’s adventure.
Here are only a few of the locations and activities that you must try:
Sungai Rengit is famous for awesome local food –with excellent choices for lobster and other seafood delicacies. You can also find the popular ostrich farm here.
Kota Tinggi is the home of the amazing Firefly Park and offers solid hiking spots, including the Kota Tinggi waterfall.
Desaru is known for its beaches, theme parks, golf resorts, hotels, and local tours. These locations offer distinctive family activities, cycling itineraries, and heritage sites that are readily available all year round.
This route is now considered a popular alternative to travel between Singapore – Johor without the constant worry about traffic jams. The sea journey is about 45 minutes only, maximizing your time and allowing you to plan better.
Today, we celebrate one year. While the ferry schedule is still limited, we are encouraging everyone to try and pay Pengerang a visit via this ferry route. Traveling here feels like a warm hug on a cold summer night.
Take this opportunity to explore and get into the vibe. For a limited time, Batamfast is offering special rates for those who will book via mobile app or web and other fun surprises. Do check their official social media accounts (Instagram, Facebook, TikTok) for announcements.