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19 miles from Sisters Islands

PENGILEH FERRY TERMINAL. 01°22.205N, 104°05.303E

This small government-run CIQ facility and ferry terminal is located near the navy training base in Pengerang district. Approaching from the southern point and cardinal mark lights of Pulau Tekong reclamation wall, head directly north for three miles into the Tanjung Pengelih marina facility, just south of the well-signed Malaysian Navy base.

This is a popular entry point for Indonesian ferries from Batam and Bintang and for lower budget Singaporeans and Malaysians to and from Pengerang and Changi Village by Bumboat. Singapore’s extensive land reclamation south and west on Pulau Tekong has added five more miles to this well-worn Bumboat passage from Changi Village, making it a total of 10 miles. Bumboats wait alongside until numbers constitute viability so expect to wait sometimes hours for one to ‘fill up’ before departing.

Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Marine departments are open during office hours and private yachts are welcome at the tight 25-berth marina inside south of the covered ferry jetty. Call on entry VHF Ch.16. Ashore is a small shop, taxis and – close behind the car park – are historical WWII Japanese gun turret sites cut into the base of the hill.

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