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120 miles from Singapore

TEKOK TEKEK (TIOMAN MARINA). 2°49.113N, 104°9.397E

Best to approach the bay in daylight hours as the fringing reef rises rapidly from 20 metres. Anchorage is possible off the reef along the entire length of the bay in 12 metres or more on a rocky bottom.

Next to the ferry terminal jetty, behind a long rock wall breakwater, is the marina at Teluk Tekek village. The construction was highly controversial on environmental grounds, but is certainly a welcome facility for yachts visiting the island. However, there are only 50 berths and you’ll be lucky to get onto the visitors’ dock.

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Best chance is to arrive around midday when working boats are out. It is run by the Harbour Department, which is located at the Ferry Terminal where CIQ clearance takes place. If that is locked up, cross the street to the airport and they’ll call the officials in for you. Fuel is scarce and can only be delivered in small quantities by jerry can.

The marina sits below unspoilt jungle-covered mountains with the community and airstrip running along the coastal flats. Watching aircraft take off and land is entertaining.

There is a resort, several bungalow-style hotels ashore, and a village behind a sandy beach. Teluk Tekek Village is close to the airport, and most light provisions are available.

There are regular direct flights to KL and Singapore with Berjaya Air and significant numbers of tourists arrive for the weekends.

Two miles southwest of the airport in front of Berjaya Resort is the tiny island of Pulau Renggis, which boasts the unique site where hundreds of fruit bats congregate at sunset. Above the resort is a mountainside golf course overlooking the bay.


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