This route is the traditional journey from Australia in the east or Singapore to the north. En route are the Komodo Islands, famous for their dragons, and Bali, Hindu island of the Gods.
The sheer distances involved mean there are well over 300 available small yacht anchorages in and around these islands. We list only a few of our own sheltered favourites – and welcome new information and vital feedback from traveling yachts as we continue to update the best spots to stop on this journey.
The route between Bali and Singapore is locally known as ‘the slog’ – definitely not famous for its scenic cruising. Java Island is one of the most densely populated areas of the planet, with over 100 million living there. To the northeast, the island of Kalimantan (Borneo) is dealt with in the Equatorial region. It’s a little off the direct route, but certainly has some interesting cruising if you have the time.
We mention only the major ports that could be used as stopovers or emergency shelters on the route up to thriving Singapore.
While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this book is accurate, the charts of anchorages are based on personal experience and satellite imagery and are intended as a guide only. They should not be used for navigation. Please refer to Official Hydrographic Charts of the respective countries.
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