Incorporating the Andaman Sea, Gulf of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia… and more

Southeast Asia Pilot by Bill O’Leary & Andy Dowden

Malaysia West Malaysia, West Coast Port Klang

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Malacca marina, river entrance and CIQ building - Photo by Bill O’Leary
Malacca marina, river entrance and CIQ building - Photo by Bill O’Leary

A ROYAL SELANGOR YACHT CLUB 180 miles from Singapore

PORT KLANG - ROYAL SELANGOR YACHT CLUB 3°00.314N, 101°23.374E

Port Klang is tucked into the shelter created by Pulau Klang with main cargo docks north of the river entrance. A busy port, it\'s the main cargo terminal for Kuala Lumpur 40 miles inland.

Approach to the Royal Selangor Yacht Club from either the southern Selang Klang Selatran or the northern Selang Klang Utara channels. Both are deep and well buoyed for ships. Keep to the sides and well out of the way of the commercial traffic. Behind Pulau Klang turn east on the main river for 2 miles then take the first northern tributary to find the Royal Selangor Yacht Club, situated 500 metres up on the east bank.

There are some 30 club member berths attached to the clubhouse, with longitudinal space for half dozen visitors\' boats on the detached pontoons both sides of the river. The club is the oldest in Malaysia with a rich history. It is the host club to the Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta from Port Klang to Langkawi, held yearly in late November.

Only the club member berths have water and electricity. Refuelling and watering is difficult, but can be arranged with advance notice on the club pontoons. Currents of 1-3 knots run in the river around mid tide. Best to arrive in daylight close to slack water for safer mooring. Contact on VHF Ch. 72 for berthing advice before tying up. Kuala Lumpur is 40 minutes by taxi.

Approached to Port Klang
Approached to Port Klang

B MARINA PULAU INDAH 175 miles from Singapore

MARINA PULAU INDAH. 2°54.504N, 101°18.860E

This marina has 120 empty berths in the calm waterway behind Pulau Indah. It was one of the many marinas built by the government to promote recreational yachting.

It's been all-but deserted since opening in 2009. Currently administered by the Maritime Department, security guards allow visiting yachts to berth free of charge for a few days, but will jot down all your details.

The marina can only be accessed from the south due to the two bridges connecting Pulau Indah to the mainland on the north. Approaching from the south, divert northeast at the first port and starboard markers into the river behind Pulau Indah.

This is good for emergency pit stops up the Straits or to grab supplies from Kuala Lumpur without enduring the slog up into Port Klang.

The deserted marina at Pulau Indah, Port Klang - Photo by Bill O’Leary
The deserted marina at Pulau Indah, Port Klang - Photo by Bill O’Leary

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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