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Ferry service between Singapore and Desaru, Malaysia approved

Ferry service opening is still pending with Malaysian port leaders.

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) declared that it approved ferry service operations of Batamfast Pte Ltd (Batamfast) between Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal in Singapore and Desaru Coast Ferry Terminal in Johor, Malaysia.

Responding to the media, the MPA said it already informed Batamfast, Johor Port Authority and the Malaysian Marine Department of the approval.

The maritime department said it reviewed the application sent to them last 23 March 2022 and found that Batamfast complied with the safety requirements for the ferry service.

To open the route, however, Batamfast still needs to make final preparations such as approvals from other authorities.

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