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SINGAPORE FERRY SERVICES: EASY TO CONNECT WITH NEIGHBOURS

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Republic of Singapore or Singapore – often recognized as the Lion City or the Garden City or even as the Red Dot – is one of the topmost global city-states and island countries of the South-Eastern Asia. Singapore lies just one degree north to the equator; it is situated at the southernmost tip of continental Asia and shares its international boundary with peninsular Malaysia, Indonesia’s Riau Islands to the south. Singapore’s territory which is generally referred to Singapore Island and Pulau Ujong in Malay includes the diamond-shaped main island and over sixty considerably smaller isles. The ongoing land retrieval since the 1960s has increased the land region of Singapore which is exceedingly developed as well as urbanized.

Ferry Service

Though Singapore has its international flight communication as well as road transportation with the neighbouring islands, ferry service is also an important way of transportation in Singapore. These Singapore ferry services connect Singapore with the neighbouring Indonesian territory of Riau Islands and the Malaysian territory Johor. There have been five ferryboat terminals in Singapore which cling to international ferries. Those are –

  1. Harbour Frontnear Sentosa which formerly known as World Trade Centre
  2. Marina Bay Cruise Centrein Marina Bay
  3. Tanah Merah Ferry Terminalon the East Coast
  4. Changi Ferry Terminalat the eastern side of the island both near the airport
  5. Changi Point Ferry Terminal again at the eastern side of the island both near the airport

Singapore To/From Indonesia

To connect Singapore and Indonesia via the online booking: Easybook Batam Ferry there are ferries to/from Indonesian territory Batam, Bintan, Karimun.

Singapore To/From Malaysia

Ferries between Singapore and Malaysia take to/from the Malaysian province the southeastern Johor and as well as to/from the beach resort of Desaru.