JOHOR BARU: Travellers will soon be able to enjoy travel between Johor and Singapore via ferry, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
According to the Transport Minister, ferry services company Batam Fast Ferry would be providing trips between the Desaru Coast and Tanah Merah ferry terminals starting July 7.
“The services are expected to begin with a single trip daily with four ferries accommodating up to 333 passengers.
“The operator may decide to gradually increase the frequency of service depending on the demand.
“We wish them every success with this service moving forward,” he said in a Facebook post on Wednesday (June 22).
Dr Wee expressed thanks to the Singapore maritime and port authority for giving the final approval to the ferry company’s application to begin operations.
He thanked the Marine Department and Johor government for their assistance in making this ferry service a reality as well.
“This ferry service also marks another milestone in Malaysia and Singapore’s cooperation in providing more connectivity for our people.
“This move is significant now that we are on the path to economic recovery,” he added.
For more information on tickets and travel schedules, visit www.desarucoast.com and www.batamfast.com from June 30 onwards.