Cruising Grounds

2008 – Voyage from Phuket to Hongkong

(via Langkawi/Singapore/Sarawak/Sabah/ Palawan & Subic Bay)

Phuket to Langkawi (141 nm)

Agents: John Orr, Seal Superyachts – Langkawi
Phone: +60 (0) 819685351
Yacht in Transit Kalizma
C/- Indera Langkawi Sdn Bhd
No 8 Jalan Persiaran Mutiara
07000 Langkawi
Kedah, Malaysia

Berthing: Royal Langkawi Yacht Club
Position: Lat/Long – 06 18.2N 099 51.1E
Contact: Phone +60 4 9664075 / VHF Ch16

Langkawi to Singapore

Langkawi to Lumut (122 nm)
Anchor overnight off Pulao Pangkor: Anchor Posn: 04 14.366N/100 32.42E

Lumut to Port Kelang (95 nm)
Anchor overnight off river entrance keeping clear of the commercial traffic
Anchor Posn: 02 53.669N/101 14.303E

Port Kelang to Melaka (85 nm)
Anchor overnight off river entrance: Anchor Posn: 02 03.888N/102 25.973E

Melaka to Singapore (230 nm)
Berthing at Keppel Marina
Agents: Seal (Singapore) : Scott Walker

miscellaneous information


1. Keppel Marina
Agents: Seal Superyachts (Singapore)
Scott Walker

2. Singapore Information
Marina Options:
Raffles Marina
One degree fifteen at Sentosa

Waterfront Living at its finest

Keppel Bay is well poised to transform Singapore southern shoreline into a world-class waterfront precinct comparable to the world's most exclusive waterfront developments. When fully developed, it will comprise of approximately 2,900 homes, among them is Reflections at Keppel Bay, iconic waterfront condominium designed by the world renowned architect, Daniel Libeskind and the FIABCI award winning Caribbean at Keppel Bay. With a blend of exclusive residential, shopping, leisure, entertainment and dedicated marina amenities, Keppel Bay is envisaged to be a vibrant, integrated waterfront hub for work, live, laugh and play. Located just a five-minute drive away from the Central Business District, Keppel Bay is part of the vibrant waterfront city in southern Singapore comprising Sentosa and Resorts World at Sentosa, HarbourFront and Vivo City, Singapore's largest entertainment and recreation hub. Keppel Bay enjoys the rare confluence of location strengths - of being near the city yet within one of Singapore's best-loved nature and recreation enclaves. Combining the best in waterfront and urban lifestyles, Keppel Bay redefines premier waterfront living befitting Singapore's position as a vibrant global city.

Singapore to Kuching (Sarawak – Malaysia)

Cruising Distance: 400nm
Anchor off Damai Beach: 01 47.778N / 110 01.705E

Kuching Information:
Lonely Planet(Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei): Page 335
Places to visit – Bako National Park
Santibong Peninsula & Damai Beach – exclusive tourist areas
Kuching City
Semenggoh Orang-Utan Sanctuary (32kms south of Kuching)
Visit to a Longhouse (Kampung Annah Rais) 40kms South of Kuching
Visit to Sibu by passenger express boats (4and a half hours)
Kuching's popular beach area is about 40 minutes drive or 35 km north of the city. Among the attractions in the area include the Sarawak Cultural Village, Mount Santubong trekking (810m), superb Seafood Restaurants, 18-holes Golf Course (legendary Arnold Palmer design) and luxury Beach & Jungle Resorts. Tours or excursions to nearby Satang island, wildlife resorts. Tours are operated by travel agents based at the resorts.

Damai, Santubong Peninsula
Damai, Sarawak's main beach resort area, is located on the Santubong Peninsula, about 35 minutes' drive from Kuching. The area has sandy beaches at the foot of an imposing jungle-covered mountain.

Kuching to Sabah (Sutera Harbour)

Total Distance: 320nm
Agents: Seal Superyachts, Sabah (Victoria Hilley)
Phone: + 60 198218182
Berthing at Sutera Harbour Marina
Cruising: Pulao Tiga
Police Bay on Gaya Island (Tenku Abdul Rahman Marine Park)
Pulao Mantanani Island Group/Malamawi Channel
Inland: Maliau Basin (Lost World Jungle)
Orang Utan rehabilatation centre (Sepilok)
Sukau & Tabin Reserves(centred around a mud volacano)

Sutera Harbour Marina

  1. Overview: Established in 1998, the Sutera Harbour Marina & Country Club is a hub for yachting and sailing in South East Asia. Next to the city centre of Kota Kinabalu, the state-of-the-art marina facility provides a premier location, in the midst of modern facilities and security for members and visitors to the Club. Sabah, known as the ‘Land below the Wind’, lies below the typhoon-belt providing boaters to the region a perfect haven throughout the year. The crystal-clear blue waters of North Borneo provide endless opportunities for island exploration, beach combing and some of the world’s finest diving.
  2. Sutera Harbour Marina
    +6088 303 033

KotaKinaBalu to Palawan Islands

Distance KKB to Palawan: 340 nm
Info from website

Palawan, Philippines

The Palawan Province's 1,200 miles of sugary beaches wrapped around 1,780 pristine islands have attracted travelers since Chinese traders crossed now-sunken land bridges from Borneo. Its rich ecosystem supports two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: coral-rich Tubbataha Reef Marine Park and Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park, a limestone karst landscape with an underground tributary that emerges into the sea. Almost as unique is Miniloc Island Resort, where a private beach leads to crystalline waters rife with damselfish.

PUERTO PRINCESA Tropical Paradise City

Puerto Princesa is Puerto Puerto Princesa is synonymous with breath-taking sights, pristine sand beaches, lush rainforests and beautiful islands. Mangrove swamps and limestone cliffs create a scenic counterpoint to foaming surf pounding the uneven shoreline. Hilly terrain dotted with trees, home to a wide array of colorful wildlife, hug the winding roads to the north. Rivers, cold and hot springs, and waterfalls offer a serene repose amid the rugged landscape.

Right in the center of the main island of Palawan—a province dubbed as being the Last Frontier in this part of the globe, Puerto Princesa serves as its nerve center being the seat of public administration as well as the focal point of trade, commerce, service and industry.

Rio Playa Beach Resort is your gateway to the unexplored west side of Busuanga, Palawan. It is situated at the delta of the Busuanga River in the Island of Busuanga, Palawan. It promises stunning discoveries of nature... hidden coves... unchartered beaches... mangrooved laden river inlet... untrekked mountain paths.

Palawan to Subic Bay

Distance: 285 nm
Agents: Bart Kimman (Seal, Hkg)
Subic Bay Freeport (SBF) is located southwest of the Luzon Island in the Philippines. The harbor is sandwiched by the Zambales Mountain Range at the east and the Subic Bay at the west and opens up to the South China Sea. It is northwest of the Bataan Peninsula and southwest of the Zambales Province. SBF is 110 kilometers north of Manila. Manila Bay and the Bataan Peninsula separate SBF from Manila. The mountain ranges around the Subic Bay area and the deep natural harbor provide excellent and protected anchorage. In addition, these features make SBF naturally sheltered from typhoons as well as from the effects of the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo.
Places to Visit: Pandan Island, Apo Reef, Club Paradise at Busuanga.

Subic Bay to Hongkong

Distance: 550 nm
Agents: Bart Kimman, Seal Superyachts – Hkg
phone: +852 2815 0404
Berthing : Gold Coast Marina

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