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Beaches And Islands Of Melaka

Getting there and away

Boat

For Pulau Besar, regular ferries to the island depart from the Anjung Batu Jetty about 10 kilometres south of Melaka. Round-trip fare is 14 ringgit for adults and 10 ringgit for children, and the journey takes about 15 minutes.

A taxi to the jetty should cost 30 ringgit, or you can take the bus departing from Bay #15 at Melaka Sentral toward the town of Muar. Ask the bus driver to let you off at Anjung Batu (2.50 ringgit, about 30 minutes) and then it's a 10-minute walk to the jetty.

The jetty has a shady seating area, washrooms and a shop selling drinks and snacks.

Jetty to Pulau Besar: 08:00, 10:00, 12:00, 14:30, 17:00, 18:30, 20:30
Pulau Besar to jetty: 08:30, 10:30, 12:30, 15:30, 17:30, 19:00, 21:00

Anjung Batu Jetty: T: (06) 261 0492

Alternatively, speedboats can be chartered from the Umbai Jetty. It should cost about 100 ringgit round-trip for a boat that can carry up to 12 people. The employees of the foodstalls and hotel on Pulau Besar often use this service, so you'll likely find people to share with.

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