Malaysia is a cruising destination for
Australian and New Zealand yachties - sort of like the Caribbean is for the USA.
Very nice people, interesting culture, and low costs make it ideal for the
cruiser on a budget. For circumnavigators, it is a civilized spot for
low-cost provisioning and sightseeing.
The Malacca Straits coast of Malaysia has a lot to offer the
cruiser: low costs, sheltered waters, and marinas scattered along the
coast at frequent intervals. Facilities range from the basic to downright
decadent. We have collected information on:
- Sebana Cove - a
low-cost alternative to Singapore with easy access to the big smoke
- Port Dickson - very
sheltered marina with a great pool and nightly movies and easy access to
- Port Kalang - a working
port with anchorages and a cozy yacht club with moorings - and strong
- Lumut - no information at the moment.
- Penang - no marina at the
moment, but a tolerable anchorage and interesting town
- Langkawi - duty-free
haven for liquor buyers, it has a couple of marinas and the best anchorges
on the Malacca Straits.
...take a look at the map and the locations
of these destinations:
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Check In/Out Procedures - In Malaysia one should follow this procedure:
First port - Check in with Port
Authority, Immigration and Customs.
Intermediate ports - Check in and out
with Port Authority for that port.
Last port - Check out with Port
Authority or Harbour Master, Customs and Immigration.
The locations of the authorities vary from city
to city, but they are generally close to the port operations and can usually be
reached by walking.