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I'm planning to take the ferry from Changi Point, Singapore to Tanjung Belungkor, Malaysia. What are my options from continuing from Tg Belungkor to the resort area in Desaru, and then back? I'm open to Grab etc, but there will be 5 of us so we may not fit in a single taxi.

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  • Try Rome2Rio
    – user105640
    Commented Dec 17, 2019 at 4:40
  • @ArthursPass Rome2Rio suggests a 5-hour odyssey which begins with taking the boat back to Singapore and then driving a bus the long way via Johor Bahru... Commented Dec 17, 2019 at 6:08
  • It also suggests a 30 minute taxi ride. Rome2Rio is usually good a finding alternatives. If that's all it's offering you then perhaps that's all there is.
    – user105640
    Commented Dec 17, 2019 at 9:37

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As far as I can tell, the only public transport option is Desaru Coast's twice-daily free shuttle bus, departing at 10:30 and 21:00 Thursday to Sunday only. These are timed to match the ferries departing from Singapore at 9:30 and 20:00 respectively, but they're not of much use if you use one of the other weekend-only ferries that are not timed to match.

Since Grab or similar rideshare services are not (yet?) available in the area, the only other option is to negotiate with the fairly mercenary cabbies who hang around the terminal. We ended up going via Tg Pengelih instead, but extrapolating from that, you should be able to negotiate a ride to Desaru for 60-80 RM or so.

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