One15 - The newest hoi faloi marina - not my taste, not my style. Probably not the style of most cruisers. Centrally located and convenient.
Keppel - Similar to One15. Central, convenient a bit nicer and fairly new.
RSYC - Oldest and established. Also central.
West side - Raffles. Becoming a popular spot for living aboard
. Easy going relaxed atmosphere. Really far out from the city. New train station going in. Not done till 2016.
Dangar Bay - As noted an option on the Malaysia side with low costs and decent transport into Singapore.
East Side - SAF YC - Near the navy
base. Relatively difficult transport. Pretty crowded most of the time (no free slots)
Changi Sailing Club - Life on the hook. Probably the cheapest place to stay. Haulout for boats up to around 30-35 feet depending on tide. Bigger boats accommodated but requires crane rental. changi village nearby and decent transport.
Pungol - Berths and docks available. Sort of a wake boarders hangout now. Bit of a motorsail to get to.
SAF Sembawang - An option but way the heck up the channel. Not a recommendation for visitors.
Originally Posted by Neptune's Gear
Pretty much as above. To enter Singapore waters now you MUST have an AIS
transponder. You can be fined if you don't. Also, once there you cannot take your boat out of the marina, unless leaving the country, without a local POWER BOAT
licence! Yes, even if you have an internationally accepted masters ticket! Ridiculous, but true.
Go to Danga Bay in Malaysia, (was free, now about $50/week), take the bus!
Not true. You need a float plan to change locations. They want to know where you are and where you are going.
I am not sure about the requirement to rent a HARTS. I have spoken to lots of visitors and they don't seem to get one.
Originally Posted by Parmenter
It's Disneyland with the death penalty
If I wanted big shiny expensive city I would probably stay in Sydney
and Melbourne are so close to Asia
? I don't see how Sydney is a reasonable alternative to Singapore?
Originally Posted by BigJohn
from what i understand, the coast guard / police need to know where you are mostly for security
reasons ... since both indonesia
and malaysia are but a stone's throw away ... and don't forget, piracy does
exist in the region ...
so you get two options - either you have an AIS on board, or you can rent a HARTS transponder locally ... this enables them to see your location at all times ... and this is mandatory for even jet ski's ...
the licensing requirement stems from local waters being extremely busy with commercial
traffic (so you know and understand lights, sounds, etc.) and the need to know local waters (so you don't run aground) ...
Like I said not sure about the HARTS rental. It is also nice to know that anyone operating a powered vessel has taking a test and has basic understanding of the rules.
Originally Posted by svkatielee
Is it possible to anchor-out anywhere in Singapore waters? I need to be in the area for the last weeks of July but can't afford the marinas on my fixed retirement income. (mostly quoted above S$1000/month)
I am cruising on my 45 foot passport Ketch. We stayed in Danga Bay, Malaysia before, but they are closing for maintenance and not taking new boats til after August.
Currently in Penang,My.
Changi Sailing club has buoys. For your boat it would be SGD$225/mo or SGD$7/day ($5/ft/mo)
You might get away with one or 2 nights at St. John's bay but not much more. It is actually prohibited to anchor
out except at Approved anchorages
- these are marked on the Singapore charts
Originally Posted by Emmalina
Strange I am here at Danga Bay at the momment and boats are coming and going all the time.. The manager said he may change the location of the marina but not in the foreseable future.
Ignore the people talking about death penalty and all that BS about how bad Singapore is. They don't really know what they are talking about.
I've been coming to Singapore for 30 years and have lived here continuously for the last 9.