Area: 329,847 km2
Capital City: Kuala Lumpur
Official Languages: Malaysian
Ethnic groups: 50.4% Malay; 23.7% Chinese; 11.0% Indigenous; 7.1% Indian; 7.8% Other
Religion: Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Confucianism, Taoism and other traditional Chinese religions.
Industries: The oil and gas industry is dominated by state owned Petronas
Currency: Ringgit (RM) (MYR)
Time: MST (UTC+8)
Electricity: The standard voltage on all yachts is 12 volts.
Arrival & Customs
On Arrival: All boats are prepared as per the booking instructions for a 6:00 pm boarding time. Everyone will receive an individual yacht and chart briefing. This will take up to 2 hours so you need to allow plenty of time. It is not permitted to leave without adequate briefing.
Customs & Immigration: Before leaving the airport, you will have to clear Immigration and Customs. There is no departure tax.
On Departure: At the end of your charter your yacht will need to be vacated by 9:00 am, so we recommend that you return to the base the day before. Before departing the boat please collect a debrief form from reception. The debrief form is to let us know if you have encountered any problems with the boat or broken anything during the trip, this enables us to rectify problems for the next charter. In addition to filling in forms we also require you to bag dirty laundry and leave in the cockpit, empty all cupboards and fridges of food and throw away, return snorkel gear and any lifejackets borrowed from reception and ensure that the boat is handed back in a clean and tidy state. We reserve the right to charge for boats left less than shipshape.
Provisions & Beverages
A fantastic range of Food and Drinks packages which can be pre-ordered and will be on your boat when you arrive. Provisioning is available in this location.
The local climate is equatorial and characterised by the annual southwest (April to October) and northeast (October to February) monsoons. The temperature is moderated by the presence of the surrounding oceans. Humidity is usually high, and the average annual rainfall is 250 centimetres (98 in). The climates of the Peninsula and the East differ, as the climate on the peninsula is directly affected by wind from the mainland, as opposed to the more maritime weather of the East. Local climates can be divided into three regions, highland, lowland, and coastal. Climate change is likely to affect sea levels and rainfall, increasing flood risks and leading to droughts.
The unit of currency in Malaysia is the Ringgit (divided into 100 Sen).
Ringgit is available at the airport and in Kuah town, and Telaga Harbour Marina.
There are moneychangers in Kuah town at the jetty, approx a five-minute walk away. Don’t forget Baht if planning to visit Thailand as no ATM’s out there.
Banks open daily from 09:30 to 15:30. On Thursdays, they are open from 09:30 to 12:00 and are closed on Saturdays.
Water, fuel, electricity, WIFI internet, telephone, showers and toilets, hotel, provisioning store, clothing, dive shops, car rental, swimming pool, restaurants and bar. The town of Kuah is very close by and has many more shops and restaurants.