Website of sailing yacht Tokomaru2's circumnavigation of the world
Crew: Nick Thomas and Liz Vernon
Nick Thomas on board “Tokomaru 2” a Westerly Conway, 11m LOA and 1.8m draft.
Checking in is
very simple. Call whichever marina: Raffles or
Raffles marina (01°20’ N, 103° 38’ E)
You need an up to date charts to reach this. You are likely to find solid land with tower blocks where once was water according to older charts.
We thought this establishment was very good value at £90 per 10 days for an 11 metre boat. (This is 10 days for the price of 7 at the daily rate). This includes all the facilities you could ever wish for: swimming pool with towel provided, newspaper delivered to the boat. On site there are 3 bar/restaurants, internet and wifi (which can sometimes reach as far as your boat), air conditioned lounge to work in and a chandlery. No convenience stores unfortunately. The marina runs a shuttle bus to the nearest metro station where there are also banks and shops.
The staff here are exceptionally friendly and helpful. The briefing given by manager Phil Blake on cruising the Malacca straits was very informative.
The easiest way
to get round
anything can be obtained in
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