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===By car===
 
===By car===
 
Sungai Rengit is around 35 km south of [[Desaru]], or 120 km from [[Johor Bahru]].  The distance from JB will decrease considerably once the Johor-Desaru Expressway opens.
 
Sungai Rengit is around 35 km south of [[Desaru]], or 120 km from [[Johor Bahru]].  The distance from JB will decrease considerably once the Johor-Desaru Expressway opens.
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[Update] E22 is now open and the journey from JB to Desaru is now less than 1 hour.
  
===By boat===
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===By bum boat===
Ferries from Singapore to Desaru has been cancelled.
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Bum boats operate between Changi Ferry Terminal and Pengerang daily. There is no fixed schedule- the bumboat operators will only leave when there are 12 passengers. The earliest ferry is around 7 am, and the last bum boat is around 3-4pm Singapore on weekends. The schedule varies on weekdays.  If you want to leave before 12 passengers have arrived, you can pay the boat operator for the missing seats. The price per passenger is S$11 each way, . Additional $2 for a bike.
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The terminal in Singapore is located in the basement of the Changi Point Ferry Terminal. You will need to give your passport to the people operating the desk underneath a large "Pengerang" sign. They'll note your information on a sheet listing the passengers. When this list is full and a bumboat operator has arrived, he'll take the list of passengers and everyone's passports (at this time, you can retrieve and follow the boat operator through security). The ferry from Pengerang to Singapore has the same procedure.
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The Changi Village bus terminal is 100m from the ferry. Taking a bus here is the best way to arrive via public transit.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
 
Taxis shuttle between the Pengerang dock and Sungai Rengit for RM 5/person (shared, four person minimum) or RM 20/car (charter).
 
Taxis shuttle between the Pengerang dock and Sungai Rengit for RM 5/person (shared, four person minimum) or RM 20/car (charter).
  
Bicycles can be rented in Sungai Rengit, or you can rent one at Changi and bring it with you.
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You can rent bicycles from Tristan Park Group for S$10 per day[http://www.tristangroup.com/mountainbiking.html]. If you walk about 1 km eastward on the road leaving the ferry terminal (past the naval base, but before Pengerang), you'll see a sign for Tristan Park. There is a bicycle shop in Sungai Rengit (about 30m north of the Tai Hoe Hotel) that rents decent quality bikes for around RM 15 per day.
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Alternatively, bicycles can be rented in Changi Village and brought over on the ferry.
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
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==Do==
 
==Do==
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There is an ostrich farm just outside Sungai Rengit. The cost of entry is RM15 per person, and includes a brief presentation by the farm's owner (in English). There are several hundred ostriches in various stages of life. The more tame ostriches roam the farm freely, and pictures are encouraged. Outside the farm, ostrich satay is on sale for RM 2 per stick. Ostrich steaks, burgers, and omelets are also for sale. The farm is open until 6 pm daily, and is about 1km east of Sungai Rengit (you'll see a large sign on the highway).
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Cycling on the highways is safe, as the roads are well-paved and not heavily trafficked. Most cars keep to about 60km/h. The ride to Desarue is quite flat and pleasant.
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
 
Chinese pastries are a popular souvenir.
 
Chinese pastries are a popular souvenir.
  
* '''Kedai Kek Lim Choo Seng'''.  Handmade ''lao po bing'' ("old wife cake") for RM 1.50 a piece.
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* '''Kedai Kek Lim Choo Seng'''.  Handmade ''lao po bing'' ("old wife cake") for RM 2 a piece.
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Road-side stands are commonplace, selling home-made sweets (3 for RM 1), sugar cane juice, and cold drinks. Stalls can be found near the coast in Sengai Rengit.  
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
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* '''Crystal Jade Seafood'''
 
* '''Crystal Jade Seafood'''
* '''Jade Garden Seafood'''
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* '''Jade Garden Seafood''' - Near the Shell gas station, most dishes are around MYR 18
 
* '''Si Wan Dao Seafood''' (四弯岛幸运海鲜楼)
 
* '''Si Wan Dao Seafood''' (四弯岛幸运海鲜楼)
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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There aren't really any bars in Sungai Rengit, but large bottle beers can be found in many restaurants, including Good Luck Restaurant and Jade Garden.
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
There are three basic lodging places in town.  If you want more luxury, head up the coast to [[Desaru]]'s beach resorts.
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There are a few basic lodging places in town.  If you want more luxury, head up the coast to [[Desaru]]'s beach resorts.
  
 
* '''Let Seng Hotel'''. Double rooms from RM 40.
 
* '''Let Seng Hotel'''. Double rooms from RM 40.
 
* '''Hotel Hiap Hwa'''
 
* '''Hotel Hiap Hwa'''
 
* '''Seng Huat Hotel'''.  Rooms from RM 30 in the old building (above coffeeshop), or from RM 68 in the new annex.
 
* '''Seng Huat Hotel'''.  Rooms from RM 30 in the old building (above coffeeshop), or from RM 68 in the new annex.
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* '''Tai Hoe Hotel''' [http://taihoe.blogspot.sg] Double rooms at RM 58
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==Stay safe==
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There's a small police station in Sungai Rengit. The area is quite safe- many people leave their bicycles out all night without a worry of theft. On the roads, drivers are quite courteous and cycling is very safe. Be wary of taxi drivers passing many cars at a time, or speeding much faster than others on the road.
  
 
==Contact==
 
==Contact==

Revision as of 09:13, 26 September 2012

Pengerang is an area at the southeastern tip of Johor, to the south of Desaru. The name is usually used to cover the dock and immigration post at Tanjung Pengelih, the village of Kampong Pengelih and the nearby town of Sungai Rengit.

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By car

Sungai Rengit is around 35 km south of Desaru, or 120 km from Johor Bahru. The distance from JB will decrease considerably once the Johor-Desaru Expressway opens. [Update] E22 is now open and the journey from JB to Desaru is now less than 1 hour.

By bum boat

Bum boats operate between Changi Ferry Terminal and Pengerang daily. There is no fixed schedule- the bumboat operators will only leave when there are 12 passengers. The earliest ferry is around 7 am, and the last bum boat is around 3-4pm Singapore on weekends. The schedule varies on weekdays. If you want to leave before 12 passengers have arrived, you can pay the boat operator for the missing seats. The price per passenger is S$11 each way, . Additional $2 for a bike.

The terminal in Singapore is located in the basement of the Changi Point Ferry Terminal. You will need to give your passport to the people operating the desk underneath a large "Pengerang" sign. They'll note your information on a sheet listing the passengers. When this list is full and a bumboat operator has arrived, he'll take the list of passengers and everyone's passports (at this time, you can retrieve and follow the boat operator through security). The ferry from Pengerang to Singapore has the same procedure.

The Changi Village bus terminal is 100m from the ferry. Taking a bus here is the best way to arrive via public transit.

Get around

Taxis shuttle between the Pengerang dock and Sungai Rengit for RM 5/person (shared, four person minimum) or RM 20/car (charter).

You can rent bicycles from Tristan Park Group for S$10 per day[1]. If you walk about 1 km eastward on the road leaving the ferry terminal (past the naval base, but before Pengerang), you'll see a sign for Tristan Park. There is a bicycle shop in Sungai Rengit (about 30m north of the Tai Hoe Hotel) that rents decent quality bikes for around RM 15 per day.

Alternatively, bicycles can be rented in Changi Village and brought over on the ferry.

See

Pengerang was the site of a major WW2-era British coastal battery. The part of it at Pengelih, right next to the immigration point, is open to the public but in a state of nature, with no trails, signs etc. Most of the rest is now used by the Malaysian military. [2]

Do

There is an ostrich farm just outside Sungai Rengit. The cost of entry is RM15 per person, and includes a brief presentation by the farm's owner (in English). There are several hundred ostriches in various stages of life. The more tame ostriches roam the farm freely, and pictures are encouraged. Outside the farm, ostrich satay is on sale for RM 2 per stick. Ostrich steaks, burgers, and omelets are also for sale. The farm is open until 6 pm daily, and is about 1km east of Sungai Rengit (you'll see a large sign on the highway).

Cycling on the highways is safe, as the roads are well-paved and not heavily trafficked. Most cars keep to about 60km/h. The ride to Desarue is quite flat and pleasant.

Buy

Chinese pastries are a popular souvenir.

  • Kedai Kek Lim Choo Seng. Handmade lao po bing ("old wife cake") for RM 2 a piece.

Road-side stands are commonplace, selling home-made sweets (3 for RM 1), sugar cane juice, and cold drinks. Stalls can be found near the coast in Sengai Rengit.

Eat

Seafood! It's the main reason to come here, with treats like lobster and crab much cheaper than Singapore or even JB.

  • Crystal Jade Seafood
  • Jade Garden Seafood - Near the Shell gas station, most dishes are around MYR 18
  • Si Wan Dao Seafood (四弯岛幸运海鲜楼)

Drink

There aren't really any bars in Sungai Rengit, but large bottle beers can be found in many restaurants, including Good Luck Restaurant and Jade Garden.

Sleep

There are a few basic lodging places in town. If you want more luxury, head up the coast to Desaru's beach resorts.

  • Let Seng Hotel. Double rooms from RM 40.
  • Hotel Hiap Hwa
  • Seng Huat Hotel. Rooms from RM 30 in the old building (above coffeeshop), or from RM 68 in the new annex.
  • Tai Hoe Hotel [3] Double rooms at RM 58

Stay safe

There's a small police station in Sungai Rengit. The area is quite safe- many people leave their bicycles out all night without a worry of theft. On the roads, drivers are quite courteous and cycling is very safe. Be wary of taxi drivers passing many cars at a time, or speeding much faster than others on the road.

Contact

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