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TRANSPORTATION > SINGKIL, KUALA BARU & PULAU BANYAK


TRANSPORTATION TO SINGKIL

BY AIR

The only airways which is fly to Singkil and from Singkil is Susi Air. They are fly every twice a week. Susi fly with small 12 seats aircraft. It takes only 35 minutes to Singkil from Medan. Remember, the airport is outside of Singkil, and there is no public transport to Singkil, better you already have car reservation from the airport to Singkil. Usually it cost Rp.100.000 for the pickup service.

ROUTE DAY TIME PRICE
Medan – Singkil Tuesday 07.00 am Rp. 155.000
Singkil – Medan Tuesday 08.00 am Rp. 155.000
Medan – Singkil Thursday 07.00 am Rp. 155.000
Singkil – Medan Thursday 08.00 am Rp. 155.000

For reservation: Susi Air (+628112113081)
Or you can call Rega (+6281290990804, e: regavia@yahoo.com), he can help you to do reservation for Susi Air and airport pick up service.

BY ROAD

MEDAN –  SINGKIL and SINGKIL - MEDAN

There are no big busses on this route, but many minibuses (called. L300) and cars taking passengers (called Kijang). The minibuses are a bit cheaper, but uncomfortable and crowded. The extra money to go in a "Kijang" is well worth it. The trip takes around 8 hrs. They pick up and leave you at your hotel. Just call and book. L300 is app. Rp. 90.000. Kijang is app. Rp. 120.000. To charter a kijang is app. Rp. 800.000. Kijang fit for 6 – 7 people, but 5 – 6 people is more comfortable for foreigners. Below is a company you can call for car reservation.

  1. Himpak L300. +626177121741
  2. BIT (Banyak Island Travel), from Medan reservation, Rega (+6281290990804, e: regavia@yahoo.com) and from Singkil reservation you can call Mawan (+6281360170808 e: dmawan_skl76@yahoo.com).

BIT also available for route:

  • Singkil – Ketambe
  • Singkil – Bukit Lawang
  • Singkil – Danau Toba (Prapat)
  • Singki – B.aceh

And for information, BIT available for pick up to the area. For examples, you are in Prapat, and you would like to be pick up there and then go to Singkil. Please call Mawan (+6281360170808, e:dmawan_skl76@yahoo.com) for price details. They also available for pickup service in Medan (Kualanamu International Airport) and Singkil Airport.

BANDA ACEH – TAPAKTUAN – SINGKIL

Singkil-Banda Aceh is app. Rp. 230.000.
CV. Putri Kembar, Jl. M. Taher. Ph: +6281377219667. Also to Medan. Kijang.

SIBOLGA – SINGKIL

Singkil – Sibolga is app. Rp. 120.000.
SBI. Jl. SMPN 2. Ph:+6285262543111. Also to Medan. L300.

TRANSPORTATION WITHIN SINGKIL

The most practical form of local transportation in Singkil is becak. Price has to be negotiated with the driver. Because of Singkil is a small town and not so many places to be visit, mostly the price by becak is around Rp.10.000 – 20.000.

TRANSPORTATION TO KUALA BARUClick to enlarge

SINGKIL – KUALA BARU

Local canoes/boats from Singkil normally leave from Kilangan at the river. Ask around, both at the gas station area and at the area of the Grave of Syech Abdurrauf Singkili just 50m up-river. Rp. 10.000 per trip. Sometimes extra charge for luggage. 1,5 hrs trip. A very scenic trip. Charter is Rp. app. Rp.150-200.000.

KUALA BARU – PULAU BANYAK AND OTHER PLACES

To Rawa Ulue Bubu: Canoe charter/day, Rp. 200.000 – Rp.400.000.
To Buluseuma: Canoe or big boat, Rp. 400.000 – Rp.500.000.
To Pulau Banyak: Big boat, Rp.700.000 – 800.000.

TRANSPORTATION TO PULAU BANYAK

SINGKIL –  PULAU BANYAK

The only way to go to Pulau Banyak is by sea and Singkil is the departure point. If you also plan to visit Simeulue, it can be good to know that there is a ferry twice a week between Singkil and the main town on Simeulue, Sinabang. One can fly between Medan and Simeulue.

ROUTE Singkil – P. Balai P. Balai – Singkil Remarks
Local boat Everyday around 9 am to 12 am Every day in the early morning and afternoon Rp.40.000 – Rp.50.000, rubber time, 3,5 to 4 hours
Speed boat (charter) Any time Any time Rp.1.500.000, 2 hours
Ferry Tuesday (10 am) and Friday (1 pm) Wednesday (2 pm) and Saturday (2 pm) Rp.25.000, 3 hours
  Singkil – Sinabang Sinabang – Singkil Remarks
Car Ferry Wednesday and Sunday (5 pm) Tuesday and Saturday (10 pm) Rp.25.000

Other destination from Singkil by charter a speedboat.

DEPARTURE DESTINATION PRICE

Singkil

Balai Rp.1.500.000
Palambak Rp.1.500.000
Tailana Rp.2.000.000
Ujung Lolok Rp.2.000.000

Note:

  • The Ferry harbor is different to the public boat harbor. The Ferry harbor is leave from “Pulo Sarok” and public boat or speed boat leave from “Jembatan Tinggi”.
  • Local Boat is also can be chartered, from Singkil – Balai and from P.Balai – Singkil . it cost Rp.2.000.000 – Rp.2.500.000
  • Local boat is available to charter as well from P.balai to Sinabang. It cost Rp.7.000.000 to Rp.7 500.000
  • You also can charter a local boat for surfing to Ujung Lolok, sleep on board, it cost Rp.2.500.day for maximum 5 people.
  • If you bring surfboard, there will be additional cost about Rp.20.000 – Rp.30.000
  • For charter a boat, please inform earlier, at least a week before departure.

Click to enlargeFor speedboat charter, you may call Mawan (+6281360170808)

Boat leaving depends on the tide, so they do not have fixed time.

For departure from P.Balai, please ask the boat schedule to local residence or man in charge where you stay. Make sure to him, you already reserve and ask what time do they leaving.

 

 

For speed boat charter you may call:
Mawan: (+6281360170808, e: dmawan_skl76@yahoo.com).
Rega: (+6281290990804, e: regavia@yahoo.com)

Direct boat to Haloban:

There are a boat from Singkil to Haloban but not every day, they do not have an exact time schedule. They leave from Jembatan Tinggi harbor at least two times a week.

You may charter a speedboat to Haloban, it cost Rp. 1 .900.000. The other option is go to P.Balai first, and take a speedboat or canoe with machine to get to Haloban.

It is possible to find a traditional freight boat from Sibolga, app. one per week. The trip takes 9-12 hours depending on weather. In Sibolga ask at Losmen Sambas Baru. Good alternative if you are coming traveling from West Sumatra.

SIBOLGA – PULAU BANYAK

It is possible to find a traditional freight boat from Sibolga, app. one per week. The trip takes 9-12 hours depending on weather. In Sibolga ask at Losmen Sambas Baru. Good alternative if you are traveling from West Sumatra.

WITHIN PULAU BANYAK

There are no regular or public boats within Pulau Banyak. If you travel on a shoestring, just ask around and wait until you find a boat going where you want to go, or change your plans according to what boats are available.

From Balai to Haloban: Look for boats to Haloban at Warung Aurora near the YPB office. The warung owner will help ask. The Haloban boats normally land behind the shop of Alfan next door.

Boat charter for Haloban can be cheap or expensive, depending on the fish season and whom you talk to. Call Mr. Kabok on +6281362554935. Or if there is no boat/canoe leave from Balai, you may call Haloban’s people to pick you up from Haloban, but the cost is more expensive. For that, you may call Anhar (+6285277711108).

The knowledge of English is lower in Haloban, but enthusiasm cover for that.

If you go to any of the beach accommodation, they will arrange for transportation. Most common is to charter a canoe, speed boat or big boat. The slowest, less expensive and most traditional is the canoe driven by a small inboard motor. Speed boats are more convenient though. Below follows a list of price examples for your orientation. They are price indications for charter of a 6 hp canoe and a 25 0r 40 horsepower speed boat from P. Balai to several destinations.

A big wooden boat can cost anything, depending on availability and fish season. Prices also fluctuate with number of passengers and weight of goods.

Just ask around, for example in your accommodation, where you eat, or a guide.

From Destination Robyn (machine canoe) Speedboat

P. Balai

Tailana Rp.400.000 Rp.700.000
Palambak Rp.250.000 Rp.600.000
Haloban Rp.400.000 Rp.700.000
Sikandang Rp.250.000 Rp.600.000

If you need any guidance:
Rega (+6281290990804, e: regavia@yahoo.com)

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