Yes. We've been leaving cars at Tanjong Leman for 19 years and
to date we've never had any problems. (Apart from guests forgetting to turn their lights off and finding a
flat battery on return. You have been reminded, switch off!) There is a RM8 per day parking fee.
Our check in boat is daily at 2p.m.
On Fridays it’s 2p.m., 6p.m. & 9p.m.
On Saturdays it’s 9a.m. & 2p.m.
Note: Your boat time must be booked when making a reservation as they do not operate if we have no guests
arriving or departing.
Our departure boat from Sea Gypsy is daily at 1.30 p.m.
On Sundays it’s at 1.30p.m., 3p.m. or 4.30 p.m.
Early check in boats may be scheduled upon request and subject to availability. There is a surcharge of RM120.
The journey takes 15 to 20 minutes.
Bus departs Somerset & Grange car park, off Orchard Rd:
- Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. for a 2 p.m. boat to Sea Gypsy.
- PLUS on Friday a 6 p.m. bus for the 9 p.m. boat to Sea Gypsy.
Arrives back in Singapore:
- Sunday departs Sea Gypsy on 3 p.m. boat, arrives Somerset 6.30 p.m.
- Monday through Friday departs Sea Gypsy on 1.30 p.m. boat, arrives Somerset & Grange at 5 p.m.
Bus departs from the Shell Station at Tebrau City, Johor Bahru:
- Sunday through Thursday 12 midday for a 2 p.m. boat to Sea Gypsy.
Arrives back in Johor Bahru:
- Sunday depart Sea Gypsy on 3 p.m. boat, arrive Shell Station, Tebrau City at 5.30 p.m.
- Monday through Friday depart Sea Gypsy on 1.30 p.m. boat, arrive Shell Station, Tebrau City at 4 p.m.
No. We send you a Confirmation Sheet detailing your booking and the exact charges. You fill it in with your
credit card details and fax or email it via a secure pdf file back to us to confirm your booking. No booking
is confirmed without the signed sheet. We do not put any charges on this card, we simply hold it in case of a
"no show" or last minute cancellation.
Yes. Everyone needs some small change for a RM5 jetty fee at Tanjong Leman. The jetty is owned by a private
company and they make the charge. If you are driving your own car from to Tanjong Leman you will need some
Ringgit for the tolls and RM8 per night for the parking fee. There are some stalls at Tanjong Leman so you
may like to bring money for a drink and they also charge to use the toilet.
Note: if you bring Singapore $ cash it is quite normal for the tolls and tickets booths to charge S$1:RM1,
i.e. you get ripped off!
No, thank heavens! Hard to believe but although Pulau Sibu is so close it has much more sun and much
less rain. Quite often it can be raining all the way up the East Coast on the mainland but it is still
sunny on the island.
Adults: no. Children: your bucket and spade because you naughty things are always leaving ours below the high
tide line so they get washed out to sea. You lose them faster than I can buy them! Although if you
can't bring one I'm sure we'll find one for you.
Babies: your baby alarm, if you like.
Yes, low voltage stuff is OK but NO HAIRDRYERS! (Don't worry ladies we all go for the natural look at Sea Gypsy.)
Baby alarms are fine. If you need hot water for baby bottles we prefer to give you a thermos of hot water. We can
boil and clean bottles and teats for you. We will also boil and cool water for you to make formula. So no electric
No. On the other hand it's never really that cold as we store it in black tanks that absorb the heat. Most
of our guests just put on a swimsuit for breakfast and then head straight for the beach. By the time they're
ready to shower for lunch a cool shower is welcome. Note: We have our own well and the water is delicious to drink. If we installed solar panels for hot water
so much would be wasted showering we probably wouldn’t have enough to drink from the taps. We prefer to be
able to drink the water
Any fresh water whatsoever becomes a breeding ground for mosquitoes. No matter where we put the bowl or tap water runs
into the sand by the chalet, creating “dimples” in which the smallest amount of water manages never to dry out and this is
enough for the larvae. Every chalet has a foot tap in the bathroom and we leave padi brooms in the chalets so that if you do
have sand that has dried it can quickly be swept between the floor planks which have conveniently been left a millimeter apart
for the purpose.
We have a limited supply of well water. It is absolutely delicious to drink and we feel blessed we can offer water from
the taps that is drinkable. Cold water showers are very quick affairs, hot water showers are long. Simple math, if we use the
water to shower we wouldn’t have enough to drink. We prefer to drink it.
The chalets are serviced every day and the linen and bath towels are changed every 3rd day. We have towel rails
in the bathrooms and on the verandahs and we ask guests to hang their bath & beach towels up to dry as we try to conserve water.
You can request a 5.30pm boat for a surcharge of RM120++ however you may have to vacate your room at the regular check
out time of 11am. We will not be able to tell you whether or not you can keep the room up till departure until the day before.
No. We have satellite broadband to run the resort but the bandwidth isn’t good enough for us to make
the resort wireless and the signal is only around the back office. However we do allow guests to use
the Internet at the office. It’s RM15 for 15 minutes.
Yes. We have a fully stocked bar. Plenty of cold beer in the chiller, a comprehensive wine list and
delicious cocktails that actually taste of alcohol because we make them all from scratch! Note: We charge corkage for anyone bringing their own alcohol.
We certainly do. We provide everything from cots to bed guards, baby baths (hot water can be delivered in a
bucket from the kitchen) to booster stools to reach the sink, from training toilet seats to hooded baby towels.
We also provide high chairs and booster seats in the restaurant, along with interesting colouring sheets &
crayons. Our dedicated Kids Club & Family Coordinator will make sure you have all you need, including a
choice of 2 baby menus and 1 toddler menu for you to order freshly cooked baby food at what ever time of day
you require. Children's tea is served daily at 6pm, Kid's Club is daily from 9.30am to 12.30pm and afternoon
activities are written up on the "what's on board" daily. Oh, almost forgot, the Dive Base teach Bubble Makers
from the age of 8 years plus rent out boogie boards and paddle skies that kids love and we have snorkeling
equipment for hire starting at toddler size.
Baby minding is available from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. only. What's the difference between baby sitting and baby minding?
The minder will simply come and get you if your children wake so that you can go back to the chalet
and deal with it. Children must already be in bed asleep before the minder takes over. The minder goes off duty
at 11 p.m. Parents wishing to use this service must bring cash and pay the minder direct, RM20 per hour. Baby alarms will work between your chalet and the dinning room & bar area.
No problem. We always ask when people make a booking if they are vegetarian or allergic to any food. We have a
vegetarian menu for guests to choose from. We stock plenty of fresh produce and make all our own recipes from
scratch, we do not use pre prepared products. A gluten free diet is easy at Sea Gypsy however we do not stock
wheat free bread, pasta or snacks. If you wish to bring some with you we will happily store them in our kitchen
for you and prepare them for you if necessary.
Absolutely. Just let us know what the occasion is. We have a wonderful pastry chef here in Johor Bahru that
can make the most amazing cakes in any shape, size or form. We're always happy to decorate the bar and
restaurant for theme parties or fancy dress is also fun. Our party booking sheet makes organizing so easy,
you just tell us the dates and we send you a booking confirmation sheet with exact costs to forward to all your
friends and cc us. We do all the rest and liaise with all your invitees, keeping you updated. It’s so easy!
Don’t forget, bookings for 10 adults or more are eligible for Happy Hour on all spirits & cocktails from
arrival to departure
No. This is a non risk area for Malaria. All beds have dipped mosquito nets. Ten years of constantly cleaning the
land means we only see mosquitoes at sun up and sun down despite being surrounded by jungle. Although I'd love to
advocate herbal repellants for our environment I'm afraid chemical ones really work best. We recommend Off, or it's
Oil is the answer to the Sandfly. Repellants, no matter what they may claim, seem to have no effect. Oil stops
them completely. It is irrelevant what oil, cooking, baby, etc., but we recommend sun oil to avoid being cooked.
Do not substitute it for your regular sun lotion simply put it on over the top. The best tip in the world for
Sandflies is to by a bottle of spray on tanning oil, pour a little out and add a small bottle of Tee Tree Oil and
a few drops of liquid disinfectant (e.g. Detol). Spray this on and no sand fly will touch you! The recipe comes
from Australia, where they really know about sand fly problems, and is known as bush oil over there.
(Amazing what I found out after my children started boarding school in Perth!) Note: This is a great tip if you are traveling anywhere in the world that has Sandflies. My first encounter
was in West Africa about a hundred years ago (or so it seems). Don't forget the mainland jetties are
quite often the place where you get attacked and not the actual beach that you are going to. If in doubt
put the oil on your feet and ankles before you get there.