How To Get There
Medan, and its international airport (KNO), is the transit place for most touristic places in North Sumatra.
After arriving in Medan, you can go directly to Singkil, you can also pay through our www.paypal.com
account ( thecoral.sikandang.com )
How to get from Medan to Singkil
Before leaving Medan, be sure that you prepare your cash
The ATM machine in Singkil only serves Mastercard, and it’s often offline or out of cash
From Medan to singkil you can take car or privat car
From Singkil – Balai
To get to our island from the mainland, you can go directly or transit by Balai island (much cheaper)
From Singkil, you can reach Balai (the main village of Banyak) by ferry, traditional wooden boat, or speed boat.
Ferry operates 2 times a week (ask the schedule to Mr. Elvys), the ticket costs around 25.000 – 28.000 rupiahs, depends on the class. It takes 4-5 hours to go to Balai from Singkil, but it’s the safest option.
Traditional wooden boat
Traditional wooden boat operates every day around 9-11 am (ask people in the jetty if the boat is going to Balai. it’s about 45.000 – 50.000 rupiahs/person. It takes around 3-4 hours to go to Balai. if there’s storm, most likely the boat wouldn’t depart and you will have to stay overnight in Singkil.
If you have a comfortable budget and want to save time, speed boat is the best option. It just takes 2-2,5 hours from Singkil to Sikandang island, where our located. The average price now is around 1.700.000 – 2.000.000 rupiahs.
The island of Sikandang lies about 1,5 -2 hours away from Balai(the main village of the Banyaks) by traditional wooden boat, or just 30 minutes if you take a speed boat
Balai – Sikandang
from the hall to sikandang you pay transportation costs 100.000Rupiah per person/Trip with ( fast boat ) or ( slow boat ) , because there is no transport to get there specifically , but rather you rent the ship.