Originally Posted by smurphny
Can you give some examples of entry fees >$300? I've been planning some long distance cruising next year. My research, with piles of entry information, must be faulty because the Bahamas fee seems to be comparatively pretty steep. French Polynesia hasn expensive bond, but you get that back when you exit. Are there some surprises I'm not aware of? Would appreciate any specific info you have from your experiences.
If you make it to Malaysia you will find that there are no entry fees, light fees, visa fees, quarantine fees, mooring fees, anchoring fees etc. 90 day visa granted free upon arrival. Easy to go to Singapore for a day to renew your visa. Also can sail to Thailand, Borneo, Philippines.
Last night we had a "FREE" dinner with Malaysian prime minister in Penang as part of the Chinese New Year Celebrations.
Keep heading West!