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Is it safe and recommended to swim off the coast of batu ferringhi as have heard water quality is doubtful

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1. Re: Swimming

There have been ongoing problems with "something" (believed to be sewage) being discharged into the sea, and black stagnant smelly patches in the sea. Now the dry season is over the problem hasn't raised its head again, but that's not to say it isn't still going on. Also there can sometimes be jelly fish which is why you'll see warning signs. Hardly anyone swims in the sea. Better to use the swimming pools.

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2. Re: Swimming

Agree with Paper-Stones.

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3. Re: Swimming

yes stay with the hotel pool... it is not worth getting stung by the jellyfish

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4. Re: Swimming

You can swim inside the nets off the beach and the water can be a little murky with onshore winds.One of the locals told me about the stingers,in his words one month nothing then one day ten people get stung.

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