General Info

Transforming public perception on outdoor festivals, Oceansation is on a sole mission to create a life-changing festival by adapting elements that is significant to the younger generations, to be more open, perceptive and connected towards their surroundings.

Oceansation creates a platform for the crowds to come together and experience a life-changing trip while sharing moments with their comrades and people all around.

Oceansation aims to inspire others to Celebrate Life with their innovative and contemporary concepts.

Celebrating Unity through the acceptance of different cultures and people as they are.

Celebrating Talent by embracing new influences and being inspired by people around the world.

Celebrating Nature conserving the areas we wish to make memories in.


Official Festival Schedule will be released three (3) weeks prior to the festival.

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Official Festival Map will be provided one (1) week prior to the festival.


Waste Management

Plastic bag and a central drop-off location will be provided at your convenience around the festival area. It is greatly appreciated that the campers collect all the waste around the campground using the plastic bags provided and send it to the central drop off location. Our festival crews will help to ensure the cleanliness of the festival area but with the help of everyone presence, we could maintain it together. Collect your waste and together we keep it clean.


Exit Gate

Anyone who wishes to leave the festival area may do so at any period of time provided that you have a valid Oceansation 2017 wristband to re-enter the venue. If due to any circumstances and the camper has to leave the island, please inform to any Festival Crew.


Safety Measure

This is our ground rule for everyone’s safety and enjoyment:
No metal flagpoles, firearms, fireworks, cooking grills pressurized container, motorized vehicles, motorized carts or dollies are allowed.
Management of the festival reserves the right to confiscate any questionable item or improper use of any device.



The weather is usually sunny (Malaysia has 2 seasons, rainy or sunny!). The use of sunscreen is advisable and remembers to drink plenty of water! But be prepared for the sudden rain! This is a rain or shine event. Festival goes on even if it rains.
If the conditions deteriorate to a point that the safety of campers is at risk, the show may be delayed or canceled until further notice. Please be attentive to the direction given by the announcers and security at all times.


Security and First Aid

Campground hosts are located at the campground entrance. They are at your service 24 hours a day. Additional security personnel are constantly roaming the grounds. Should you see any situation requiring attention, please bring it to the attention of security or your campground host. A 24-hour medical facility is located inside the campground.


Follow the rules & have an amazing time “In The Island”.


The only way to get to Perhentian Island is by boat from Kuala Besut jetty, Terengganu. Return boat fares from Kuala Besut Jetty to Perhentian Island are inclusive in your ticket. The journey normally takes around ½ an hour depending on the weather conditions. Boat will depart only when there are enough passengers, so register early and you will have the chance to be on the early boats.

You will have to arrive at Kuala Besut Jetty on time for the registration. Registration starts from 6.00am – 9.00am, so plan your travel schedule properly!

“Avoid the hustle of travelling by hopping on our bus! We are offering an express bus service for those traveling from Kuala Lumpur area. Fares are cheap, but the seats are limited! Be quick to reserve your seat!”

From Kuala Lumpur

By Car

The road system in Malaysia is excellent and driving to the East Coast is an enjoyable and scenic experience. With the newly completed Lebuhraya Pantai Timur 2 (LPT 2), the travel time has been reduced significantly.

If you are driving from KL, head east on highway 2 towards Kuantan > Kuala Terengganu (LPT 2) > Jerteh > Kuala Besut. Traveling time is about 6-7 hours.

By Coach

Many coaches depart for Kuala Besut or nearby towns. These buses normally depart from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS), Shah Alam Bus Terminal, and Klang Sentral. Fares are approximately RM58/person/way. Contact E-ticketing services (03-2035 5525) for more info on buses that departs to Kuala Besut.

Listed below are some of the buses that depart directly to Kuala Besut.

Sani Express: 03-3343 8870

Transnasional: 03-9058 1582

Mahligai Ekspress: 03-6185 6033

By Air

If you plan to take a flight, take a flight from Kuala Lumpur International Airports or Subang Airport.



Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia operates daily flights from KLIA/KLIA2 to Kota Bharu Airport (recommended as it is nearer to Kuala Besut Jetty) or Kuala Terengganu Airport.


Firefly and Malindo operates daily flights from Subang Airport to Kota Bharu (recommended as it is nearer to Kuala Besut Jetty) or Kuala Terengganu Airport.

Taxis or minivans are readily available at Kota Bharu Airport or Kuala Terengganu Airport. The journey to Kuala Besut jetty takes about 45 minutes from Kota Bharu Airport and 1 ½ from Kuala Terengganu Airport.

Approximate cost for land transfer from Kota Bharu Airport to Kuala Besut jetty:

Taxi: RM78/car/way

Minivans: RM35/person/way

Limousin: RM180/car/way


By Train

At KL Sentral get on the Express Wau overnight train and ask for Wakaf Bharu Train Station. From the Train Station, take an hour taxi ride to Kuala Besut Jetty.

The train runs everyday at 7:55pm from KL Sentral. Traveling time is about 12 hours.

From Singapore

By Car

Driving from Singapore to Kuala Besut with your mates could be a roadtrip of a lifetime. If you’re driving from Singapore, head to Johor Bahru > Segamat > Kuantan > Kuala Terengganu > Jerteh > Kuala Besut.

Traveling time is about 9 hours.

By Coach

Take a bus from Singapore (at The Plaza on Beach Road) to Jerteh bus stand and get a taxi to Kuala Besut jetty.

By Air

There is no direct flight from Singapore to Kota Bharu/Kuala Terengganu, so you have to go through KLIA/KLIA 2 or Subang Airport. You might also want to consider flying from Senai Airport in Johor with Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia or Firefly to Kota Bharu Airport. This is a much cheaper route but would take up more travelling time.

From Penang / Kedah

By Car

Drive to Grik > Tanah Merah > Jerteh > Kuala Besut. Expect a total traveling time of 5-6 hours.

By Coach

There are few buses that departs to Kuala Besut from Penang/Kedah. Please check the timetable at your local bus station.

Alternatively, you can get a mini van from Georgetown to Kuala Besut jetty.

By Air

From Penang you can get a flight (Malindo and Firefly) to Kota Bharu Airport and get a taxi or mini vans to Kuala Besut jetty.


Taxi: RM78/car/way

Minivans: RM35/person/way

Limousin: RM180/car/way

From Johor

By Car

From Johor Bahru, head to Segamat > Kuantan > Kuala Terengganu > Jerteh > Kuala Besut. Traveling time is about 8 hours.

By Coach

There are buses that depart to Kuala Besut from Larkin Bus Terminal. Please contact Larkin Bus Terminal (07-2247453) for more info.

By Air

Regular flights (Malaysia Airline, AirAsia, Firefly) are available from Senai Airport to Kota Bharu. From there get a taxi to Kuala Besut jetty.

From Kota Bharu

By Car

Kota Bharu to Kuala Besut is just a short distance away. Drive through Pasir Puteh > Kuala Besut jetty.

By Coach

There are direct bus (Transnasional) from Kota Bharu Town to Kuala Besut, but please tell the driver to stop you at Kuala Besut Jetty because the bus might stop at other bus terminal.


Taxis or minivans are readily available at Kota Bharu Airport Airport. The journey to Kuala Besut jetty takes about 45 minutes from Kota Bharu Airport.

Approximate cost for land transfer from Kota Bharu Airport to Kuala Besut jetty:

Taxi: RM78/car/way

Minivans: RM35/person/way

Limousin: RM180/car/way

Do Bring:

  • All your good vibes
  • Acoustic music
  • Sleeping bag or blanket
  • Sleeping mat or anything to cover the ground for your convenience while you’re sleeping
  • Beach bag
  • Plate & mug
  • Beach towel
  • Shirts, shorts
  • Swimsuits
  • Warm clothing
  • Torchlight
  • Footwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Extra food
  • Enough drinking water
  • Umbrella


Do Not Bring:

  • Bad attitudes
  • Illegal substance
  • Glass or any sort
  • Extra big luggage, recommends travel lightweight
  • Fireworks or explosives
  • Compressed gas
  • Pet(s)
  • Weapons or harmful objects

Follow the rules & have an amazing time “In The Island”.

Perhentian Island is one of Malaysia’s Marine Park areas monitored by the Department of Marine Park to provide special protection and management for marine area of national significance. The overall goal will be to protect, conserve and manage in perpetuity marine environments of significance and to encourage the public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of Malaysia’s natural marine heritage.

By being the official location for this year’s Oceansation Festival, we are committed in supporting the effort of the establishment of Marine Park and keeping the event venue green and tidy. Our mission is to “leave no trace” while enjoying the natural beauty of the sea, the islands, and the places within it. You can help us with the following easy steps :


A tent is for life, not just for Oceansation Festival

Tents are very re-usable but utterly un-recyclable so those left unpack after the festival will have to be sent to a landfill site. So please take care of your tent along the festival and remember to pack it as you go home.


Keep the dirt out

Most of us will be sharing tents with other people. Remember to take care of our tents in terms of tidiness and hygiene.


Waste management

Waste, compost, beverage containers and recyclables bags will be readily available. Please use them at your campsite and take them to the central drop-off location.


Watch where you loo

Please don’t piss anywhere you feel like. It’s very important that you use one of our toilets. Pissing against a fence might be ok in your back garden but the concentration of loads of you doing it on the OCEANSATION site contaminates the land and kills off the wildlife besides the unwelcoming smells it brings in the morning.


Please don’t waste water

We encourage best practices for fresh water consumption and require campers to limit themselves to short showers. And please be careful to not leave the taps running.


Help Take Care of the Beach

Whether you enjoy diving, snorkeling, or relaxing on the beach, always take care of your surroundings. Explore and appreciate the ocean without interfering with wildlife or removing rocks and coral. Go even further by encouraging other campers to respect the marine environment as well.



It is our goals to make every Oceansation camper’s experience the best it can be. Show respect to all campers and treat them as well as you would like to be treated.


Oceansation Tribe loves you very much for reading this.