MS Kota Singapora & Kota Bali, ex MS Tjiwangi & Tjiluwah of
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MS Kota Singapura & Kota Bali
Kota Singapura still looking a fine yacht like liner
purchased by Pacific International Lines of Singapore, Tjiluwah was delivered
to her new owners in January 1972 and was renamed MS Kota Singapura. Tjiwangi
was renamed Kota Bali and she arrived in
enjoyed cruising on them, whilst others undertook a one way voyage combined
with a flight to or from the
All images on
this page (except where marked otherwise) were kindly provided by
10 year old Sharon (in stripped blouse) and her 7 year old sister seen on the Bridge seen with a Bridge crew member
Sharon, sister and Tang Hong Tay seen on a windy day out on deck
Front cover of a PIL brochure
Above and below: The brochure shows the ships interiors as well as the main pool
The cabin plan shows the three main passenger deck’s. Topside there was boat (sports) deck, which is not shown
Above and below: A postcard
from crew member Tang Hong Tay to
Built by: Van Der Giessen & Zonen.
Length: 479 ft – 146m
Beam: 63 ft – 19.2m
Draught: 23.7 ft – 7m
Power: Werkspoor diesels
Speed: 16 knots
Passengers: 230 One Class
Passenger Decks: Four
Livery: White Superstructure, Black Funnel with red boot-topping
Although aging, Kota Singapura still looked an attractive ship
From the authors private collection
In 1979, Kota
Singapura was withdrawn, sold, and broken up in
Kota Bali also
seen towards the end of her career with
From the authors private collection
Page One:Tjiluwah – Tjiwangi History Page.
. Tjiluwah – Tjiwangi - RIL - Deck Plan.
Page Two: Kota Singapura, ex Tjiluwah – Kota Bali, ex Tjiwangi. This page.
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