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    Heavy traffic towards JB at Woodlands Checkpoint
    By Saifulbahri Ismail
    POSTED: 18 Apr 2014 16:23

    Traffic from Singapore towards Johor Bahru at Woodlands Checkpoint was heavy on Friday as travellers headed to Malaysia for the long weekend. However, traffic to Singapore from Johor Bahru was light.

    SINGAPORE: Traffic from Singapore towards Johor Bahru at Woodlands Checkpoint was heavy on Friday as travellers headed to Malaysia for the long weekend.

    However, traffic to Singapore from Johor Bahru was light.

    The tailback at the Singapore-Johor Bahru Causeway stretched along the entire one-kilometre link bridge.

    There was also congestion along Woodlands Road and Bukit Timah Expressway.

    Long queues were also seen for travellers taking public transport to Malaysia.

    Many people who were stuck in the traffic jam chose to walk across the link bridge instead.

    The congestion is something travellers are all too familiar with, especially during a long weekend.

    Motorist Anuar Manap said: "Maybe they should add extra lanes on the Causeway, and the exit point should have at least two lanes because currently (there is) only one lane - the three to four lanes all merge into one."

    Traffic arriving in Singapore is expected to be heavy on Sunday, at the end of the long weekend, when Singaporeans return home.

    To avoid a surge of vehicles seeking clearance at the checkpoints, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority advised travellers to adjust their travel plans, if possible.

    Motorist Tan Song Ghee has decided to travel during non-peak hours: "For me, maybe we will start at 4 in the morning. So, I have to travel during odd hours."

    - CNA/xq

    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/...b/1075650.html

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    Perhaps the two govt should also expedite to materialise the cross border railway link to JB.


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    Heavy traffic towards JB at Woodlands Checkpoint
    By Saifulbahri Ismail
    POSTED: 18 Apr 2014 16:23

    Traffic from Singapore towards Johor Bahru at Woodlands Checkpoint was heavy on Friday as travellers headed to Malaysia for the long weekend. However, traffic to Singapore from Johor Bahru was light.

    SINGAPORE: Traffic from Singapore towards Johor Bahru at Woodlands Checkpoint was heavy on Friday as travellers headed to Malaysia for the long weekend.

    However, traffic to Singapore from Johor Bahru was light.

    The tailback at the Singapore-Johor Bahru Causeway stretched along the entire one-kilometre link bridge.

    There was also congestion along Woodlands Road and Bukit Timah Expressway.

    Long queues were also seen for travellers taking public transport to Malaysia.

    Many people who were stuck in the traffic jam chose to walk across the link bridge instead.

    The congestion is something travellers are all too familiar with, especially during a long weekend.

    Motorist Anuar Manap said: "Maybe they should add extra lanes on the Causeway, and the exit point should have at least two lanes because currently (there is) only one lane - the three to four lanes all merge into one."

    Traffic arriving in Singapore is expected to be heavy on Sunday, at the end of the long weekend, when Singaporeans return home.

    To avoid a surge of vehicles seeking clearance at the checkpoints, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority advised travellers to adjust their travel plans, if possible.

    Motorist Tan Song Ghee has decided to travel during non-peak hours: "For me, maybe we will start at 4 in the morning. So, I have to travel during odd hours."

    - CNA/xq

    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/...b/1075650.html

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    for the same reason i will never buy jb or iskandar landed as "weekend home" ... weekend and public holiday ... jam jam jam

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    That's where the consumers are spending now. Traffic at the links is likely to improve in a few years' time if the bilateral relations is maintained.

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    The rise in consumer spending, internal migration of more Chinese from other states to southern Johor for job opportunities in Johor/Singapore, growth of industries and more Singaporeans/PRs retiring in Johor will cause property prices to continue to rise, albeit at a slower pace. Go for freehold gated and guarded landed, not more than 15 min by car from 1st or 2nd link. They are very safe investment, even in the short term.

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    Our two countries need a smart card/ smart ID system instead of a passport based entry and exit system for citizens of each country. Look at Hong Kong where everyone's IC gives them easy access out of HK and coming back into HK. Until access is quick and fluid, Iskandar still won't fulfil its promise except for those with a lot of time on their hands

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