Arriving in Malaysia by road from Singapore

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You can easily drive into Malaysia from Singapore. There are two entry points: the Johor Causeway and the Second Link. If you take the Causeway, you will arrive in the heart of the Johor Bahru, which can be incredibly congested especially during rush hour and mid day. If your final destination in Malaysia is not Johor Bahru, I would recommend that you take the Second Link.

Before you start your journey, do note that every Singapore-registered vehicle leaving Singapore is required to have at least three-quarter-full tank of gas. A S$500 fine awaits you if you are so unlucky as to be caught with a tank emptier than that! This does not apply if you are driving a foreign registered car, i.e. a car from Malaysia.

From 1 October, 2015, all Singapore vehicles entering Malaysia are required to be registered with Malaysia's Road Transport Department. Registration can be done at the counters at the Causeway as well as the Second Link, and can also be done online. Private vehicles have to pay a fee of RM20 per entry for the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP), which can only be paid using the Touch 'n Go card. In addition, vehicle owners are required to pay a RM10 road charge which is valid for five years. Exiting Singapore and entering Malaysia via the Causeway

Before I proceed, I need to warn you of the horrendous jam, less so if you go against the crowd. The morning rush hour will see a mass of humanity crossing the Causeway from Johor to Singapore for work. You have have it a little better if you choose morning to cross from Singapore to Malaysia.

Drive to the Woodlands Checkpoint.

Choose the right lane here.

There will be forms to fill, so have your pen ready. In addition, you need to pay toll using the Singapore NETS CashCard on the Singapore side, and afterwards, using the Touch n' Go on the Malaysian side.

Exiting Singapore and entering Malaysia via the Second Link

Drive to the Tuas Checkpoint at the western end of the Ayer Rajah Expressway, and follow the signage for your type of vehicle. Keep to the right lane if you are driving a passenger car.

Going to Malaysia by bus

There are bus servides from Singapore to Malaysia. They leave various points in the city including Golden Mile Complex, The Plaza Beach Road, Kovan Bus Hub, Boon Lay Shopping Centre. Most of the long-distance buses will pass through the check point at the Bukit Timah Expressway or Woodlands Centre Road. You will have to alight from the bus, leaving your bags behind, go through customs control, get your passport stamped, and return to your bus.

The bus will then take you across the Causeway to the Johor side, when you again alight at the Sultan Iskandar Customs Complex. This time you must carry your bags down, go through customs and have your bags scanned before returning to your bus.

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