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Travel Notice Situation in Eastern Sabah

26 June 2023

Singaporeans who intend to travel to the eastern coast of Sabah should exercise vigilance and caution. They should keep themselves updated on the latest developments through official websites such as that of the Eastern Sabah Security Command ( www.facebook.com/esscomsabah ) as well as through Malaysian news outlets. Singaporeans are also advised to take all necessary precautions to ensure their personal safety, including purchasing comprehensive travel insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage of the insurance policies. Do eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at  https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/  so that we could contact you should the need arise. Those in need of consular assistance may contact the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur or the 24-hour Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office at:

High Commission of the Republic of Singapore in Malaysia 209 Jalan Tun Razak 50400 Kuala Lumpur Tel: +60 321 616 277 Duty phone: +60 166 610 400 Email:  [email protected]

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office Tanglin Singapore 248163 Tel: 6379 8800, 6379 8855 Email:  [email protected]

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Public Health Advisory

Travellers should refer to the ICA website for the latest information on travelling to/from or transiting through Singapore. Travellers seeking to enter Singapore should comply with prevailing Public Health (including COVID-19) as well as General Entry Requirements listed on the Singapore immigration website ( http://www.ica.gov.sg/enter-transit-depart/entering-singapore ) to ensure a smooth journey.

For information on health-related entry requirements for Malaysia, travellers may refer to Malaysia’s MySafeTravel website ( https://mysafetravel.gov.my ) for more details. Travellers can stay updated on the COVID-19 situation in Malaysia by checking the Malaysian Ministry of Health’s website ( http://covid-19.moh.gov.my ).

Entry and Exit

Visa Requirements

Singaporeans do not require a visa to enter Malaysia for up to 30 days. However, for onward travel from Malaysia to a third country, Singaporeans may be required to hold a valid visa. It is thus advisable to obtain a visa for onward travel, if necessary, before the start of your journey. Applying for a visa en-route to your destination in Malaysia or at the country you intend to visit may be difficult.

Malaysia Digital Arrival Card (MDAC)

The Immigration Department of Malaysia requires foreign nationals to complete the Malaysia Digital Arrival Card (MDAC) prior to their arrival in Malaysia. However, Singapore Passport holders are exempt from this requirement at all entry points. Singaporeans who intend to enrol their fingerprints for access to automated immigration clearance via the e-gates on subsequent entry should submit the MDAC three days prior to their arrival in Malaysia.

Malaysia Automated Clearance System (MACS)

Singaporeans who have applied for use of the Malaysia Automated Clearance System (MACS) are reminded that the facility is only available at land checkpoints at Johor (Bangunan Sultan Iskandar and Kompleks Sultan Abu Bakar). MACS is meant to facilitate faster immigration clearance for exit from/entry into Johor and cannot be used as a transit facility for onward flights out of Malaysia.

General Immigration Matters

  • Singapore passports must be valid for more than 6 months at the time of entry.
  • When you enter or depart Malaysia, check that your passport is stamped before leaving the immigration booth.
  • Do not pass the immigration booths that are unattended. You should not enter or leave Malaysia without having your travel documents processed by a Malaysian immigration officer and ensuring that your passport is stamped correctly.
  • If you are entering Malaysia for internship or employment purpose, please ensure that the proper approval is obtained from the Malaysian immigration authorities prior to your arrival. Please approach the Malaysian High Commission in Singapore ( https://www.kln.gov.my/web/sgp_singapore/home ), Immigration Department of Malaysia (JIM) ( https://www.imi.gov.my ), and JIM’s Expatriate Services Division ( https://esd.imi.gov.my/portal ) for information or clarification on the relevant passes and entry requirements.
  • Please ensure your passport is in good condition. Passports with signs of damage (i.e. tear, water damage) may not be accepted for entry into Malaysia.

Loss of Passport

  • If your Singapore passport is lost or stolen when you are in Malaysia, make a police report immediately at the nearest local police station.
  • Report the loss  online via ICA e-Services immediately, if you have a valid Singpass account.
  • After reporting the loss, ICA e-Services will prompt you to apply and pay for a temporary travel document, known as a Document of Identity (DOI).
  • Once the online application is approved and ready for collection, the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur or Consulate-General in Johor Bahru, depending on your selection, will contact you for collection.
  • If you do  not  have a valid Singpass account, you should bring the police report and two passport-sized photographs to the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur or Consulate-General in Johor Bahru to apply, pay, and obtain the DOI.
  • The DOI, which is chargeable, is only valid for one-way travel back to Singapore.
  • As there are some administrative procedures involved in issuing a DOI, our offices may not be able to issue the document immediately and you may have to extend your stay in Malaysia.
  • For exiting Malaysia with a DOI, you may be required to apply for a special pass from the Malaysian Immigration Headquarters nearest to your point of departure.
  • You can apply for a new passport after you have returned to Singapore.

Customs Requirements

  • For a comprehensive list of dutiable and duty-free goods, as well as customs requirements, please refer to  https://www.customs.gov.my/en/tp/Pages/tp_ppel.aspx   for more information.
  • All visitors to Malaysia are required to declare dutiable goods at the customs. There are currency exchange control restrictions on bringing large amounts of Malaysian ringgit or foreign currencies into or out of the country. Please refer to  https://www.customs.gov.my/en/tp/Pages/tp_cec.aspx  for more information. 

Consular Assistance

Singaporeans who require consular assistance may contact the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur or the Consulate-General in Johor Bahru using the contact details provided on the sidebar. Singaporeans in Malaysia are strongly encouraged to e-register with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at  https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/  so that they can be contacted, should the need arise.

Singaporeans may also connect with the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur through our Telegram channel ( https://t.me/SHCKL ), Facebook Page ( https://www.facebook.com/SingaporeHighComKL ), and website ( https://www.mfa.gov.sg/kl ).

Safety and Security

Take general precautions to ensure your personal security in Malaysia such as:

  • Carry your personal belongings on the side away from the street.
  • Do not carry too much cash or display expensive jewellery or accessories (such as watches or bags) on your person.
  • Do not leave your belongings unattended when in crowded public places.
  • Ensure that you have your travel documents (i.e. passport) on your person at all times.
  • Do not leave important documents (like passport) or valuables in plain sight in your car. All loose electronic items, bags or belongings should be stowed away, out of sight.
  • Avoid isolated, unfamiliar places and places with a high known incidence of crime especially at night and if alone. Opt for well-lit and well-travelled areas which will be safer and reduce the risk of being a victim of crime.
  • There have been occasional reports of alleged scams, robbery and rape incidents involving public transport providers as well as Grab and Uber in Malaysia. Hence, it is important to exercise the usual precautions and common sense when taking public/shared transportation.
  • Exercise caution and prudence at all times and avoid large gatherings and demonstrations. Monitor media reports closely or check with the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur or Consulate-General in Johor Bahru on the situation.

Travel Funds & Valuables:

  • In Malaysia, major credit cards such as Visa and Mastercard are accepted by local established retailers. Avoid carrying too much cash.
  • If money and valuables are stolen or lost, make a police report at the nearest police station.
  • In an emergency, you can arrange for funds to be remitted to you by your family or friends through a bank. Emergency funds can also be remitted to you via the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur or Consulate-General in Johor Bahru; if your family or friends deposit funds with the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Consular Directorate.

Malaysia imposes severe penalties including death for possession or trafficking of even small amount of illegal drugs. Do not convey or transport any parcel, especially across the border when asked by a stranger. Should such parcels contain illegal drugs, you risk being found guilty of the possession, smuggling or trafficking of drugs. You should also never leave your belongings unattended or under the “care” of any stranger.

Additional information

Driving of Foreign-registered Vehicle in Malaysia:

  • Consider applying for the International Driving Permit (IDP) for driving in Malaysia. The IDP is recognised worldwide and is also a useful form of identification.
  • Singaporeans in Malaysia who hold a long-term stay visa for employment or residency must obtain a Malaysia driving licence if they want to drive in Malaysia. Those who possess a valid foreign driving licence may contact the Road Transport Department of Malaysia (JPJ) to seek full information on the procedures in driving licence conversion.
  • Foreigners driving vehicles in Malaysia can check and make payment for their fines issued by the Royal Malaysian Police (RMP) through the MyBayar website or mobile application. For more information, please visit the MyBayar website or RMP Traffic Department’s Facebook page.
  • The High Commission in Kuala Lumpur and the Consulate-General in Johor Bahru are able to certify true copies of the Singapore driving license. For other requirements, Singaporeans may check with JPJ directly. JPJ’s contact details are: Road Transport Department of Malaysia (JPJ) Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur Lot 14264, Jalan Genting Klang, 53300 Setapak. Tel : +60 3 40241200

Hospitalisation and Death:

  • In the case of an accident or medical emergency, call 999. Any injured or sick persons are usually brought to the nearest state hospital.  A medical transfer to Singapore by ambulance is possible. However, the superintending doctor in the Malaysian hospital as well as the receiving hospital in Singapore will need to consent to the transfer. The cost of medical transfer is to be borne by the individual/medical insurance. The High Commission in Kuala Lumpur or the Consulate-General in Johor Bahru can provide a list of service providers for such medical transfers.
  • In the event of the death of a Singaporean, specific approval from the local authorities (like hospital and/or police) is required before the remains can be claimed for repatriation or cremation. An undertaker can be appointed to assist in this and to obtain all other necessary related documentation.

General Travel Advice

Overseas Travel – Be Informed & Be Safe [Updated on 5 February 2024]

Singaporeans planning overseas travel are reminded to take the necessary precautions, including being prepared to deal with accidents, natural disasters or terrorist attacks. Singaporeans are also reminded to be familiar with your destination’s local laws, customs, and COVID-19 regulations.

Demonstrations do occur in major cities across the world. Such demonstrations can sometimes escalate into violence. It is important for Singaporeans to keep abreast of local news, avoid any protests or demonstrations and heed the advice of the local authorities.

When participating in outdoor leisure activities overseas, Singaporeans should be mindful that certain sporting activities, especially in open seas, may carry risks. Besides ensuring that one has the physical competencies and appropriate condition to undertake the activity, every effort should be made to ascertain if the trip organiser or guide is reliable and competent, and that appropriate safety and contingency plans are in place. When in doubt, Singaporeans should consult the relevant professional bodies or sporting associations for specific advice.

For those planning to travel, here are some tips:

Before travelling

  • Familiarise yourself with our network of overseas missions.
  • Purchase comprehensive travel insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage.
  • Equip yourself with research about your destination’s entry requirements, current situation, local laws and customs.
  • eRegister with us on our website ( www.mfa.gov.sg ) so that we may reach out to you during an emergency.

While travelling

  • Always take care of your personal safety, remain vigilant and monitor local weather news, advisories, and security developments.
  • Exercise caution around large gatherings and avoid locations known for demonstrations or disturbances.
  • Be prepared for possible delays and last-minute changes in travel plans especially during unforeseen events such as natural disasters, social unrest or terror attacks.
  • Stay connected with your friends and family. Inform them of your whereabouts and provide them with your overseas contact details.
  • In the event that you require consular assistance, please contact the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission or call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office at +65 6379 8800/+65 6379 8855.

Advisory: Email Scams

There have been reports of individuals receiving scam emails/messages purportedly sent from friends in distress overseas. These emails/messages typically originate from an email address/social media known to the receiver bearing claims of the sender getting into trouble overseas and urgently requesting financial assistance. The sender would also claim to have approached a Singapore Embassy/Consulate and the local Police for help to no avail.

MFA takes the safety of all Singaporeans very seriously.  Singaporeans in distress approaching our Overseas Missions for assistance will be rendered with all necessary consular assistance.  If you receive such emails/messages from purported friends seeking funds transfers, we strongly advise you to call them first to verify the authenticity of the emails/messages before responding to their request.  It is also not advisable to give out any personal information such as NRIC/passport numbers, address, telephone number, etc.  Any form of reply, even one of non-interest, could result in more unsolicited emails.  Members of the public who suspect that they have fallen prey to such scams should report the matter to the Police immediately.  Should Singaporeans abroad require consular assistance, they can contact the nearest Singapore Overseas  Mission  or call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24-hr Duty Office at +65 6379 8800/+65 6379 8855.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is a ministry of the Government of Singapore responsible for conducting and managing diplomatic relations between Singapore and other countries and regions.

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No testing or quarantine: Those vaccinated can travel by land between S'pore and Malaysia from April 1

can singaporean travel to malaysia daily

SINGAPORE - From April 1, those who are fully vaccinated will be able to travel freely between Singapore and Malaysia by land, including by driving, without testing or quarantine, in a highly anticipated move that is set to kick-start short trips between the neighbouring countries. 

On Thursday (March 24), Singapore and Malaysia jointly said that there will no longer be any need for pre-departure or on-arrival tests. 

There will also no longer be any caps on the number of daily overland travellers - a major step up from the current arrangement where only about 4,000 people are allowed to travel on designated vaccinated travel lane (VTL) buses daily. 

The new arrangement will apply to all categories of travellers and all modes of transport via the land border, including cross-border public bus services like service 170 that are being progressively restored. 

All travellers must have valid travel documents like their passports and vehicle entry permits (VEP). Those crossing the Causeway - including Singapore citizens, permanent residents and long-term pass holders - must also complete their SG Arrival Card within three days before arriving at the checkpoints. 

“Singapore and Malaysia enjoy deep, warm and multifaceted relations, as well as strong people-to-people ties. Today’s announcement is a significant milestone in our transition towards living with Covid-19,” said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. 

“It reflects the strong collaboration both sides have enjoyed throughout the pandemic and will help both countries emerge stronger from this crisis.”

Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob noted that the opening will coincide with Malaysia’s opening of its borders to international travellers on April 1.

He added: “This will certainly contribute to the recovery efforts with positive impacts on the economies and livelihood of the peoples of both countries.”

The relaxing of curbs over movement between the two countries has been in discussion for a while , and it became more likely as the Omicron wave came down from its peak and as evidence emerged that it was less lethal. 

The easing of Singapore-Malaysia border restrictions effectively returns movement between the two countries to much like it was before the pandemic, when 415,000 people crossed the Woodlands Causeway and Tuas Second Link daily.

This should give people who work across the border more confidence in returning to their jobs, say observers. Families that had been separated will no longer have to worry about scrambling for bus tickets to see one another.

It is also both countries’ hope that their tourism sectors will be given a much-needed boost. 

Before the pandemic, Malaysian tourists were the seventh-biggest spenders in Singapore, just behind the United States and Japan and ahead of South Korea.

Among tourists in Malaysia, Singaporeans spent the most there - about $6.59 billion in 2019.

Spoke with Malaysian PM Ismail Sabri Yaakob on the phone after my COVID-19 broadcast. As both sides have made good... Posted by Lee Hsien Loong on  Wednesday, March 23, 2022

The Ministry of Trade and Industry urged people not to rush to travel “if they have no urgent need to do so”.

“As there might be a surge in travellers looking to cross the land borders, travellers should expect some traffic congestion at the checkpoints,” it said. 

It added that non-fully vaccinated children aged 12 and below will also no longer have to take pre-departure and on arrival tests or serve a stay-home notice.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said foreign-registered vehicles entering Singapore can, from March 31, apply online for their mandatory vehicle entry permits and Autopass cards to pay tolls. They can do this via VEP Digital Services on LTA’s OneMotoring website. 

People will not be able to apply for these at Singapore’s land checkpoints, and those who do not have either will be turned back to Malaysia. 

“Travellers are advised to plan at least two weeks ahead of their intended travel dates to allow sufficient time for VEP application and approval,” LTA said.

There are currently 40,000 foreign-registered vehicles that have valid VEPs to Singapore. The permits are valid for 14 days but are renewable. 

Associate Professor Walter Theseira of the Singapore University of Social Sciences said Singapore and Malaysia are critical markets for each other and that it is unlikely that either tourism industry will be able to recover without restoring pre-pandemic travel.

“It’s absolutely crucial for the day-to-day operation of our economy, as many of our supply chains for manufacturing, construction and consumer goods go through Malaysia,” he said. 

“But the personal travel links are also vital, not just for tourism, but also for trade in services and business.

"Many Singapore-based firms have operations in Malaysia and used to depend on Singapore-based staff being able to routinely visit the Malaysia side.”

UOB economist Barnabas Gan said the land link is particularly important as it is still the most accessible way for people to travel between Singapore and Malaysia.

“The further relaxation of travel restrictions will likely facilitate tourism demand for both economies and, more importantly, rebuild the economic linkages for both economies to grow and expand, especially during the endemic Covid-19 period,” he said.

Speaking in Malaysia at the National Institutes of Health, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said he and his Malaysian counterpart Khairy Jamaluddin will continue to update each other on the Covid-19 situation in both countries. 

“Malaysia has done very well with its vaccination roll-out and preparing the country for the endemic phase, and I look forward to both our countries emerging stronger from the pandemic,” he said.

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Complete Guide: Singapore – Malaysia land travel from 1 April

Aaron Wong

Planning to cross the causeway? Here's all you need to know about the Singapore-Malaysia land border reopening, from 1 April 2022.

Singapore and Malaysia will reopen their land border from 1 April 2022, allowing fully vaccinated travellers to cross with no testing, quarantine or travel insurance requirement. This covers all modes of travel , including private cars, motorcycles and walking. 

can singaporean travel to malaysia daily

Prior to the pandemic, more than 415,000 people crossed the Woodlands Causeway and Tuas Second Link daily, with short trips making up the bulk of movements. 

If you’re planning to join that number, here’s all you need to know about crossing the land border. For those planning to travel by air , refer to the article below instead. 

Complete Guide: Singapore – Malaysia quarantine-free air travel from 1 April

Land travel to Malaysia

Fully vaccinated.

All travellers to Malaysia must be fully vaccinated , as defined by the following table:

For example, someone with 2 doses of Pfizer would be considered fully vaccinated if he/she is aged 18-59 years old, but partially vaccinated if he/she is 60 years or older.

Children aged 17 and below are considered to meet the vaccination requirement, regardless of actual vaccination status. 

MySejahtera app

can singaporean travel to malaysia daily

Travellers to Malaysia must:

  • download the MySejahtera app ( Android | iOS )
  • create an account (when registering, enter the Malaysia  address you’ll be staying at)
  • complete the digital pre-departure form via the “Traveller” icon on MySejahtera
  • verify their COVID-19 vaccination certificate.  

Most of the steps are pretty self-explanatory, except perhaps the last one. Anyone who was vaccinated outside of Malaysia needs to upload and verify their digital vaccination certificate before departure.

can singaporean travel to malaysia daily

This can be done via the MySafeTravel portal , and involves uploading the QR code of your vaccination certificate.

Singapore travellers are only required to upload a single QR code; the instructions say to choose the last EUDCC one on your cert (i.e. Dose 2 for double dosed travellers, Dose 3 for triple dosed travellers). In my case, my “offline QR verification (EU DCC-compatible)” code wasn’t accepted, so in the end I used the one labelled “online QR verification” and it went through just fine.

can singaporean travel to malaysia daily

Take note that every comma, every hyphen must be included! If the name on your vaccination certificate is:

Tan Ah-Kow, John

be sure to enter it exactly that way on MySafeTravel, or verification will fail. 

Once approved, it takes about two days for your MySejahtera app to be updated. 

can singaporean travel to malaysia daily

Those who were vaccinated in other countries can refer to this guide for the steps required. 

Road Charge

Singapore-registered cars must pay a Road Charge of RM20 (~S$6.45) on entry, but this will be waived until 7 April 2022. From 8 April 2022 onwards, the Road Charge is payable.

This concession is meant to give Singaporeans the opportunity to top up their Touch ‘n Go cards, which may have become inactive during the two years the land border was closed. 

Vehicle Entry Permit

The much-discussed Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) is theoretically required for all non-Malaysian registered vehicles entering Malaysia, but enforcement has been delayed until further notice. The Malaysian government is urging motorists with Singapore-registered vehicles to register ASAP via this portal.

Registered vehicles will receive an RFID tag (cost: RM10 , excluding delivery and service charges), tied to an Touch ‘n Go e-wallet. This allows them to pay Road Charges seamlessly.

VEP registration is valid for five years starting from the day the VEP RFID tag is activated. 

How is this different from VTL travel?

If you’ve travelled to Malaysia under the VTL-Land previously, here’s the key differences of the new arrangement.

It’s a much simpler process, now that all modes of transport are valid, the travel insurance requirement has been scrapped, and there’s no more pre-departure or on-arrival testing.

Land travel to Singapore

Travellers are considered fully vaccinated if they meet the following conditions at least 2 weeks before arrival in Singapore:

  • Received the full regimen of WHO EUL Vaccines (see below) and met the minimum dose interval period; or
  • Travellers who contracted COVID-19 before being vaccinated must have received at least one dose of any WHO EUL Vaccines (below) at least 28 days from their first diagnosis  of a COVID-19 infection. Travellers must produce acceptable proof of their first positive COVID-19 diagnosis.

Children aged 12 and under in the current calendar year (i.e. those born in 2010 and later, for arrivals in 2022) are treated as fully vaccinated regardless of their actual status. 

A booster dose is currently not required to be considered fully vaccinated.

Travellers vaccinated in Malaysia may upload their digital certificate for COVID-19 vaccination on the MySejahtera app during the SG Arrival Card submission (see below). 

TraceTogether

can singaporean travel to malaysia daily

All travellers to Singapore must download and register for TraceTogether ( Android | iOS ). This is required for checking into venues and displaying your vaccination status, which is necessary to access shopping malls, restaurants and other vaccinated-only venues. 

Travellers who were vaccinated outside Singapore will be granted  temporary vaccinated status lasting about 30 days if they successfully uploaded their digital vaccination certificates as part of their SG Arrival Card (see below) or manually presented their vaccination certificates and the manual immigration counters.

Do note that if you’ve taken 2x Sinovac/Sinopharm doses outside of Singapore, you will still be granted temporary vaccinated status for 30 days, notwithstanding the domestic requirement for vaccination recognition is 3x doses. 

SG Arrival Card

All travellers to Singapore (regardless of nationality) must complete an SG Arrival Card within three days before arrival in Singapore. 

The SG Arrival Card has been simplified, and now features only three sections: 

  • Personal particulars
  • Submission of vaccination proof (not required for those vaccinated in Singapore)
  • Health declaration

Completing the SG Arrival Card is free of charge , if you do it via the official website. Beware of lookalikes out there which charge a fee! 

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Drivers of foreign-registered vehicles require a valid Autopass card and LTA’s approval email to enter into Singapore, as well as valid road tax and a certificate of insurance for the vehicle. 

Applications can be made via the OneMotoring website. 

Autopass cards can be collected at LTA’s Johor Bahru Service Centre before entering Singapore, and serve as an electronic VEP to record entry, and pay all tolls. Each Autopass card  is tied to a single vehicle , and costs S$10 (with a pre-loaded value of S$4 and a non-refundable cost of S$6). 

VEPs have a validity period of 14 days , starting from the date of entry into Singapore. To extend the stay of the vehicle in Singapore, renewal is required. 

Entry Tolls

The following toll fees are charged for entering and exiting Singapore, and apply to both Singapore and overseas registered vehicles. 

If you’ve travelled to Singapore under the VTL-Land previously, here’s the key differences of the new arrangement.

Singapore and Malaysia will be reopening their land border from 1 April 2022, with no testing, quarantine or travel insurance required. Travellers may cross the causeway whichever way they wish- even walking!

This should make mattress runs much easier, if nothing else. 

Aaron Wong

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guest

Hi Aaron, thanks for this – how many days did it take for your covid certificate to be verified, i’m currently seeing upto 5 working days…

Aaron Wong

3 days and mine was updated. i guess they’re seeing a last minute rush now

Ben

There’s also toll to be paid upon entering, separate from road charge. Though it is also waived for the first week.

thanks, have added that to the list.

Is the toll fee only for cars when entering Malaysia or bikes also?

Andy

What address should one be inputting if it’s crossing the Causeway for a day trip in JB? Any DP?

bent

Once approved, it takes about two days for your MySejahtera app to be updated

I think it has been 5-6 days and counting for me…friend told me to keep spamming the submission every 2 days or so. sigh.

Dann

Hi , Aaron After entering from Singapore to Johor Bahru via land ( 1April ) , what if i wanna fly to KL from Johor airport? Any PCR test requirements? Any Quratine?

Please advise

Amin

not required for domestic travels within Malaysia.

Lee

Pre covid need to do ART before entering my?I saw this in the question.

Amanda Koh

Hi Aaron. I understd 2 doses of Sinovac considerred only as partially vaccinated in Msia. Any idea with a recovery memo (<60days) will it be considered as fully vac? In SG those tested C+ aft 2 doses considered FV. Tks

Ang

Great article, thank you! We are foreigners traveling to Singapore then traveling to Malaysia by bus. Does the no pre-test apply to us?

yes, it applies to anyone coming from singapore, no matter nationality.

Chloe

Would like to check if short trip like 4 days 3 nights in Singapore what is the requirements

Damian

Hi Everyone I’m a UAE resident taking a flight to Singapore thereafter will travel by land to Johor Bahru. Any restrictions I’m fully vaccinated Appreciate an early response

J Hong

Planning to drive to JB but can’t seem to get past the travel insurance requirement on https://www.mysafetravel.gov.my .

Anybody else facing this issue or am I missing something?

Chai

For anyone facing this issue, I have called the hotline and they advised me to change traveler type to Malaysian even though I am Singaporean. There will be no problem.

Thanks for the tip!

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Singapore-Malaysia land VTL: What documents do I need to enter Malaysia?

Singapore-Malaysia land VTL: What documents do I need to enter Malaysia?

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SINGAPORE - Quarantine-free travel across the Causeway began under the land vaccinated travel lane (VTL) on Monday (Nov 29).

Only citizens, permanent residents and long-term pass holders of the country travellers are entering can use the land VTL for now.

The Straits Times looks at what documentation and protocols are needed when travelling to Malaysia from Singapore under the land VTL.

Q: What do I need to do to travel from Singapore to Malaysia via the land VTL?

A: Travellers need to have a bus ticket that displays their name as is on their passport, as well as the correct date and time of their trip.

They should also register at least seven days before their travel date for a vaccinated travel pass on the MySafeTravel portal and upload their Covid-19 vaccination proof. People vaccinated in Singapore can get this proof by downloading a Vaccination HealthCert using the Notarise portal.

Passengers will need to take a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or a professionally administered antigen rapid (ART) test within 48 hours of departure. Children aged two and below - based on calendar year - are exempt from the pre-departure test.

There will be no more quotas on the number of daily arrivals and no entry approvals will be needed for vaccinated travellers.

All vaccinated travellers can enter without quarantine

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Travellers who have taken a PCR test in Singapore for overseas travel will receive a digital test result certificate.

Those who do not receive the digital test result certificate or have taken a professionally administered ART test can request a physical certificate from the clinic. They have to digitally authenticate their test results with the clinic or via the Notarise website.

At the bus terminals in Singapore, travellers will need to show a valid pre-departure Covid-19 test, bus ticket, vaccination certificate and a copy of their long-term pass, if applicable.

Those who are vaccinated in Singapore can display their vaccination status using the Notarise online portal, HealthHub or TraceTogether apps.

Travellers must have passports with more than six months of validity. The passport must prove that the traveller has remained in Singapore for 14 days in a row before departing for Malaysia.

They should also download the MySejahtera app developed by the government of Malaysia that is used to monitor the Covid-19 outbreak there.

Proof of travel insurance is optional for now under the land VTL but will be required in the future when applications open to short-term travellers.

Q: Can I use an approved travel pass for the air VTL to travel under the land VTL to Malaysia?

A: No. Travellers who present a vaccinated travel pass applied for under the air VTL to fly to Malaysia will be denied boarding by the bus operator. They will need to make a new application.

Q: Do I need to buy a bus ticket for my child, if he is 12 years old or younger?

A: Yes, children must have their own bus tickets. They do not need vaccination certificates but are required to be accompanied by a vaccinated adult under the VTL.

Q: Can I transfer my bus ticket to someone else?

A: No. Bus tickets cannot be transferred or refunded.

One of the two bus operators, Transtar Travel, also does not allow travellers to update their passport details after purchasing their tickets. Those who fail to enter their details correctly at the point of entry will be denied entry.

The other bus operator, Handal Indah, allows passengers to update personal details keyed in wrongly such as passport expiry date and passport number by e-mailing [email protected]

Travellers can purchase their bus tickets only online.

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Everything You Need to Know About Traveling from Singapore to Malaysia in 2023

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has ended, Malaysia’s Vaccinated Travel Framework (VTF) is no longer in effect. Instead, foreign visitors to the country will have to complete a Malaysia Digital Arrival Card (MDAC) within three days prior to their arrival each time they enter this beautiful country.

Singapore and Malaysia see a huge number of tourists traveling between the two countries every year as they’re neighboring countries. If you’re also planning your trip from Singapore to Malaysia and wondering how you should prepare yourself, you’ve come to the right place!

In this Pacific Prime CXA article, we’ll walk you through the travel rules and regulations to help you plan for a smooth and worry-free trip to Malaysia from Singapore.

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Travel Requirements for Travelers

Just like the rest of the world, Singapore and Malaysia had travel restrictions placed because of COVID-19. Travelers to both countries had to follow the Vaccinated Travel Framework (TVF), a set of rules that determines whether a visitor can enter the countries and if they should quarantine or not.

The good news is the TVF is no longer in effect . From August 2022 , all travelers are allowed to enter Malaysia regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status and aren’t required to quarantine or test for COVID-19 pre-departure or on arrival. Singapore also lifted the restrictions in February 2023.

COVID-19 Restrictions in Malaysia 

Malaysia has dropped the mandatory mask requirement for both outdoor and indoor areas, and attractions or facilities are no longer required to limit the numbers of visitors allowed.

With the recent rise in COVID-19 cases , however, we suggest that you wear a mask, maintain social distancing, and sanitize your hands often to avoid catching the coronavirus or COVID-19 reinfection .

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Download the MySejahtera Application

Although COVID-19 isn’t a major global concern anymore, the virus itself can still be harmful to your body upon contact. To ensure that you and those around you aren’t at risk of infections, you can download the MySejahtera application before or after arrival to Malaysia.

MySejahtera is a mobile application by the Government of Malaysia used  to indicate a traveler’s COVID-19 risk status while staying in Malaysia. In some places, the COVID-19 risk status in MySejahtera may be checked upon entering premises.

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Travel insurance is optional.

While travelers are no longer required to buy mandatory travel insurance, it’s a good idea to secure travel insurance for you and your loved ones. Travel insurance will cover your expenses for any unforeseen illness or accidents, including medical expenses from COVID-19 infections,  during the trip.

If you are unsure about where to start or which type of travel insurance to purchase, get in touch with a Pacific Prime CXA for a free quote.

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The Malaysia Digital Arrival Card

Starting from 2023, all foreign travelers visiting Malaysia must submit Malaysia Digital Arrival Card (MDAC) within three days before arriving in the country and present it to the immigration upon arrival. This will provide the Malaysian government personal and traveling information of the traveler.

The groups of people that are exempted from submitting MDAC are as follows:

  • Singapore citizens
  • Diplomatic and Official Passport holders 
  • Malaysian permanent residents (PR) and Long-Term Pass holders 
  • Brunei Common Certificate of Identification (GCI) holders 
  • Brunei-Malaysia Frequent Traveller Facility holders  
  • Thailand Border Pass holders 
  • Indonesian Cross Border Pass (PLB) holders 

Secure Travel Insurance with Pacific Prime

Whether you are traveling to Singapore or any other country, securing travel insurance will ensure financial security when you require medical assistance in a foreign country. For instance, emergency medical evacuation to your home country can be incredibly pricey.

Finding the right travel insurance can be challenging and confusing. Luckily, Pacific Prime CXA’s insurance experts will help you find a plan that meets your requirements and budget.

So, get in touch with Pacific Prime CXA for impartial advice and plan comparison today!

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Are you planning a day trip to Malaysia from Singapore?

If so, you’ve come to the right place!

In this guide, we’ll take you through everything you need to know about crossing the Singapore-Malaysia border, and what awaits you once you’re there.

So, grab a cup of tea (or perhaps some Kopi-O, the local Singaporean coffee), and let’s dive in.

Brief Overview Of This Guide

South East Asia Map, Malaysia from Singapore

We’ll begin by addressing some essential points, such as understanding the distance and travel time between these two Southeast Asian destinations, along with the legal and visa considerations.

We’ll then examine the best ways to travel from Singapore to Malaysia, and vice versa, discussing the pros and cons of each method.

But what good is a day trip if you don’t know what to do or see once you arrive? We’ll provide an overview of must-see destinations in Malaysia perfect for a day trip. From Kuala Lumpur’s impressive skyline to Johor Bahru’s historical wonders, there’s something for every type of traveller.

We will also delve into Malaysia’s mouth-watering cuisine, unique culture, and must-have souvenirs.

Then, we’ll share some practical tips on currency exchange, cultural etiquette, and internet connectivity, along with health and vaccination requirements.

Finally, as your day draws to a close, we’ll guide you back across the border to Singapore, advising you on what to know about the return trip.

Background Information on Malaysia and Singapore

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Before we get into the nuts and bolts of the trip, let’s take a moment to appreciate the unique history and culture of these two nations.

Singapore, a high-tech city-state known for its iconic attractions , multicultural diversity, impeccable cleanliness, and stunning skyline, is a global financial hub. It’s also a renowned destination for foodies, thanks to its rich, multi-cultural food . From hawker centres serving Laksa and Hainanese Chicken Rice to Michelin-starred restaurants, Singapore offers a gastronomic journey like no other.

Just a causeway away, you’ll find Malaysia, a country teeming with vibrant culture, history, and stunning natural beauty. Its capital, Kuala Lumpur, is a bustling metropolis, boasting iconic landmarks like the Petronas Twin Towers. Outside the capital, you’ll find idyllic beaches, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, lush rainforests, and charming historic towns.

Travelling between these two neighbours, each with its distinct character and charm promises to be an adventure of a lifetime.

Planning Your Day Trip To Malaysia From Singapore

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Before you pack your bags, it’s crucial to have a well-planned itinerary.

In this section, we’ll help you understand the logistics of your trip, the legalities involved, and the best time to visit Malaysia.

Understanding the Distance and Travel Time

Geographically, Singapore and Malaysia share a land and sea border, making the commute between these two nations relatively quick and easy.

However, the travel time greatly depends on your chosen mode of transportation and your intended destination in Malaysia.

For instance, if you plan to visit Johor Bahru, the nearest city in Malaysia to Singapore, it would take you around 30 minutes to an hour via car or bus, excluding immigration clearance time. On the other hand, if Kuala Lumpur is your destination, it will take approximately 5 – 6 hours by car or bus, and around 1 hour by plane.

Keep in mind that these times can fluctuate depending on traffic, weather conditions, and the time it takes to clear customs and immigration.

Legal and Visa Considerations

When it comes to crossing borders, one must not forget the legalities. Ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months from your date of entry into Malaysia.

Citizens of many countries, including Singapore, can enter Malaysia for tourism purposes without a visa for stays up to 30 or 90 days. However, immigration rules can change, so it’s always best to check the current visa requirements from official sources or consult with your travel agency.

Additionally, don’t forget to check the latest Covid-19 travel advisories and safety measures. Health protocols and requirements can vary over time, and it’s crucial to stay updated to ensure a smooth trip.

Malaysia Visa

Best Time to Visit Malaysia from Singapore

Being tropical countries, both Singapore and Malaysia are warm throughout the year, with temperatures typically ranging from 25°C to 35°C. The weather, therefore, may not be a significant factor in deciding when to make your trip. However, being aware of the monsoon seasons might help you avoid heavy rains and potential disruptions to your plans.

Typically, the best time to visit West Malaysia (where Kuala Lumpur and Malacca are located) is between December and February when the weather is drier and cooler. For Johor Bahru, anytime outside the monsoon months (November to February) would be ideal.

However, one of the charms of Malaysia is its year-round festive atmosphere. Various cultural festivals such as Hari Raya, Chinese New Year, Deepavali, and Christmas are celebrated grandly. Aligning your visit with these festivities could add an extra layer of cultural immersion to your trip.

Remember, a well-planned trip is often a successful one. So take your time, consider your options, and gear up for the adventure that awaits.

In the next sections, we’ll dive into the different travel methods and must-see destinations in Malaysia for your day trip.

How to Travel from Singapore to Malaysia

One of the key factors that make a day trip from Singapore to Malaysia possible and convenient is the excellent connectivity between the two countries.

There are several options to consider when planning your trip, each with its unique advantages.

Bus Interior

Taking a bus to Malaysia from Singapore is a popular choice for many travellers due to its cost-effectiveness, comfort, and scenic route it offers.

Different Bus Services

There are numerous bus services operating between Singapore and various destinations in Malaysia. Here are a few notable ones:

  • Causeway Link : This bus service operates numerous routes between Singapore and Johor Bahru.
  • Transtar Travel : They provide luxury coach services from Singapore to numerous cities in Malaysia, including Kuala Lumpur and Malacca.
  • Konsortium : This is another popular luxury coach operator with various pick-up points around Singapore and multiple drop-off locations in Malaysia.
  • Grassland Express & Tours : They offer bus services from Singapore to a variety of Malaysian destinations.

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Each service offers different levels of comfort and amenities, from basic air-conditioned buses to luxury coaches with personal entertainment systems and more legroom.

Costs and Travel Time

The cost and travel time vary depending on your destination. For example, a bus trip from Singapore to Johor Bahru can cost around SGD 6 – 15 and take 30 minutes to an hour (excluding immigration clearance time). On the other hand, a bus ride from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur usually takes about 5 to 6 hours and can cost between SGD 30 – 80, depending on the level of luxury you opt for.

Tips and Tricks

  • Booking Tickets : You can book tickets online in advance, especially during peak travel periods or public holidays.
  • Departure Point : Buses depart from various points in Singapore, including Bugis, Orchard, Little India, and more. Choose the most convenient pick-up location for you.
  • Immigration Clearance : Buses will stop at both Singapore and Malaysia immigration checkpoints. Remember to take all your belongings with you as you may not re-board the same bus after immigration.
  • Travel Light : If possible, travel light. Not only will this make immigration clearance smoother, but it’ll also be more convenient for you as you navigate through the day.
  • Pack Snacks : Pack some snacks and drinks for the journey, especially if you’re travelling to further destinations like Kuala Lumpur.

Remember, the journey is part of the adventure! So sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery as you make your way from the vibrant cityscape of Singapore to the diverse landscapes of Malaysia.

Malaysia Intercity Train

Travelling by train offers a unique and enjoyable experience, allowing you to take in the beautiful countryside views at a leisurely pace.

Train Services Available

Currently, KTM (Keretapi Tanah Melayu) is the main train operator providing services between Singapore and Malaysia. There are typically two types of services: the Shuttle Tebrau and the intercity trains.

  • Shuttle Tebrau : This is a popular option for those planning to visit Johor Bahru. The service runs multiple times a day between JB Sentral in Johor Bahru and Woodlands in Singapore.
  • Intercity Trains : For those planning to travel further into Malaysia, intercity trains can take you to various cities, including Kuala Lumpur and even up to the Thai border.
  • Shuttle Tebrau : The journey between JB Sentral and Woodlands takes approximately 5 minutes, making it the fastest land crossing between Singapore and Malaysia. Tickets cost around MYR 5 (< SGD 2).
  • Intercity Trains : The cost and travel time for intercity trains depend on your final destination. As an example, the trip from Gemas (the nearest to Johor) to Kuala Lumpur by train can take about 2 hours and 30 minutes and cost approximately SGD 10.
  • Advance Booking : Similar to bus travel, it’s advisable to book your tickets in advance, particularly during the holiday season.
  • Arrive Early : Be sure to arrive at the station at least 30 minutes before departure time, as you’ll need to go through immigration clearance.
  • Carry Essentials : Carry some water and snacks, especially for longer journeys. Also, remember to keep your passport and ticket within easy reach.
  • Enjoy the View : One of the advantages of train travel is the scenic route. Make sure to grab a window seat and enjoy the journey as you pass through plantations, traditional villages, and rolling landscapes.

Driving

Travelling by car from Singapore to Malaysia offers flexibility and convenience, particularly for those who prefer setting their own pace or are travelling with family or a group of friends.

Car Rental Services

Several car rental companies in Singapore allow you to drive their vehicles into Malaysia. Among them are popular international brands like Hertz, Avis, and Budget, as well as local companies like Hawk and Drive.sg. Do note that some companies may charge an additional fee for cross-border trips.

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Before renting a car, ensure that you have the necessary documentation, including a valid driver’s license and International Driving Permit if required. Also, check the rental company’s policies regarding cross-border travel and insurance coverage.

Travel Time and Routes

The time it takes to drive from Singapore to Malaysia largely depends on your specific destination, traffic conditions, and the route you choose.

  • For Johor Bahru, it can take as little as 30 minutes to an hour via the Causeway or the Second Link.
  • Kuala Lumpur is approximately 350 kilometres away from Singapore and can be reached in about 5 to 6 hours via the North-South Expressway.

Tips for Driving in Malaysia

  • Understand the Road Rules : Familiarise yourself with the local road rules and signs. In Malaysia, you’ll be driving on the left-hand side of the road.
  • Toll Payments : The expressways in Malaysia have toll booths. Make sure you have enough Malaysian Ringgit or a Touch ‘n Go card for toll payments.
  • Keep Your Documents Handy : Always carry your passport, driver’s license, International Driving Permit (if required), and vehicle documents when crossing the border.
  • Check Fuel and Vehicle Condition : Ensure your vehicle has enough fuel for the journey and is in good condition. Also, remember that it’s illegal in Malaysia to carry extra petrol in a can.
  • Plan Your Journey : Especially if you’re driving to further destinations like Kuala Lumpur or Malacca, plan your route and rest stops in advance.

Driving across the border offers an exciting opportunity to explore Malaysia’s diverse landscapes at your own pace. Just ensure you’re well-prepared, and you’ll have a great road trip adventure.

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For those wishing to head to the coastal and island regions of Malaysia, taking a ferry can be a convenient and enjoyable option.

Ferry Services Available

Several ferry services operate between Singapore and Malaysia, most of which connect Singapore to the Malaysian state of Johor. Here are some of the main ones:

  • Limbongan Maju : This ferry service runs between Changi Point Ferry Terminal in Singapore and Tanjung Belungkor Ferry Terminal in Johor.
  • Berlian Ferries : Berlian Ferries operates a route between Changi Ferry Terminal in Singapore and Tanjung Belungkor Ferry Terminal in Johor.
  • Penguin Ferry Services : This service provides ferry rides from Harbourfront Centre in Singapore to Batam Centre and Sekupang in Indonesia, from where you can catch a connecting ferry to Johor.

Please note that schedules and services may change due to weather conditions, maintenance, or other factors, so it’s always best to check directly with the ferry companies for the latest information.

The ferry trip from Singapore to Johor takes around 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the exact route. Costs vary but are typically in the range of SGD 20 – 40 per person one way.

  • Book in Advance : Especially during holidays and weekends, ferries can fill up quickly. It’s advisable to book your tickets in advance to secure your spot.
  • Arrive Early : Similar to train and bus travel, you need to arrive at the ferry terminal early for immigration procedures.
  • Motion Sickness : If you’re prone to motion sickness, consider taking preventative measures, especially during monsoon season when the sea can be rougher.
  • Keep Essentials Handy : Keep your passport and ticket within easy reach for immigration purposes. Also, it’s a good idea to pack light and bring only essential items for a day trip.

Whether you prefer the speed of a ferry or the leisurely pace of a train, the choice is yours. Each mode of transport provides a different perspective of the journey and a unique travel experience.

Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

If you prefer to explore Malaysia without the hassles of planning an itinerary or navigating unfamiliar roads, a guided tour can be an excellent choice. They often include transportation, a knowledgeable guide, and a curated list of attractions, ensuring a comprehensive and enjoyable experience.

Tour Services Available

Several companies offer guided day tours from Singapore to Malaysia. These tours generally include transportation, a guide, and a visit to various points of interest. Here are a few options:

  • LUXURY First Class Bus: Kuala Lumpur (KL) fully-guided day tour from Singapore : A comfortable journey to the bustling capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, with guided visits to top attractions such as the Petronas Towers and Batu Caves.
  • From Singapore: Private Kuala Lumpur guided day tour + SKY DINING : This tour combines sightseeing in Kuala Lumpur with a unique sky dining experience, offering panoramic views of the city.
  • Legoland Malaysia day tour with Singapore Hotel Pickup : Venture out of Singapore and enjoy a full day in Legoland Malaysia. Admission to 3 Parks is included in the tour!
  • Private Full-Day Malacca Tour from Singapore : Learn about the history and culture of Malacca from the knowledgeable guide.
  • LUXURY Private day tour: Kuala Lumpur & Malacca from Singapore : Go on a journey up north to Malaysia with this fully guided private day tour from Singapore and visit Malacca and Kuala Lumpur.

The cost and duration of the tours can vary widely depending on the specific itinerary, the type of transportation, and whether meals or admission fees to attractions are included. For example, the Kuala Lumpur day tours generally take about 17-19 hours due to the travel time and the number of attractions covered. The costs can range anywhere from SGD 300 to SGD 1000 for a group, again depending on the inclusions.

  • Book in Advance : Guided tours can fill up quickly, especially during peak tourist seasons. To secure your spot, it’s recommended to book well in advance.
  • Read Reviews : Before booking a tour, read reviews from other travelers to get a sense of the quality of the tour guide, the pacing of the itinerary, and the overall experience.
  • Pack Essentials : Even though most things will be taken care of, remember to bring essentials like water, snacks, and sun protection. Also, wear comfortable shoes as most tours involve a fair amount of walking.
  • Clarify Inclusions : Be sure to understand what’s included in the tour price and what’s not. This could include meals, entrance fees, and tips for the guide.

Guided tours can provide an enriching and convenient way to explore Malaysia. By handling the logistics, they allow you to focus on experiencing and enjoying your destination.

Whether you’re keen on exploring the cityscapes of Kuala Lumpur or the historic streets of Malacca, there’s likely a tour that fits your interests.

Must-See Destinations in Malaysia for a Day Trip

A day trip to Malaysia presents an opportunity to witness the country’s cultural diversity, stunning architecture, and natural beauty.

Here are some must-see destinations in Malaysia that you can explore on a day trip from Singapore.

Kuala Lumpur

Batu Caves, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s bustling capital, is a mesmerizing blend of modernity and tradition.

Here are some attractions you shouldn’t miss:

1. Petronas Towers

Standing tall as the iconic symbol of Kuala Lumpur, the Petronas Towers were once the tallest buildings in the world. Visit the Skybridge and observation deck for stunning panoramic views of the city.

2. KLCC Park

Located at the foot of the Petronas Towers, KLCC Park is a lush, 50-acre green space with walking paths, water features, and a children’s playground. It’s a lovely spot to unwind amidst the city’s hustle and bustle.

3. Batu Caves

Just north of Kuala Lumpur, the Batu Caves are a series of limestone caves and cave temples, with the towering statue of Lord Murugan welcoming visitors at the entrance. Be prepared for a steep climb up the colorful 272-step staircase.

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Johor Bahru

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Johor Bahru, just across the causeway from Singapore, offers a variety of attractions that make for a perfect day trip.

1. Johor Zoo

One of the first zoos to be established in Southeast Asia, Johor Zoo houses various species of fauna and offers interactive experiences such as feeding sessions.

2. Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque

This mosque, one of the oldest in Malaysia, is a beautiful blend of Victorian and Moorish architecture. Its setting on top of a hill offers a stunning view of the Straits of Johor.

3. Legoland Malaysia

A fantastic destination for families, Legoland Malaysia is the first Legoland theme park in Asia and includes a water park, various rides, and impressive Lego structures.

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4. Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark

Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark is a thrilling water park located in Desaru, Johor, Malaysia. It features an array of exhilarating water slides, wave pools, lazy rivers, and interactive water play areas, providing fun and excitement for visitors of all ages.

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Red Clock Tower, Malacca, Malaysia

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Malacca is rich in history and culture and offers a slower-paced day trip option.

1. A’Famosa Fortress

Built by the Portuguese in the 16th century, A’Famosa is one of the oldest surviving European architectural structures in Asia. The Porta de Santiago gate is the most well-known part of the fort today.

2. Jonker Street Night Market

Taking place every Friday-Sunday, the Jonker Street Night Market is a lively bazaar offering everything from street food and trinkets to clothing and crafts.

3. The Stadthuys

Known for its red exterior, The Stadthuys is a historic Dutch square in the heart of Malacca. It houses the Malacca Museum, which offers insights into Malacca’s rich past.

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These destinations provide just a glimpse into the rich tapestry of experiences that Malaysia offers. Whether you choose to immerse yourself in the urban vibrancy of Kuala Lumpur, the family-friendly fun of Johor Bahru, or the historical charm of Malacca, you’re bound to have an unforgettable day trip.

Planning Your Itinerary According to Your Interests

Iskandar Puteri, Malaysia

Every traveller is unique, and what might appeal to one might not appeal to another.

That’s why it’s important to plan your itinerary based on your personal interests. Here’s a brief guide on how to do that:

1. History and Culture Enthusiasts

If you love history and culture, Malacca should be your top choice. From the Dutch Stadthuys and the Portuguese A’Famosa Fortress to the vibrant Jonker Street Night Market, you’ll be immersed in the rich tapestry of cultures that have influenced this UNESCO World Heritage City.

In Kuala Lumpur, the Batu Caves offer a glimpse into the country’s Hindu heritage, and the Islamic Arts Museum showcases stunning Islamic decorative arts.

2. Architecture and Urban Explorers

For those who love architecture and urban landscapes, Kuala Lumpur is a paradise. The city boasts architectural marvels like the Petronas Towers and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. The colourful stairs of Batu Caves and the diverse cityscape can also be fascinating. In Johor Bahru, the Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque is a must-see architectural gem.

3. Nature and Outdoor Lovers

Outdoor enthusiasts should head to KLCC Park in Kuala Lumpur for a refreshing break amidst the city’s hustle and bustle. If you don’t mind venturing a bit further, the Taman Negara National Park is a heaven for nature lovers. In Johor Bahru, the Johor Botanic Gardens offer tranquil trails and a variety of flora.

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4. Families with Kids

Travelling with kids? Johor Bahru should be on your list. The city is home to family-friendly attractions like Legoland Malaysia and Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast . In Kuala Lumpur, the Petrosains Discovery Centre in the Petronas Towers is an interactive science discovery centre that will keep kids engaged and entertained.

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If trying local cuisines is high on your list, all three cities have something to offer. Malacca’s Jonker Street Night Market is known for its delicious street food, including Nyonya-Baba cuisine—a unique blend of Chinese and Malay cooking styles. In Kuala Lumpur, explore the food stalls at Jalan Alor for a taste of local delicacies.

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Remember, these are just suggestions. Feel free to mix and match according to your preferences. After all, the best travel experiences are often those that resonate with your personal interests and passions.

Malaysian Food and Culture

A trip to Malaysia is incomplete without diving into its rich food scene and understanding its vibrant culture. Here’s a snapshot of what you can expect.

Famous Malaysian Dishes to Try

Nasi Lemak

Malaysian cuisine is a delightful mix of Malay, Chinese, and Indian influences, creating a unique and flavorful blend. Here are some dishes you shouldn’t miss:

  • Nasi Lemak : Considered the national dish of Malaysia, Nasi Lemak is fragrant rice cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf, served with sambal (spicy sauce), anchovies, peanuts, and boiled egg.
  • Satay : These are skewers of marinated meat (usually chicken or beef) that are grilled to perfection and served with a peanut sauce.
  • Char Kuey Teow : A popular noodle dish stir-fried in a dark soy sauce with prawns, beansprouts, chives, and sometimes Chinese sausage and fish cake.
  • Laksa : This spicy noodle soup comes in various types, but the two most popular are Penang Assam Laksa (fish-based sour soup) and Curry Laksa, which has a coconut curry soup base.
  • Roti Canai : A type of Indian-influenced flatbread that’s crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and perfect for dipping in curry sauces.

Understanding the Malaysian Culture

Malaysia is a multicultural and multiconfessional country, with Malays, Chinese, and Indians making up the majority of the population. This diversity is reflected in its culture, which is a blend of various traditions and influences.

Malaysia is also known for its art forms, including traditional dance and music like the graceful Mak Yong theatre, the martial art form Silat, and the mesmerizing gamelan music. Malaysian hospitality is renowned worldwide, and visitors often find themselves welcomed with open arms.

Shopping and Souvenirs

Batik Textiles

From bustling markets to high-end malls, shopping in Malaysia caters to all tastes and budgets. Here are a few souvenirs to look out for:

  • Batik : This traditional fabric, with beautiful patterns created using a wax-resist dyeing technique, can be made into clothing, tablecloths, or wall hangings.
  • Pewter Goods : Malaysia is one of the biggest producers of pewter, and items like mugs, plates, and jewelry make excellent souvenirs.
  • Local Spices and Snacks : Think of curry powders, local coffee, or sweet and savory snacks like dodol and murukku.
  • Handicrafts : Items like woven baskets, wooden carvings, and beadwork reflect the skills of local artisans.

Exploring the food and culture is a crucial part of any trip to Malaysia. So, whether you’re savouring a bowl of Laksa, bargaining at a local market, or getting lost in the rhythm of a traditional dance, remember to soak in every moment of your Malaysian adventure.

Practical Information and Travel Tips

Malaysian Ringgit

To ensure a smooth and enjoyable day trip to Malaysia, here are some practical tips and information.

Currency Exchange

The official currency of Malaysia is the Malaysian Ringgit (MYR). Currency exchange services are readily available at banks, airports or borders, and dedicated exchange bureaus in Singapore and Malaysia. It’s often a good idea to carry some cash as not all places, especially smaller shops and street vendors, accept credit cards.

Cultural Etiquettes and Safety Tips

Respect for local culture is vital wherever you travel. In Malaysia, dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites. Use your right hand for giving and receiving items, as the left is traditionally seen as impure. It’s also recommended to avoid public displays of affection.

Malaysia is generally safe for travellers, but as with any destination, it’s important to remain vigilant and aware of your surroundings, especially in crowded places.

Mobile and Internet Connectivity

Prepaid SIM cards are widely available in Malaysia and can be bought at the airport, convenience stores, and official telecom company stores. Malaysia has a strong network infrastructure, so internet coverage is generally good, particularly in cities.

Health and Vaccination Requirements

As of my last update in May 2023, there are no mandatory vaccination requirements for travellers entering Malaysia from Singapore. However, it’s always a good idea to be up-to-date on routine vaccines, including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, varicella (chickenpox), polio, and your yearly flu shot.

Ensure to check the latest travel advisories from reliable sources such as the World Health Organization (WHO) or your country’s foreign travel department.

Travel Insurance

Consider getting travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, trip cancellation, and lost belongings. Check whether the policy covers more than one country.

Returning to Singapore

Shopping Bags

After a fantastic day exploring Malaysia’s sights and delights, it’s time to head back to Singapore. Here’s some essential information to keep in mind for your return journey:

Travelling Back to Singapore: What to Know

The return journey from Malaysia to Singapore is usually straightforward. You can travel back the same way you came – by bus, train, car, ferry, or tour.

Do keep in mind the travel times and make sure to check the last departure times if you are using public transport. Also, remember that immigration can take a while, especially during peak times, so factor that into your travel schedule.

Just as when you left Singapore, you’ll need to go through immigration controls when you return. Ensure you have all your travel documents, including your passport and any necessary visas, ready for inspection.

Customs Regulations and Duty-free Shopping

Singapore has strict customs regulations. Make sure you are aware of the duty-free concession limits and the list of prohibited and controlled goods.

Duty-free shopping can be a great way to make some savings. You’ll find duty-free shops at the airports and some border crossings. Just remember to keep any receipts, as you may need to show them at customs.

Lastly, always declare goods that exceed your duty-free concession or goods that are controlled or subject to GST. Failure to do so could result in penalties.

Returning to Singapore after your day trip to Malaysia, you’ll likely be tired but filled with unforgettable memories. Remember, the most important part of any trip is to enjoy the journey and have fun!

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Desaru, Malaysia

Taking a day trip from Singapore to Malaysia can be an exciting and rewarding experience and it’s more than possible to do in one day.

You’ll have the chance to explore vibrant cities like Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, or Malacca, visit iconic landmarks such as the Petronas Towers or the Batu Caves, and immerse yourself in the Malaysian culture.

Remember to plan your trip keeping in mind the distance, travel time, and legal considerations. Choose the mode of transport that suits your convenience and preferences, whether it’s by bus, train, car, ferry, or a guided tour. The key to a memorable day trip lies in effective planning and flexibility.

Final Thoughts and Suggestions

While a day trip gives you a brief glimpse into the fascinating world of Malaysia, it’s worth noting that there’s so much more to explore in this diverse country.

Perhaps this day trip might inspire you to plan a longer visit in the future 😉

No matter how you choose to spend your day, remember to respect the local customs and traditions, be mindful of your surroundings, and most importantly, enjoy every moment. After all, the beauty of travel lies in the experiences you gather and the memories you create.

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Govt unveils details of cross-border travel with Malaysia; maximum 14-day stay for essential business travellers

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SINGAPORE — Some five weeks after the leaders of Singapore and Malaysia agreed to set up special travel arrangements between both countries, the authorities here have announced details of the health requirements and application process. Strict precautionary measures will be put in place before, during and after the visits, according to details put up on the Singapore Government’s SafeTravel website on Saturday (Aug 1).

Strict precautionary measures will be put in place before, during and after the visits, according to details put up on the Singapore Government’s SafeTravel website on Saturday (Aug 1).

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SINGAPORE — Some five weeks after the leaders of Singapore and Malaysia agreed to set up special travel arrangements between both countries, the authorities here have announced details of the health requirements and application process.

Strict precautionary measures will be put in place before, during and after the visits, according to details put up on the Singapore Government’s SafeTravel website on Saturday (Aug 1). For instance, all travellers must be tested for Covid-19 upon arrival, among other things.

The portal will start accepting applications for the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) and the Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) schemes from noon on Aug 10. 

The RGL will allow travel between Singapore and Malaysia for "essential business and official purposes" up to a maximum of 14 days’ stay. 

The PCA, which covers only land crossings, permits Singapore and Malaysia residents who hold long-term immigration passes for business and work purposes in the other country to enter that country for work.

After at least 90 days in their country of work, they may return to their home country for short-term home leave, and thereafter may re-enter their country of work to continue work for at least another 90 days. 

Malaysian citizens and permanent residents with Singapore work passes entering the Republic under the PCA must serve a stay-home notice of at least seven days.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his Malaysian counterpart Muhyiddin Yassin had agreed in a telephone call on June 26 to establish the RGL and the PCA to address the different names of different groups of cross-border travellers from both sides.  

This was followed by a joint statement by Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan and his counterpart Hishammuddin Hussein on July 14 that both countries have set Aug 10 as the target date for the start of both agreed schemes.

On Sunday, following a meeting between the two foreign ministers at the mid-way point of the Causeway, Dr Balakrishnan said both sides are not yet ready to allow commuting and that discussions on this are at least “a couple of weeks away”.

Below are some key details of the RGL and PCA. More detailed information can be found at the SafeTravel website.

RECIPROCAL GREEN LANE

Who is it for:

  • Residents of both countries making essential business and official trips. 

Steps required for residents in Malaysia entering Singapore: 

  • The Singapore company or government agency serving as the sponsor for the trip will apply for a safe travel pass on one’s behalf. Travellers without this pass will be refused entry.
  • Once the safe travel pass is approved, an approval letter will be sent to the sponsor.
  • The traveller can start applying for the necessary visa to enter Singapore, if required. Those who do not require a visa prior to the Covid-19 pandemic need not apply for a visa. 
  • The traveller will have to submit pre-trip health and travel history declarations online and declare his or her accommodation on the arrival card before departing for Singapore. 
  • They cannot travel out of Malaysia for 14 days before their departure.
  • They have to take a Covid-19 swab test, which they have to pay for, within 72 hours before their flight and be tested negative.
  • They have to produce the safe travel pass, a valid visa (if required) and the negative Covid-19 test result at the immigration to enter, otherwise they will be refused entry. 
  • Once they enter Singapore, they can stay in the city-state for up to 14 days. 

After arriving in Singapore:

  • The traveller has to undergo another Covid-19 swab test, which he or she will pay for, at the airport or land checkpoint upon arrival. 
  • The sponsor organisation will transport the traveller directly from the airport or the land checkpoint to the accommodation. 
  • He or she must remain in the declared accommodation until a negative result comes back from the Covid-19 swab test.
  • The traveller can then proceed with his or her itinerary that was declared beforehand. 
  • The sponsor organisation is responsible for making sure the traveller sticks to the itinerary. 
  • If the traveller tests positive for Covid-19, he or she will undergo medical treatment at his or her own cost. 

While in Singapore, travellers have to:

  • Download and use the TraceTogether mobile application during their stay. 
  • Use private hire cars, taxi or company transport. They cannot take public transportation. 

Steps required for residents in Singapore entering Malaysia: 

  • The Malaysian company or government agency serving as the sponsor for the trip will apply for a MyTravelPass on one’s behalf at least 10 days before departure. 
  • The traveller cannot travel out of Singapore for at least 14 days before departure.
  • The traveller has to take a Covid-19 swab test within 72 hours before his or her flight and be tested negative.
  • Upon entry into Malaysia, they can stay in the country for up to 14 days. 

After arriving in Malaysia:

  • The traveller has to undergo another Covid-19 swab test at the airport or land checkpoint upon arrival. 
  • He or she must remain under isolation until the test results come back negative.
  • The traveller has to pay for the swab test and the accommodation. 
  • Once test is negative, the host company or government agency will transport the traveller from his or her isolation accommodation to the workplace and back according to a controlled itinerary that was submitted to the authorities earlier.

While in Malaysia, travellers have to:

  • Download and use the MySejahtera contact tracing apps during their stay. 
  • Use transport provided by the host organisation and not public transportation. 

PERIODIC COMMUTING ARRANGEMENT

  • Malaysian citizens or permanent residents with valid Singapore work passes entering Singapore via the Tuas and Woodlands checkpoint and vice versa.

Steps required for Malaysians to enter Singapore: 

  • Employers of these Malaysian work pass holders will have to apply for a PCA on their behalf. 
  • They must submit their applications at least seven days before their employees’ entry into Singapore. 
  • Malaysian work pass holders have to undergo a Covid-19 swab test before the applications will be processed. 
  • Their employers will receive an email if the application is successful and will also be notified of the results of the swab test. 
  • The Malaysians have to complete a health declaration card online and download the TraceTogether, Homer and Whatsapp mobile applications. 

After the PCA application is approved:

  • Malaysian work pass holders can enter Singapore with their own transport.
  • This can be private buses that only ferry Malaysian passengers who will be serving Stay-Home Notice (SHN), taxis and private hire cars or they can travel by foot to the accommodation where they will be serving their SHN. 
  • They will only be permitted to leave the SHN accommodation to the testing facility for his or her Covid-19 swab test.
  • They are not allowed to take public buses or trains to go for the swab test. Only personal transport, company transport, or taxis/private-hire vehicles booked via dedicated hotlines are allowed.
  • They have to bring along their work pass and a copy of the Covid-19 swab test confirmation email or message to undergo the test. They have to return immediately to their SHN accommodation after. 
  • They must serve their SHN for at least seven days from the date they enter Singapore and test negative for Covid-19. 
  • Employers have to ensure their staff go for the swab test.
  • When the swab test results come back negative, these pass holders can start work. Otherwise, they will have to undergo medical treatment and the costs will be borne by either the employer or staff.

While in Singapore:

  • They have to stay in Singapore for at least 90 days before returning to Malaysia for home leave.
  • They will have to download the Homer mobile application and register their mobile number. 
  • They will be allowed to use public transport after completing their SHN and testing negative for Covid-19. 

Steps required for Singaporeans to enter Malaysia:

  • The SafeTravel website said that details on the application procedures and requirements for Singapore Citizens and permanent residents to enter Malaysia under the PCA can visit the Immigration Department of Malaysia’s website . 

While in Malaysia:

  • They have to stay in Malaysia for at least 90 days before returning to Singapore for home leave.

When returning to Singapore: 

  • Singapore residents who have Malaysia-issued PCA passes can apply to waive serving SHN if they are returning for short-term home leave after spending 90 days across the Causeway.
  • They will instead undergo a Covid-19 swab test upon arrival at Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints at their own cost.
  • Those who do not apply for the waiver will have to serve a 14-day SHN at home.

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Can My Singapore Maid Travel to Malaysia? Requirements and Rules

Goh Jun Cheng

August 26, 2023

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Many employers in Singapore consider bringing their foreign domestic worker (FDW) along on trips to Malaysia for vacations or to visit relatives.

But what rules govern maids travelling to Malaysia? Let’s examine the requirements.

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Maid Visas Allow Some Regional Travel

The good news is that maids on eligible work permits such as IPAs (In-Principle Approvals) or WP (Work Permits) can travel to Malaysia for leisure with their employer’s family.

But specific conditions must be met related to visa status, notifications, travel duration and more. Failure to comply could mean fines or cancellation of the maid’s Singapore work visa.

Key Requirements for Maids Traveling to Malaysia

Based on regulations from the MOM (Ministry of Manpower), key requirements include:

  • Must hold a valid IPA or WP with a Visa Security Blanket from ICA allowing travel.
  • Can only enter Malaysia via land checkpoints – not airports.
  • Must be accompanied by their Singaporean employer or family member. Cannot travel independently.
  • Can stay up to 30 days per trip, and not exceeding 90 days per year total.
  • Singapore employer must inform MOM in writing prior to each Malaysia trip.
  • Maid must have a Special Passport with valid Malaysian Visa.
  • Maid should hold travel insurance covering the trip duration.

Additional Considerations

  • Maid must comply with all Malaysian immigration and employment regulations.
  • Employers should confirm visa insurance covers healthcare overseas.
  • Cancellation or absconding risks remain so cautious monitoring is advised.
  • Any emergencies must be immediately reported to Singapore agencies.
  • Failure to follow rules can jeopardize the maid’s Singapore status.

In summary, Singapore work permit holders like maids can travel to Malaysia with employers as tourists for short trips, subject to strict MOM regulations.

Advance planning plus responsible monitoring during travels are essential for a smooth visit. Both maid agencies and employers should be well-versed in the entry and employment requirements.

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Goh Jun Cheng is the chief staff writer for SingaporeAirport.com. Jun Cheng graduated with a degree in journalism from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

He has over 5 years of experience writing about aviation, tourism, and lifestyle topics relevant to locals and visitors in Singapore. His articles provide insights into the rich culture, cuisine, and attractions of Singapore. Jun Cheng is an avid traveler who has visited over 15 countries.

When he is not writing or traveling, he enjoys photography, trying new foods, and hiking. As a longtime Singapore resident, Jun Cheng is passionate about sharing hidden gems and perspectives about his home country.

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Hi can advise maid cannot travel via airports? I need to bring my maid to Malaysia by flight ….. also what is special passport? Appreciate it if you could explain in details thank you

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Cheng Sim  •  May 04, 2021

[Updated 5 May 2021]

Cross border travel between Singapore and Malaysia may not be on the cards right now, but if there's one thing we learned from the COVID-19 pandemic is how much we miss travelling to Malaysia . While we're waiting for international borders to reopen for leisure travel,  you might be wondering, " Can Singaporeans travel to Malaysia now ?" and here's everything we know about the status of Singapore and Malaysia travel borders so far!

Can Singaporeans travel to Malaysia now? 

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In August 2020, Singapore and Malaysia established the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) and Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) that allows Singaporean and Malaysian travellers to cross the borders for business and official purposes. However, it was temporarily suspended in January 2021 following the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Malaysia.

While it may be a while before we can safely travel to Malaysia again, you might asked whether Singaporeans can enter Malaysia now . In May 2021, Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan and Malaysia's Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein have announced that cross border travel between Singapore and Malaysia is allowed for compassionate reasons or death and critically ill emergency visits. 

As reported by CNA , you can look forward to more details on procedures as well as entry and quarantine requirements from 17 May 2021 onwards. The updates will be released by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA)  and Department of Immigration of Malaysia . However, leisure travel between Singapore and Malaysia are still not allowed .

We hope this article provides the clarity you need on the cross border travel between Singapore and Malaysia . While there's still so much uncertainty on when we can visit Malaysia again but let's remain optimistic about our future travels to Malaysia and the rest of the world.

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Passport-free travel in Singapore is here — but only for certain travelers

  • From Tuesday, people traveling via car between Singapore and Malaysia can show self-generated QR codes rather than handing over their passports at two checkpoints.
  • Authorities estimate the new procedure will reduce immigration processing time by more than 30%.

Singapore made global headlines last year when the government announced that biometric processing will replace travel document verifications at Changi Airport in the first half of 2024.

But the city-state is going "passport-free" in another area: its land border with Malaysia.

From Tuesday, people traveling by car between Singapore and Malaysia can show self-generated QR codes rather than handing over their passports at two checkpoints.

The new rule , which applies to those traveling via the country's Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints, will expedite immigration clearance "without compromising on security," according to Singapore's Immigration & Checkpoints Authority.

Who is eligible

Singapore residents and foreign travelers can generate QR codes via the government's MyICA mobile app. Group codes for up to 10 people can be generated for passengers traveling in the same car too.

Like before, travelers are then subject to a face-to-face check by immigration officers.

However, the QR-code clearance is not available to two groups of travelers: those entering Singapore for the first time and those using a different passport from previous visits.

The new procedure is expected to reduce immigration processing time by more than 30% — saving around 20 seconds for cars traveling with four passengers and up to one minute for cars with 10 people, according to authorities.

One of world's busiest border crossings

The checkpoint linking the Malaysian city of Johor Bahru to Woodlands in Singapore is one of the busiest international border crossings in the world.

From March 7 to 10, more than 1.8 million travelers crossed Singapore's two checkpoints that link the island with Malaysia, according to its Immigration & Checkpoints Authority.

On March 8 — the Friday preceding a week-long break for Singapore public schools — a record-breaking 495,000 people crossed the Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints, exceeding the 485,000 travelers recorded on August 2019, it said.

Singapore plans to roll out the QR code clearance to more travelers crossing checkpoints via other modes of transport at a later date.   

Part of a larger push

The QR clearance program is part of a larger push to modernize border control and security procedures in the city-state to manage higher traveler volume amid the crunch of its aging workforce.

Changi Airport's "passport-free" immigration clearance, which is based on biometric verification, is undergoing trials, a representative of Changi Airport Group told CNBC Travel.

A launch date for this program has not been released.

Passport-free travel is underway in Singapore. 

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"The entire industry will increase (prices). Nobody has that kind of profit ... if the cost is a significant increase, everyone will have to pass it to the consumer," says one travel agency.

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SINGAPORE: With the increase in Malaysia's diesel prices, coach passengers and tour agency customers travelling across the border can expect prices to increase soon.

On Monday (Jun 10), the Malaysian government cut most of its diesel subsidies, which it said was costing the country RM4 billion (US$853 million) annually. Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has said the savings will be redirected to lower-income groups.

The retail price of diesel in Peninsular Malaysia has been set at RM3.35 a litre, an increase of more than 50 per cent from the previous subsidised price of RM2.15 for commercial and private vehicles.

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Singapore Cab Booking, which offers transportation services between the two countries, said its bus services will be hit by the diesel price increase.

"We have the Singapore-KL overland transfer. With the 50 per cent increase in diesel prices, the price is almost equal to Singapore's diesel price," said CEO Farid Khan, adding that the company also has to pay toll charges. 

He has 12 45-seater coaches in his fleet and other smaller buses that also use diesel. He also works with some Malaysian vendors, and they have already requested to increase their prices. 

"With this increase in the price of diesel, when we want to increase our prices to our customers, that's a problem. They will make noise, not happy the price is going up," said Mr Khan.

Many agreements, especially for customers travelling in big groups, were signed and prices fixed months in advance, said Mr Khan, who added that he would make a loss in some cases. 

The overall increase in costs will cut into his profit margins by about 20 to 30 per cent. He is currently in negotiations with his vendors about their higher asking prices. 

He intends to increase his prices by at least 20 per cent over the next few months for new packages or agreements. For example, he currently charges S$550 (US$406) for a one-way coach trip to Legoland in Malaysia. But with higher diesel prices and the newly implemented vehicle entry permit system , he plans to increase this to about S$650. 

"Corporate customers ... they plan their holidays and book way before. Especially school holidays, two to three weeks before they already make their booking because they know last-minute booking is going to be very expensive," he said. 

"So when this thing happened, bam! It's like they dropped a bombshell. Headache." 

Vehicle entry permits will be mandatory for Singapore vehicles entering Malaysia from Oct 1. Vehicles will be fitted with a radio frequency identification tag that costs RM10.  

EU Holidays said its Malaysia tour packages, which make up about 10 per cent of its business, will likely increase in price.

Director Ong Han Jie told CNA the tour agency has  not decided how much the increase will be. The operators they work with in Malaysia also have not confirmed how much their prices will increase. 

"I feel that it's going to come in soon, but maybe not immediately, because we still have confirmed services to be rendered at the moment, so those that have already committed on the pricing will be delivered as per the pricing," said Mr Ong. 

The rise in diesel prices translates to a 40 per cent increase in the cost of running the coaches in their tours, he said. 

"For us, there is an increase in cost, but because the ringgit has depreciated against the Singapore dollar, in Singapore's context, personally I didn't feel that it's a very big problem." 

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Another tour agency which plans to increase the prices of its Malaysia packages is WTS Travel. 

The company organises coach tours to multiple destinations in Malaysia and also provides charter services. It has its own fleet of coaches but sometimes relies on subcontractors when its vehicles are fully booked. 

Senior business development manager Michael Gan said its subcontractors have already requested to increase their coach chartering prices. 

The company is still working out the amount of increase for its tour packages and coach charter services, he said.

Likewise, Singatour director Philip Gan said he is still waiting for coach charter contractors to confirm how much they will increase their prices.

Tours to Malaysia make up about 50 per cent of his business, with many of them needing coach charter services across the border or within Malaysia. 

Transport, including the cost of diesel, makes up 20 to 30 per cent of Singatour’s operational costs, he added. 

“We’ll look at the margins, if the difference is not much of an increase and if it’s manageable, we probably have to absorb it because the market is so competitive. 

“Let’s say if it increases by a few hundred dollars, then we really can’t take it, then we have to pass it on,” he said, adding that he may pass on a percentage of the increased costs to customers. 

THIN PROFIT MARGINS

Both EU Holidays' Mr Ong and Singapore Cab Booking's Mr Khan do not think that raising tour prices would have much impact on their business, as other companies are similarly affected.

The profit margin for tours and transport to Malaysia is slim. For example, the profit per customer for tours to Malaysia can sometimes be as low as S$3, said Mr Ong. 

"The entire industry will increase (prices). Nobody has that kind of profit ... if the cost is a significant increase, everyone will have to pass it to the consumer." 

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Peninsular Tour Bus Operators Association president Steven Chong told The Star newspaper in Malaysia that operational costs will increase by up to 30 per cent with the diesel price hike. 

Operators also fear losing customers, who are mainly from overseas tour agencies, as the packages were quoted based on the subsidised diesel rates. 

“With this new rate, it will surely be more expensive, and we are afraid that the agents will not take up our offers,” he said, adding that a memorandum on the matter has been submitted to Malaysia’s Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister.

Malaysia's Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil said on Wednesday that the government was aware of tour bus operators' concerns about higher fuel prices, and that it would explore ways to help them following the removal of the subsidies. 

"The government intends to look at a mechanism in which we can assist this particular group because the announcement (of subsidy removal) came at a time when they had made certain arrangements,” he said.

FARMERS AND FRESH FOOD IMPORTS

The higher price of diesel may also hit food importers. A poultry association in Singapore told CNA that Malaysian suppliers have yet to confirm whether they still qualify for diesel subsidies.

If they do not qualify, local poultry businesses may have to raise prices depending on the supply and demand, said Mr Ma Chin Chew, secretary of Singapore's Poultry Merchants' Association and CEO of Hup Heng Poultry Industries. 

The higher costs will impact how competitive the price of Malaysian eggs can be compared to other sources like Ukraine, Turkey or Thailand, he said. 

Malaysia’s second minister for finance Amir Hamzah said that diesel for low-income groups, including fishermen and farmers, as well as for the use of school buses and ambulances, will continue to be subsidised. 

According to local media, about 68,000 farmers, 8,000 breeders and 34,000 small-scale agricultural workers are eligible for the BUDI agri-commodity subsidy scheme. About 300,000 diesel vehicle owners are eligible for the scheme targeted at individuals. 

As of Jun 6, more than 30,000 applications across both categories have been approved. 

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