Wed, Jan 07, 2009
The Straits Times
Confusion over Causeway walk ban

By Esther Tan

PEOPLE are no longer allowed to walk between the Singapore and Malaysia checkpoints at the Causeway, but there seems to be some confusion about the new rule.

The ban was implemented by Malaysia after the opening of the Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complex, which is about 500m further up the road from the old complex.

But Singapore's Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said it was not aware of the rule and its officers do not stop people who opt to walk.

It's no walk in the park

By Esther Tan

THE Straits Times took a hike between the Singapore checkpoint and the new Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complex, and discovered that the roads in between made for a dangerous walk.

Starting from the Singapore Woodlands checkpoint, the 1km walk along the Causeway bridge was an easy one with a designated footpath on the side.

The walk from the CIQ complex to the Singapore checkpoint was observed to be just as hazardous as there were no proper footpaths along the way.

Delays mar start of JB mall shuttle

By Cheryl Tan

A NEW shuttle train from Singapore to a brand new shopping mall in Johor Baru has got off to a bad start.

On its first day of operation, on Monday, one of the morning trains heading from Danga City Mall to Singapore was delayed by more than an hour, leaving passengers angry and frustrated

Yesterday was no better, with Singapore-bound passengers hoping to catch the 2.19pm train having to wait at the station in the mall for over an hour.

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