Posts Tagged ‘Causeway

Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL): great news for Singapore motorists

October 7, 2012

Regular road users of the Causeway to JB must have cheered the recent news by Premier Najib of Malaysia that it was taking over the Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL) and that it would be toll-free. From the outset, there were plans to charge all road users entering JB via the Causeway a toll up to […]

CRIME in JB: lip service only or cakap saja.

July 15, 2012

JB police chief has assured Singaporeans that criminals don’t target them as crime is one of giving them the opportunity. That means Malaysians are also victims. This may be true but Singaporeans are still very much wary of JB’s unsavoury reputation. JB has a reputation for making a big show of tackling crime in an […]

Only S’pore-registered cars to pay new Causeway toll: JB is doomed

March 24, 2012

Speculation now is that only Singapore-registered cars may have to pay the new Causeway toll which is expected to be five times more while Malaysian cars will be spared. Singaporeans in effect are subsidising Malaysians if the new toll is eventually even higher. What’s everybody may not be aware is that the Land Transport Authority […]

New Causeway toll: how to kill JB

March 16, 2012

I have asked more friends if they’d go to JB once the new toll, reportedly 5 times more, was implemented. Every single one of them fumed, “No, what’s the point? Unfair to make us pay if we don’t use the Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL)”. These are all JB regulars who make regular trips for R […]

Additional Transfer Fee: now then scrapped?

February 22, 2012

After more than 40 years this government has finally decided to scrap the unfair 2% Additional transfer fee for used cars. For years the motoring industry had urged the government to scrap it but was brushed aside. Given its greedy nature to squeeze as much money as possible from the public, this was hardly surprising. […]

New Causeway toll: a survey of Singapore motorists

January 1, 2012

To my mind it’s a forgone conclusion that the Malaysian authorities will surely increase the Causeway toll by up to 6 times as some reports suggest.  I asked my friends who are JB regulars if they’d continue to go if the toll were hiked up. All said no, not worthwhile anymore, JB prices of food, […]

New Causeway toll: 5 reasons to boycott JB

December 29, 2011

Once the Malaysian authorities increase the Causeway toll in view of the new expressway linking JB to the North-South Expressway, many motorists will think twice about driving over for the following reasons: 1. Early reports indicate that the new Causeway toll will be about 4 times more. Singapore Immigration will surely not miss the opportunity […]

New Causeway toll: unfair, boycott JB

December 9, 2011

The Causeway is seen as a cash cow by both the Singapore and Johor authorities.  Now the cash cow is getting fatter. From next year, returning motorists from JB will have to pay a toll.  This is to pay for the new highway linking the Causeway to the North-South Expressway.  This is unfair for those […]

ICA: scrap exit toll at Woodlands Checkpoint

February 15, 2010

I have never understood why the Immigration and Customs Authority (ICA) imposes an exit toll on cars leaving the country via the Singapore-JB Causeway which was completed in 1923. I’ve asked many people but nobody seems to know the real reason. The exit toll ($1.20) is grossly unfair for the simple reason that motorists are […]