Singapore Expats Forum

Urgent advice re Malaysia trip

Discuss about life in Singapore. Ask about cost of living, housing, travel, etiquette & lifestyle. Share experience & advice with Singaporeans & expat staying in Singapore.

Sponsored by:
Image
AE Logistics - Singapore Movers

Steve1960
Editor
Editor
Posts: 1106
Joined: Mon, 13 Aug 2012
Location: Singapore

Urgent advice re Malaysia trip

Postby Steve1960 » Thu, 02 May 2013 5:28 pm

Decided to go across and stay in a hotel in JB for the weekend. HOtel booked and paid for before I found out it is election weekend. Oh well nothing I can do about that now!

Question is how to get there. I am not driving. I had it in my head that I could take an SG taxi to the border, cross over on foot and then get a Malaysian taxi the other side.

However, I am now not sure that is viable.

Help!! :-)

User avatar
the lynx
Governor
Governor
Posts: 5266
Joined: Thu, 09 Dec 2010
Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location:

Re: Urgent advice re Malaysia trip

Postby the lynx » Thu, 02 May 2013 5:44 pm

Steve1960 wrote:Decided to go across and stay in a hotel in JB for the weekend. HOtel booked and paid for before I found out it is election weekend. Oh well nothing I can do about that now!

Question is how to get there. I am not driving. I had it in my head that I could take an SG taxi to the border, cross over on foot and then get a Malaysian taxi the other side.

However, I am now not sure that is viable.

Help!! :-)


There is a cross-country taxi service available near Bugis MRT station. It is at Queen Street Terminal. IIRC they charge per trip and they can take you to anywhere in Johor.

Don't worry. Malaysia's GE is on Sunday. So you only need to worry about getting around during that day.

Steve1960
Editor
Editor
Posts: 1106
Joined: Mon, 13 Aug 2012
Location: Singapore

Postby Steve1960 » Thu, 02 May 2013 5:53 pm

Thank you thats great. I just hope all the Malaysians going home to vote leave SG on Saturday not tomorrow!!

User avatar
JR8
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 16514
Joined: Wed, 24 Mar 2010
Location: K. Puki Manis

Re: Urgent advice re Malaysia trip

Postby JR8 » Thu, 02 May 2013 10:38 pm

Steve1960 wrote:Decided to go across and stay in a hotel in JB for the weekend. HOtel booked and paid for before I found out it is election weekend. Oh well nothing I can do about that now!

Question is how to get there. I am not driving. I had it in my head that I could take an SG taxi to the border, cross over on foot and then get a Malaysian taxi the other side.

However, I am now not sure that is viable.

Help!! :-)


Last time I went, I took the MRT to ... Admiralty (?), then bus to the border, through immigration, back on another bus and into JB. I forget precisely how it works now, but I did it 3-4 times without a problem. My only tip is to avoid rush-hour when the queues can get veeeeeeery long!

User avatar
the lynx
Governor
Governor
Posts: 5266
Joined: Thu, 09 Dec 2010
Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location:

Re: Urgent advice re Malaysia trip

Postby the lynx » Fri, 03 May 2013 8:26 am

JR8 wrote:
Steve1960 wrote:Decided to go across and stay in a hotel in JB for the weekend. HOtel booked and paid for before I found out it is election weekend. Oh well nothing I can do about that now!

Question is how to get there. I am not driving. I had it in my head that I could take an SG taxi to the border, cross over on foot and then get a Malaysian taxi the other side.

However, I am now not sure that is viable.

Help!! :-)


Last time I went, I took the MRT to ... Admiralty (?), then bus to the border, through immigration, back on another bus and into JB. I forget precisely how it works now, but I did it 3-4 times without a problem. My only tip is to avoid rush-hour when the queues can get veeeeeeery long!


You are right. One can take the bus to the checkpoint from Kranji/Woodlands/Marsiling MRT station. But Steve1960 will be going with his family and I think this weekend will be a crunch one, considering the impending exodus as big as Lunar New Year's.

Steve1960
Editor
Editor
Posts: 1106
Joined: Mon, 13 Aug 2012
Location: Singapore

Postby Steve1960 » Tue, 07 May 2013 12:34 pm

Trip went very well. Picked up the taxi at Queen Street, no queue at border control in either direction, daughter had a fabulous time at Lego Land and we bought her a load of cheap clothes (no point in buying expensive when she is growing so fast).

Thanks for your advice and yes the bus was not a great option with 2 year old, heavy suitcase, stroller and various other bags!!


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post
  • Road trip to Malaysia?
    by BenS » Tue, 12 Aug 2014 9:52 am » in Cars & Motorcycles
    3
    2023
    by bgd View the latest post
    Wed, 27 Aug 2014 4:02 pm
  • Short trip to Legoland Malaysia??
    by QTNexpat » Tue, 30 Jun 2015 5:08 pm » in Surveys
    3
    1764
    by x9200 View the latest post
    Wed, 01 Jul 2015 1:20 pm
  • NEED URGENT ADVICE - MISTREATED HELPER
    by quasarddr » Mon, 03 Jun 2013 9:00 am » in Domestic Helper & Babysitter Issues
    31
    12222
    by ecureilx View the latest post
    Thu, 20 Jun 2013 10:12 am
  • seeking for advice--urgent
    by Jessiewang » Fri, 06 Mar 2015 4:43 pm » in Property Talk, Housing & Rental
    7
    1904
    by Addadude View the latest post
    Fri, 06 Mar 2015 6:13 pm
  • SC marrying NC in July 2015 - Urgent advice needed
    by wjw-no80 » Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:21 am » in PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
    1
    1110
    by Sporkin View the latest post
    Thu, 30 Apr 2015 2:35 pm

Return to “Staying, Living in Singapore”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests