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  1. I was driving leisurely back from my hometown @ Kukup to Singapore this morning on a Good Friday. After passing by Malaysia custom at 2nd link, I saw nothing but cars, many many cars in the highway all cannot move struck in the massive massive jams leading into Malaysia. Every 200m there are police personal watching for Q-cutting vehicles, esp those who like to cut using road shoulder like what I will do. So everyone please be careful and do not cut Q. I drove along the 2nd link for a good 2-3 minutes and found that the Q were so terrible that it stretched about 3-5 km until Singapore custom. ITs about 9am in the morning so I reckon those vehicles will reach JB at about 1pm cos they Q is not moving. Next time if must go Malaysia, please reach Singapore custom at 4-5 am in the morning. AT least the jams wouldnt be so terrible!
  2. SGCM_editorial

    Malaysia halts enforcement of VEP

    Malaysia has halted the enforcement of its Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) at the two Johor checkpoints, the Ministry of Transport said on 1 October, following several teething problems last week. The ministry did not say if, or when, the VEP enforcement would be started. Malaysia's VEP enforcement was scheduled to begin on 1 October, with the scheme conducted only during non-peak hours. Read our full coverage here, or learn more about how to obtain your VEP here.
  3. Lately been noticing jam there. Seems many counters not opened. Affects those returning to sg only. Other way clear.
  4. Me & wif went JB on sat for shopping [clothings, grocery, household items]. On way back at the Woodlands CP, where ICA check the car boot, the ICA officer asked for the receipt. Informed me total about RM300++, have to pay GST, becos exceed S$50 x 2pax. Handover my passport, diverted to "drive back" to an adjacent zone, park car, follow him to ICA office, senior ICA officer query and informed next time must declare at Red Lane otherwise offence, then the previous ICA officer lead me to the nearby Tax/Duties Office to pay the GST. After deduct the allowance S$50 x 2pax, 7% GST on the balance about S$3.00. Paid with S$10, but they have no change, can pay with Nets but did not bring Nets card, so have to pay S$3.00 with Visa card. About to drive off, when 2 more cars were "invited" to the same zone. Anyone with similar encounter ?
  5. Hi all, I noticed there isn't any cashcard top up machine at both tuas and woodland checkpoint, what if when i reached the counter (back from msia) and found that my cashcard got not enough money....anyone encountered this situation? Can share yr experience ? Thanks.
  6. Dear All , I would like to compile a database to capture peak hours of Tuas and Woodland Checkpoint . This can help us to plan our journey ahead and save travel time , all inputs are welcome : WoodLand Checkpoint Traffic Peak Hours ------------- -WeekDays From a to b , From c to d -Weekend From a to b , From c to d Tuas Checkpoint Traffic Peak Hours ------------- -WeekDays From a to b , From c to d -Weekend From a to b , From c to d Thanks .
  7. Every blocked up; tonnes if personnel around. Major ops ongoing at woodlands checkpoint coming back from JB
  8. The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on Monday morning arrested a 33-year-old Malaysian man who attempted to drive out of the Woodlands Checkpoint while undergoing checks. This happened after he was unable to produce his travel document at the arrival car counter. The alarm was activated and the arrival car zone was locked down immediately. This is the fourth such incident at the Woodlands Checkpoint this year. ICA said in a statement that it is currently investigating the incident. Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/m-sian-arrested-over/1078668.html
  9. http://forums.asiaone.com/showthread.php?t=12153 May be MAS escaped with an angmoh FT passport through budget terminal? may be WKS should really stop going to karaoke so often some problems just dont go away my only thoughts are i really feel sorry for the front line staff i hope he or she will not be fired 'We will conduct a thorough investigation into the case. Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken against the officers responsible for the lapses.' "The officers who failed to spot the discrepancy between the name in the man's passport and on his boarding pass, will be taken to task."
  10. A spike barrier is a security control measure to prevent perpetrators from using vehicles to dash through the Checkpoint. It can cause severe damage even to heavy vehicles. According to the Stomper, her friend was then told to file a claim against the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA). However, no assistance was given to the driver nor was he advised on how to proceed. Hence, he is now at a loss as to what to do. Jen, a Claims Officer, said her friend had related the incident to her. She told Stomp: "My friend was exiting Woodlands Checkpoint on Feb 20. Suddenly, the 'Cat Crawler' was deployed without any reason and caused damage to his vehicle. "He was at the ICA office for few hours after that, and all he got was his vehicle towed away and being told to make a claim against ICA. "But there was no indication of who to approach and how the procedure to make a claim should be like. No one was there to advise him. "We call up ICA and referred to a Woodlands Checkpoint officer, who could not even give us a clear direction. She replied that she was not sure as well." Jen added that they are still waiting for ICA's response and as such, the car is still damaged. Source: http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/singaporeseen/this-urban-jungle/driver-has-car-bumper-pulled-off-by-spike-barrier-at-woodlands-checkpoint-with-no
  11. A Malaysian guy calls Singaporeans time-wasting idiots and blames them for the jams at the checkpoint because they buy petrol in Johor Bahru. Source: http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/singaporeseen/this-urban-jungle/malaysian-guy-calls-sporeans-idiots-for-buying-petrol-in-jb-and-causing-jams
  12. I guess this would be a timely reminder now in the midst of sooo many recent threads and lots of flare going up again. I decided it is time to revisit some cordial rules that has kept MCF sane all these years. Have seen MCF also grow into more responsible posts and knowledgeable posts from various parties and thanks for that. Here are the basics i can think of, but not exhaustive: 1. Agree to Disagree While we get caught up in discussions and want our viewpoints heard, let's also respect that others have theirs. If you disagree, then just move on and agree to disagree. By doing that, you basically save your own BP as well as respect that others have their viewpoints as well. It does not ruin your life nor make your life anymore miserable. So, state your point, move on and leave it as that. The worst thing one can do is FORCE the views down somebody's throat. Life is already stressed, let's not add to that here. 2. Getting Personal This is not the Porker-Turboflat4 kind of personal.... This I notice happens on the odd occasion where ppl get embroiled in attacking the person for what they say and putting the person down thenceforth. Address the issue, NOT the person, please! Discuss and look at the bigger picture rather than begrudgement of a certain character or their attributes, etc. The MODs do note certain characters and watch their every move should they post in a certain way, and that too, is not begrudgement of the character but for the sanity of the forum at large. We have seen in the real world that it can get pretty ugly judging from recent events that have also occurred out there. 3. Politics Time and again, we have mentioned, no politics, please. MCF tends to attract certain kinds of visitors and although I have noted certain threads, they are for general discussion and while they border and tether on the brink, will let it stay. Once it gets out of hand, I would have to step in to call a close. This is also for the benefit of the existence of this place. There are other places out there for putting your hand in it, should you wish to, but let's not go down that lane here. Most importantly, substantiate your claims These are the few that have come off my head since the last week or so and let's keep the spirit of MCF alive as we know this to be a place where most of us get our news and information as well as to just chill out. Feel free to add should you want to. Good night all!
  13. So_nice

    Accident at JB checkpoint

    saw this off another forum..not sure if its posted here b4:
  14. Moderate jam at Woodlands around 12.30am after a long day at Bkt Indah, notice the queue was not moving much, realise the customs are doing very thorough check on vehicles coming back, was following behind a Korean made black plate on the right hand side of the complex when the officer dugged out two 5litres plastic jelly cans. Suay gotta filter out from that lane cos he closed that lane and took the driver passport. Donno wat will be the consequences, fine? No picture cos custom buay sai hip xiong. Saw 4 to 5 Sg cars kanna hundred % check further up. Guess tonite will be another thorough nite for them.
  15. Today at 1:45pm, all cars were diverted to the lorry lanes for thorough checks although there were no jams. Thorough check by Police at first then proceed to scan passport and there were dedicated officers station outside and read out and see the faces of all people inside the car. What happended????? But this has to be the fastest time through checkpoint.
  16. Dear All, I would like to check does malaysia still practice the finger scan in the checkpoint? Is the jam or queue still that bad? I would like to drive in but have no idea do they still practice that? I have not been to malaysia for few years. Any bros/sis can advise me? thank you very much.
  17. Hi i usually use SLE to go from seletar to woodland checkpoint using the expressway, is there any real speed camera along the 10+km expressway? I travel at around 98km/hr there at night, but many taxi and other cars seems to zoom by at around 120km/h when there is speed camera sign along the sides. so question is, is there any real camera there at all?
  18. Date - 13 Aug 2011 Time - 1625h Place- Woodland causeway checkpoint Traffic flow- Heavy Matrix constantly keeps a very close distance to the front car (Honda City) even when stopping. Perhaps he did not want to give way to exiting vehicles cleared from checkpoint counter. Honda city notices the close-up of Matrix. As traffic is heavy, he come out of the car and give Matrix driver a friendly advice not to stay so close to him as the traffic flow is heavy and few merging and narrow lanes in the checkpoint. Matrix takes the advice, immediate reverse 1 footstep from City. Guess what? It takes the next 10 minutes for this 2 cars to reach the entrance of causeway bridge due to heavy traffic. When they jus approached the bridge, BANG . ..... Matrix hit rear city.... City: Hey! Didnt i told you 10 minutes ago not to stay so close to me???? Jus sharing what i saw and heard....
  19. Obscurest

    Checkpoint - watch out

    Folks, Wana share something with you when crossing the causeway. Base on my recent 3 trips... 1) after crossing the spore checkpoint, if you think you want to jump queue by taking the bus lane, you better think twice!!! You will be asked to U-turn and start all over again. If you think you can cut queue earlier then you are wrong cos I think there is a cam somewhere and the officer will ask you to turn out and make a u-turn! If you think you can refuse to barge and continue to be in the queue, then the officer will take down your car plate. 2) after crossing the spore part( the bridge) if again you trying to cut queue by driving on the bus lane and try to cut in far ahead near to the divider, then be prepared to be asked to stop ( dun know they are summoning or asking for kopi $$) Again If you think you can cut queue earlier then you are wrong cos they seems like they have cam to monitor who cut queue. I saw it with my own eyes and so folks, better think twice if you wana cut queue.
  20. About 2 hours ago a few cars were caught queue-jumping along a 4-lanes road in JB. One white Toyota Corolla Altis was waved and told by first TP to leave the queue after he squeezed from Lane 2 into Lane 3. After leaving the queue, he tried behind the back of the first TP to squeeze back into the same queue. This time another TP behind the first TP wavered him aside and booked him and did not allowed him to go into Lane 3. The two Casinoes are in Singapore, not JB. I believe it is not wise to gamble that manner there
  21. Sorry noob question, tried searching but to no avail. All help appreciated. If I stay in woodlands, sembawang or yishun, wouldn't it be more worthwhile to cross the woodlands causeway than say 1 big round to the 2nd link??
  22. Good Day Ladies and Gentlemen, I'm just wonderring if anyone ever gotten summon for the above offence?? cos I've seen lately that alot of queue cutters.. Is the offence legit??
  23. Did u guys notice, especially those that use Woodlands Checkpoint. The hump is really in bad shape. ICA is doing nothing to replace the hump and as a result "nail" is sticking out like an eyesore!!!!! Sooner or later, gurantee 1-2 cars sure kena tyre puncture!!!!!!.
  24. ...for comforter. My gf and I wanted to give a set of bedsheet stuff (pillows, bedsheet, comforter, etc) to my gf's sister. Her sister and her bf ride a bike so they are unable to carry them home, instead we will deliver them to their home in my car. Anyway they decided to go JB pump petrol and makan supper, so we decided to go there with them, before coming back to SG to pass them the bedsheet stuff. At the JB custom, 2 officers ya ya, keep asking me what the stuff in the cars are. We told them its a set of bedsheet, comforter, and pillows to give away. One of them ask if they are expensive... I told them we got it for free and we are going to give it away. We even open the plastic bags to show them. He then said we have to pay TAX... he even ask the other guy if pillows need to be taxed. We told them we have no idea these things need to be taxed, and said we are going to bring them back to SG anyway, they can check again when we are back. They said, we will be coming back on another side, and they won't be there... we sort of have some ideas what they really want. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ What's ridiculous is that, they said we need to be taxed $60 but they discount me, ask me pay $50. I wanted to give them $20 since I don't want trouble, but my gf told the officers "we got no money, we dunno need to pay tax, so we just go back SG now lor, but how to u-turn back?" The officers then say... "er nvm, give u warning first, next time need to pay ya"... Then we just drove off. What a joke. Lok-kok car also they want to aim... times are really bad, I guess.