Travelling to Malaysia on Hari Raya Puasa
If you’re planning to head to Malaysia during the long weekend, it may be a good idea to bear a few things in mind. The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) have recently issued a set of warnings for local travellers who plan to travel across the causeway for Hari Raya Puasa.
- Traffic volume at thetwo land checkpoints is expected to be high for the Hari Raya Puasa period from 17 August till 20 August 2012. Travellers using the land checkpoints during these periods can expect delays.
- To avoid the crowds, travellers are advised to adjust their travel plans if possible. With enhanced security checks, traffic build-up is inevitable, particularly when a large number of travellers use the checkpoints at the same time.
- If you’re planning to drive, you can play a part to ease congestion at the land checkpoints by maintaining lane discipline at all times. You are also encouraged to car-pool or make use of public transport. Singaporeans issued with the BioPass or are registered with the National Registration Office, are encouraged to use the enhanced Immigration Automated Clearance System (eIACS) lanes at the bus halls for immigration clearance.
- Travellers are reminded to ensure that they are carrying their own passports before presenting themselves for immigration clearance at the checkpoints. The ICA has detected a number of cases where travellers presented the wrong passports for immigration clearance. This has affected clearance efficiency and caused inconvenience to other checkpoint users. In addition, travellers should also make sure that they do not bring unlawful or prohibited goods into or out of Singapore. The list of controlled and prohibited items can be found on ICA’s website http://www.ica.gov.sg.