JB-SG? Border is now fully reopened after 2 years
Happy lah… definitely
Yes, I am happy for the Johor people whose business were affected badly when the border between JB – Sg was closed. Yes, I am happy for the Malaysians and Singaporeans who wanted to travel to and fro and did not get to do so for the past 2 years. Yes, I am happy because the economic multiplier will now be happening daily again. Especially when the border used to see 300,000 people travelling daily between the two countries before Covid-19 hit the world.
Article in themalaysianreserve.com There are no longer any need for test or quarantine for anyone who’s vaccinated to cross the Malaysia and Singapore causeway. People began gathering at the border checkpoint as early as 7:30pm in Singapore, according to Straits Times and Channel News Asia.
In Malaysia, the atmosphere around Johor Bahru city was just as lively, with many converging to wait for the arrival of family members, Malaysia’s Bernama reported.
By 7am, more than 11,000 travelers passed through the checkpoints at Woodlands and Tuas. as of 7 a.m. Friday, Singapore’s Immigration & Checkpoints Authority said in a statement. Johor Chief Minister Onn Hafiz Ghaz said that at least 400,000 people are expected to cross the border within the first week of the full reopening. (I personally think the number will be higher… but just for this first weekend. It should start normalising a few weekends later)
In 2019, 10 million visitors from Singapore visited Malaysia, according to Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia. Please do read the article in full for a lot more information. Article in themalaysianreserve.com
Do not do foolish things please
Please do adhere to all SOPs. Masks should be on all the time. There is no need to be too relaxed and cause the border to be closed again. That would be stupid because it has taken such a long time to reach this stage and a few fools with Covid-19 is enough to cause everything to be negative again and no one knows how long it will be closed if such a cluster do happen after today. Keep it away!
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