Tag Archives: Causeway

INDONESIAN MAN CAUGHT FOR TRYING TO ENTER SG ILLEGALLY

The 47-year-old Indonesian was first spotted walking between the water pipelines along the Causeway towards Singapore by the Police Coast Guard, who alerted the ICA officers at Woodlands Checkpoint around 7.30pm. The man was arrested after he was found with a “cylindrical flotation device,” according to a statement released by the ICA today.

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ICA CHECKS CAUSE BOTTLENECK FOR BUS SERVICE 160 AT WOODLANDS

I have no idea on the abysmal quality of training provided to ICA officers these days, but thought an experience that borders on being comically absurd (even by ICA's terribly appalling standards) warrants highlighting if you are not already embarrassed by such utter incompetence. To be precise, this incident happened between 11.55pm, Wednesday 22 Feb to at least 12.15am, Thursday 23 Feb.

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MALAYSIA THREATENS TO IMPLEMENT DAILY VEP FEE ON S’POREANS

According to Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, Malaysia might start to charge Singaporean motorists Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) fees of SGD35 (RM109) on a daily basis if Singapore goes ahead with its plan to increase reciprocal road charge (RRC) on foreign-registered cars entering the island.

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M’SIA AND SG FIGHTS OVER WHO CAN CHARGE VEP MORE

Did not take Malaysia authorities that long to react to Singapore's government announcement of foreign vehicles having to pay to enter Singapore. Our government recently announced that vehicles entering via the two causeways will have to pay $6.50, on top of the $35 VEP charge from 17 February onwards, a move they said to match Malaysia's own introduction of VEP charges. But Malaysia had said that it is now their turn to review the charges, as Singapore are charging above what Malaysia are charging. So, in another tit-for-tat move, Malaysia will possibly increase their own VEP charges.

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DON’T BE FOOLED! RECIPROCAL ROAD CHARGE IS NOT TIT-FOR-TAT

The money-crazy PAP Government tries to justify their latest increase on cross-border road charges by portraying it as tit-for-tat. Basically what they are telling the Singapore public is "they started it first". “This is to ensure that Malaysia takes into consideration our response whenever they raise their tolls or introduce a new levy,” Mr Khaw said. But before anyone is fooled, let's look at some events in time:

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ICA NEEDS TO SPEED UP CAUSEWAY CLEARANCE & STOP GIVING LAME EXCUSES

I have been very upset with what is happening at the Causeway as I go in 2 times a week. The latest reply on this clearly unsatisfactory. I don’t buy their explanation and am convinced that they deliberated want to slow it down. My experience ever since the toll was raised was that they have. I am very disappointed with how the Causeway is run.

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