Tag Archives: checkpoint

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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ALWAYS HEAVY JAM AT S’PORE CUSTOMS, WHY NEVER OPEN ALL TOLL COUNTERS?

I travel through the second link at Tuas at least twice a week and each time I am frustrated when I arrive at the Singapore customs on our way home. There will always be a congested line of Singapore and foreign cars trying to pass through the toll plaza. It usually takes from 30 to 90 minutes to pass through the checkpoint. I just cannot understand why the Government constructed 4 barrel vaulted structured toll plazas (Block A1 to A4) but only 3 are being utilized each day.

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MAN BREACHES ICA CHECKPOINT, DROVE TO JURONG BEFORE BEING ARRESTED

At about 1PM yesterday, a 47 year-old Singaporean man ignored warnings to stop his car and drove through Tuas checkpoint uninterrupted before he was finally arrested at Pioneer Road North. The man claims that he misunderstood instructions from officers. The man allegedly continued driving for approximately 8KM before finally being apprehended by police officers, who were alerted to his breach.

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MALAYSIA’S FAST TRACK CLEARANCE PASS PROCESSING NOW AVAILABLE IN SINGAPORE

A new streamlined experience will avail greater convenience and save time for Singaporean motorists and pedestrians seeking to apply the MACS (Malaysia Automated Clearance System) pass that allow smoother auto-gate processing at the Malaysian checkpoints. Third Link Pte Ltd, a vendor appointed by the Malaysian immigration authorities, has set up an additional branch counter in Singapore to ease the process of application for the MACS pass.

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S’PORE TO INSTALL ERP AT WOODLANDS & TUAS CHECKPOINT IN RETALIATION TO M’SIA LEVY HIKE

Singapore will be installing ERP gantries at both Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints. From May 1 onwards, foreign cars entering Singapore from Malaysia will be charged a grand total of three times by three different ERP gantries placed one after another at the checkpoints. This bold move is made in response to Malaysia's decision to increase levy of Singapore vehicles entering Malaysia to RM20, which angered many Singaporeans, including Singapore's Minister of Finance, Tharmarde Shanmugaratnam.

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5% DROP IN SINGAPORE TOURISTS AFTER 400% HIKE IN CHECKPOINT TOLL FEES

Malaysia has seen a 5 per cent fall in the number of Singaporean tourists following a hike in toll fees for vehicles going to and from Singapore, said Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) Deputy Secretary General Wee Jeck Seng. “(The fall in tourist numbers) will have a profound impact in the future,” Mr Wee said in a statement today (Aug 5).

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Driver nabbed in another checkpoint incident

A 33-year-old Malaysian man was arrested yesterday for trying to evade immigration clearance at Woodlands Checkpoint, slightly more than one week after a similar incident occurred. In response to MediaCorp Radio’s queries, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said the man was unable to produce his travel document when he was at the Arrival car counter at about 10.45am yesterday.

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K Shanmugam: Missing plane shows need for good intelligence

The recent incident involving a missing Malaysian Airlines plane is a sharp reminder for the need of good airport security and intelligence, said Law and Foreign Affairs Minister K Shanmugam today (March 16). Speaking at a grassroots event in Sembawang, Mr Shanmugam said that the details that have emerged about the missing MH370 are “actually quite chilling” as they show a deliberate and carefully planned operation. Yesterday, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said that the movements of a missing plane were consistent with a deliberate act by someone who turned the jet back across Malaysia and onwards to the west.

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Shame on the Home team

Now is as good a time to do so given the tragic-comedy over the past few days involving a Malaysian woman driver who “slipped’’ through Woodlands checkpoint. Now I would have thought that border security would have been stepped up over the year, given that our neighbours in the north have let out those it had detained without trial. Surely, we need an even stronger perimeter to prevent undesirables from entering?

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