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JOHOR BORDER FEE

How much would Singaporeans pay to drive to Johor?

RM20: Most say this amount won't deter them much; RM50: Majority say they will cut back on trips

Published on Jul 18, 2014 8:48 AM
 
About a third of the drivers polled here said they would cut back or consolidate their trips, even if the fee were RM20, so as not to accumulate a lot of charges. Most said they would be more willing to pay the levy for longer holidays in the country but less so for a night out in Johor Baru. -- BERITA HARIAN FILE PHOTO

Singapore motorists, who will have to pay in the future to drive their cars into Johor, said the smaller proposed levy of RM20 (S$7.80) would make only a slight difference to how often they went across the Causeway.

But if the levy were RM50, another proposal, that would be a different matter.

At least one visitor among the 20 polled said she would probably stop going to Malaysia altogether if she had to pay RM50 to get in.

"The hassle of waiting an hour in the jam at immigration is just not worth it," said Mrs Esther Koh, 57, who now goes to Johor Baru twice a month with family or friends to have a meal and buy groceries and petrol.

 
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