The Queen Street bus terminal was busy yesterday with Malaysians returning home for the Hari Raya weekend.
But for one traveller the trip was going to be a very short one. Miss Nor Hayati Shamsudin was going to Johor Baru to fetch her parents, who live there, so that they can celebrate Hari Raya in Singapore, where she lives.
The 35-year-old said she normally drives to Malaysia but took the bus this time in case of a traffic jam at the checkpoint.
Bus operators Aeroline and KKKL, which provide trips between Singapore and Malaysia, said all of their buses yesterday were fully booked.
Ferry operator BatamFast, which offers an average of 64 trips a day between Singapore and Batam, said it has added an additional 12 each day ahead of the long weekend in anticipation of increased walk-in bookings from Indonesians working in Singapore who want to return home.
Revathi Valluvar, Mark Cheong