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Iskandar Puteri reels from closure of land crossings

There are fewer visitors to the Legoland Malaysia theme park, a major attraction in Iskandar Puteri, due to the border closures as well as a 70 per cent cut in its daily capacity as part of Covid-19 safety measures.
There are fewer visitors to the Legoland Malaysia theme park, a major attraction in Iskandar Puteri, due to the border closures as well as a 70 per cent cut in its daily capacity as part of Covid-19 safety measures.ST PHOTO: HAZLIN HASSAN

One of southern Johor's busiest towns which thrived on visitors from next-door Singapore has been hard hit by the closure of the two land crossings, with malls and eateries in Iskandar Puteri looking half-empty.

The Legoland Malaysia theme park, a major attraction in Iskandar Puteri, which reopened its doors on June 26 after being shuttered for several months under Malaysia's movement curbs, now depends heavily on Malaysian visitors, as international borders have remained closed.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 06, 2020, with the headline 'Iskandar Puteri reels from closure of land crossings'. Print Edition | Subscribe