SINGAPORE – Motorists entering Johor via the Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints were caught in heavy traffic on Thursday, the start of a four-day long holiday weekend in Johor.
The live camera feed on the OneMotoring portal at 7.45pm showed heavy congestion towards Johor at both checkpoints. The jam at Tuas Checkpoint had eased by 10.40pm, but a constant stream of vehicles could still be seen at Woodlands Checkpoint.
Thursday is the first day of Ramadan and the birthday of Johor’s ruler, Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar – both designated public holidays in the Malaysian state. With Johor adopting a Friday-Saturday weekend, Sunday has been declared a replacement holiday.
Earlier on Thursday, heavy inbound traffic into Singapore was reported at Woodlands Checkpoint as early as 7am.
The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority said in a Facebook post at 8am that there was heavy arrival traffic at the checkpoint. It later updated the post at 9.15am to say the heavy arrival traffic at the checkpoint had subsided.
Johor police said on Wednesday that they were expecting heavy traffic on major roads and highways in the state in the coming days and would deploy officers to ensure smooth travel for road users.