Some Malaysians cross the Causeway on e-scooters

Once in S'pore, many Malaysians park or carry the devices, but a few still ride them

Some Malaysians who commute to work in Singapore are still riding their e-scooters into the Republic (above), but have been parking them near the Woodlands Checkpoint since the devices are banned from footpaths in Singapore. A number of workers lock
A number of workers lock their e-scooters to railings upon exiting the checkpoint. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Some Malaysians who commute to work in Singapore are still riding their e-scooters into the Republic (above), but have been parking them near the Woodlands Checkpoint since the devices are banned from footpaths in Singapore. A number of workers lock
Some Malaysians who commute to work in Singapore are still riding their e-scooters into the Republic, but have been parking them near the Woodlands Checkpoint.ST PHOTO: BENJAMIN SEETOR

Malaysian information technology engineer Richard Sim has been riding an e-scooter in his daily commute across the Causeway into Singapore, and then to the nearby Marsiling MRT station, for the past three years.

But since the start of this year, the 31-year-old has been wheeling the device on footpaths once he clears Customs.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 22, 2020, with the headline 'They cross the Causeway on e-scooters'. Subscribe